Tools I Use in My Business

Running a business online means there's a lot of pieces that need to fit together to make everything work - and as smoothly as possible, so we business owners are not spending our days in tools and integrations instead of working with our customers and using our gifts. So, I now present a listing of my favorite tools (in no specific order).

Email

For about the last 9 years, I have been using GSuite for my business email. I love it because I get the flexibility of GMail (and most of the tools that go with it, like Google Calendar,) and have access to my email from any device whenever I need to.

You can use GSuite with any domain that you have administrative access to. Most popular hosting companies and domain registrars make it easy to connect your domain to GSuite by changing the MX records.

GSuite is not a free service, but it has a modest fee of $6/email address.

Website Platform

It may be obvious to anyone that's looking around on my site that I'm a fan of WordPress, so it should go without saying that I built my website with WordPress as well.

If you need a new website, please contact me for a free consultation.

Email Marketing

My favorite email marketing tools is MailChimp. It gained a lot of popularity when it launched because it offers free account with up to 2000 subscribers (as of this writing). Since it's launch, may different features have been added, such as groups and tagging, landing pages, and even printed postcards and social media ads. And, because of its popularity, there are many ways to integrate it into others services and websites.

Canva

Canva is a fantastic tool for creating graphics for various social media channels, and your email marketing and your website, too. I find it very easy to use.

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