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My online business tools list to make your life easy.




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Need a free and easy to maintain time tracker? I've been using Toggl for years as it's so easy to track and share time so it makes it easy to bill for projects (or give yourself a time audit). 


If you need to transfer large files without having to jam you or your client's inbox, WeTransfer is the answer! All you have to do is simply add the recipient's email, your email, attach the file, click send - and you're good to go! It will even alert you when the recipient has downloaded the file. Zip file that baby and send it off! No account required to use.


If you are running a business, you need to keep track of every dollar that comes in and out of your business. I know Quickbooks isn't very sexy but it's the universal software amongst accountants, so this makes it easier to find an accountant and/or bookkeeper to help manage your finances.


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I'll admit, I was one of those people that had a secret page of different logins for a long time. I totally regret not getting a password management tool in place earlier! It will not only save you time trying to locate usernames and passwords, but it also helps make it easier if you need to share a login with someone else.

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Asana is a project management system that offers a free base account. Asana has helped me keep track of both client projects and my own business goals so that nothing gets forgotten.


Formerly known as GSuite, this online software includes a membership into 20+ Google offerings and productivity tools to help run your business. It includes GMail for email, Drive to offer cloud storage support, Analytics, Docs, Sheets, Slides... I could go on! It is definitely worth the money, hands down.

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If your business is a retail store or has a lot of products to sell, Shopify is going to be the platform you want to use. It's very existence is to provide strong e-commerce functionality and has many integrations with other software to make online selling a breeze. Looking to sell a few products? You can embed Shopify Lite into your website to have the ecommerce capability with your current website (works great for digital downloads).

Note: if you already have a great Wordpress website, you can add WooCommerce to add a shop functionality to your website.


Showit continues to impress me on it's ability to pair design and website development so nicely together. It's almost like using Adobe Illustrator to create your website. There is a slight learning curve to understand how the platform works, but overall, it is much easier to customize and launch yourself. (This website is built on the Showit platform!) You can also integrate a WordPress blog to your website so you can get the best of both worlds. They also have great customer service. Very impressed!

Showit is great for photographers, designers, coaches, podcasters, event coordinators, etc.

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WordPress continues to be the lead in websites due to its open source platform and content management system. There are so many different themes and plugins as well as the opportunity to do your own custom coding that the sky is the limit! On the other hand, WordPress isn't easy for the novice user and one will often need a designer or developer to help get your site launched.

Note: I recommend adding WordPress to your hosting account and not sign-up directly with WordPress through its website. I recommend WPEngine as a hosting provider and Google Domains for your domain.


Website Platforms

Resize your images quickly with Red Ketchup! Images are super important on your website, but it is often a pain to resize them, especially if you have a lot! This online tool is not only free to use but it has several different options to not only resize your images in bulk but convert them to a different file type and more. 

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I was a long-time GoDaddy user until I tried out WPEngine. Sure, it might seem a little more expensive but knowing that they already include the SSL certificate, it is TOTALLY WORTH the extra money to have peace of mind when it comes to your website hosting. (Have you ever had your website go down and had no idea what to do? #theworst.) They have a "staging" area where you can easily work on updates to your website, test, and deploy with only one-click. They also have great customer service as you can literally ask them for help in the chat box.

Get a discount here!

"Hosting" refers to where your website is stored.


I honestly, truly love Google. I transferred my domain over to Google Domains a couple years ago as I felt it was just easier to have my domain, email, and other Google products all under one roof. It's pretty much just one-click to add on the Google Suite and create a business Gmail email when you have your domain registered with Google. They also include domain privacy and their domains are reasonable at $12/year. 

A website "domain" refers to url that is associated to your website
(ex. www.yourdomain.com).


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