These are the books, presentations, websites, and tools that make me who I am today. I trust you will find them useful as well.
Books I recommend
Websites I read
Buffer Social. Thoughts on social media and online marketing.
The Convince and Convert Blog. Convince and Convert are strategic advisors that work with world-class organizations to make digital marketing and customer experiences remarkable.
Michael Hyatt. Michael is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, an online leadership development company. He helps overwhelmed high achievers get the clarity, confidence, and tools they need to win at work and succeed at life.
ProBlogger. ProBlogger is all about inspiring, teaching and supporting bloggers from around the world to create blogs that not only serve their readers and make the world a better place – but which build income streams for the bloggers behind them.
Search Engine Land. Search Engine Land is a leading daily publication that covers all aspects of the search marketing industry.
Podcasts I listen to
Tools I use
Squarespace. Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed.
WordPress.org. WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.
ConvertPlus. The World’s Easiest Popup Plugin.
OneSignal. The world’s leader for Mobile Push Notifications, Web Push, and In-App Messaging. Trusted by 600k businesses to send 4 billion Push Notifications per day.
Social Warfare. Social Warfare makes sharing your content fast and easy.
Yoast SEO. Automate common SEO tasks and get more tools to improve your content.
Out:think. Out:think designs and builds web platforms that get results.
Buffer. Buffer is the best way to drive traffic, increase fan engagement and save time on social media.
dlvr.it. Smart social media automation.
Hootsuite. Hootsuite manages all your social media in one place.
Lumen5. Easily create high quality videos at scale through automation.
Magic Actions for YouTube (Chrome extension). Magic Actions for YouTube is a lightweight and useful extension designed for a more comfortable watching experience.
Pablo. With Pablo, you can create beautiful images easily to make your posts pop.
Animoto. Make great videos. Easily.
AWeber. All the tools you need to send emails the right way.
Calendly. Calendly helps you schedule meetings without the back-and-forth emails.
CoSchedule Headline Analyzer. Free headline analyzer that will score your overall headline quality and rate its ability to result in social shares, increased traffic, and SEO value.
DropBox. When people put their files in Dropbox, they can trust they’re secure and their data is their own.
Evernote. Inspiration strikes anywhere. Evernote lets you capture, nurture, and share your ideas across any device.
Feedly. The content you need to accelerate your research, marketing, and sales.
Fiverr. Freelance services for the lean entrepreneur.
GoToMeeting. GoToMeeting with video conferencing is a simple yet powerful way to collaborate in real time.
Grammarly. Grammarly makes sure everything you type is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free.
HelloSign. HelloSign is the most powerful platform for your business agreements.
LastPass. LastPass manages your online life, so you don’t have to.
MOO. Premium business cards and more.
PhotoFiltre 7. PhotoFiltre 7 is a complete image retouching program.
Rev. Rev’s proprietary technology platform is built to create a great work environment for transcriptionists, captioners, and translators so we can deliver clients ever-increasing speed and quality.
Right Inbox. Right Inbox schedules emails to be sent later.
Screencast-O-Matic. Screencast-O-Matic is trusted by millions of users to create and share screen recordings.
Screenpresso. The ultimate screen capture tool for Windows.
Skitch. See something that sparks an idea? Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up, and send it on in an instant. Your bold ideas stand out even brighter with Skitch.
Shutterstock. Discover over 125 million royalty-free images, video clips, and music tracks.
Unsplash. Beautiful, free photos. Gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers.
Upwork. Grow your business through the top freelancing website. Hire talent nearby or worldwide.
Presentations I recommend
Wendy Sue Swanson