Tools and Resources to Help Your Business Grow

In the interest of providing you and your home-based business with as much value as possible. Here is a list of essential resource tools broken down into core categories

Document Collaboration and Cloud Storage

Evernote

Evernote is a free app for your smartphone and computer that stores everything you could possibly imagine losing track of, 

Price: Sign up for free with Google. Also, a business version available

  Google Docs

Google Docs. Sheets, and Slides are productivity apps that let you create different kinds of online documents, work on them in real time with other people, and storethem in your Google Drive online.

Price: FREE

OneNote

OneNote is one of Microsoft's most underrated apps. Not only can you jot down notes or keep to-do lists. OneNote is available on almost every platform.

  Google Drive

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators.

Price: Free up to 15GB, but $AU10 per month for 1TB of space.

Dropbox

Dropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Dropbox integrates with Gmail, Facebook, and so many other popular tools.

Price: Free up to 2GB and $AUD 13.99 per month for basic plan – 1TG of space

Task Management

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Sortd enhances your Gmail experience, providing a seamless, intuitive way to plan and prioritize email and tasks in a single Gmail workspace. 

Price: Free version and limited offer paid plans starting $2 monthly per user. Free trials are available.

Wunderlist

Wunderlist is a very simple, well-designed and easy-to-use task management tool available on desktop as well as Mac and Android devices.

Price: Free and Premium version at $4.99/user/month.

 Todist

Listed as one of the top task management tools on the market. App is Free on iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows, & more

Price: Free for Starters or Premium $AUD4.00 per month paid annually.

Project Management

Trello

A great user-friendly Project Management app that works alongside your Gmail account. Easy to use pin board style dashboard that allows you to create lists, tasks, and boards. In one glance, 

Price: Free version 

Asana

Excellent and intuitive team collaboration and project management tool created by two co-founders of Facebook. Asana is one of the simplest project management tools out there!

Price: Basic version is Free. Premium is $US9.99 per user billed annually

Time Tracking 

RescueTime

RescueTime can be installed on your computer and will track what programs and websites you spend the most time on. It’s a pretty incredible tool, showing not only where you’re spending your time, but also what hours are your least/most productive.  Try RescueTime and see how you can make yourself more productive!

Price: Free and $9/month

LogoMyHours

Popular, go-to time tracking tool for projects and tasks for Online Professionals. If you are looking to track your project time for your clients, this tool will work nicely!

Price: : Free for individual users, Pro package for $7 USD per user/month. Discounts for annual pricing.  A 30-day free trial is available.

Webinar Tools

GotoWebinar

GoToWebinar is simply one of the most stable webinar platforms around. The features are basic , but GoToWebinar rarely breaks down and offers great recordings!

Price: 7-day free trial available, plans start at $139 per month for 100 users, $319month for 500 users (discounts for annual pricing)

  Zoom

Zoom offers a few more bells and whistles and is a bit more affordable than GoToWebinar. The live streaming video feature seems more stable than GoToWebinar and they offer some cool features like the ability to create “break-out” rooms right within a webinar.

Price: Free version, starts at $AUD20.99 per month per host for 100 participants

Join.me

join.me is the easiest webinar tool to use on the market. It is very easy to set up a branded domain and use that for all your events. If you are looking for a simple screen sharing tool and don’t need the bells and whistles, this one is for you!

Price: Free version and premium starts at $AUD18 - $AUD38 per month


Website Research & Planning

Free Mindmap Tools:

• Mindmeister: http://www.mindmeister.com


Website Technology

Website Builder Tools


WordPress Resources

 WordPress Hub

WordPress Beginner

Popular WordPress Themes



Australian Web Host Providers


A2 Hosting: https:// www.a2hosting.com

Price: $3.92 (USD)
 Disk space: Unlimited
 Support: Phone, Live Chat, Tickets

Site Ground: https://www.siteground.com

Price: $4.95
 Disk space: 10 GB
 Support: Phone, Live Chat, Tickets

Panthur: https:// www.panthur.com.au

Price: $5
 Disk space: 10 GB
 Support: Phone, Tickets


Outsource WordPress Development

• Airtasker https://www.airtasker.com/

• OzLance https://ozlance.com.au


Email List Management Tool

Online Business Directories

  • Google My Business Australia: https://www.google.com.au 
  • Bing Places for Business:  https://www.bingplaces.com
  • Yelp for Business Owners: https://biz.yelp.com.au

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