Tools

My go-to resources for running an online business.  These are all tools that I use myself and whole heartedly recommend to others.

Please note, some of these are affiliate links.

Siteground

Siteground is an awesome hosting provider, I have been using them for about a year, and I am so pleased I decided to switch. They have THE best customer service! Plus a free SSL certificate (you need this if you’re taking payments on your site).

Typeform

OMG, Typeform…I love it! This service enables you to collect information from your customers and clients in a beautiful way.  Create online questionnaires,  surveys and quizzes.  The basic package is free, which you can receive up to 100 responses a month.

Later

Later is a social media schedule tool.  With 30 free posts a month on the basic plan,  it enables you to create a consistent feed in one sitting, you can also see how your images will look together before posting.  You can also link other social accounts to schedule,  but as yet I’ve only used it for Instagram.

WordPress

WordPress is the platform I use to create websites.  With a vast array of plugins available you can create pretty much any thing you need.  It is an excellent content managment system that enables users to easily upload content onto their new sites, without having to contact someone else to update the site for them.

Squirrly

Squirrly is WordPress plugin that I have recently discovered.  It makes creating content that is SEO friendly, a less daunting task. Squirrly provides a live checklist when you are creating a page or blog post, that turns green when each area is suitably covered.  I pre install this plugin on all websites I create.

Grammarly

I actually discovered this tool whilst setting up this site.  Grammarly is a Google Chrome extension that offers prompts and highlights errors in spelling and grammar whilst writing blog posts or emails.  It is really handy, not having to copy and paste into a spellchecker before hitting publish.