Whether you are a Blogger or Entrepreneur , you all need a robust system that help you run your business smoothly. I understand this and that’s why I am going to list down some BEST resources or tools for your business. These tools will help you to build an automated system for bloggers and entrepreneurs.
All these tools are being used by me on daily basis on various projects or on my website, so I know how good these tools are.
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Whether you are a Blogger or Entrepreneur , I will definitely suggest you to go with self-hosted WordPress (Not WordPress.com) .
Self-hosted WordPress means buying your own domain and hosting from a service provider and installing the WordPress on the hosting you have bought . Most of the hosting providers have the single click WordPress install option and its all FREE!! ( which is free because of WordPress.org) .
Self-hosted WordPress will give you unlimited options to grow your website as your business will grow.
Hosting is one of the most important part of your website, it needs to be the BEST!! I am a WordPress developer so I have get the opportunity to work on various hostings like Bluehost, Siteground, GoDaddy, State companies.
Among all these I have loved SIteground and top 3 reasons are
- 99% up time
- 24/7 Best Customer Support
My own website is hosted on Siteground and I suggest all my clients to buy Siteground. I never faced a single issue with siteground.
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Divi from Elegant theme is one of the best and easy to use theme and page builder for the Bloggers/Entrepreneurs. I have used it to build many of the websites for my clients. It will let you build beautiful website easily.
If you are on a budget and needs a robust and SEO friendly website then I will suggest you Generatepress theme.It is lightweight, fast and SEO friendly.
If you are a WordPress user then you must install below plugins
- Yoast :- To set up SEO on your website.
- Wordfence Security :- It will keep your website safe from malware and any hacking attempts.
- Anti-spam :- To protect your website from spam comments.
- UpDrfatPlus :- To back up your website regularly.
- Smush Image:- To compress the image files and Optimize them.
- Contact Form 7 :- This is my favourite tool to embed the forms in the website.
- WP Optimize :- cleaning database.
- WP Super Cache :- build cache for faster website load.
- WP Social Sharing :- For sharing you post/pages on social media.
- Really Simple SSL :- Make your website to run on https.
Canva is one of my daily go-to tool to create images for FB posts,Instagram,Pinterest etc. It is very easy to create any image as it is a drag and drop image builder.You just have to drag the elements to the canvas you have selected and build a beautiful image quickly.
Canva comes with both FREE and PAID plans. The Free version has so many Free templates that even if you are not a graphic designer you can select the design and edit the text and images as per your need.
ConvertKit is one of the clean and easy to use tool for List building. What I love about Convertkit is the way it keeps your data so organized that you can anytime easily filter out your audience and send them an email.
Click Funnels is a Funnel building online software that will let you create beautiful and converting funnels by using a simple drag and drop method. Click Funnels provide you a fully automated system where you design any type of page like
- Sales page,
- Optin page,
- Payment page,
- Payment service provider integration,
- Adding payment plans,
- Thank you page,
- webinar’s etc.
You can also add a custom domain to your click funnels. It easily gets integrated with the most of the email marketing service providers.
It is a One Stop Shop for the online marketers to market, sell ,and deliver your products and services easily.
You can easily see the sales report, generate a report , analyse the data.
If you need a booking calendar on your website then Acuity will best for you.Acuity comes with various options of
- Customizing your Calendar as per your brand,
- Set up your working/hoilday hours and days
- Allow payments to be done while booking
- Build intake forms,
- Schedule Zoom meetings automatically,
- Integration with Google calendar/ical