Owning a business comes with a lot of choices!  Here, we’ve compiled our favorite tools and resources to help make those choices easier.  From social media management tools, to hosting providers, each of the sources below have been personally vetted and verified by our staff here at Blue Ivory Creative. Click on the photos below to find out more information about each service.

With unrivaled support, and incredible free features (backups every 24 hours, free domain name, etc.) Inmotion Hosting is our favorite hosting provider.  If you’re looking for someone to manage your hosting account, we also offer our own hosting packages!  Get in touch for more information.

The beauty of WordPress is that it’s very easy for you to manage on the backend, but has endless customization options for you or your developer!   And with Inmotion Hosting, there’s an easy one-click install to get you on your way!  Find out more about our WordPress sites here.

Free for the first 2,000 subscribers, Mailchimp is an excellent tool to get you started with email marketing!  Set up a drip campaign, automate your emails, or design custom campaigns for your new product launch!

Translating your website into multiple languages can be exhausting and technically difficult!  WPML allows you to easily and accurately translate your WordPress site into any language you could imaging, and makes it easy for users to navigate back and forth between languages.

Tired of managing your social media accounts separately?  HootSuite allows you to schedule posts for all of your platforms easily and from one place.  You can also view all of your streams and feeds, and respond to comments in the same dashboard.  Find out more about our own social media management services here!

HARO is an amazing tool that helps you find opportunities to be featured on large blogs and websites.  Reporters post questions about certain topics that are sent to your inbox daily.  If you answer these questions well, you’ll be featured on the reporters’ websites, and build valuable backlinks.  We’ve gotten clients featured on NASDAQ, CBS News, The Huffington Post, and more!

For those of you who want an easy way to create blog images, social media graphics, and other images, Canva is amazing!  They offer easy sizing templates for a variety of social media headers, posts, etc. as well as free images, fonts, and more!  To see some examples of our own graphic design services, check our our portfolio.

With too many plugins to list here, we compiled a full list of our favorite, proven WordPress plugins.  From eCommerce to speed, to contact forms, these plugins will help you make the most of your WordPress site!

If you’re looking for an easy way to manage your projects and to-do lists, Trello is a great option!  Excellent for those who consume information visually, Trello allows you to create checklists, link files, and assign tasks to other team members.

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