Resources

This page shows the list of resources we use and it contains affiliate links. In other words, if you make a purchase through one of the links, we will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Website Management

WordPress

This site enables you to build any website that you desire. It is a robust platform whether you’re starting a blog, a business site, or an online store.

Elementor

It’s the templates, the ease and the freeness of building pages for our WordPress website for us! Its drag-and-drop feature makes it easy to create just about anything on the website in no time!

Web Hosting 

SiteGround

A web hosting company that runs on Google Cloud that allows smooth and continuous Site Building and Website Management. They offer fast and reliable web hosting, and they are reasonably priced.

Domain Name

Namecheap

Before you start building your website, you need to secure a domain name. Namecheap has an automated domain name generator and “free” domain name transfer if you already have a domain name. it also provides you with alternatives if your name is already taken.

Google Workspace (formerly G Suite)

Give your business a professional touch with Google Workspace. This cloud-based platform is your one-stop-shop for all of your business needs. It includes Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Meet, and more. Plus, it is safe and efficient with lots of storage.

Client Management

Adminja

Clients are the core of our business. To keep up with all things client-related, this is our go-to. Adminja helps us with status reports,  connecting forms to our website, managing tasks, tracking our time, and invoicing. This CRM connects with PayPal and Stripe (if you’re in the US) to make payments a seamless process. 

Financial Management

Paypal

The name speaks for itself. It’s one of our top choices when it comes to receiving and issuing payments to international clients and employees.

Payoneer

Another amazing option to pay and get paid! Withdraw money directly to your local bank account or use a debit card to withdraw at your local ATM. If you have team members with Payoneer accounts, you could also use the platform to pay them instantly.

WiPay

If you’re looking for a Caribbean alternative with lower processing fees, this may be your best option. The one issue, though, is that WiPay is not in all Caribbean countries, so do your research first.

Project Management 

Trello

This project management tool allows you to mark your ideas down with your team and watch them come to life with the assistance of your personal butler. Trello helps you to stay organised in your personal life too. Create a board for each project, sync up with your Google Calendar, set your deadlines for each task, and enjoy great visual views.

Time Tracking

Toggl

This app is always one click away as it offers a browser extension, connects to all devices, and keeps running in the background to track your time.

File Storage 

Google Drive

If you are already using Google, then no doubt you must have a G drive. Speed, performance and reliability are unrivalled. 

Calendar Management

Calendly

This is heaven-sent for scheduling and preventing double booking as you would be able to link all your calendars. 

Password Management

Apple built-in

If you have an Apple device, bite into this Keychain access app! This app views and manage your logins and other keychains.

LastPass

Not a MAC user? No worries! LastPass would create, remember and fill in passwords for you. Then it is easy to give team members access to your platforms without worrying about the need for multiple passwords.

Graphics/Stock Photos

Canva

We enjoy doing our own graphics. And for a quick fix, this is a free and easy way to go.

You could get amazing photos from Pexels, Unsplash, and Pixabay.

Email Marketing

Mailerlite 

Email marketing made easy with properties like automation, landing pages and surveys! We love the simplicity of this platform, and best of all, it’s free up to 1,000 subscribers or 12,000 emails per month.

Video Conferencing 

Zoom

This is a reliable platform across the globe for virtual visual communication. Use it for discovery calls, team meetings, and webinars. Its breakout rooms also allow you to have separate group meetings do more personalized discussions.

Google Meet

If you use Google Workspace, then it’s worth your time to try Google Meet. It syncs easily with your Google Calendar and sends out reminders on your behalf. And depending on your Workspace plan, you have the option to record your meetings. We use this mainly for internal meetings.

Skype

Skype has been around for a very long time, and it is still a reliable option. It offers video messaging that comes in handy for a visual demonstration. You could also get a designated Skype number for international calls.

Collaboration/chat

Slack

If you prefer to be away from the busyness of Social Media, this is a great option. Slack is a business communication platform that allows you to connect with different teams and projects. You could have private, and group chats or even do video and voice calls.

Facebook Messenger

If Facebook is one of your go-to social media pages for your business, then it’s imperative to download the messenger.  Your clients may prefer to connect with you here.

WhatsApp

Fast, reliable, safe and free communication app that works exceptionally well with mobile phones. There is also a desktop app that allows you to communicate from your desk while working.

Social Media Tools

Planoly

Plan ahead and be consistent with your social media posting. This social media scheduler helps you save time and money.

Linktree

A great marketing strategy to keep your audience connected to you! With all these social media platforms and websites, your clients could be connected to all your content with one click.

VPN

ExpressVPN

Need access to websites outside of your region? Have no fear. ExpressVPN is here! This platform gives you access to the world with no restrictions. Also, wouldn’t you say it is better to be safe than sorry when running and marketing your business online?  ExpressVPN provides security and prevents your business from unwanted exposure.

Memberships & Training

Freelance University

It doesn’t get better than this! Well, for us at least. Freelance University offers you 80+ certifications and courses in your specialisation. You could use them as refreshers or get the ball rolling on becoming a more professional you!

IVAA

The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) is a non-profit organization established to assist, educate and connect Virtual Assistants. Need we say more! 

VA Networking

FREE and paid resources and training for virtual assistance whether you are a beginner or well seasoned. Tawnya has been in the industry since 2003, so you know you will receive value for your money.

Cindy Bidar’s Courses

If you are looking for easy-to-learn and easy-to-implement training, Cindy is your girl. We love her courses and recommend them to anyone who’s new to business or need extra support.