Online Business Tools

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  Online business tools to help grow your online business, blog, online boutique or other work from home opportunity. These recommended tools helped me monetize my blog and grow my online business to a full time income
 

 

Business Help

 

$0.99 domain names

GoDaddy has domain names starting at $0.99. Click here to find yours

 

$1 per month website hosting

GoDaddy offers hosting starting at just $1 per month. You have to pay for the first year up front meaning you can start your wordpress website for $12. Click here for a tutorial on getting started

 

Help forming an LLC

It can be hard trying to do everything yourself. If you need help forming your LLC, you can always hire a lawyer. Another option is to file online using a helpful website such as Incfile.

 

Bookkeeping

It can be a huge time-saver to connect expense tracking to your website or online shop. Freshbooks can track your expenses when you take photos of receipts and it also syncs with Shopify. You can try it free to see if it's a good fit for your business. Quickbooks is another good option.

 

Start A Blog Free Course

This course shows how to get setup on wordpress and start your website or blog at an affordable price.

 

Start An Online Boutique Free Course

The Boutique Bootcamp challenge gives you a different task to complete each day. Each task will get you one step closer to launching your online store. Enroll for free.

 

 

E-commerce

 

Shopify

This is the platform I use and recommend. Most e-commerce professionals recommend Shopify because the platform has everything you will need as your business grows. The app store features a ton of tools that can be connected to your shop. Shopify also helps you push your products to social media so you can sell everywhere. Click here for a free trial

 

TaxJar

Taxjar tracks your sales tax and prepares state-ready reports. Enroll in AutoFile to have TaxJar automatically file your quarterly return. Sign up for a free 30-day trial

 

Wholesalers

I put together a free list of boutique fashion wholesalers to help new shop owners get started.

 

Salehoo

This website gives you wholesale and dropshipping suppliers. Try it for $67 / year.

 

Wholesale2b

This is a dropshipping website. They help you sell wholesale dropship products on ebay, amazon, or your own website. Sign up for a free account to check out their inventory.

 

Creating an Affiliate Program for Your Shop

Affiliate marketing is a great way to get the words out about your online store. You can set up your affiliate program with LeadDyno - grab a free trial. Check out this blog post to read more about how this works. 

 

Social Media Help

 

Smarterqueue

SmarterQueue is an advanced social media scheduling system. You can schedule posts, organize your content by category, and even loop your posts. For example, if your shop releases new inventory on the 1st of the month, you can automatically post on all your social media accounts sharing a link to your new arrivals page. Click here for a free trial

 

Boardbooster

Schedule pins to your Pinterest boards and to group boards with BoardBooster. You can also loop your pins so your account is always posting content and engaging your followers. This tool is a must for my business and it starts at just $5 / month

 

Tailwind

Tailwind is an advanced scheduling tool for Pinterest. Tailwind tribes is an awesome feature giving the opportunity to schedule posts along with others in your tribe. You share and schedule each others posts. Grab a free trial of Tailwind

 

Email Marketing

 

Aweber

Start building your email list with automated email campaigns, autoresponders, and app integrations. Click here for a free trial of Aweber.

 

Convertkit

Email marketing for professional bloggers. This is an advanced email system for online business owners taking their blog to the next level. Click here to request a demo

 

Mail Chimp

A good email system for new business owners. There is a free plan available.