Resources

We thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to if you are looking for some recommendations. We’ll add to it as we find great companies, and will always keep it updated. We recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. And as a note, We have used all of these companies and products. They are all very helpful. Enjoy!

Our Most Recommended

If you look at nothing else on this page, these are the companies and products that you should know about and have helped us immensely toward reaching our goals. We find ourselves recommending these resources again and again on here. We use them because they make my life easier, and we’re confident you will agree.

 

BlueHost – To have an awesome website online, no other company has better and reliable hosting plans. They will walk you through the entire process of setting up a website and their customer service is second to none. Start with this company if you have ever wanted a website. They helped us a lot to this one up and going.

99designs.com– If you need a logo, you really need to visit 99 Designs. This is a unique website that you can use if you need a logo design. It’s in a contest format. You submit the description of what you want, and designers will compete against each other to win money.

aweber – This company can keep you and all of your website subscribers organized. It will allow you to easily collect subscribers, send out newsletters and other communication very easily. Definitely a must when it comes to organization.

My Corporation – Every legitimate business needs a few things to get them on the right track. And it is always smart to protect yourself and your personal assets. This is where My Corporation helps. They make it very easy to set up an LLC, business licenses, and anything else you might need. And it is surprisingly pretty cheap. We highly recommend using this company to protect yourself on your new business.

 

 

Website Tools: – These can help you take your website up a notch and present a more professional image.

aWeber – This company can keep you and all of your website subscribers organized. It will allow you to easily collect subscribers, send out newsletters and other communication very easily. Definitely a must when it comes to organization.

Shoppify – Shoppify is an online shopping cart software that you can easily build an eCommerce website. They make the process extremely easily and user friendly. So if you want to start selling products online, I would definitely recommend checking them out.

99designs.com – If you need a logo, you really need to visit 99 Designs. This is a unique website that you can use if you need a logo design. It’s in a contest format. You submit the description of what you want, and designers will compete against each other to win money.

Webdesign Tools: – Building your own website can be done relatively easy… with the right tools.

WordPress – This is a website building software that is very easy to use and there are thousands of tutorials and guides to help you along the way. Very user friendly and you can build almost any type of website. It is free and is installed on your hosting platform… like BlueHost.

ThemeForrest – More amazing themes for Websites and Blogs. They offer so many different tools, it would take weeks to go through them all. Very cool.

Elegant Themes – The best looking templates for your next Halloween, or any other themed Website. They all work on the WordPress software and are easily installed under the appearances tab in WP.

Optinskin – This is a blog plugin that can turn your website into a fantastic looking landing page. You can convert more visitors and it is fully customizable.

 

Legal and Accounting: – If you are starting a business, do it right. It will definitely pay off in the long run.

My Corporation – Every legitimate business needs a few things to get them on the right track. And it is always smart to protect yourself and your personal assets. This is where My Corporation helps. They make it very easy to set up an LLC, business licenses, and anything else you might need. And it is surprisingly pretty cheap. I highly recommend using this company to protect yourself on your new business.

Quickbooks Online – This software has helped us so much, it is hard to put into words. Basically, you can hook all of your bank accounts up to it so every transaction goes in. Then at tax time, just give an accountant access and they can do it all. A huge time saver!

Business Tools:Other Business tools that can make things go smoother.

Virtual Staff Finder – This innovative company can help you find virtual assistants to do almost anything needed to run a successful online business. Perfect to start building your staff by outsourcing a lot of the headaches.

Indeed Jobs – If you have never heard of Indeed, it is a very effective place to find a job. Just for fun, you can see if there are any website writing related jobs in your area.

Research Tools: – These can help you do great market research towards your business goals.

Terapeak – Lets you do market research for your business very easily.

Our Friends! – Here are just a few cool companies that we personally buy from. As per our requirements for great businesses, they have amazing customer service, fast shipping, and very helpful information.

SportsEtcA great company to buy licensed sports products for your favorite team. As sports nuts ourselves, we visit often to check out their hats, sunglasses, or flags.

Zazzle – We go here for fun when we are looking for a fun new shirt. They have tons of stuff so enjoy wasting a few hours here looking at all the cool stuff.

SpiritHalloween.com – Definitely the biggest online costume place. If they don’t have it, you don’t want it. Their selection is always expanding and visiting can give you amazing costume ideas. They also have many retail locations around the country so you know everything is always in stock.