Listed below are some of the tools you can use and resources I and/or my clients use on a regular basis. You may find incorporating some of these tools into your small business could be beneficial to the health of your business.
If you’ve thought about starting your own self-employed business; however, have no idea of what is needed, my free “Self-Employed Business Startup Kit” is a great place to begin. No matter what business you would like to start, no matter what industry, all businesses need to have the same basic foundation. You’ll receive 21 chapters, videos, and worksheets to help you get started with a strong foundation. [More Info Here]
I highly recommend PrintingForLess. (Use Referral Code: RP1TOPS97 to receive $40 off your first order.) Their customer service is superb, templates are great, and if you wish, they can custom design a card for you. The quality of their products cannot be beat. [More Info Here]
My website is hosted by a2Hosting and thus far; I have been extremely happy with the quality of their service. Their customer service has been superb. Great service, reasonable packages. [More Info Here]
In my opinion, Sucuri‘s services are an absolute must have to keep your site secure from all the hackers and spammers proliferating the Internet. If you don't have an e-commerce site, the Basic package will be sufficient. If you do have an e-commerce site, then you will need the Pro package. Their customer service is the absolute best and their firewall has kept my site so secure, I never worry about it. [More Info Here]
It is vitally important to keep your WordPress websites backed up at all times. Backup Buddy is one of the best know plugins out there. You never know what could happen down the road. Having your site consistently backed up and easily being able to reload your site to another server could save you some major headaches down the road. [More Info Here]
MemberPress is an excellent membership plugin, filled with features. The help manual is clearly laid out and their customer service is very responsive. Their plugin connects with many of the top e-mail marketing systems out there. I have been extremely happy with the service. [More Info Here]
I and the majority of my clients use Aweber for our e-mail marketing/distribution platform. It's easy to get started, well laid out. Their statistical reporting is excellent. If you don't want to create your own e-mail template, you can use one of their well thought out templates. I also have been happy with the quality of their customer service. [More Info Here]
Disclosure: Please note some of the above links are affiliate links. What this means is I receive a small commission for promoting the service or product (at no additional cost to you). I am making these recommendations based on my own experience or have had experience via working with my clients’ accounts, and because I believe they are helpful and useful. I never recommend anything based on the small commission I make. (How small you ask? Well, maybe I can get a smoothie one month, dinner out, or if I’m lucky, a couple Kindle books.) As with any product or service, please do not spend your hard-earned money unless you need the item and you feel it will help you attain your goals. The decision is yours to make and if you should decide to use my affiliate link, I wish to thank you in advance.