The Best Business Resources

Here are some of my favorite business resources.  It may contain affiliate links, which means if you click one of my affiliate links and decide to make a purchase, I receive a tiny commission from the seller at no additional cost to you. I only share products and services I have used, tested, and love myself. 

Marketing

Legal

Finance

  • I love Mint for tracking all bank accounts on one app. It also can track all credit cards, investments, and bills. I don’t pay for Mint, so I think everything is free.
  • I using an accountant for 2023’s taxes, but until then, I use Quickbooks Self-Employed. It’s easy to keep track of business expenses and quarterly and yearly taxes.
  • Wave is a free accounting software. I have not tried it yet. I haven’t heard anytime bad about them.
  • You can send invoices with Freshbooks & track sales and expenses.
  • Want to learn how a multi-millionaire handles their finances? That’s not something I can teach, but Leonie Dawson does it well.

Productivity

  • Interested in a CRM? I use HoneyBook. It saves so much time. Use my link for 50% off for the 1st year.
  • I use ClickUp and Notion for getting stuff done. I like them equally. ClickUp can seem daunting to learn. I recommend beginners take Layla’s ClickUp course.
  • For taking notes, Evernote is okay. It’s not my favorite because the app and site are too slow for me.
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Tech

  • I buy domains from Namecheap. I’ve had no problems, and I like their prices.
  • There are so many website options. This site is on WordPress. I think WordPress is time-consuming, but I still like the flexibility. I use FlyWheel for hosting with WordPress. They have great customer service. Other site options: Wix, Squarespace, & Weebly.
  • You don’t need a website if you are selling products and services. Shopify is the best for selling digital or physical products. I recommend Etsy to beginners. You may want to leave due to the steep fees after you have validated your product.
  • Then there are all-in-one sites like Podia and Kartra. With Podia, you can sell online courses, downloads, services, workshops, and email marketing. You get one custom domain for $99 a month, can have two membership sites, and sell 20 products with Kartra.

Media

  • To edit videos, you can use what comes with your computer or try FlexClip. It’s free to use, but you may want to upgrade to get more features.

File Organization

  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • WeTransfer won’t store your files, but if you want to share files with your team, WeTransfer is a good option. On the free plan, you can send files up to 2GB.

Scheduling

  • I use Calendly. The free version is okay. If you pay $15 a month, Calendly automatically sends reminders, and if you use Zoom, I would pay.
  • Acuity
  • You can always use a CRM, which has more capabilities than a scheduler. Read my blog on CRMs.

Payment

  • Stripe
  • Paypal

Communication

  • To survey your audience, you can use Jotform. You can also take orders with it. It integrates with Paypal, Google Sheets, and more.

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