I have built incredible relationships with very smart, talented, and committed virtual assistants and video editors through this site. Reading through the free resources and guides available on the site is crucial to setting expectations and hiring the right person. Keeping good communication rhythms is important. If you’re looking for some part-time help and are just getting started, this may be a great resource for you.
This site has free posting services, assessment tools, an application management tool, email relay, and even a referral system. I’ve used this platform to find jobs myself and to hire for just about every kind of company - corporate, government, small local businesses, tech startups, and my own. I coach all of my clients and colleagues to use Indeed and they have all found incredible candidates - from executives and managers to intern or team member, both part-time and full-time. I highly recommend using this platform to find entry-level or part-time team members in the local area to co-work with you and/or remote work.
This is a great site for finding contract/freelancer work. Creating a proper posting and parameters greatly increase your ability to attract high-quality candidates without being overbid. I don’t believe this is a good solution for a finding more semi-permanent to permanent team members. Freelancers own their own business, so they can become very costly for you as a business owner.
ONLINE COURSE AND MEMBERSHIP RECOMMENDATIONS
I cannot rave about this membership community enough! If you want clear, authentic, no FOMO driven ways to grow and nurture an Instagram following, get resources, masterclasses, a boosting pod, and a very supportive community to boot THIS IS IT. This isn’t about the 10K followers in 30 days method. This is about creating a tribe.
If you're interested in building fun relational Facebook messenger bots, this course teaches you exactly how to build them with all of the best tips of the trade. The instructor is the CEO of a successful Dallas-based marketing agency that builds and sells bots. She shows you exactly how/why she builds them for her clients.
Bobby Klinck is the bomb when it comes to legal advice and documents needed to do businesses safely online. This is his online membership portal that allows you the ability to engage with his content for legal forms made easy.
MY MUST HAVE PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
GSUITE* - This is a must have.
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FREE - light easy and intuitive way to organize your projects and a great project management tool ( prefer it over Asana)
FREE - I also use this to make lists to keep my brain free from the millions of things to do both personal and work
FREE - Great for scheduling setting appointment details, times, client appointments, and you can even use it as an easy payment gateway for consulting/coaching calls and services. If you're on Squarespace, then you can get the next tier up for free!
FREE - secure your passwords, and never lose or forget them again! It's free for multiple devices!
Free Storage which is great to upload Freebies and files to download for opt-ins, store large files, and share files with your team and clients!
FREE - Social media scheduling for one image post a day, commenting dashboard, analytics and desktop or mobile planning and scheduling. $7/mo (billed annually) for one user for all of the features (including posting video and gifs) which is so worth it.
EMAIL MARKETING AUTOMATION TOOLS
START FOR FREE - For those starting out, MailerLite is the ultimate FREE list building tool you'll need. It's free up to 1000 subscribers (along with ALL features) and is reasonably price for lists larger than 1000 and can also grow with you and your business. My favorite features are the beautiful and email templates (HTML/Rich) with an easy to use drag-and-drop editor, embeddable web forms, along with pop-ups, AND landing pages!
Another great alternative is Convertkit. It's an easy-to-use list building tool because it comes with a host of attractive features: beautiful and email templates (HTML/Rich) with an easy to use drag-and-drop editor, embeddable web forms, along with pop-ups, AND landing pages! Pricing starts at $29.
I use this exclusively now for all of my digital marketing funnels and course/membership needs. The flexibility, quality of and analytics and data provided is unmatched. I switched from a combination of Active Campaign/Convert kit, Lead Pages, and Thinkific and would still choose this over Kajabi any day and every day for the features, ease of use, and value for the monthly price.
Many are fans for their ease of use for creating funnels.
Quick, simple, and easy beautiful landing pages.
I'm a HUGE fan. This includes hosting, templates, SEO, analytics, Landing Pages, domain name (URL) AND acuity for FREE.
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