Tools You Might Need
Hosting & Domain Service
In the last 3 years, I have switched hosting twice! You see, I am not someone who needs a lot of things for my hosting. I just need a hosting service to be affordable, reliable, easy to use and provides great support. And that is what I have experienced with Namecheap.
For those considering to make a switch to Namecheap, here are some coupon code that you can use..
1. for 25% OFF dedicated hosting, code is SLEGHBEL7
2. for discounts on domain registration & transfer, code is SNOBALFYTE.
In 2013, I switched from Hostjill, which is by far the worst hosting provider I have experienced, to Bluehost. Bluehost, to me, is a very premium provider with tons of support from web design to web transfer... but at a price..
To cut a long story short, I decided to look for alternative when I found that it is too complicated, too costly and takes a long time for the support team to get back. I don't have a good experience with their support team as they seemed to be focused in closing the case rather that solving it and that takes a lot of time.
Books & Articles
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Market Samurai - Keyword Research Tool
Market Samurai Keyword Research Tool.
There are many ways to do market research. The same goes when we do keyword research. One of the ways that I use is this software tool called Market Samurai. I've done keyword research using Google Keywords and I've done it using Market Samurai. Both are able to give me the same results but Market Samurai helps me to get what I want in a shorter time. A small investment to boost my productivity.
Dropbox - The Simplest Cloud Storage I Have Ever Used
These days, everything is going cloud. As far as basic online storage is concern, I have only one ; Dropbox.
I prefer Dropbox for its simplicity. It's easy to synchronize and it does not affect the computer speed that much. I'm able to retrieve deleted files easily and I have access to my files from my iPad, iPhone and laptop. Simplicity and free storage for up to 16GB. What more can you ask for?
Whiteboard Drawings or Explainer Videos Software
Create Your Own Whiteboard Drawing Videos
Whiteboard drawings are filling up Youtube fast. It's one of the fun ways to bring your message across. You can use it for your own training videos, your own marketing campaigns or just for the fun of it. I've used whiteboard videos quite extensive while I was conducting workshops for a non-profit training company. The idea behind it was to inject fun ways of learning new materials and it worked well. You should give it a try.
Workshops & Online Courses
Design Thinking Guide for Successful Professionals
Design Thinking Online Course
This design thinking course is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs, managers and professionals who are looking for idea generation techniques to improve their business and/or enhance customer experience. This course will help you
a. develop the mindsets, skillsets, and toolsets of designers, artists, and innovators.
b. To connect more deeply with customers to discover opportunities for innovation.
c. add value to their customers, their businesses and maintain a competitive edge.