This page is a list of tools and resources that I currently or have previously used. I will be upfront and let you know that some of these links, not all, may earn me a referrers commission at no extra cost to you at all. I would love if you would purchase through those links but of course you don’t have to.
Spotify is an online music streaming application that I use every single day. I have different playlists set up depending on the type of task I am doing. I listen to instrumental music when I am deep in content writing and something a bit more upbeat and funkier when I am doing technical tasks. Spotify comes in both a free and premium membership. I am on the premium membership for the pure benefit of being able to sync my playlists between devices and no ads to interrupt my work focus time.
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I am a big fan of dropbox for its simplicity for sharing file between team members and contractors. It also offers me peace of mind. Last year my laptop crashed and with it folders and folders of projects gone. Absolutely heartbreaking! If you sign up with the link websiteconfetti.com/dropbox you will get a500mb lifetime bonus
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Basecamp is project collaboration too and to date basecamp has been the best solution I have found to managing teams on projects. I also have the Basecamp app which makes keeping on top of my projects even easier.
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Known host is a lesser known hosting company which I signed up to a few years ago. I haven’t had any major issues in that time and I am quite percieved cons that I think puts most customers off is that they don’t have a live online support chat, however, every email I have ever sent them is typically answered within 2 minutes. I actually think the lack of live chat makes them more efficient in handling problems via email. In all honesty their affiliate program is not very good, and I would be better off reconmending another web host to you for my own personal gain, however I couldn’t in good conscious to do that, especially as I have nothing but good things to say about Known Host.
I absolutely love book depository. I love the fact that they have free shipping and the cheapest prices I can find. I live across the world in Australia yet my books usually arrive in 7 days. That might seem like a long time but I buy so many books that I always have plenty to read by the time the next one comes.
Audible was a real game changer for me as it allowed me to increase the number of books I consumed on a monthly basis. You can purchase one-off audio books or purchase a subscription. I have a subscription and each month I get a credit to put towards a new audiobook.
Books I love
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.
I could spend hours and hours going on about how much I love this book. It was written by Robert Cialdini and is based on his theory of influence with the key areas being reciprocity, commitment and consistent, social proof, authority, liking and scarcity. It’s backed up with lots of interesting stories and case studies. A must read for anyone in business.