Productivity

Productivity

Ever since I started this travel blog I’ve been introduced  to countless numbers of platforms, software applications, plug-ins, services, and more.

Many of these resources were required for building my websites, staying organized, remaining productive and even maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Through all of these online endeavors, I’ve accumulated quite a lengthy list of tools and resources.

Everything from online training, freelancing, graphic design, or just increasing my productivity has required some investment and often a learning curve.

Here I’ve listed a number of products that I have experience using on a regular basis.  Some of them I personally recommend or are highly recommended by mentors and influencers I follow.

Some of the links provided below are affiliate links and I may receive a small commission, but only if you make any purchases through those links.

E-Mail Apps and Email Marketing (Auto-Responder)

Google G Suite Email Program
What I Use for Organizing All My Business Email Accounts
G Suite

I switched all of my Business Emails to G Suite after 2 years with ZOHO. I didn’t have any problems with Zoho and it worked well for me when I only had three business emails to manage.  One for my travel blog and two for my e-commerce stores.

However, I had been a part of the Google Apps ecosystem for many years and after they re-structured and released G Suite I felt it was time to consolidate all of my emails to one source for my personal and business needs.

For only $5 more per user or Business Email Account G Suite offers:
  • Professional email addresses for your business you@yourcompany.com or create group mailing lists such as info@yourcompany.com
  • Advanced Admin controls, like the ability to add and remove users, set up groups, and add security options like 2-step verification and single-sign-on (SSO), provided all in one centralized admin console
  • The G Suite Basic edition provides 30GB Online Storage for every user. with the Business, Enterprise or Team Edition you are eligible for Unlimited Data Storage
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Zoho

Like I mentioned above, I didn’t have a problem with Zoho and still have the Free plan they offer.  At the time, the options for multiple domain name hosting and other features seemed limited in relation to the cost.

Airmail 5.0

On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain.

These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided.

MailChimp

I’ve been using MailChimp since 2013 when I first started this blog and continue to use it for this one and a number of other websites for my business and clients.

It’s free and also has it’s limitations, and every time I plan on switching I end up sticking with them in the long run. When I finally exceed the amount of Subscribers they allow on the free plan, then I will decide to switch!

AweberUse Aweber for your Email Marketing

One of the options I’ve considered for email marketing from a number of bloggers and affiliate marketing gurus. I am still not convinced and the competition has grown even more fierce since I began writing this blog!

 

Use Sumo for E-mail List Building and Social SharingSumo

On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain.

These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every

Evernote

On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain.

These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted.

Online/Virtual Phone Services
Get A Virtual Phone You Can Use Almost AnywhereGrasshopper

On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain.

These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted.

Security, Protection and Prevention
#1 Trusted Name in VPN - VPNExpressExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is a subscription-based Virtual Private Network that helpls secure the conections you make over wi-fi from your computer. I’ve been using Express VPN since 2014, I believe or sooner. Mainly because I needed it while traveling. In order to visit sites or use apps based in the United States that were not allowed in the countries that I visited.

I still use it till this day especially when I am working from a coffee shop or working space it adds a litttle bit of security and privacy while you work.

I am also an affiliate and stand behind their product. If you you use the link for the discount provided above I will receive a small commission for recommending that will not affect your subscription in any way.

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