Recommended Resources

Below you will find a list of resources; including websites, products and applications which I would highly recommend. I can and will only ever recommend what I have tried or used myself. 

Please note that some of the links below include affiliate links.

I use Markel Direct for my own business insurance. They offer a range of comprehensive insurance options offered and you also get access to their legal document hub. 

I use and highly recommend FreeAgent if you are looking to sign up to some accounting software. Click here to start your 30 day free trial and receive a 10% discount if you subscribe.

I use Tide for my business banking. Tide is easy to use, a great alternative and integrates with accountancy software such as Freeagent! Use my code LISAPORTO to get 1 year of free transfers.

Stripe is a great alternative to PayPal, although I do also use PayPal for my business. I have Stripe linked to Freeagent too, which means I can easily take payments for any invoices.

If you want to become a VA this is where to start! The author, Catherine Gladwyn, is still an active VA herself. She offers lots of top advice and her sense of humour will have you in stitches!

If you are an aspiring or existing VA looking to build and grow your business, this is a must for you. Have a read of ALL the benefits here and consider joining the Private Members’ Club.

If you want to learn how to get the best out of LinkedIn and start generating leads for your business, then you need to do Helen Pritchard’s Get Leads From LinkedIn FREE 5 day challenge.

Janet Murray’s Build your Online Audience programme is highly recommended. Janet also has some really helpful podcasts to listen to, and her Content Planning & Media Diary is a must.

Need some help with your SEO? Hike can help with your SEO strategy, rankings, backlink opportunities and also offer a ‘done for you’ service. Their services are definetely worth a look.

Canva is a great tool! Create social media graphics and more. There are two versions available, free or pro. Pro is particularly good to quickly  resize the same image for different platforms.

G Suite, is an essential resource. All your documents are stored on the cloud, meaning they’re accessible from anywhere. It’s easy to share and collaborate on a range of documents too.

Toggl is great resource for tracking your time spent on a range of different projects. It is easy to use, there is a browser extension available and it also integrates with many other applications as well.

Loom is a very handy tool for carrying out screen recordings, such as training videos or demos. These are saved into your Loom account, and can easily be shared via a link or by downloading your recording.

Zoom is similar to Skype, both are useful tools to use to communicate with clients or other professionals. Zoom can be used for video conferencing, for sharing screens, training as well as general team collaboration.