Online Business Resources

Authentic career development is more than finding a job. It’s about finding work you love and going for it. Sometimes that means starting your own business as a freelancer or entrepreneur.

Sami Tip: Don’t skip on market research. Check out similar products or services to see their pricing, branding, etc. This will give you an idea of what you should charge and what is normal in your industry. 

Sounds simple. Its not.

As anyone who has even made a vision board can tell you, its hard to know what we want. Especially if we are just winging it alone in our. Designing your career evolution may require some elbow grease, but it is totally possible with the right tools, mindset, and strategy.

Take the leap into a new business and kickstart the next chapter in your career! 

Career change change happen at any time whether you are a year into a profession or twenty. Let yourself evolve. Your life will be better off for it.

What does an online business require?

Here is a quick list of questions to answer while you’re brainstorming side hustle possibilities.

  • Who is my ideal customer?
  • Where do they hang out online?
  • What problem do I want to solve for them?
  • What service or product am I providing?
  • Can I explain the features or methodology in 3 bullet points? 
  • What values do I want my business to have?
  • You can find more about crafting big biz ideas in this article.   

To help you on your business journey, I’ve a curated list of resources, including the tools and software that I use or have used. Some links are affiliate ones that earn me a commission at no cost to you. Be savvy with your money, plot out how you will use a tool or service before purchase.

Tools

Are you offering consulting, digital downloads, or classes? Here’s your tech stack.

Creating  

  • Zoom for consults
  • Audacity for audio editing
  • Canva for graphic design
  • Krisp for quieter calls and recordings
  • UseLoom for quick videos
  • AnchorFM for podcasting
  • WordPress + Elementor for web design.
  • Otter.ai for transcription
  • Descript for easy audio and video editing

Organization

  • Notion
  • ClickUp
  • Asana
  • Trello
  • Dubsado
  • Dropbox
  • Slack for teams/collaborators

Marketing  

  • Buffer
  • Mailerlite
  • ConvertKit
  • Later
  •  Unsplash for royalty free images

Selling 

  • Gumroad
  • PayHip 
  • Moonclerk
  • Podia 
  • Teachable (Courses)
  • Acuity.com for scheduling
  • Calendly for scheduling
  • Eventbrite for event tickets
  • Stripe
  • Paypal

From the Podcast

Are you on LinkedIn?

The why and how of LinkedIn for online entrepreneurs.

Awesome Reach

LinkedIn's algorithm promotes content creators instead of publishes them like on Facebook or Instagram.

Active Userbase

LinkedIn has more active users than Twitter!
Over 130 million Americans have a LinkedIn account.
70% of LinkedIn users are outside U.S too.

Curate Your Leads

LinkedIn was built to curate leads, warm them with content, and get them lining up to get into your funnel.

Find Opportunities

From speaking engagements to venture funding, you can find endless business opportunities on LinkedIn.

Grow Your Network, Get Visible, & Land Jobs

Personal branding is key to standing out in a crowded job market. Right now, LinkedIn is the best way to get visible in your field to attract new opportunities. Don’t let a lackluster profile sink your visibility on LinkedIn.

This is the time to take the opportunities on LinkedIn… before your competition does!

Influencers like Gary Vee are making LinkedIn their focus to expand on this unsaturated market. Why? Because active LinkedIn users have high incomes, a business focus, and are looking to develop their personal and professional lives.

Let me be your LinkedIn Sherpa. I will show you how to utilize this powerful platform without feeling like a corporate zombie. 

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