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Who doesn’t like discovering new tools? Because I know that bloggers and tech curious business owners do, I decided to put together a list of online tools I use (or used and loved).

Squarespace

I use squarepace for my website. If you have read some of my posts then you must already know how much I love it. It is user-friendly. Choosing a platform for your website is matter of personal preference and what you want to achieve. I switched from WordPress to Squarespace. I know you are wondering why and probably thinking- big mistake. WordPress is the most popular blogging platform and I get why. Sometimes I feel like switching back. There are things I miss about WordPress but there are also things I like about Squarespace. Conclusion - There’s no perfect platform. Just pick one you are comfortable with.

Shopify

After trying out a number of online store platforms, I built my first store on Shopify. Shopify is great. It is intuitive and has great features.

Ecwid

My current store is on Ecwid. Ecwid is an online store builder. It is great for simple stores. It has free and premium plans. It is easy to use. One can get started in minutes.

MailChimp

I use MailChimp for e-mail marketing (I need to up my email marketing game). It easy to use and has a good number of features I am happy with.

Google Drive

After I had a little incident at home I decided to take my own advice and start using cloud storage. If you’ve ever lost your work then you know how much it sucks. I use Google Drive for storage of just about anything. From blog posts to stock images.

Google Calendar

I don’t know what I would do without Google Calendar. I’m not even exaggerating. Google Calendar literally reminds me of what I need to do and when. I usually have a ton of things to do and end up forgetting about some.

NameCheap

I use NameCheap for my domains. Their domains are affordable just like the name suggests and they have wonderful customer service.

Planoly

I use Planoly to schedule Instagram posts. It easy to use and allows you to auto-post.

Zoho Mail

You obviously don’t want to use a ‘@gmail.com’ email address for your business. Zoho allows you to create a custom domain email for free. I use Zoho for my custom domain email. If you are just starting or bootstrapped, this is a good deal.