Tools to help you start and grow your business
These time-saving programs allow me to work from anywhere and helped me become my own boss.
I decided after a 1.5-hour daily commute, missing my three small kids, and having a chronically sick husband to take care of that I needed to take action and form my own job at Boudica Marketing instead of continuing on in the corporate world.
I knew there was a large gap in the marketplace of someone who knew the ins and outs of marketing and could integrate all the systems. I decided to offer customized consultation, digital and social media management & marketing strategies for businesses of all kinds.
If you want more exposure, branding, or an online presence that’s active, engaging, and growing, please set up a time to chat with me at www.calendly.com/boudica60ad.
Without further ado, here are the best online tools to educate yourself and grow your business, as well as an explanation of what affiliate marketing is and how you can use it too as a way to earn money from anywhere with a laptop, camera phone, and internet connection!
Coursera – is a free online academy with a wide range of courses offered from top universities.
WordPress is the most versatile website you can possibly create to call your internet home base. It can help you earn money through blogging, affiliate marketing, ads, or selling your own products and services. The sky’s the limit when you choose a WordPress website. Get $25 off here.*
Make money online
Sell anything online with an e-commerce store. Create products for sale, take payments, set up your shipping labels and email for the fulfillment, and utilize easy-to-use marketing apps and ads to help you get in front of your target audience. Not tech-savvy? You’re in luck because I’m a Shopify partner! I can make your store and transfer ownership to you and manage edits, SEM, and SEO too if you like. Contact me for a new build on a Shopify store!
Get a peek at my Shopify online gift store here: Boudica’s Market
Collect money online with Square! They offer you a free reader to swipe cards from your compatible cell phone, and they also give you great tools to keep track of all your incoming revenue as well as invoices to collect payments online. Use this link: Get $1000 in free processing using this red link: Take online payments with Square to activate your new Square account, and you will have free processing for $1,000 in sales!
Great internet marketing starts with your audience insights! Take an angled approach to this and ask your fans and others a question not directly related to your products and services to get to the meat and bones of what your audience is really thrilled about.
Take your audience’s insights to develop your customer’s buying experience from start to check out. No contract is required, and it’s very easy to use to set up your sales funnels! This is one of the best on the market, it’s easy to use and customize to create amazing funnels that convert. Use this link here for Click funnels free 14-day trial
You can easily make forms on Hubspot to use for marketing and tracking your customers with a sign-up sheet! Best of all it’s one of the best free tools out there for CRM for all-sized businesses.
Social Sharing buttons!
Let your audiences help you share your content. Get the best social sharing widget for your website with this link: Social Warfare
Ad design tools
Fotor – more design templates for your inspiration and easy to get the design you want! Fotor is also a free online photo editor and graphic designer with 300 million users in around 230 countries. Join Fotor.com – The best free online photo editor!
Canva.com to create your own brilliant ads, flyers, business cards, and other branded content.
Powtoons is a fun program you can use to create an explainer video.
Adobe Spark is another video creation tool I love to use.
Trello.com has to be my new favorite organization tool. You can keep track of everything you are doing at all times, make checklists, collaborate with other people to show them your boards, and view your cards if they need to be involved. It’s been a lifesaver for my business, and my clients love it because they can see what I’m working on, and communicate with me.
Got any great tools you use for running your business I should review? Email them to me for review and inclusion here at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the links on my page and website are affiliate links. That means if you are in the market to use it, and you use a link I provided, I’d possibly get a small payout for the referral!
Check out the affiliate link q&a below to learn more:
Q. What the heck is an affiliate link?
A. Well, it’s when you see a product or service that you love, and you want to help them promote it. You can also get paid if you follow their terms and conditions.
Q. How do you set up affiliate partnerships?
A. Usually, you can find a link along the bottom of their website, which might say affiliate or affiliate programs. Use that to sign up to become their affiliate. They will walk you through the process of what to do.
If you have an established online presence, email list, or website you will have an easier time getting approved for the program.
Then from there, you promote the offer with a blog, sharing on your social media, and telling your friends about it. If the person uses the link you give them then you might get paid a small commission.
If you do blogs or evergreen content then your commissions could add up over time to start producing money. You get out of it what you put in. The better your content is, the easier it will be for you to get more visibility.
The effect of all your hard work starts to snowball and gives you passive income.