Recommended Resources to Build Your Business

Each of these resources has been used by me and my team. They have helped us build our businesses. They can help you too.

I am always looking for new resources to help you start and build your business.  So check back often for the latest recommendations! 

Web design/Web hosting

Solo Build It!:  Why build another site that gets no traffic? Or put yourself at the mercy of someone else having control of your vision? Or add one more canned site to the hundreds of thousands already out there? Build your own ebusiness with Solo Build It. You know if I can do it, ANYONE can do it!

Conference Calling/Teleseminar Hosting/Online Communication

Free Conference Call.com:  a reliable, cost-effective, reservation-less and easy to use audio conferencing service.  My clients are spread all over the country.  Free Conference Call.com helps me connect personally with them as a group.

Social Media

Twitter:  Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting. Simply find the accounts you find most compelling and follow the conversations.  Once you join, follow me - @boomerbizcoach!

FaceBook:   Connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.  Once you join, connect with me - Melodieann Whiteley!

LinkedIn: Connect, find, and be found within a professional context.  This is social media for the business professional.  Once you join, connect with me

Pinterest: Get discovered by millions of people looking for things to plan, buy and do.  Once you join, follow me!

Instagram: Instagram is a fast and fun way to share your life and your business with friends and family. Take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram — it's that easy. Once you sign up, follow me!

Stock Photos And Image Creation

Photo Dune:  Photo Dune provides high-quality images for around $1 each.  If you want your website and blog posts to look professional and can't afford a graphic designer, check them out.

Canva - Great tool to create quick graphics to grab your prospects' attention. And you don't even have to be particularly talented and artistic to use it!

Books

Think and Grow Rich – This book and philosophy by Napoleon Hill is the foundation for most personal growth philosophies. His 13 principles are the absolute bedrock of personal growth.

The Business of the 21st Century - Explains the revolutionary business of network marketing in context of what makes any business a success in any economic situation. This book lends credibility to multilevel marketing business, and justifies why it is an ideal avenue to make money.

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box - Through a story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges on the job and in his family, the authors expose the fascinating ways that we can blind ourselves to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the effectiveness of our own efforts to achieve success and increase happiness. 

The Red Carpet Guide to Visibility and Influence - If you are struggling with branding, if you aren't being seen, if you lack the influence you desire - this is the book for you.  Joie Gharrity puts her Hollywood experience to work showing you how to make the spotlight shine on you.

The Power of Moments - Dan and Chip Heath show you how to create special moments for your subscribers, clients, or customers.

Permission to Screw Up - This book will encourage entrepreneurs who are floundering in their business and give them insights into how to course-correct.

Ask - How to create surveys that give you valuable data about your customers and how to create customized sales funnels that turn visitors into raving fans.

The ONE Thing - A short and simple no-fluff guide to help you sift through and identify activities that will give you the biggest return on your time.

Building a Story Brand - How to clarify your brand and share it with your customers.

Productivity Tools and Apps

Fiverr - Freelance services. On demand. Starting for as little as $5.00

E.gg Timer - A simple countdown timer. Set a time and bookmark it for repeated use.  You can also create a countdown to a specific date or time.

Trello - I use this program for my project management.  Love it!  It's easy to use.  You can assign work as needed and the drag-and-drop feature makes it a snap to sort and update.

Pingdom - Remember the last time you were on a site that took longer than 5 seconds to load? What happened? I’m guessing you got frustrated and probably left. ... To avoid browsers doing that on YOUR site... Check out this free tool to test your page speed

IFTTT - This is one of my favorite tools to help your apps and devices work together!

Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebook - I have all kinds of notebooks from events with business notes in them.  I LOVE this reusable notebook.  And it even comes in different colors.  How cool is that?!

The Freedom Journal - It really is just what it says...the best daily planner to accomplish your #1 goal in 100 days!

AWeber - The best email marketing tool.  Email marketing is non-negotiable.  If you aren't using it, you need to start.  And if you aren't using an autoresponder to manage your email marketing, you need to start...TODAY!