TOOLS FOR EMPOWERED ONLINE BUSINESS OWners

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DIY Website Tools

HANDS-DOWN THE EASIEST-TO-USE WEBSITE BUILDER

DIVI THEME FOR WORDPRESS

This site uses the Divi theme — I’ve been using it personally and for my clients for years.  The things I love about it most is how fast I can create web pages in a drag-and-drop way. 

Plus, the quality of support provided by any theme developer is crucial and Elegant Themes is the best in the biz. For a more extensive review click here.

HOSTING THAT’S ALL ABOUT CUSTOMER SERVICE

SITEGROUND WEB HOSTING

These days I recommend SiteGround to all my clients. The most important thing I look for in a hostbecause most of them are very similar in price and featuresis the ease and quality of their service. The folks at SiteGround are friendly, helpful, and quick to respond, and they still feel like a tiny company that really cares about each and every customer.

Social Media

OPTIMIZE SOCIAL SHARING

SOCIAL WARFARE PLUGIN

A total game-changer. This plugin makes it easy to optimize and customize your content for the different social media channels, helping you to increase engagement and “clickability.” And it allows you to brand your sharing buttons to make them unmissable so other people are more likely to share your content too.

SET-IT-AND-FORGET-IT SOCIAL SCHEDULING AUTOMATION

SMARTERQUEUE

I’ve tried just about every social media scheduler out there, and I found that SmarterQueue offers the same features as more expensive solutionsbut at a fraction of the price. 

Once you create your calendar and schedule your posts, SmarterQueue publishes your evergreen content for you. This has freed up hours of my time each week. Use the link below to get double the trial period so you can test drive it for yourself. 

Email Marketing

Computer

HOW’S YOUR COMPUTER BACKUP SYSTEM? 

BACKBLAZE

Backblaze has saved me twice when I experienced catastrophic computer failures and allowed me to get my files and back up and running easily and without stress. Another “set it and forget it” service that has made my life so much easier! For $50/year you get UNLIMITED BACKUP TO THE CLOUD! In those stressful moments, I’m always thankful BackBlaze has my… erm, back