I created this page to easily list resources and courses that I have used and love, and that I know are valuable. This way you can quickly find great products and services all in one place.
Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
For Your Website
Bluehost hosts your website and has a great 1-click WordPress installation. When I knew absolutely nothing about websites, I still managed to set up this site with their easy-to-use system and instructions. I have been using Bluehost since the beginning and I would highly recommend them to others. They provide a great quality product and service, and the hosting is relatively inexpensive, starting at just $3.95/month. Read A Step-By-Step Guide To Setting Up A Website to get your blog up and running.
WordPress is the publishing platform I use for my website. Once you have your website host (Bluehost), you simply download it and get started. It’s a simple system to use, with a short learning curve. You can use the free themes available from WordPress to start your blog, and then move onto a premium theme when needed.
After about 2 years with the same website theme, I decided to invest and buy a premium paid theme. I found the best deal and the best designs with Elegant Themes. They have beautiful premium website themes and you can get access to them all for as little as $89.
I use the Divi theme with a drag and drop builder. It’s so easy to use and absolutely awesome! I never thought I could create a website like this, and that’s all down to Elegant Themes. I highly recommend it
Aweber is an email marketing tool which I have used for over 5 years. It integrates easily with my website and it allowed me to start building my email list straight away. They have some beautifully designed opt-in forms.
Convertkit is another email marketing tool. I switched to them in 2016 as I needed to take my business to a different level.
Convertkit had extra functions that I wanted. It’s a really smart system and is easy to use. It’s really helped me to connect more with my subscribers.
Easywebinar is a combination of a WordPress plugin and full software suite that makes creating live events easy. You can create unlimited events with unlimited attendees, and therefore create an engaged and profitable marketing funnel.
What I love about EasyWebinar is that it does both live and automated webinars. This really helps to keep customers learning about your brand and what you have to offer. Click here or on the image to the right to get access to a free webinar hosted by EasyWebinar which will help you grow your business and your brand.
Dropbox is a place where you can save all your documents. Once you put your stuff on Dropbox you can access it anywhere in the world from any device, whether it is a phone, a computer, or a tablet.
I was looking at many different options for storing my documents as I was tired of having to email myself the same information or put it on a memory stick. I wanted everything to be in one place. I decided to sign up with Dropbox as it is safe and secure and I can use it for all my business needs. It has made life so much easier!!!
The ideal way to start selling your products and services securely and receiving your hard-earned cash.
PayPal is very easy to set up. It accepts most payment types, meaning you can do business anywhere you go.
A must for any website owner. Google Analytics helps you analyse and track your website, so that you know how to boost your sales, find more visitors and improve your site. I have Google Analytics on my website and it shows me how many visitors i get and where from, so this helps to tailor my marketing campaigns.
If you’ve seen any image on my website or blog posts, you will notice that most of these are edited. I use Canva for all of my designs. It is a great tool to use and it’s free! You only have to pay when you start using their stock photos, however, I haven’t had to do this so far. I prefer to take photos myself and edit them in Canva. It’s an amazing tool to create and design images for your website and all of your social media sites.
Hardware For Your Business
BLUE SNOWBALL ICE MICROPHONE
For my webinars and YouTube videos , I use the Blue Snowball Ice Microphone.
I am able to create studio-quality recordings with the microphone. It allows me to have crisp, clean videos which are free from feedback and distortion. I always use my microphone when recording to my laptop.
LOGITECH c920 USB HD PRO WEBCAM
I use the Logitech webcam when I am producing videos and doing webinars.
The fluid crystal technology of the Logitech Webcam ensures smoother video, sharper pictures, richer colours and clearer sound in real-world conditions. It has auto-focus and full HD 1080p video.
Another item I use when recording webinars and videos, is the Abeststudio lighting kit.
The lighting kit comes with two light soft boxes and stands, two fluorescent bulbs, and a portable carry bag. This is great because when I’m not using the kit, I can put it away in the bag and it doesn’t use up too much space.
Courses I Recommend
CAPTIVATING CONTENT (from Superstar Your Life)
Of course I had to recommend my own course, Captivating Content!
The course is a 6 module step-by step course with video tutorials, templates and cheat sheets, to help you to easily design, create and set up amazing content to captivate your audience.
If you’re a business owner or blogger ready to deliver amazing content which your audience will LOVE – This is for you!
Lucky Bitch Money Bootcamp (by Denise Duffiled-Thomas)
This Money Bootcamp course is amazing!! Its a game-changing online course all about money, including your money blocks, hitting a plateau, and earning more money.
This course really helped me to see money in a different way.
B-School (by Marie Forleo)
B-School was the second step in the evolution of this website. It is an amazing 8 week course which will help you to master the skills needed to becoming a business owner.
I was the class of 2012, and I have been able to learn so many new things, and connect with a bunch of amazing people. To find out more about B-School, click here.