Thanks for stopping by the Resources page. My goal for The Positive Project is to help visitors and subscribers have a more positive outlook on life, find more happiness, and achieve their goals and dreams, while doing work they love.
Below you will find useful books, helpful posts, and even some tools I recommend to help you start your own website.
Books For Starting a Business…
1. Start Something That Matters by Blake MyCoskie
2. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris
3. REWORK by Jason Fried & David Hansonn
4. StartUp Nation by Jeff Sloan and Rich Sloan
5. The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
Books For Personal Growth…
1. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
2. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
3. The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
4.Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
5. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
Books For Investing…
1. The Gone Fishing Portfolio by Alexander Green
2. The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
Miscellaneous Tools & Recommendations For Starting Your Own Website…
I often get asked what I use tools I use on my website. I’ve spent a lot of time finding the most efficient and affordable tools for anyone who is looking to start a website. Here they are…
1. For having a logo designed for your business or website I recommend using Fiverr. Every gig with a transaction fee costs $5.50. You can find some great designers who will create a custom logo to your liking in just a few days. I’ve used a other services like 99 Designs before, but I wasn’t as pleased with the results and pricing as Fiverr.
2. If you’re looking to start a blog or a website I recommend using Worpress.org. WordPress is a free web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. I prefer it over WordPress.com because on WordPress.org you can add plugins to customize your site a bit more.
3. If you go with WordPress.org you will need to get a web host. I recommend using Bluehost. Right now you can sign up for hosting through them for just $5.49 a month.
4. For themes to customize your site I recommend going with StudioPress Themes for WordPress. StudioPress creates themes for WordPress using their Genesis Framework. The Genesis Framework has built in SEO and mobile responsive designs. Currently, over 182,000 WordPress sites use their themes. The Genesis Framework costs $59.95. For the Genesis Framework and a Child Theme it will cost $99.95.
5. To have your website designed I recommend going with UpWork. Here you can hire great web designers for a very affordable price. You can also use UpWork for virtual assistants, data entry, and just about anything else you can think of.
6. For managing your websites finances go with Freshbooks. If you make money from your website or blog, you are going to need to pay taxes. Freshbooks is the simplest accounting platform you can use to keep track of your income, create invoices, and track spending and expenses. Try FreshBooks Free for 30 Days.
7. If you’re looking to build an email list and send out a newsletter, I recommend going with MailChimp. A lot of people go with AWeber, but I’ve found MailChimp to be extremely easy to use. The best part is Mailchimp is free until you have 2,000 subscribers.
8. For getting people to subscribe to your site go with OptinMonster. OptinMonster is a great tool to use for your site to have subscribe popups to help you capture email addresses. They have customizable forms and it’s easy to install on your WordPress blog. OptinMonster works great with MailChimp too. Pricing starts at $49.
I hope you find these tools & resources useful. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns by filling out the contact form below. As always, thanks for reading.