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domain names
  • GoDaddy – A great place for purchasing affordable domain names.
website platforms

INFORMATIONAL PLATFORMS

  • WordPress – A blogging and website platform.
  • Wix – Free website builder
  • Weebly – Host a website, store, or blog. Drag and drop capabilities.
  • Squarespace – Professional website builder for your business.

E-COMMERCE WEBSITE PLATFORMS

  • Storenvy – A shopping cart store and marketplace all in one
  • Shopify – Build an online store for your products
  • Etsy – Online marketplace. Perfect for crafts and handmade goods.
  • BigCommerce – All in one e-commerce platform
  • Big Cartel – Indie online marketplace
  • Society 6 – Sell your original artwork
  • Casetify – Put your artwork on phone cases and more
social media
  • Facebook – Aside from having a personal page, a business page on Facebook gives your customers a place to find you.
  • Instagram – Show a different side of your biz. Share behind the scenes photos, sneak peeks and promotions.
  • Pinterest – Create themed boards using your products or services. Pin your products!
  • Googe+ – Discover others in your network.
  • Youtube – Create videos and vlogs to show your customer what you and your biz are about.
  • Tumblr – Great pictorial blog. Especially attractive to younger markets.
  • Periscope – Live stream videos and chat with your customers.
  • Snapchat – Fun mini videos to show your customers behind the scenes footage.
  • LinkedIn – Just like Facebook but strictly professional. Grow your network and connections.
photo editing
  • Adobe – The worlds leading graphics and photo editing software.
  • Picmonkey – Easiest place for editing photos for use with your brand.
  • Canva – Create graphics for all areas of your brand.
inventory

Where online boutiques find inventory for their stores. Check your local fashion and accessory districts for local sales reps and showrooms.

  • Aliexpress – Marketplace for clothing, electronics, accessories and hair!
  • Alibaba – The parent company to Aliexpress. Go here for quantities.
  • DHGate – One of the largest marketplaces for just about everything
  • Dresslink – Trendy clothing, shoes and accessories for women
  • Pink Town USA – Urban Jewelry Wholesale
payment processing
  • Square – Credit Card processor.
  • CashApp – Powered by Square.
  • Paypal – Most popular online payment solution for making and receiving payments.
  • Stripe – Newer payment processor. Deposits funds directly to your bank account on scheduled days.
  • Google Wallet – Easy to use and convenient. Send and receive payments from email or mobile devices. Debit card included.
  • Braintree – Accept payments online and on your mobile device.
shipping
  • USPS – United States Postal Service. Sign up with a business account.
  • FedEx – Shipping solution for business owners.
  • DHL – Small business shipping solutions.
  • Stamps – One of my favorite ways to ship items online. Receive a small discount on each package with your biz account.
  • Paypal Shipping – Easy way to ship one item at a time without going to the post office. Ship multiple items using your Paypal account.
shrink urls
  • Bitly – Create smaller URL’s for your twitter posts and track the clicks.
  • Owly – Create shorter URL’s and share files.
social media posts
  • Buffer – Schedule social media content.
  • Hootsuite – Social media dashboard for scheduling post for all platforms
  • Latergram – Visually Plan & Schedule Instagram Posts.
  • Planoly – Auto-post to Instagram
email marketing
  • Mailchimp – Create newsletters, automations and manage your subscribers.
stock photos
client management
  • 17hats – All-in-one business management app.
  • Dubsado – CRM built for creatives.
  • Dropbox – Store and share files with clients.
  • LastPass – Secure all of your passwords