The Expansive Entrepreneur's Resource Guide

This is just a short list of places to start as you begin to diversify your income and create a business model and life (duh!) that feels aligned and set up for success and sustainability. 


Tools For Creating

Canva: a solid and easy-to-use graphic design website with stock images for $1 or less

Adobe Spark: free graphic design app that let's you make images, animated videos and web stories

Pixabay: free stock photos for commercial use, no attribute required

Apple Pages: the Mac user's (better) version of Word. Ideal for creating flyers, e-books and other more graphic-heavy documents 

Audacity: free audio track editor and recorder for Windows or Mac


Tools for Managing

Active Campaign: increase the conversion rate of your marketing and sales processes by upgrading to an intelligent, automated platform

Zapier: Automate and connect the various applications in your business

Acuity Scheduling: the best scheduling app for the CEO with multiple offerings and a highly customized schedule 

Digioh: send big files (like e-books, videos, PDF's and more!) in your email marketing. Think: attach my giant, amazing opt-in to the automated email

Basecamp: project management application that allows multiple users to collaborate with less email 

Leadpages: high-converting landing page builder and lead generation software for opt-ins, list building and product sales

HelloSign: upload, design and send contracts to be signed electronically, with ease. 

My favorite resources for my favorite income streams...



Mindjet: Map out your creative ideas and plan your writing process

iBooks Author: design gorgeous e-books that you want to exclusively publish in Apple iBooks 

Fiverr: content genius but design amateur? Go here if you need a book cover or graphics 

Kindle Guide: want to get your book on Amazon? This step by step guide will show you exactly how


Virtual Courses 

Teachable: my favorite platform to create and sell online courses with ease

Popplet: want to plan out course curriculum that leaves your students raving (not raging)? Organize your ideas, modules and key teachings first

iMovie: edit and upload your training videos with ease 

PDF Escape: want to create worksheets that your students can download and type right into? Use this tool to create fillable boxes on your PDF worksheets 


Referral Partnerships

Rock Your Referral Network: a guide I created myself to help you start and grow a referral-based business 

Quick Tips from Bourn Creative:  5 tips on best practices for referral based business 


Workshops and Group Programs

Meetup: for local workshops, start by connecting with groups of people with similar interests

Zoom: my favorite video conferencing software for group programs, training and workshops. Also audio/video, phone options, chat features and screen share

Eventbrite: sell tickets to your event with ease 


iTunes: a step by step guide to how to get your podcast on iTunes

Advertising Income: a complete guide for planning and getting sponsorship

Also see the Creative resources above for graphics, sound editing and design!




Please note: some of these links are affiliate links. That means if you sign up for one of the programs, services or platforms above, I may make an affiliate commission. (Hint, hint: this is something you can create, too!)