So, you want to be an entrepreneur who works from home. Wonder what are the tools used by entrepreneurs to scale their business right from the comfort of their coach?
Carry on reading and tell me what you think!
Best note taking app: Evernote
There is no doubt Evernote is the best (and highly recommended) note taking app for entrepreneurs.
I use this all the time to keep notes and ideas — and as an entrepreneur, ideas worth a whole lot of money and more than you can imagine!
Best blogging software: WordPress
Blogging is a greta way to showcase your talent and skills in the online world. While there are many blogging software in the market, WordPress is definitely the best option for you to get started on the right track.
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Best web hosting service: BlueHost
If you are just starting out, you don't need to spend hundred of dollars in web hosting. Getting a shared web hosting from reliable web hosting providers such as BlueHost will get your home business started in no time and minus the massive startup cost.
Disclaimer: BlueHost web hosting services starts at $2.95 per month and comes with unlimited bandwidth, 1-click WordPress installation and website builder (at no cost to you).
Best email marketing service: AWeber
Starting an email list as early as possible is an important step to grow your audience. As a matter of fact, it is one of the best investments you can do for yourself especially when you are working on a side hustle like blogging and website creation.
AWeber is highly affordable (starts at $19 per month), comes with awesome visual builder, hundreds of email templates and a cool support team to help you get started without any hassle.
Best website analytics tool: Google Analytics
Google Analytics is undeniable the most used tool for entrepreneurs who have a website. With Google Analytics, you get important information of your website visitors including geolocation, time spend on site and many more information.
Plus, the free tag is definitely a no-brainer for anyone!
Best webmaster tool: Google Search Console
If you have a website, it is obvious that you want to rank well on search engine result page. However, the first step is to ensure that your website is known to respective search engines such as Google. This is where Google Search Console comes into play.
With Google Search Console, you will be able to notify Google on changes done to your website so that it can start indexing your site. Once your site is indexed, your website will be visible on the search pages.
Best free SEO plugin: Yoast SEO
I have been using Yoast SEO for ages and it has never failed me — not even once.
Once the plugin is installed on your WordPress site, you can easily configure it to start ranking well on search engine. Here's the Yoast SEO guide I'd published sometime back.
Best WordPress theme: Thrive Themes
Thrive Themes is perfect and I mean P-E-R-F-E-C-T. Thrive Themes comes with tons of features that allows you to create custom website designs without hiring a website developer (and potentially paying thousands of dollars).
Website templates are built from ground up with speed, conversion and security in mind. Plus with the Thrive Membership (review) that costs you as low as $19 per month, you get 9 powerful Thrive Plugins to make your entrepreneurship life much easier when you are working from home!
Best live chat module for website: Tawk.to
Let's face it. What are the chances that website visitors will search for your contact form, open up the link, fill up the form and press submit? Wouldn't that be easier if you have a live chat module that allows them to talk to you directly?
This is where Tawk.to comes into play. It is a free live chat module for websites and you can opt for paid version if you require additional features. I even use Tawk.to for my digital marketing website.
Best payment gateay/service: PayPal
Okay, I hear you — PayPal is expensive and bla, bla, bla. True enough!
However, PayPal is a great option especially when you are living in countries where Stripe is not available. PayPal allows you to receive and send money in just a few clicks, and it works perfectly well with most banks in the world.
It is also very secure and you don't have to worry about hackers (unless you share your password)!
What are the tools and software you are using as an entrepreneurs?
Leave a comment below and share with me the tools you are using daily in your entrepreneurship life.