I am regularly asked for recommendations on different tools, training, resources and services available to youth empowerment. People particularly want to know what tools I use to run my business and blogs.
As a result I’ve put together a list of recommended business resources that I’ve either personally used (in most cases) or which have come highly recommended to me by people I trust.
I will add to these lists as I come across new business and blogging resources that I recommend.
WordPress– By far the simplest and best tool to use to build your blog
Go Daddy– Easy to install WordPress and great customer service. Have been a loyal client for over a decade.
Tools for Graphic Design
Canva– easily create beautiful designs with their templates or create your own
Word Swag– great for social media posts displaying your quotes
Legend– also a great tool for creating short video for stronger engagement on social media
Ripl– Create eye-catching animated videos that help your business stand out on social media and improve customer awareness.
Filmora– Video editing software
Tools for Email Marketing
Mail Chimp– free email marketing tool
Tools for Events
Eventbrite– sell tickets to your face to face events
Business Resources and Tools
Selz– make money selling your own digital and physical products
Google Analytics-track your followers and see who is interacting with your website
Schedulicity– schedule meetings with potential clients
Square-accept credit cards at your next trade show or in person event
Ring Central– VIOP service that allows you to keep the professionalism of your business on the go!
Free Conference Call– host teleconferences, meetings, interviews, and webinars
Evernote-my digital notebook allows me categorize my business and life. I capture photos, ideas, take quick notes, everything!
E-Junkie – another solution for a shopping cart if you’re selling products from your blog. Great for setting up an affiliate program.
Slide Share– share what you know and love in the form of a slideshow presentation, infographics, documents and more.