Resource Cafe

The Resource Cafe

Grab a Coffee and Relax in The Resource Cafe

Why The Resource Cafe you ask?

Because this will be the place that you come when you've got your hot cup of coffee and the kids are asleep (or at Nanna's!). The place that will answer those niggling little questions. The place that will inspire you to make that change to your website, blog or even build the courage to create said website!

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

DUBSADO

I love Dubsado. It's been a game changer for me since I moved across to it over 12 months ago. I use it for lead generation, client management, contracts and that's just the beginning. It also integrates with my QuickBooks accounting software for the win! If you're looking for something to help manage your time, leads and clients, then Dubsado is worth a look. PLUS - Use my special link and you'll get 20% off your first month or year!

MONSTERINSIGHTS

MonsterInsights is the plugin I use for Google Analytics and I use it on many client sites too. It works ok in the free version, but if you want all the bells and whistles and to really dig down deep into your analytics, then the Pro version is the way to go. Use this link to access HUGE discounts of all their plans for Black Friday and Cyber Monday only!

WP FORMS

I use this plugin on most of my new client sites and I've just put it on all of my business sites - replacing Contact Form 7. It's a very good plugin in its free version, but the Pro versions give you some top features that will help grow your business exponentially! I'm talking payment buttons and credit card fields on your forms, booking features and integrations with your mailing lists. The discounts at this time of year are well worth it too. Use my link here to access the best deals of the year.

DIVI

Divi is my preferred theme and I use it on 90% of client sites. I'm also redesigning my new website on Divi - so it's fair to say I love it and highly recommend it! Divi is one of the legends in Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and you can get your very own licence for a fraction of the cost. Of course, if you have a website designed by me then you'll get a licence included for free. But if you're DIYing, then this is the best time to jump on the Divi train. Use this link to see the deals.

SITEGROUND

This is who I host my websites with and who I recommend to most of my clients. Siteground are a good choice for non techy website owners who just want their website hosted without all the fuss. Their platform is very user friendly, they have great support and plenty of help guides if you get stuck. Their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are worth waiting for. Tip: The more years you pay for upfront, the more you save 😉 Here's the link.

LEGAL123

Website privacy policies, T&Cs and disclaimers should be on your website. It's actually law in Australia to have a privacy policy if you collect personal details on your website - which is 90% of most websites. I know all to well that most small businesses don't have the collateral up front to spend thousands of dollars on legals, so this is the next best thing. These documents have been put together by Australian lawyers for Australian law. Of course having these documents drawn up for your business professionally is the perfect world, these will hold you in good stead until you're in the position to invest more. Use this link to access the online business package.

PicMonkey

7 DAY FREE TRIAL

Not exactly a Black Friday deal, but for only $13 a month you won't regret the ease in which you can create optimised web images in literally minutes. I use PicMonkey ALL THE TIME and love it. Desktop use is the best.

Handy Resources

7 Must Have Plugins For Your WordPress Website

Building a WordPress website might seem daunting, but with a bit of guidance and know how, you can build yourself a WOW! website that both your visitors and Google will love. One of the aspects that I find confuses people the most about WordPress is the plugins. Which ones are best? Which ones do I really need? I've broken them down into my top 7 plugins that go onto almost every website. They are all FREE and so is my checklist!

WordPress Training eCourse Coming Soon!

Are you struggling with the ins and outs of your WordPress website? Are you too scared to upload a new plugin or press update on the growing number of plugins needing updating? Maybe you just need some SEO help. If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, this eCourse is for you. Register your interest now for a June release and I'll keep you updated on dates.

Optimising Your Site For SEO Checklist

Is your website geared for SEO? While SEO is a long tunnel and quite complex, there's a few quick wins you can do to your website that will help tame the SEO beast. This checklist will get you started on the simpler things you can do to help improve your website SEO.

Sometimes a plugin update can cause an error or issue with your website. This handy little trick will save you a lot of time and stress when things don't quite go to plan.

Some Programs I Love That You Might Find Useful

I use a number of programs, themes, plugins and apps in my business and I thought I'd share a few of my favourites with you.

Dubsado - CRM

GET 20% OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH OR FIRST YEAR!

Dubsado is fast becoming a popular client management and project management platform for service based businesses. Since integrating it into my business, I've been able to manage my clients so much easier by keeping contracts, emails and notes all in one place. Sign up using my code and you'll receive 20% off your first month or first year!

Get DIVI!

HUGE SAVINGS ON EVER POPULAR DIVI THEME

Divi is by far one of the most popular themes on the market. It is versatile and has a lot of support and tutorials so you can have a tinker yourself without breaking things! I love and use Divi on many sites from eCommerce to service based sites and can't speak highly enough of it.

Primrose WordPress Theme

Get My Website's Theme!

Like my website and the theme? I am using a theme called Primrose. I love it and have used it on a few eCommerce sites I have built. It is clean, modern and very user friendly. It is built with a page builder (and even comes with demo content) so you don't have to know code to build a pretty site.

The Resource Cafe will be the place where all the good stuff lives. I will be adding checklists, cheat sheets and mini guides in here for you to peruse at your leisure.

So what are you waiting for, grab that latte and join me in the cafe.

Belinda x

Important Note: This page contains affiliate links for programs, services and businesses that I use and recommend. I may receive a small commission for purchases made using these links and would be ever so grateful if you chose my link to make your purchase 😉 .