I am regularly asked for recommendations on different tools, training, resources, and services available to youth development. People particularly want to know what tools I use to run my businesses 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
Anchor– by far the easiest way to create and distribute a podcast
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
Ripl– Create eye-catching animated videos that help your business stand out on social media and improve customer awareness.
Filmora– Video editing software
Adobe Creative Suite-there are so many amzing tools I use within this collection like Photoshop and Captivate to create courses.
Tools for Email Marketing
Mail Chimp– free email marketing tool
ConvertKit– create landing pages, sell products, and use their email marketing tools
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
Co-Schedule-manage online marketing
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 to categorize my business and life. I capture photos, ideas, take quick notes, everything!
Slide Share– share what you know and love in the form of a slideshow presentation, infographics, documents and more.
Shopify– the #1 way to set up and sell your digital and physical products and services