Thank you for checking out our resources page! I hope you find it helpful. I've picked my favorite programs, websites, downloads, products, and more to help make your business and life easier. Let me know if you have any questions, or if you do not see something on this page that you are looking for. Chances are we've tried it, or I can direct you to a good resource.
DESIGN & MEDIA
Would you like to design your own website, instead of having us do it for you? You will love WIX. I used them years ago and just did not like the interface and features, however, a year ago, I tried them again and was blown away with the updated features and designer.
Not only can you design a great website using WIX, but you can also host an online store, start a blog, and book appointments all in one place!
Sometimes you just need some extra help around the office. If for some reason we can't provide you assistance, we recommend Fiverr! Fiverr has many freelance services available. From voiceovers to content writing, graphic design to video production, if you need it, Fiverr has it. Before you buy anything on Fiverr, contact us to see if it is something we can help you with!
Are you a photographer? If so, you need SmugMug! SmugMug allows you to upload your client's photos and sell the prints/gifts online. You can upload galleries of your work and they have a few different packages to fit your needs. I used them in my former business to sell prints of our photography. It's a nice way to bring in some extra cash! Send the client a link to their gallery and ask them to share the link with their family. It's a nice add on for you and your clients!
Want to make some great graphics without needing all the skills of a graphic designer? Check out Canva! Canva allows you to make Facebook Covers, Desktop Wallpapers, Letterhead, Brochures, Business Cards, Presentations, and many many more. Simply click on a template and design it to your liking! You can also add videos and other photo elements to customize your design. This affordable option is great for beginners and experienced designers!
I've tried many online print shops, but have always gone back to VistaPrint. The quality of their printers, prices, and selection of items is great for new business owners and established businesses alike.
VistaPrint also ships very quickly. Many times I have chosen the slowest shipping because of price and had the package at my doorstep much quicker than estimated. Give them a shot!
Cyberlink products have been my go-to video editing software for many years. Power Director is a great editor with many features including: Title Designers, Transitions, Overlay Effects, Animations, Slow-Motion Effects, Video Rendering to Different Sizes (16.9, 1.1, 4.3, etc), Green Screen Editing, Background Music and Sound Effects, and much more. They also added an annual subscription option so your program is always up-to-date. Give it a try! They offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. Cyberlink also has Photography, WebCam, Screen Recording, and many other programs!
Want to protect your private information online? You need a VPN! We use NordVPN.
VPN stands for “virtual private network” – a service that encrypts your internet traffic and protects your online identity. With a VPN, you can securely access apps, websites, and entertainment platforms from anywhere in the world.
NordVPN also has a Password Manager and a File Locker for you to purchase or use a limited free version.
ZANDER ID THEFT
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country, with data breaches exposing the personal information of millions. What will you do if it happens to you? Zander Identity Theft Solutions covers all types of identity theft and includes proactive monitoring and alerts, full-service restoration, and $1 million in reimbursement if you become a victim. If you have kids, check out the family plan (they’re covered for free)!
Would you like to have an online store or accept card payments for your business? We love Square! Not only are their rates competitive, but you can also easily carry a Square Card Reader with you to accept payments anywhere! Easily create your online store, sell tickets to events, sell electronic gift cards, and more with Square!
Click on the "Click Here" button to create an account and let us know if you need help setting up your online store or anything else on the site.
If you shop online, you need Rakuten! It's so easy a caveman can do it! Wait... wrong company. Just sign up for a Rakuten account, install their handy browser extension, and go shopping! If you are on one of the 2,500+ stores they use, you can get up to 40% cashback! It's a no brainer! No points. No fees. No forms. Every quarter you will get a "Big Fat Check" or a PayPal payment.
If you shop online with eBay, Walmart, Kohls, Best Buy, Aveda
(just to name a few), and are not using Rakuten, you are missing out on