Resources - Head Start

NOTE: Many of the links on this page are affiliate links and will earn Head Start a small commission if you signup to the services. This adds no cost to you but helps keep us sustainable. It’s also worth noting that almost all resources mentioned on this page are resources that we signed up, paid up and regular user of.

 

Website Platforms

WordPress.org – a content management system we use to run the site at headstart.

 

Website Hosting

Bluehost – If you are starting out with a small blog or website then I recommend you use who have put together a special discount offer for head start readers. Use this link to claim your discount.

WPEngine – Head Start personally uses WPEngine. They are perfect if you have a more established site with more traffic or if you aim to reach huge traffic levels in the future. They are exclusively for WordPress websites. Use this link and you’ll get 2 months free when you sign up for an annual yearly plan.

 

Website development

Woww – Do you want an awesome website like this? I highly recommend these guys if you don’t want to build the website yourself. Contact Woww and say you were referred by Headstart to get a 10% discount.

Wix – If you have a small website, want to create it yourself and want to save on costs then Wix is one of your best options. Use the link and save up to $100

 

Graphic Design

Design Crowd – Perfect if you want to crowdsource (i.e get designs from people from all over the work) logo and graphic design. You pay for the best option only!

Use the Discount Code: HEADSTART when you sign up using our link and get $100 off your first design!

 

Email Marketing

LeadPages – A simple tool to create landing pages for website without using any code. I created my landing pages myself even though I can’t code.

Converkit – An email/newsletter management tool that allows you to send emails to multiple people. It’s simple and easy to use. Use the link and get your first month free!

Optin Monster – This is a tool we use to collect email addresses through sidebars, popups and other tools.

Ninja OutreachThis is a tool which allows you to email influencers and other bloggers at scale.

 

Email management

G Suite – This gives you a custom company email, while also having greater access to google’s services like google drive, docs etc. Use this link and get 20%.

Sanebox – Like the name says, it keeps me sane. It automatically sorts out important email from the unimportant.

Boomerang – This tool allows me to schedule my emails and automate follows ups with those we haven’t replied yet.

 

Project Management

Basecamp – Use the code and get 50% off!

Asana – An amazing tools that we use for project management and communications.

5-Minute Journal and Productivity Planner – I cannot stress the importance of daily journaling, staying productive and having a gratitude practice.

 

Education and Training

Audible – Learning and reading is one of the keys to my success. Use this link and get your free audiobook with Audible which has the largest selection of audiobooks in the world!

Skillshare – Learn skills from the world’s greatest teachers. Use this link and get your first two months free.

Dotcom Secrets – I learnt a great deal of marketing online from this book. Get it free and just pay for shipping.

Expert Secrets – This is a great book if you want to learn how to be seen as an expert in your industry. Get it free and just pay for shipping.

 

 

Other tools

Grammarly – I don’t know what I would do without Grammarly checking out all of my grammar errors before I publish an article.

Socialwarefare – See all of our share buttons on the website? We use the social warfare plugin to ensure our articles and podcasts go viral on social media!

LastPass – Always forget your different passwords? LastPass saves all your passwords and then requires you to only remember one master password. Gamechanger!

Google Analytics – A free tool that allows you to see all of the analytics on your website.

Auphonic – a online tool that we use in our production of podcasts to improve the sound quality.

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