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My website

Domain name registerName.com – Purchase a domain name easily & we both get $5 at sign up

Web hostingSiteground – Absolutely the best web hosting company with top rated support

Website platform: WordPress.org – It’s like owning your own home. You can do as little or as much as you want

WordPress ThemeDivi – An easy to use drag and drop WordPress premium theme with amazing support tutorials

Business must-haves & Extra’s

Managing finances: QuickBooks Online – The only way to go! It has changed my life and saved me $100’s

Business plan: Write a one-page business plan – This is a must! A business plan is a roadmap for your business

Business Insurance: Biz Insure – If you are looking for business insurance start here

Keep track of log-in’s1Password – The only way to keep track of all your passwords without going crazy

ShoppingAmazon mobile app – Where would I be without 2-day shipping? First-time users of the app get $5

Keep track of your notesEvernote – the best way to take and keep track of all your notes

WebinarsExpertise – Easy to use webinar platform that doesn’t limit you based on attendees

Online booking systemAcuity Scheduling – Easy & affordable online booking system that anyone can use

File managementG Suite (formerly known as Google Apps for business) – The only way to keep everything organized and in one place no matter how big your business is

All-in-one business system: Dubsado makes business simple by providing you with everything you need under one roof

Video storageVimeo – Great place to upload your videos. Similar to YouTube, but better when it comes to customization of the video player

Greeting cardsPostable – Helps me stay on top of special days. Create and send any card via snail mail including business and weddings

Freelancer UnionFreelancer’s Union – Every freelancer needs to check this baby out

Gear: My Amazon store – Shop Amazon right from my site and check out my top picks under categories

Small business resourcesSmall Business resources – a place where I save valuable resources for anyone looking to get started in business

Facebook groups12 Facebook groups to join before quitting your day job – provides a good starting point

Traveling: Airbnb is the best! Save money, have space, and live like a local. Here is $35 travel credit when you take your first trip of $75 of more

Business advisors: SCORE and SBA

Grocery shopping:  Amazon Fresh – Save time and money by ordering your groceries for home and the office online

Protecting your identity: Get an EIN which is your employee identification number. You can use this instead of your social security number for things like opening a bank account and taxes

WordPress Plugins

Email landing pageComing soon page – For WordPress.org sites to collect email addresses while you build your website

Online storeEasy Digital Download – Easy and free way to set up an online store

Reading is good for you

Reading actual books is good for your health and for your business. This coming from someone who enjoyed the idea of reading when I was young, but just couldn’t focus – reading maybe a dozen or so books over the years. Once I started my own business that all changed and now I can’t stop reading. See what books have helped shape my business and those of my clients in my digital library.