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Tools That I Used To Succeed In My Online Journey
 

Welcome to SarahBernardinaBorja.com Tools of the Trade section,
below is a list of tools and websites that I personally used and help my online journey.

 

Before diving into my personal resources that I trust, here is an important disclosure:

 

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful on my online journey, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your own goals.

Website and Blog Builders

These are the tools that I used to be able to build my own website and all other website that I manage.

BLUEHOST

This hosting server is the most recommended hosting server for beginners. It has hassle-free WordPress installation and can protect your website with one click. Include free SSL certificate for every website hosted with them.

WEBHOSTING PAD

This hosting server is the best deal that I had especially when I was starting to build my own online business. It includes a free domain and cpanel, with unlimited bandwidth and disk space and most of all a one-click installation of WordPress to build your own website. They have a special introductory price of $1.99/month.

NAMECHEAP

Got a good name for your next business idea? Namecheap is the best domain search and registrar for having your domains becomes a real business. Most of my domains are registered in Namecheap because they give the best deal of as low as $0.99/1st year.

Productivity Tools

These are the tools that I used in my Freelancing career since 2017. These are also the tools I recommend for every Online Business owner having an online team for better productivity. Some tools has also been an inspiration to use it on my personal use.

LASTPASS

When you are in the internet world and you have a lot of access, this becomes so handy. I first used this tool when my client needs to share access to the team, instead of sharing the passwords manually, we used this. So every time our client change password we can still login. When I realized that it is very handful, I also tried for my own personal use. All my website access are saved here so I don’t need to re-enter again because it will automatically detect the current website used.

ASANA

This is the best Project Management tool that I have used. Able to experience both Free and Premium. Having a team and lot’s of work, this tool is the easiest way for tracking unlimited tasks and project. Dashboards, custom fields, task dependencies and integration with other tools like Google Drive and Slack are also very convenient.

SLACK

Collaboration is the key to success and this cloud-based tool provides that service to help the team to have conversations. It can be integrated with different services like Asana and Google Drive. Our team used this tool to communicate with our team members and with our clients.

Training and Courses

Exploring the internet and the opportunities within it is one of the best experiences that I had as a Freelancer. I would not able to achieve what I have right now without these trainings that able to help me excel and fly to the goals I want to achieve.

WORK FROM HOME ROADMAP

Work From Home Roadmap has different types of online courses to help Filipinos to be a world-class Freelancers. They also have a solid community to help and support their students. When I decided to go full-time in Freelancing, I enrolled in their VA Bootcamp to increase my knowledge and to guide my work from home journey. They also have other courses to guide your online career. For me they have the best support team and the competitive price in the market.

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BUILD YOUR OWN BRAND

This free online course guide me so well on how I built my online blog where you are right now. It’s a 5-day challenge with step by step guide on how you can build your own online website as your brand.

123 AFFILIATE MARKETING

This course able to help me strategize and choose how I can generate more income with my blogs using Affiliate Marketing. You will be able to learn the strategies and ethics on how you can serve your audience much better. This course is best for Bloggers, Podcasters, Email Marketers, Social Influencers and much more.

Home Office Tools

As a Freelancer, I invest on tools and gadgets that will help in my career. Each of them is a helpful piece to my online journey.

MICROSOFT ARC MOUSE

What I love with this mouse is it has its horizontal scrolling. So whenever I got a big data, I would able to scroll vertically and horizontally. Another feature I love with this is it’s not bulky. It perfectly fits at your hand and if you don’t need it, you just need to flip it to flat to turn it off. It’s also wireless and works with Bluetooth technology.

PROLINK PRESENTER

This presenter is so far the best I have ever used. There is control keys which is normal, On/Off Switch and the best is the OFN (Optical Finger Navigation) button where you can scroll in it just like using your own mouse and use the clicks like the mouse clicks. It can be used as far as 20m away and it is just plug n’ play. So easy to use and works best for presentation demos.

CAT 7 RJ45 SUPER HIGH SPEED FLAT CABLE

Together with this tool, I am able to maximize the data of my internet broadband. Besides that it is 10m long, it really provides great value as it really gives high-speed in my connection. The ends are both gold-plated and is 10gbps high speed. You can view the comparison of  my connection from WiFi vs with Cable in this article.

HDMI-VGA Connector

This tool can connect me from HDMI to VGA. My laptop has only HDMI connection, so whenever I present on demos, I can’t connect my laptop to their projectors. That’s the reason why this became handy to me. I am also using it to connect to my old monitor so I can have dual screens.

Books

Reading is part of my life and is crucial in my online journey. This is where I get something to feed my mind, heart and soul.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP

WILL IT FLY?

How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don’t Waste Your Time and Money

 

By Pat Flynn

The moment I started reading this book, I able to segment my business ideas and focus on one goal. It was like a mini-retreat in a book where you need to implement those steps to see the results. I wanted to build my own online business but not sure where and how to start, but this book gives me a clear vision on how I would be able to start the next idea, plan it and launch it before it goes live on the marketplace. That is what best with this book, you can test it before you make it fly.