Business, Career

7 Great Resources to Check Out When Starting Your Own Online Business

I have been self-employed for over 5 years now. I have had a lot of ups and downs over the years when it comes to my business but thanks to the tips of others and finding awesome websites along the way, I have learned a lot and my business has taken off. I’d love to share several of these websites with you in hopes that it helps you with your online business journey.

Let’s get started, shall we?


CoSchedule has helped me out A LOT. I can’t even begin to describe to you what I mean by A LOT. While I did not know about it right away when starting out my business, I did find it within the first year and it has allowed me to schedule posts ahead of time that go out on my social media outlets. It’s easy to use and makes a world of a difference. I no longer have to sit in front of my laptop all day posting things manually. Definitely, check this one out!


While I have not personally used this website, I have heard great things. It allows businesses who sell products to meet the needs of their customers. UserIQ is a customer success software program that brings together user intelligence, targeted engagements, and customer health, so you can learn about your users’ needs and deliver meaningful interactions in real-time.


Pronexis home service lead handling is the top lead development platform in the home service industry.  They work with some of America’s most trusted brands to qualify, advance, and close their incoming prospects.  Pronexis develops a customized program that improves conversion rates, increases ROI of marketing, and expedites brand growth.  With a blend of technology and people, they dramatically improve the conversion of leads to valuable customers.


PicMonkey was a software program that I made sure to use in the beginning because they offered a free version. It allowed me to beautify my pictures I post for my business, make collages, add text, you name it. It was what every other person in my business used up until they started charging for it. While it is no longer free, if you spend a lot of time editing pictures, I recommend paying the cost.


HARO for short but it really means Help A Reporter Out. If you are a blogger like myself or even a journalist, this site is definitely the go to one for leads. It’s easy to use and very helpful when in a crunch. With some sites come restrictions though and HARO has a few. You have to have an Alexa rank of 1,000,000 or less globally to use it and they have a list of rules you must abide by.


Looking for social media optimization services? Then look no further. LSEO offers many different options. They can help you grow your social presence and create and share value-added content. Definitely check them out!


Mostly everyone we know uses Facebook. So why not use it to your benefit? Consider looking into a Facebook ad agency.


There you have it. My list of the 7 best resources out there online for newbies starting an online business. While there are many others, I highly recommend checking out these 7 particular ones. My best advice to anyone starting out a new online business is to not give up. You could end up being the next big business. Thanks for reading! 🙂


Candid Mama

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: