So you want to know the best of the best resources? Lucky for you, I have a couple of lists that might be right up your alley!
If you want to learn about tools to help you grow your business in a rewarding way, then check out the resources on the left.
If you want to know how to manage your personal brand as a job hunter, check out the resources on the right.
My mission is to help you reach your business or career goals… quickly and easily. So let’s get right into it!
All of these tools I have used and loved for getting the job done.
|WordPress and ThriveThemes||I use both these products as a team for my business. Together they give me a domain, website, lead generating tools such as leadpages and pop up opt-ins, a space to create and manage courses and more.|
|Google for Work||I manage all my client notes and business documents using Google for Work. I am in love with the flexibility of Google Docs, in fact I’m in love with the whole Google Suite. It is highly convenient to be able to work on my business WHEREVER I am.|
|PayPal||For my business, people kept asking me if they could pay by paypal. If your clients ask you for an easier way to pay you, then you listen. I really enjoy using paypal now for the ecommerce AND client payments. Having a Paypal card reader also makes it easier to be paid when I am out and about.|
|Canva||Though I do have a subscription to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro, I also use Canva quite frequently. Like Google for Work it is much easier to carry my designs with me when I use canva.|
|Davinci Resolve 15||If you create video, you should check out this FREE alternative to Adobe products. Being a trained Graphic Designer I feel like I grew up on Adobe Products and I love everything you can create with them. But we all know they are expensive! I found Resolve which is an "everything I need" alternative video editor and I highly recommend it to all creatives.|
|Wordpress Free||If you want to write a blog or create a portfolio the free version of Wordpress is perfect. Blogging is a great way to organise your thoughts and prompt discussion within your industry.|
|Later||Using this application you can schedule content for Instagram including writing a caption and researching hashtags ahead of time. Having an active instagram is one way you can build an Online Presence that shows your interest in your profession. Taking photos at events and conferences you attended is also a great way to show off your professional development.|
|Tweetdeck||Like Later, Tweetdeck allows you to schedule content but for Twitter. It is a handy tool that helps you keep your Online Presence active. It is also a great tool for organising your Twitter feed. You can follow lists, hashtags or people. Learn how to use TweetDeck with my handy video YouTube guide!|
|Canva||If you can’t afford Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom or Indesign prices, Canva is a neat alternative. It doesn’t have the full functionality of Photoshop, but for someone whose first career wasn’t Graphic Design (*ahem* like me *ahem*) it’s perfect. There are templates for all Social Media including Blog Banners and YouTube Thumbnails.|
|When you are looking for work a LinkedIn profile, a PUBLIC LinkedIn profile is a must. It’s common knowledge that human resources and recruiters look for one and it can hurt your application if you don’t have one. Check out my Make and Check LinkedIn Profile and Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search videos to understand the best way to use the platform.|