I get asked all the time how someone can build up a knowledge of all things social media and freelancing. These are some of my favorite resources, but it takes a lot more. Like I tell my clients, I have to live and breathe social media to stay on top of it!

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Pinning Perfect The ONLY Pinterest course I recommend. The wonderful women behind the course keep it up to date with the latest information directly from Pinterest. Their practices are for long-term success, not an overnight & fleeting success. It’s also a very reasonably priced course for the amount of content & updates that you get.

The Bootstrap VA If you’re looking to start a business working from home, becoming a virtual assistant is a great start. You don’t have to sign your soul away to another company, sell products, or make any large investment. You just need the skills you already have, and some help to get started – The Bootstrap VA is a great book to guide you. You can read more about how this book turned my life around here.

A2 Hosting The only thing worse than politics (in my opinion) is finding a reliable hosting provider. There is a lot of misinformation when searching online for hosting company reviews, especially because of their affiliate programs. I can say, as someone who has been around since Greymatter was the only blogging system, that A2 Hosting is a great company. They lead the pack in server setups, they don’t oversell their space, nor do they try to push additional costs onto you when something goes wrong. They’re also not owned by that blue monster of a hosting company that seems to own all the others.

Creative Market My absolute favorite place to get commercial use graphic design elements, fonts, and more.

Finish by Jon Acuff In the hustle culture that dominates the business world, it’s easy to miss what matters – finishing.

The Miracle Morning I’m not a morning person, but this book helped me develop a routine to make the most of my mornings. I don’t agree with everything in it (like the emphasis on hustling) but it’s a good strategy to give your days a great foundation.