Software Programs and Online Platforms
Business Check List
Set Your Online Store Up for Success
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Online resources that enable you to start, build and maintain your online business. These are the tools I use in order to create an online e-commerce store.
DESIGN, CREATE, AND PROMOTE
Your Products and Services
Canva - Design Program
Canva is the one-stop shop for all your graphic design needs. Design artwork to put on merchandise, create content for social media, or use for business advertisements and presentations. I highly recommend investing in Canva-PRO for exclusive access to royalty-free design elements, and features to use in creating unique marketing posts, products, and content.
Word Document, Excel Spreadsheet, PowerPoint
Achieve your best with Microsoft 365 Office apps, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Easily access, edit, and share files and photos across all devices with 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage. Keep it all together with Outlook, an ad‑free app for your email, calendars, to‑do lists, and contacts. Plus, security tools with advanced features for recovery, and identity protection
Photoshop Elements - Editing Software
Adobe offers a variety of editing software programs to fit your individual vision and creative needs. Photoshop gives you the freedom to maximize your artistic production, and aid in business design elements.
Printify - Print on Demand Service
Printify is a marketplace connecting online merchants to print-on-demand drop shipping manufacturers worldwide. Artists, designers and creators gain access to products to design and licensing freedom to sell online. There are different print-on-demand companies, and it's always good to sample and compare drop shipping manufacturers to make sure the final product represents you as an artist and creator.
Shopify - E-commerce Store
In order to sell online, you need a platform to list products, receive orders, and accept payment properly. Shopify is an e-commerce platform that helps you design and hosts your online stores while providing a retail point-of-sale system. Link your Shopify Store with Printify App to create an integrated, seamless print-on-demand e-commerce store where you can sell your own products, art, and merch and build your online business presence.
Your AI grammar best friend, Grammarly is a great resource for making sure your writing is on point for business, personal and creative design.
Social Media Platforms
Our current shops include apps and social media platforms such As Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, and YouTube. By creating business profiles and setting up selling features your business is alive to the world. Link all social media platforms with your website, and e-commerce store and give people an online environment to be a part of your journey while accessing your products and services.
Minta - Ads & Commercials
Minta is an all-in-one marketing platform to automatically create, plan, and post your social media advertisements. Link Minta with your Shopify store and create eye-catching product ads with one click.
QuickBooks - Bookkeeping
QuickBooks is an accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses that offers on-premises accounting applications. QuickBooks also offers aa cloud-based version where you can accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and handle payroll functions.
Canva: Graphic Design.
Word 365: Documents, E-mail, Excel, PowerPoint
Adobe Photoshop (Elements): Photo and Video Editing Software
Printify: Print on Demand / Drop Shipping / Products
Shopify: E-commerce online store to show and sell products
Grammarly: Personal AI grammar assistant
Social Media: Build online community and your brand
Minta: One-click automated marketing advertisements
QuickBooks: Accounting / Bookkeeping / Financial records for taxes
This Quick list of software programs and online platforms is what I use the most with my online store. I hope this helps someone who's curious about where to start or anyone that's inspired to build their own online business. There are a lot of great recourses, other apps, and software programs that will be additional tools for your business tool belt. May this list help you get started and be a sign that you can do it!
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