Saw Web Marketing does not endorse any of these companies nor do we receive any kind of compensation for linking to any of them. This is simply a compilation of sites that we either use ourselves or they came highly recommended.
TOOLS AND COOL RESOURCES
Aweber – We are BIG fans of Aweber at Saw Web Marketing! This is the email marketing program we use for this website and for all our clients. It makes building your list automatic and – easy.
ONLINE MONEY MANAGEMENT
Freshbooks – Cloud accounting for small business owners
Wave accounting – Cloud accounting for small business owners
POPULAR SOFTWARE YOU MIGHT HAVE A NEED FOR
Skype – Make Internet calls for free using Skype
GoToMeeting – Web conferencing and online meeting tools
Evernote – Remember everything. (cool program, integrates with everything it seems)
Slideshare – Making your content better. Superb program.
Survery monkey – online survey software and questionnaire tool.
Basecamp – We use basecamp to manage our projects at Saw Web Marketing and love it!
BUSINESS FORMS AND TEMPLATES
Great list of forms from Entrepreneur (download for free)
STUFF WE USE EVERYDAY AT SAW WEB MARKETING
Jing – Capture anything you see on your computer screen and share it instantly
Dropbox – share huge files in a snap. Free
Google Apps – web based email, calendar, and documents let you work from anywhere
Less accounting – Excellent tool!
Hootsuite – We are big fans of Hootsuite. Schedule your social media posts days or weeks in advance.
A FEW OF THE BLOGS I FOLLOW
9 essentials steps for a home business that works – Simple mom blog
Top 40 useful sites to learn new skills – Marc and Angel Hack Life blog
52 incredibly useful sites – from CIO
Superb sales and marketing advice – Both sides of the table blog (again)
LifeTips (tons of good content about selling)
Periodic table of SEO ranking factors – Search Engine Land
SEO TOOLS AND BLOGS
How search works – from Google
10 great SEO tools – Wordstream blog
Complete list of SEO tools – Smashing magazine
Most SEOs don’t know what strategy means – Search Engine Journal
Why these 3 rankings factors matter – Search Engine Journal
Great list of essentials for WordPress users – Smashing Magazine
Tips on how to improve your website – checklist – Michael Gray / Graywolf’s SEO blog
BLOGGING / INCREASED WEBSITE TRAFFIC
Make sure your blog is accessible – Problogger (incredible resource)
REAL PROS I FOLLOW
Andrew Shotland with Local SEO guide (This links goes to an interesting about Facebook leaving home without the SEO
Seomoz (we have been pro members since 2010)
Cool infographic about how you aren’t safe online – From lawyers.com (great infographics can be excellent tools to build links to your site (this is a perfect example).
The authority building machine – from Vertical Measures
ARTICLES YOU MIGHT FIND INTERESTING OR HELPFUL
Desk.com – online customer support app for your business
10 Google products you didn’t know about – from Lifehacker
15 alternatives to popular desktop software – From app storm
7 ways to send huge files using email – from Lifehacker
12 sites that are better than YouTube – so they claim (more link building opportunities)
9 business plans to guide your success – RSA technologies
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
What should I do with my life – Article by Po Bronson in Fast Company magazine
10 TED talks that can transform your career – Business school directory (I am a big fan of TED talks)
50 questions that will free your mind – Marc and Angel Hack Life blog (again)
Minimalist – Joshua Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for their audience of more than 100,000 monthly readers.
50 life secrets and tips – High existence
Train yourself to be more successful – American Express Open Forum
Hire attitude over aptitude – Both sides of the table blog
Please leave a comment if you like this list or have any suggestions to make it better, we love your feedback. If you have a particularly useful tool you use in your business please share and we will get it added to the list right away. Thanks!