Free Resources

If you’re planning to start or revamp a website, an author site, an author blog, a membership site for a course, or an e-commerce site, WordPress will likely be your choice. This is the software that runs most of the blogs and many of the websites online. Have a look at this resource which is complete with specific product suggestions and resource links.

A Guide to the Best WordPress Tools: Hosting, Themes, Plugins, SEO, Security, and More

FREE Images by Burst

Burst is a free stock photo site that is powered by Shopify. They have 1000’s of high quality and royalty-free images available and free to download. The site is built to empower designers, developers, bloggers and entrepreneurs to create stunning websites and marketing campaigns. You can use these pictures for just about anything — hero images on your blog or online store, backgrounds for school projects, shots for social media campaigns, client work, and beyond.

Free Small Business Software: 35 Tools For Simplifying Your Business

As a small business owner, you know how quickly costs can add up. Luckily for you, there are a large amount of free tools out there that can help you keep expenses down. We asked around for people’s favorite free small business software, and got a ton of responses. In this article, we’ll share with you our favorite responses from small business owners who use these tools to make their own lives easier. – Fit Small Business

595 Emotion-Packed Words and Phrases That’ll Instantly Make You a Better Writer

Ever struggle with finding that perfect word to fit the article you’re trying to write? Look no further! Here’s a monster list of POWER WORDS by Jon Morrow – smart blogger.com

How Can I Find Time For My Business With A Full-Time Job?

This is Ask Shopify, a series where experts tackle real questions and challenges from store owners who are trying to launch, build, and scale their stores. Great questions and great advice!

If you need to balance your business and a full time job, this article is for you!

 

FREE Images by Burst

Burst is a free stock photo site that is powered by Shopify. They have 1000’s of high quality and royalty-free images available and free to download. The site is built to empower designers, developers, bloggers and entrepreneurs to create stunning websites and marketing campaigns. You can use these pictures for just about anything — hero images on your blog or online store, backgrounds for school projects, shots for social media campaigns, client work, and beyond.

 

Pixabay’s Free Easter Photos & Apps

Pixabay is a repository of tons of images, all these images can be used for free and are licensed under Creative Commons CC0. This means you don’t need to mention the author or Pixabay.

 

10,000 Free Vintage Movie Posters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a fun image to accompany a blog post, article or for social sharing?

How about a vintage movie poster? The research library at the University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center has more than 10,000 posters that it’s digitizing and slowly making available online. They span the history of film from the silent era to the present day. The entire collection won’t be available for awhile. But so far, you can download 500 posters in high resolution.

 

Popular collections of royalty-free images

This is Burst, created to empower designers, developers, bloggers and entrepreneurs to create stunning websites and marketing campaigns. All these images are free for personal and commercial use.

 

FREE TIP: Where to Promote Your Expertise:

On the Publishing at Sea cruise, I presented a session on how authors can become a subject matter experts and where to promote your expertise.

Don’t call yourself a guru, a specialist or a strategist. Call yourself an expert. That’s the word journalists and others use when searching for people who have a body of knowledge they want to tap into. Even if you haven’t written a book, here are seven places to do just that:

  1. In your LinkedIn headline, the two-line description to the right of your photo.
  2. In other social media profiles.
  3. On your website homepage.
  4. In the author resource box at the end of articles you write.
  5. In titles of your YouTube videos.
  6. In pitches to journalists and bloggers.
  7. On Amazon: In your Author Central profile, in book descriptions, and in book reviews you write for other authors.
To do: Check all the sources above and add the word “expert,” assuming you know more than most other people about your topic.

 

 

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