HELPFUL RESOURCES JUST FOR YOU
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Google Analytics [ Web Analytics Service ] Google Analytics is a must-have, free tool we all must have. Google Analytics shows us who comes to our site, where they come from, and how they interact with the content we are posting. It is a very powerful tool we should not
MailChimp [ Email Marketing Platform ] I signed up for MailChimp years ago (like, 4 or 5 years ago). I stopped using MailChimp for a little while because everybody else was using LeadPages. So I signed up for LeadPages. Guess what? I am back with MailChimp. ’nuff said!
Akismet [ Anti-Spam Software ] Akismet is a hosted anti-spam service that will help you sift through anything that comes in as comments. It detects potential spam and either deletes them right away, or save them for manual check. Akismet learns as you go. The developers
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Canva [ Intuitive and Easy Online Design Tool ] Canva is a free drag-and-drop graphic-design tool website which provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. The tools can be used for both digital and print media design and graphics. I have been us
99Designs [ Creative Services ] Need something professionally designed but cannot cough up hundreds (or thousands) of Dollars? In comes 99Designs. I have used their services to request from logo creation to MailChimp newsletter design and even t-shirt design. The beauty
OptinMonster [ Lead Generation Software ] OptinMonster is a great lead generation plugin. It is easy to implement, and will help you grow your email list. Start converting visitors into subscribers with OptinMonster Go to OptinMonster HAVE QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? Join our
Trello [ Project Management Tool ] I discovered Trello back in 2015, and absolutely fell in love with it. I use Trello for a variety of things, including to keep track of any online training I am taking at the moment, my financials, or my Entrepreneur Road Maps editoria
Adobe Color CC [ Color Schemes | Palettes ] I am super biased when it comes to Adobe products. I have been using everything Adobe for years, and although I am not a professional designer, I am comfortable with the interface of the various applications and trust the bran
ColorZilla [ Browser Extension ] ColorZilla is a Chrome and Firefox extension that includes quite a few helpful color tools, including a color picker, an eye dropper (lets you find the color code of any pixel on the page you have on your browser), a gradient generator (
Buffer [ Social Media Scheduling Tool ] Buffer is a scheduling tool, allowing you to quickly and easily share posts to your social media profiles. You’re able to schedule all your posts in advance and then Buffer will send them out automatically according to the posting
Answer The Public [ Helps You Pick a Topic for a Blog Post ] First of all, who does not love a bald, turtleneck wearing bald man cleaning his teeth and looking bored? Like, totally bored? I personally do, especially when such man will provide answers to your most confli
Spotify [ Music to Help You Focus, Relax, or Pump You Up While You Work ] I know Spotify is not exactly what you would look for when it comes to helping you with your startup. I added Spotify simply because I realized that is the first thing I do when I sit down to work