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.

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.

Books to Inspire You

The War of Art

Think of The War of Art as tough love… for yourself. Since 2002, The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat “Resistance”; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us.

You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Bestselling author, speaker and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, cuts through the din of the self-help genre with her own verbal meat cleaver.

The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith

In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches readers how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life.

Reinvent Yourself

James Altucher: I’ve reinvented my career, my interests, my life, many times over the past twenty years. This is the book I wish I had at the beginning of that long and often volatile journey.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller “A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life… I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.”

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world’s most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles’s long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today’s job-hunters and career-changers.

Career Clarity: Finally Find the Work That Fits Your Values and Your Lifestyle

Filled with practical exercises and real-life examples from career changers who made big shifts with huge payoffs, there’s no need to try to “figure it out” all on your own anymore. Lisa Lewis Miller’s Career Clarity gives you the soulful framework you need to empower you to feel alive, joyful energy in your work; to trust your capabilities to reach for bigger challenges; and to confidently make your next move – no matter where your life or career leads you.

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