Each Friday at 12 N EST the International Association of Solopreneurs has a BlogTalkRadio program called SoloTalk. Our show this week had three incredible guests that shared their recommended resources and how they use them. As we discussed many of us get caught in the shiny penny syndrome which certainly distracts us from our business and doing what is most important — creating an income. You can listen to the recorded show Are You Pulling Your Hair Out Trying to Determine Which Technology Tools Are Best for Solopreneurs?
I learned a lot from these successful business owners about their best practices. Connect with each of them at www.solopreneurs.org as well as their business websites you will find below. I tried to capture all of the resources they shared, this post is packed with value.
Lou Bortone, a writer, producer and online branding consultant who helps entrepreneurs build breakthrough brands on the Internet. You can find Lou at https://www.loubortone.com
Andrew Windham, Founder and CEO of Insurance Georgia and TUF Advisory Group, has used his fifteen years of experience in the medical field to create a national reputation for his companies’ approach to insuring entrepreneurs, small business start-ups and the self-employed. Connect with Andrew at https://www.insurancegeorgia.com/
Wendy Y Bailey, Affectionately called “WendyY” by her clients, business associates and coaching colleagues. She is a Master Certified Group Coach, Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Certified Experienced Coach. Look for WendyY at https://groupcoachingmastery.com
Check out this list of technology tools. I would love to hear what your favorite tool is and how you use it.
https://www.carbonite.com Protect your business with online backup
https://www.Ustream.TV is the live interactive video broadcast platform that enables anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to quickly and easily broadcast to a global audience of unlimited size.
https://www.aweber.com Auto Responder program
https://www.constantcontact.com Email marketing in full color. Great for newsletters
https://www.buddypress.org/ BuddyPress will transform an installation of WordPress MU into a social network platform
https://www.wpwishlist.com WordPress WishList provides powerful and unique tools, resources and plugins for the WordPress community.
https://www.logmein.com Securely access your PCs from anywhere
https://www.zoho.com Productivity and collaboration applications
https://www.basecamphq.com Project management and collaboration application
https://www.adobe.com/products/vlogit/ Video blogs faster and easier than traditional video editing software because there’s no editing!
https://www.nocostconference.com Free Conference Calls company provides you with instant unlimited automated and free conferencing calls — personalize the intro to all your calls
https://www.freeconferencepro.com Unlimited free teleconferencing – Customize the recorded welcome greetings that participants hear, FREE
https://www.efax.com Send and receive faxes online-it’s as easy as email
https://www.vonage.com Phone service over high speed internet connection
https://www.skype.com Make calls from your computer — free to other people on Skype
https://www.oovoo.com Online communication — a remarkably easy way to have a face-to-face video chat with friends, family or colleagues, no matter where they are in the world.
https://www.twellow.com Yellow pages of twitter
https://www.tubeMogul.com – One click uploading to multiple video sites
https://www.Animoto.com – Photo to video montages for free
https://www.Mogulus.com – TV/Web “studio” software
https://www.boinx.com Turn your Mac into a TV studio
https://www.roboform.com/ Password Manager
Iphone lovers https://www.reqall.com/about/reqall_iphone_native ReQall gives you a voice-to-text recorder, task/shopping/idea manager, reminder service and memory aid all in one.