We live in an age where anyone with a laptop and an internet connection can build a business, as long as they have the right tools to do so. I’d like to share with you the four absolute best and most useful tools to help you get started on yours.
I cannot say enough good things about WordPress. It has given me the ability to create my blog based on things I love with customizable themes, helpful plugins, and the interface is so simple to use. It’s SEO friendly, you can use it on the go and you never have to worry about someone hacking into it as it offers high security. You have the freedom to build whatever you want with WordPress. What more could you ask for?
For themes, I highly recommend Studio Mommy and Easy Blog Themes. With 45,000+ plugin options, you’ll be sure to find something useful.
You will need a hosting company if you want a WordPress.org website. I personally use Tier 1 because it’s great and affordable and it was recommended to me by another reputable blogger.
Profisee is a next-generation master data management tools company with a mission of innovating data management strategies by providing an easy to use, easy to deploy enterprise MDM platform.
There are 6 types of data:
- Unstructured Data – Data found in email, magazine articles, etc.
- Transactional Data – Such as invoices, deliveries, etc.
- Metadata – Data about other data.
- Hierarchical Data – Data that stores relationships between other data.
- Reference Data – Countries, currencies, time zones, etc.
- Master Data – Subject areas, sub-domains or entity types.
Profisee also offers the Profisee Academy: With the Profisee Academy, customers and partners anywhere in the world have on-demand access to training and certifications covering all aspects of the Profisee platform. Whatever your MDM initiative, the Profisee Academy is here to help.
The Profisee Academy is available on an annual subscription per user basis. Courses cover all components of the Profisee Platform. Profisee will continue investing in the Academy curriculum to support new courses and updates for future Profisee Platform releases. The Academy curriculum currently includes 21 courses with over 24 hours of on-demand video.
Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way. It’s incredibly easy to use and accessible on any device.
I personally like using this tool when I’m working on my Holiday Gift Guide or any guide for that matter. I can easily invite another blogger to my board and vice versa. We can see what the other needs to do, the info being shared and make sure we get everything done on time. Trello is a godsend during one of the busiest times of the year for me as a blogger. I love that it offers checklists and the interface is so easy to use.
Finding a great developer or designer to update your website shouldn’t be so hard. With Lorem, it’s different. It’s a marketplace that connects website owners with freelance developers and designers. They offer 24/7 on-demand access to a network of hand-vetted experts. Imagine, you’re up at 3 am and find that your WordPress is down. Forget about writing a brief and looking through profiles to get a dev to help you. Lorem connects you with a developer right then and there and your site is back up in time for your morning readers. As someone who depends highly on my site for income, I know the importance of it being up at all times.
There you have it! Four of the absolute best tools that come to mind to use in 2018. What are you waiting for? Go start your online business today and make sure to bookmark this page for reference. Thanks for reading!