The phrase “hacks” is so overused these days.
Everyone wants a shortcut, a method to do something better/faster or a way to avoid doing something all together.
For some reason, there’s this big misconception that starting an online business is super easy. Now, don’t get me wrong…once you get everything clicking on all cylinders, things will flow smoothly. But unfortunately, as you build your online empire, there’s no shortage of work to be done. Even if you were to hack your hacks…the initial surge of tasks to be completed can be overwhelming.
Half the battle is discovering what you’re doing wrong and how you can consolidate/economize your efforts to get more work done in much less time.
I’ve had to learn a lot of this the hard way (read: more face palm moments than I can count). So I’ve compiled a database of all the things I’ve learned that would have been a tremendous help had I known about them at the very beginning. I don’t get paid for any of this. These are not affiliate links. These are just sites/programs/apps that genuinely helped me.
Also, check back frequently because this database updates continuously.
These websites have been instrumental in shaping my knowledge/opinions on entrepreneurship, product creation and business development. Now I write for a few of them.
These sites have targeted, tactical tips on how to make people WANT what you have to offer…
These are all sites, apps and tools I used, have used at one time or have heard rave reviews about. These are just things I thought would be helpful. Again, I don’t get any compensation for these links.
Themes I’ve either used or have heard great things about:
Plugins and services that make my life easier:
Subscriber systems/autoresponders/webinar hosts:
Tools to spread and evaluate your influence/ make your digital life more efficient:
Outsourcing your work (for when you have no idea what you’re doing or don’t have time):
I honestly think at least becoming proficient in HTML and some programming is essential if you’re going to work in the online space. Not knowing this stuff would be the equivalent of trying to live in a foreign country and making no attempt at learning the language.
For many of the digital products you will make, the Wishlist plugin will take care of it nicely. However, there are also resouces for people who want to make physical products.