Resources

Solo creators and small business owner have to  wear a lot of hats: content, creator, product manufacturer, lead generator, designer, marketer and more often times,  with  little help.

Fortunately, tools exist to help.

This page contains references tools I use in my business that I recommend.

 

LEGAL & MARKETING TEMPLATES

You can find super low cost solutions in my Etsy shop where I sell legal and marketing templates and forms for Content Creators

CONTENT CREATION AND MANAGEMENT TOOLS

You know that it’s super important for you to create relevant content that people are searching  for and these tools will help you accomplish that goal and look polished too!

 

SEM RUSH

Find out what people are searching for so you connect them with your site. Track your competitors and leapfrog them and rank #1 on Google. This tool helps you get there!

CANVA

Have experienced graphic designers build beautiful social media, marketing and business images and graphics, including thumbnails, Pinterest pins,  and more. Pick a template, then customize it!

ASANA

Never miss a step in your workflow, and keep track of your tasks and team with this project management tool. Set deadlines, monitor work timelines and create beautiful reports

YOUTUBE CHANNEL SET UP AND GROWTH TOOLS

Whether you recently started your YouTube channel or are yet to launch one, you are going to need certain tools to help you grow subs, retain audience and monetize your channel! You need tools in  your arsenal to help you build an amazing channel!

 

VID IQ

This data driven tool will help you identify the key search terms people are looking for in YouTube so you can create content that shows up in search and get recommended by the YouTube algorithms. 

FILMORA

Create a professional quality video with this easy drop- and-go editor that lets you add wonderfully designed titles, transitions, lower thirds and more! Get compliments on how top notched your videos look. And you don’t need any fancy editing skills to do it!

OTTER.IA

Transcribe your videos and upload accurate subtitles and captions into your videors. Or convert the text into a blog article and maximize your SEO potential and get Google working to expand your video’s reach!

MARKET AND PROMOTE LIKE A PRO!

There is absolutely no point to creating and building amazing content or product or store if no one comes to see it! That’s why you have to harness the power of tools to help you shout your presence to the world!!  

 

CONVERT KIT

There are plenty email marketing tools and products out there to help you capture and then nurture your customers or audience through their inboxes. My fave of choice was created just for content creators like bloggers. Create simple drag and drop funnels so easy you don’t have to think!

FILMORA

Create a professional quality video with this easy drop- and-go editor that lets you add wonderfully designed titles, transitions, lower thirds and more! Get compliments on how top notched your videos look. And you don’t need any fancy editing skills to do it!

TAILWIND

Save your time the stress and hassle of trying to create beautifully designed Pinterest Pins that stop the scroll! With Tailwind
Creates, you can create pins that convert and schedule them inside Pinterest all in one go!

LEADPAGES

Turn Clicks into Customers Leadpages helps small businesses connect with an audience, collect leads, and close sales. Easily build websites, landing pages, pop-ups, alert bars, and beyond.

BUILD A BETTER ONLINE PRESENCE

While it is true that you do not necessarily need a website to have a profitable online presence, having one has tremendous benefits in that it’s a home that you own! The social media and search platforms like YouTube, Instagram, Tik Tok, Snapchat and Facebook can kick out off their spaces at any time! Also, why drive traffic to a space you don’t own when you can direct it to your own  

 

GO DADDY

I have used almost every hosting platform out there and I keep coming back to GoDaddy because of its impeccable 24 hour customer service that is unmatched! Its Hosting specialists have talked me off many ledges when my websites have crashed in the middle of the night and I had pitches out to brands around the same time. 

DREAMHOST

My other fave hosting platform is Dreamhost. If you need an online home quickly and easily for low cost, Dreamhost is the way to go! I’ve used them and never had any issues.

For their small price tag like as low as s$3.95 per month for hosing, you get a lot lot: unlimited storage and bandwidth, backups, 24-hour support via chat and even free SSL certificates.

ENVATO

Envato makes themes and other digital products

Elements is a paid subscription service that allows creators to access over 2,000,000 digital assets that can be downloaded for use in their projects. Assets you can use include includes WordPress plugins and themes, HTML templates, fonts, graphics, illustrations, photos, audio files, videos, and other content.

It’s perfect for those of us who have no website or graphic design skills and want a simple drag and drop service so we can make beautiful things online with not talent! LOL!

VIDEO PRODUCTION TOOLS

I have slowly built my YouTube studio which started with just an iPhone and free mobile editing software. Below are the items I purchased and am satisfied with that I use and endorse.

 

 

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Built-in Wifi Camera with 15-45mm Lens Black and 64GB Accessory Kit

GVM Bi-Color LED Ring Light (18")

Deity Microphones V.Lav Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Microprocessor

Neewer 20 inches Portable Compact Desktop Macro Mini Tripod with 360 Degree Ball Head

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Built-in Wifi Camera with 15-45mm Lens Black and 64GB Accessory Kit

Aduro U-Stream Selfie Stick Tripod 51"

SONY Battery Pack

Targus TG-6660TR Tripod with 3-Way Pan Head (66")