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BRAND LIKE A BOSS:

TOOLS & RESOURCES

 

PART 1 – BEFORE YOU GET STARTED

  • CHAPTER 1: LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

  • CHAPTER 2: SALES FUNNEL

 

Lawyers, Accountants, & Financial Advisors: What you need to know about the law….

NEAT ( https://www.neat.com/ )  – Receipts, documents and expense organization system.  

TURBOTAX ( https://turbotax.intuit.com/ ) – DIY tax preparation and filing software

QUICKBOOKS ( https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ ) – tax and accounting software

QUICKBOOKS SELF-EMPLOYED ( https://quickbooks.intuit.com/self-employed/ ) – tax and accounting software for self employed individuals  

LEGALZOOM ( https://www.legalzoom.com/ ) – legal advice and contracts

 

USA

FEDERAL EIN https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/apply-for-an-employer-identification-number-ein-online

State Registration – Google “Your State Name” + Secretary of State Registration

 

PATENTS & TRADEMARKS

“One Simple Idea” by Stephen Key ( https://amzn.to/2szL6ou ) – Patent and Trademark advice  

 

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PART 2 – HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS

CHAPTER 3: DOMAINS & HOSTING

 

GODADDY ( https://www.godaddy.com/ ) – buy a domain and hosting for your website.

LEAN DOMAIN SEARCH ( https://www.leandomainsearch.com/ ) – If you need ideas, or your domain is already being used you can find variations of your domain and what’s available.  

NAMECHK ( https://namechk.com/ ) or NAME CHECKR ( https://www.namecheckr.com/ ) will both help you run an all in one inquiry to see if someone is using your domain and all available social handles.

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS:

Learn… Why you need a website? What to research before you buy a domain? How to buy your domain and setup hosting? WATCH https://youtu.be/UVXLhePuBEo

Need help deciding on a name? WATCH How to Come Up With a Business Name  https://youtu.be/SV492RvHSB8

I also wrote a book you can READ about How To Name Your Company – http://blogginbrandi.com/how-to-name-your-company

 

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CHAPTER 4: WEBSITES VS LANDING PAGES

 

GODADDY ( https://www.godaddy.com/websites/website-builder ) is where I buy my domains, hosting and build websites with their website building wizard! They use host my WordPress website for me.

WORDPRESS – Website hosting software they offer a free versus paid version. (Self-hosted) https://wordpress.org/  and (hosted) https://wordpress.com/

THEMEFOREST (Optional) https://themeforest.net/ allows you to buy tons of different themes to use on your website.

FIVERR ( https://www.fiverr.com/ )  and UPWORK ( https://www.upwork.com/ ) – Great places to Outsource installation and setup.

LEADPAGES ( https://www.leadpages.net/ ) – one page websites and lead capture pages. You can create single product sales pages here as well. These are also referred to as landing pages.

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS:

What are the Top 3 Things To Include On Your Website? WATCH  https://youtu.be/CbqzvaBlr2w

Learn step by step How To Build a Website with GoDaddy WATCH https://youtu.be/EedOCYEtusw

Wondering What is a landing page and how to create one WATCH  https://youtu.be/TKu7VF0kQ-w

 

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CHAPTER 5: CONTACT DATABASE & EMAIL LISTS

 

GOOGLE SHEETS – ( https://www.google.com/sheets/about/ ) Spreadsheets you can use to collect and compile data about your audience. Here is a sample Contact Database Spreadsheet you can DOWNLOAD.

HUBSPOT CRM ( https://www.hubspot.com/products/crm  ) – This is a FREE database for you to store your contacts. They offer email service and other marketing options. If you have ever used Salesforce or heard of it this is the alternative.

MAILCHIMP  ( https://mailchimp.com/ ) –  Email service provider. Usually free to start up to the first 2000 subscribers. User friendly and easy to set up.

ACTIVECAMPAIGN   ( https://www.activecampaign.com/ ) –  Email service provider with options.

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS:

Learn how to get your email list started from scratch! WATCH How To Set Up Automated Emails In MailChimp – https://youtu.be/r1NzeSztu1A

 

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CHAPTER 6:  LEAD MAGNETS & OPT-IN OFFERS

 

GOOGLE DRIVE ( https://www.google.com/drive/ ) – Google offers an online cloud based storage option with the option to also create documents and spreadsheets easily accessible from anywhere. The good news about this is you don’t have to have a PC or a MAC anyone can access from anywhere on any type of device.

OPEN OFFICE FOR MICROSOFT (PC)   https://www.openoffice.org/download/  ) – This is a free version of Microsoft Office. You can use OpenOffice to create word docs or powerpoints for PC users. ( https://www.openoffice.org/download/  )

iWORK FOR APPLE (MAC) ( https://www.apple.com/iwork/ ) – iWork offers free applications you can use with your Apple device which also store in the cloud. Whether you are trying to create a spreadsheet, document or presentation, Apple has an app for that: Try Apple’s, Numbers for spreadsheets, Pages for Docs, and Keynote for presentations.

CANVA (  https://www.canva.com/ ) – A online based design software which has thousands of templates you can use already made. Just drag and drop your ideas into them!

PDF ESCAPE ( http://www.pdfescape.com/ ) – Need to add clickable links to a file you have already created? You can add clickable URL links with this nifty website.

 

Create Surveys with:

Survey Monkey ( https://www.surveymonkey.com/ ) – create survey and get feedback from your people. They have both a lite free version and more advanced paid version.

Google Forms ( https://www.google.com/forms/about/ ) – create forms and surveys from scratch. Set up a private URL link to send out to your audience.

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS

Learn How To Generate More Leads Online WATCH this Video Marketing tutorial – https://youtu.be/eG3iYp7Bz4g

 

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PART 3 – HOW TO BRAND YOUR BUSINESS

CHAPTER 7: CHOOSE A NAME

 

“Business Name Generators”

 

Hire some help with Fiverr ( https://www.fiverr.com/ ) or Upwork ( https://www.upwork.com/ )

Run a single domain search with GODADDY ( https://www.godaddy.com/ ) or multiple to get ideas with a service like LEAN DOMAIN SEARCH ( https://www.leandomainsearch.com/ )

NAMECHK ( https://namechk.com/ ) – Search social handles across platfroms all in one place

RITETAG ( https://ritetag.com/dashboard/ )  – Find trending and relevant hashtags  

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS

How to Choose A Business Name — http://bit.ly/BBbizname

Learn how to research Google, Social and much more in this tutorial: https://youtu.be/UVXLhePuBEo   

 

Brand Examples:

 

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CHAPTER 8: DESIGN YOUR LOGO

 

CANVA ( https://www.canva.com/create/logos/ ) Graphic design offers a logo maker to help you create a custom logo online

SHOPIFY “Logo Maker” ( https://www.shopify.com/tools/logo-maker ) – offers a logo maker to help create the perfect logo for your business

FIVERR ( https://www.fiverr.com/ ) – fast and simple logo from a designer sometimes as little as $5 usd.

48 HOURS LOGO ( https://www.48hourslogo.com/ ) contest and logo design site

99DESIGNS ( https://99designs.com/ ) contest and logo design site

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS

Logo Design WATCH How to Create a Logo for Your Business — http://bit.ly/BBLogo

 

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CHAPTER 9: WRITING THE PERFECT TAGLINE & SLOGAN

 

Take the “5 Minute Marketing Makeover”

Story Brand Marketing offers a “5 Minute Marketing Makeover” video series that is really good at helping identify things you might not think about in your marketing. I always send this link http://www.5minutemarketingmakeover.com/ to people and tell them to watch the videos.

 

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CHAPTER 10: FIND YOUR FONT

 

DAFONT ( https://www.dafont.com/ ) – if all you need is a font file. Then check out this site for downloadable font files. You can search there database for the perfect font and best of all they are free to use!

TYPE WOLF ( https://www.typewolf.com/ ) – Learn more about fonts and find tons of resources all related to Typography

 

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CHAPTER 11: PICK OUT YOUR COLOR PALETTE

 

Pick Your Color Palette:

Hex Code Finder ( https://html-color-codes.info/colors-from-image/ )

Hex Code Color Palette ( https://html-color-codes.info/ )  

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL:

WATCH How do colors affect purchases https://youtu.be/P1E4rtbQWVc

 

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CHAPTER 12: USE IMAGES & ICONS

 

Find Free Stock Photos & Videos:

PIXABAY  ( https://pixabay.com/ ) great resources for finding free stock videos and photos.

PEXELS ( https://www.pexels.com/ ) find free stock photos online to use by topic  

CANVA ( https://www.canva.com/ ) amazing graphic design tools to create something of your own. They have tons of stocks images both free and paid.

Just need some icons? Try THE NOUN PROJECT ( https://thenounproject.com/ ) which has over a million curated icons created by a global community of designers.

 

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PART 4 – HOW TO BLOG ABOUT IT

 

CHAPTER 14 – SEO: KEYWORDS – HELP PEOPLE FIND YOUR CONTENT

GOOGLE ADWORDS ( https://adwords.google.com/ ) – use their Keyword Planner Tool to find keywords

TUBEBUDDY   https://www.tubebuddy.com/BLOGGINBRANDI ) – use to find Keywords and tons more tools just for YouTube Creators

Need an example.. Look at Linda Raynier’s YouTube Channel ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXUyg1vYSupswhi0zNeD-5w/videos ). You’ll quickly see all her content is very niche and consist. The smaller the niche the better. ALL of her content is centered around the same topic, Resumes, Careers, Getting Jobs, Quitting Jobs, etc…

 

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CHAPTER 15 – SEO: HASHTAGS: SHOW UP ON SOCIAL

 

RITETAG   https://ritetag.com/dashboard/ ) from RiteKit helps me search for trending and relevant hashtags in my niche.

HASHTAGIFY ( http://hashtagify.me )  is also another helpful tool to help identify hashtags related to your brand.

 

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CHAPTER 16 – SOCIAL MEDIA BRANDING

CHAPTER 17 – PUSH VS PULL METHOD

CHAPTER 18 – CREATE VS CURATE METHOD

 

Social Media BRANDING & Design: Graphics, Headers and Post

CANVA   https://www.canva.com/ ) DIY Graphic design tools and templates. Create post and graphics for almost anything. They offer tons of templates for social media and size them to fit each platform so all your post come out looking consistent.  

Get my SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDES:

 

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CHAPTER 19 – CONTENT CALENDAR: HOW TO CREATE CONSISTENT CONTENT

 

SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT CALENDAR DOWNLOAD http://blogginbrandi.com/content-calendar

 

VIDEO TUTORIALS

How to create a content calendar for social media: https://youtu.be/guoSGoJgJCE

 

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BONUS SECTION:

People, Places or Things That Changed My Business…


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

 

Brandi is a new media triple threat: YouTuber, author, and keynote speaker. After going to college and climbing the ranks of the Corporate Ladder Brandi’s inner entrepreneur spirit couldn’t be contained any longer. She knew it wasn’t her story. Tired of no one listening to her ideas. She traded in her day job on Wall Street with one of the world’s largest financial institutions.

Working smarter not harder finding unconventional ways to accomplish the everyday conventional tasks of life, she left corporate America taking her life from desks to destinations. Starting a journey which all began by shopping at Goodwill and selling those items online for cash Brandi went from trading stocks to trading socks and toys for BIG bucks.  

Discovering she was onto something she pushed the limits further, and started selling everything she owned except for a laptop, suitcase and her dogs. Along the way, Brandi started to learn the power of Social Media. By automating her business and taking it on the road, that passion led her to the doorsteps of Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and the list keeps on growing.

Bloggin Brandi puts the Brandi in Branding hosting her popular YouTube Channel ( https://www.youtube.com/c/blogginbrandi ) Series “Branding With Brandi”  where she teaches you everything you need to know about Building A Brand Online.

Most recently, Brandi started her newest venture @Rversity ( http://rversity.com/ )  – A University For RVers. Created because of her love hate relationship for RVs. @BlogginBrandi sharing Tips, Tricks, Tools & Resources to #GoRVing

You can find out more at about Brandi’s projects and everything else you want to know at http://www.blogginbrandi.com/