Resources

Welcome to my resources page. On this page you will find a list of resources that I use to create my sites, use within my business and control the world with (don’t worry, I don’t control the world (well not yet)).

I am a firm believer in being transparent in all I do in life. I want to make sure that if you are reading this and decide to click on one of my resource links I may gain an affiliate commission (think of it as a sales commission) from it and it is by working with these affiliates that I can create and maintain what I do in life whether that be running sites, buying cookies for me and the kids, buying my partner lots of sparkly jewelry or helping out people from around the world. I am a strong believer in charity and I want to make the world a better place. If you want to read more about this or any of the other policies and fundamentals I run my life by you can always get more information on our policies page.

That’s enough about that now, I know you want to get straight to the juicy part and see what I use to make my world a better place so let’s get straight to it.

Cheeky Self Promotion

PowerPoint Trainer Online – An amazing resource for all things to with training, Powerpoint and presenting (I have to say that, it is my site).

Publishing a Blog

WordPress – Great for setting up and running blogs. I use this a lot

Registering a Domain

1 and 1 – Cheap and reliable, good service.

Go Daddy – The big one. great service, no hassles ever.

Web Hosting

HostGator – I host all my sites with HostGator. Good up times, good service.

Email Marketing

MailChimp – Great for newbies, just works plain and simple. Good integration with WordPress.

Graphics & Design

FreePik – I used the paid subscription and it is great. I don’t need to credit anybody and I get awesome graphics.

Affinity Designer – A design tool by Serif that handles Adobe extension. And it is a fraction of the price.

Tools

MS Office – Not a day goes by when I don’t use something from the Office suite. My favourite is PowerPoint.

Google Office suite – Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides. Great for on the go editing.

Social Media Management

HootSuite – Schedule posts, manage multiple networks at one time. Just awesome.

Books I recommend

There are way too many to put on this list so I have created a separate list. Check out the Book Club list

Podcasts/Blogs I follow

Smart Passive Income – The online business experimenter. I have learned so much from Pat Flynn

Entrepreneur on Fire – A daily podcast interviewing entrepreneurs. Loads of good advice for entrepreneurs.

Art of Manliness – All things manly.

The School of Greatness – Motivation at it’s best. Lewis Howes is so amazing

Web Designer Depot – All you need to keep up to date with web design in the world

Video and Screen Capturing

ScreenCastify – Really cheap and it captures anything on your machine. Awesome.

Cloud Storage

Google Photos – UNLIMITED FREE STORAGE FOR PHOTOS & VIDEOS. I just had to shout that out.

Google Drive – I love Google Drive. I can sync all my files and folders across all of my devices.

OneDrive – Comes free with my Office 365 subscription. Very similar to Drive.

Online advertising

LinkedIn Ads

Facebook Ads

Google AdWords

Online Stores

Amazon – I live on Amazon, if it wasn’t for Amazon I would have to go out and do all my shopping. I have the echo dot, which I love. It is great for running my diary,

and life. I use the Fire TV Stick. I have been a Prime subscriber for as long as I can remember. You can get a free 30-day trial here.