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If you’re a new entrepreneur, or even if you’re a seasoned entrepreneur, you know just how much there is to get done every day. Maybe you’re working on your business fulltime, maybe you’re side-hustling (been there!), or maybe you’re just picking up random jobs here and there. Whatever it is, I’m betting you have a LONG list of things you need to do, some of which you never have the time to get to.
I feel ya. Nobody said being an entrepreneur was easy. I’ve learned over the years that there are some things you can do to make things a whole lot easier. And believe it or not, it all comes down to the system you use. If you have to constantly put a ton of work into your systems, it’s time to reevaluate. You want to use systems that make your entrepreneurial life easier, not more difficult.
Today I want to share with you the 3 best systems I use for my business - Wix, Canva and Convertkit. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I was today. Alright, let’s get started!
1 | The Wix Website Builder
I have created numerous Wix websites - for both myself and my clients. It's an incredible website building system and here are the top 5 reasons why -
Wix is user-friendly - even if you know nothing about building websites, you can use Wix. It's intuitive, simply laid out and very easy to use. There are drag and drop sections, one-click add-ons, and a user interface that any DIYer can figure out.
Wix is very customizable - You can easily swap out photos, change colors, change or even add-in fonts, add videos, and more - you can literally customize almost everything on your site.
Designer Wix templates are available - even though Wix is super easy to use, you still might not want to design the site yourself. Maybe design is not in your zone of genius – that’s ok! Don’t waste the time doing something you don’t love to do – the time can be better spent elsewhere! You can find designer templates easily and at an affordable price so your site looks custom made and matches the quality of your business.
Wix has SEO built in - Wix has an SEO guide that walks you through the steps to get your site found on google. Besides keyword research that’s particular to your business, there's no outside research you have to do – it’s all right there within Wix.
Wix is super easy to add in e-commerce - Wix has the ability to add in a shop to any website at ANY TIME. So even if you already have an established website and decide to start selling on your site, no problem - you can add one in whenever.
2 | Use Canva templates for everything in your biz
As a business owner, you're going to have A LOT of graphics you need to create. You might not have the money or the ability to work in adobe site and that's totally ok. You don't have to spend the time learning - you can use Canva instead!
In Canva, you can quickly and easily create graphics or purchase designer templates at a very affordable price that you can customize to your business. And the best new – Canva is free to use! There is a paid option that costs $10/month, but you honestly don't need it – the free version works just fine!
Here are 5 ways you can use Canva for business -
Pinterest graphics – Ever wonder how people create those beautiful Pinterest graphics you love to pin? It’s probably through Canva!
Instagram Graphics - You can take your Instagram to a whole new level with Canva. Share blog posts, quotes from clients, new services, and more.
Blog post graphics – Very similar to Pinterest graphics, but these are the ones you create to go along with your blog post. Hint: see mine above. I used Canva.
Business cards – Virtual or to be printed, you can create beautiful business cards with Canva.
Literally any other template you want to create for your business - you can do it with Canva!
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3 | ConvertKit blows all other email marketing tools out of the water
Convertkit is an amazing email marketing tool. It's visual and allows you to create visual automations that make it so easy to see who is getting your emails and when, as well as the follow the process that your subscriber will go through.
Convertkit has everything in one place - you can create the landing page or form for your website, build the email sequence and then put it all together in a visual automation to see what has to happen for the next action to occur. I’ve never used a system that combines all of that AND in a very simple way. It also has a very easy-to-use interface and it integrates well with other systems.
If you're new to email marketing, no problem – Convertkit provided amazing training videos and customer service if you need to speak with someone directly.
Alright, there you have it! The top 3 systems I use for my business and literally cannot live without. I hope this helps you streamline your business and processes just a bit too!