- Namecheap– A great place to buy domain names. You can almost always find a coupon code for them and they also offer special deals throughout the year. If you’re a domain purchasing junkie like me, head over to them.
- DreamHost – Hosting company that has been consistently good to me. I’ve only had an issue with them being down once, which is great compared to some of the other companies.
- My website is run on WordPress using the Genesis Framework by Studiopress. I currently have a very customized version of the Darling theme.
- Grammarly – Helps you to quickly spot typos in your blog posts. Also has a plagiarism checker, which is super helpful.
- Creative Market
- Death to Stock
- Evernote– Organize research materials
- Slack– Keep in contact with clients throughout the day
- ToDoist – Syncs with Gmail and Slack for easy to-do list
- Mailchimp – newsletter platform.
- Craftsy is awesome. If you’re interested in opening a handmade business but need to learn some more skills, they have online classes in everything from weaving to photography.
- BlogClarity‘s Pinning Perfect was also a big help.
- CreativeLive – I’ve had the chance to not only learn new skills for my business but to learn about OTHER industries, like podcasting, photography, you name it. I recommend checking them out if you’re curious about exploring a new career or changing industries.
- The Bootstrap VA by Lisa Morosky – This is the book that started it all for me. It really did change my life. If you want to become a VA, this is book is a no-brainer.
- Do Over by Jon Acuff – Be prepared to break out the index cards with this book!
- Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham
- Choose Yourself by James Altucher
- Craft, Inc. by Meg Mateo Ilasco
- Blog, Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho
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