These are the tools, services, products, and other things that I currently use or have used and would recommend to anyone that’s trying to do the things I do or have done.
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Websites & Online Business Tools
Kajabi – Amazing all-in-one tool for online business owners. (Normally you’d get a 14-day free trial. My link will extend that to a 30-day trial!)
Squarespace – Excellent website platform for businesses, artists, and simple online stores.
WordPress / WooCommerce – The best platform for blogging. Strong website platform for those that are a little more tech savvy and need more customization control.
Shopify – Probably the best e-commerce website platform these days.
SiteGround – If you choose to use WordPress for your website, this is the best hosting option.
HostGator – If you want another WordPress hosting option, this is another good choice.
Namecheap – My favorite place to register/manage domain names.
Aweber – Great email marketing tool. Pro tip: you need an email list.
Thinkific – If you are a course creator and Kajabi is too expensive for you, Thinkific is a great option.
Backblaze – Simple backup tool for your computers and external hard drives.
ShipStation – If you sell physical products and ship the orders yourself, you need this amazing shipping software.
My Favorite Books
I love books. I’ve read so many books. But these days, I rarely spend money on books. If you are interested in any of these books, I would look at all the free options out there first. These include your local library, Libby app, Hoopla app, or the Little Library boxes all over the country. My next suggestion would be to ask a friend and see if you can borrow a book. After that I would check the cheaper options, which include eBay, Craigslist, Facebook, and used book stores like Half Priced Books. If you have tried all of these options, or you simply want to purchase a brand new book, you can visit your local book store, the big box book stores, or click on any of the links below to order from Amazon.
When you are finished with your book, ask your family or friends if they’d like the book. Or drop it off at a Little Library box that you find in your neighborhood. You can also donate used books to plenty of places. You could try to sell them back to Half Priced Books or on eBay or the other for sale sites. You can also donate books to places like behavioral/mental health hospitals, schools, etc.