Resources

Here are some of the tools and resources that I have found useful:

Internet | Web | Marketing

  • Chrome – browser
  • SEMrush – internet research
  • Google Trends – search trends
  • BuiltWith – tells what platform a website is built on
  • Raven Tools – internet research and tracking
  • GoDaddy – For domain purchase and management
  • Shopify – ecommerce platform
  • BigCommerce – ecommerce platform
  • Adroll – remarketing
  • Google Adwords – internet ads
  • Google Analytics – website reporting
  • Hubspot – inbound marketing, blog platform, email marketing

Business Management

  • Quickbooks Enterprise – bookkeeping and accounting
  • Microsoft Excel – everyone knows this one!
  • TeamworkPM – managing projects and teamwork
  • AmazonS3 – backup data

Productivity

  • Google Apps – email, document storage, calendar
  • DropBox – file and document storage and sharing
  • Evernote – business and personal notes
  • Elance – outsourcing work
  • WeTransfer – large file transfer
  • Awesome Screenshots – screenshot tool

Blogging

  • Blue Host – hosting
  • GoDaddy – hosting
  • WordPress – blogging platform

Social Media

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • HootSuite – social media management

Writing

  • Word
  • MarsEdit
  • Pages
  • Evernote

Creative

  • Final Cut Pro X – video editing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

Books

Success Principles –Jack Canfield

The Power of Focus – Jack Canfield

Crush It – Gary Vaynerchuck
Easy read where Gary talks about how he took his passion for wine and turned it into a business, great step-by-step advice.

4 Hour Work Week – Tim Ferris
One of the original books that tweaks your thinking about what is possible with the internet, outsourcing, virtual assistants, and breaking free from the old way of thinking and old way of doing.

Power of Full Engagement –Tony Schwartz
If you are going to pursue excellence in anything you have the have the personal energy to make it happen, this book shows you how to manage your life and your energy to achieve greatness.

Strategic Acceleration – Tony Jeary
This is a great book that maps through the dynamics of Clarity, Focus, and Execution, worth a read of listen.

How to be Excellent at anything- Tony Schwartz