Resources for Your Business

I don’t take your trust in me lightly; therefore, every one of these resources is a product that I have used or am currently using happily in my business and which I would even recommend to my best friend. I may or may not receive a commission for your purchase or use of them but that has no influence upon my recommendations.

Responsive Email – email that automatically adapts to the device it is viewed on

responsiveDid you know that nearly 90 million Americans use their phone to read email AND, that number grew by 28% over the past year?  You also need to be aware that if your email is hard to read or unattractively displayed on a mobile device 80% of people will delete it immediately!

When you use a responsively designed email template it responds and adapts to the device your recipients are using to experience it. After all looking at something on a small device versus a desktop or laptop, it’s a totally different exp  Responsive email is designed to render two different layouts depending on the size of the screen the email is opened on. 

The use of responsive design in your email marketing campaigns can double their effectiveness, but not the cost.  Update your email with a fully responsive design. Our designs will work with almost any email marketing system out there (Aweber, 1SC, MailChimp, iContact, etc) with the exception of Constant Contact. We do all the work and testing to ensure that you have a classy email template that looks great and is easy to read on every device it is viewed on.

GET IT NOW or Go HERE to find out more about it ~~> Responsive Email, How it works, Why you need it, Get it now

One Shopping Cart

It took me over a year to realize that “One Shopping Cart”, “Kick Start Cart”, 1SC and several business coaches’ carts (for example: “SuzyQ’s Best Shopping cart”) were all one and the same! I’ve run into many other entrepreneurs who were equally confused so I wanted to share that with you in case you were in the same boat. There ARE a few other shopping cart choices so be sure that the home page says Kick Start Cart.

If you have a business that sells products, you need a fully integrated shopping cart and in my opinion, this one is the best. It works with all major credit cards, has PayPal integration, can use coupon codes, has analytics and reports, has e-mail marketing and autoresponders and many other features.

Go HERE to find out more about it ~~> Shelley Recommends 1SC

Affordable and Powerful. Click Here to try the World’s Smartest Shopping Cart system.

E-Mail Marketing

You can use your One Shopping Cart for your e-mail campaigns but if you don’t NEED a shopping cart or it’s not in your budget at this time, I would recommend AWeber email marketing service.

There are several email marketing services available. Some are even free. But AWeber has the highest email delivery, greatest reliability, extensive features, is easy to use and has wonderful video tutorials. Click below for more info and if you’d like a 7 page PDF on exactly what AWeber can do for you and your business, click on Aweber at a Glance.

Business Coaching: Sandra Martini’s “Get It Done Right the First Time” program

I’ve been a member of this program for over 4 years and have found awesome value in it. It is an excellent monthly program (and super inexpensive) designed to help you create a sustainable business which has TRUE multiple streams of income, not just “cash whenever you promote something” from the typical promotion-driven business through monthly topic calls (which last at LEAST an hour)

• Monthly Open Q&A calls where “anything goes” and you can ask questions even if you can’t be there “live”

• A private forum where Sandra personally participates• An “at least” monthly “Behind The Curtain” newsletter with deeper learning, industry news, checklists, templates and more

• Weekly audios to keep you focused

• Weekly accountability journal to keep you in action

• All calls will, of course, be recorded and posted on the forum for your listening/downloading convenience

• . . .and more

For more information, click here

MOO Cards

This my favorite place to purchase business cards. I have gone MOO crazy! Yes, there are sites that are much less expensive…..free even, but these cards are fun, exciting, creative and are developed with the latest technology. Try the new Facebook timeline business cards, the MOO minis or add a QR code to your own design.
They also have postcards, stickers, and greeting cards.
Check out the web site for more ideas!

PLR Content

Another part of social media marketing is content creation for your website, blog, your email marketing or for article submission sites. Creating content can take up a LOT of time. When first beginning a blog or website, it’s important to have enough content to be of service to your visitors and make them interested enough to stay and look around.
One way to add content quickly is by the use of PLR (private label rights). With PLR content, you have the right to use it as is, tweak it for your audience or even use just the table of contents as an outline for what you’d like to say yourself. It’s a great idea generator. But you must be careful that the PLR you purchase is of good quality, reliable, and offers ways to use it to its best advantage.
One of my favorite places to find quality, up-to-date PLR is Melissa Ingold’s site. I can trust that whatever I purchase from her is not only a lesson for ME but will be of great benefit to my clients, as well. Many of her products include graphics too.
For more information, click here.

Images – Deposit Photos

When using images for  your blog or your social media platforms, it’s very important that you use royalty-free images from a reliable source. I don’t even recommend using royalty-free images from the free sites anymore because you want a license attached to your image that shows you have permission to use it.  Deposit photos is a great inexpensive source for images.  You can purchase a subscription or buy using credits. Click the link below to check out their site.

 

Photo Editors

Fotor – super easy to use; offers both free and paid options

Wordswag –  also easy to use, but is only available by an iOS app; free and paid versions available