Have you ever been faced with a question about vendors, who to use, what to buy, where to go, only to have the door closed in your face? It’s like there is a secret code or handshake that allows you the answers. Well not here! Welcome to Paper & Prosper where we love to share our favorites and what has worked with us.
Business Organizing Tools
- The Briefcase Planner – Organize your entire business with this calendar/workflow/tracker & more
- Verve & Vigour (OMG tell her I sent you. She (Jessica) is AMAZING!)
- Tailwind – Best Pinterest Scheduling app (we use & love)
- HootSuite – Social Media Scheduling
- Moo – Business cards and letterhead
- Blogstomp – Create amazing blog collages quickly and easily.
- Rackspace – Cloud website hosting (Our most preferred)
- BlueHost – Website hosting
- GroSocial – Facebook apps – Marketing – Great for tabs, giveaways and more
- Mailchimp – Newsletter builder
- Buffer – Social Media post scheduling & life saver!
- WiseStamp – Add apps to your email signatures
- Flow – Task management website (Our new favorite tool!)
- Join.Me – Screen sharing and online meetings
Online Marketing Tools
- Google Keyword Tool – Online tool to help you understand important keywords to use in blog titles & website development
- Google Adwords – Market to google users
- Sendible – Social media management program that allows you to schedule posts on different social media platforms, including Facebook timeline covers and also repeat Pinterest pins, and to track mentions of your brand
- Edgar – Social media management program that allows you to create categories for different types of content (ex. one category could be Engagement Questions, another could be Tips); it saves all of your posts in a library for future use
- Canva – Simple graphic design program that allows you to make designs for social media platforms and for print
- Creative Market – This site has amazing templates, graphics & themes. Great if you are looking for a magazine layout or product mockups.
Website & Blog Templates/Themes
- Photocrati – WordPress themes
- Themeforest – WordPress themes
- ManageWP – WordPress dashboard
- Yoast SEO
- WP Super Cache
- Contact Form 7
- Backup Buddy – Protect yourself with this great website backup & wordpress migration plugin
- Bloom – Email opt-in plugin
- Akismet – spam blocker – a must!
- Jetpack Publicizer – This theme provides so many functions. Our favorite is the publicizer helping you send blog posts to your social media sites.
- Testimonials by Wootheme – Give yourself the ability to showcase the great testimonials from your clients
- Google XML Sitemaps – Important to create xml files for SEO purposes. A must!
- NextGEN Gallery – Display your photos beautifully with this plugin
- Share Buttons by AddThis – Let visitors brag about your site with these great share buttons
- Wordfence Security – Protect your site with this firewall & virus scanner
Email Plugin Apps
- Bloom – Email opt-in plugin for WordPress; offers different display types and 100+ templates
- Optin Monster – Create beautiful opt-in forms with this email opt-in plugin
Social Media Groups
- Paper & Prosper – Entrepreneur / Bloggers Tips & Tricks
- Paper & Prosper Guest Bloggers Group – want to write for Paper & Prosper? Join this group and see what topics are available or submit your own.
Note: A couple of the links in here are affiliate links because we absolutely love their products and tell people all the time about them. This helps to afford the updating of our blog. If you wish not to use the affiliate link you can simply look the company up on Google.