Tools to help you start and grow your business
These time-saving programs allow me to work from anywhere and have helped me to become my own boss. I decided after a 1.5-hour daily commute and missing my three small kids all day and a chronically sick husband to take care of, I decided to take action and form Boudica Marketing instead of staying in the corporate world. I offer social media management, marketing and advertising strategies for busy business owners who are thriving but want to have more exposure and an online presence that’s active, engaging and growing.
Coursera – free online academy in a wide range of courses offered at top universities.
Make money online
Here’s a job that gives you a flexible schedule and lets you work from anywhere. Use my affiliate link to sign up for Shopify, an easy to use and manage e-commerce website. Take the classes to learn how to start your store. Pick your niche and customize it for free, you can start to make money before you pay anything. NO credit card required! Very easy to use, and integrates with Quickbooks, Mailchimp, Oberly, Printful, plus it handles everything from checkout to shipping. You can house physical products, services, and utilize dropshipping! Click here for your two weeks free Shopify trial!
E-commerce store online, this helps you sell and take payments, shipping fulfillment and marketing apps to help you get in front of your target audience. Get a peek at my online gift store: 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 insights to develop your customer’s buying experience from start to check out. No contract required, and it’s very easy to use to set up a 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
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 around 230 countries. Join at 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.
G Suite Basic
- Business email addresses (email@example.com)
- Video and voice calls
- Integrated online calendars
- 30GB of online storage for file syncing and sharing
- Online text documents, spreadsheets, and slides
- Easy to create project sites
- Security and admin controls
- 24/7 phone and email support
G Suite Business – Get everything in G Suite basic plus:
- Unlimited Storage (or 1TB per user if fewer than 5 users)
- Advanced admin controls for Drive
- Audit and reporting insights for Drive content and sharing
- Google Vault for eDiscovery covering emails, chats, docs, and files
- Easily search and export to different formats
- Archive all emails sent by your company
- Set message retention policies
- Place and enforce litigation holds on inboxes
Sign up for G Suite here for two weeks free and 20% off your first year!
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. If you would like to join Trello for free click here.
Many times you might have stockpiled quite a bit of money in your 401 (k) when you lose your job. There are tremendous benefits to using this money for investments that generate tax savings to grow your retirement fund, especially if you are self employed. Sign up here to get a free book to teach you how to use the money you have in your old 401 K to fund your self directed IRA to get checkbook control over your investments.
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 the link I provided, I’d possibly get a small payout for the referral. I’d honestly love it if you would use them!
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.
Q. How do you set up affiliate partnerships?
A. Usually, you can find a link along the bottom of their website, might say affiliates or affiliate programs. Just click on that, and sign up to become an affiliate. They will walk you through the process on what to do from there.
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 to 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.