Resources

I have listed some veteran and home business related resources. These are are indispensable in taking care of “your business” or  creating a successful online home business. I currently or have personally used most of these home business tools. I will add additional resources as I research and test them.

Veteran Resources

Military veteran resourcesMilitary.com is a free resource for military active duty members, veterans, and families. Military.com connects members to benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.

 

U.S. Veterans Administration - veteran resources

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is responsible for, as President Lincoln stated, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans.

 

U.S. Department of Defense

Department of Defense YouTube news and videos provides breaking military news from around the world. See news and videos of American military men and women, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen stationed around the globe.

 

Home Business Resources

Networking


IBOtoolbox business resourceIBOtoolbox
 is a business marketing platform designed to help business owners create their brand, network, build, and market their independently owned businesses. You may read more about IBOtoolbox here. [read more]

 

Email Marketing Systems

  • MailerLite – MailerLite is a feature-rich online email marketing software application designed for small businesses. MailerLite is free up to 1,000 subscribers. Members can send unlimited emails every month for free. [read more]
  • AWeber – AWeber is one of the top email marketing systems available. AWeber’s opt-in email marketing software has been supporting over 100,000 businesses raise profits and build customer relationships for over 10 years.
  • ResponseMagic – ResponseMagic is a free email marketing platform (up to 100 subscribers). RM includes a “Customer Magnet” with an easy-to-use wizard and it automatically creates multiple strategies for collecting opt-ins. Collect opt-ins on your blog or website with instantly generated opt-in forms. ResponseMagic pricing is very competitive.
  • Trafficwave.net – Trafficwave provides a complete email marketing system at a flat monthly rate. Trafficwave provides a 30-day free trial. Trafficwave also has a strong affiliate program.

Graphics

Whether you need to add photos or images to your website or touch up existing one, the following graphics tools are useful resources for your home business.

  • CANSTOCKPHOTO – CanStockPhoto offers over 15 million professional royalty free stock photos and gives out free weekly downloads. They have tens of thousands of new images added every week with a very generous license agreement that gives great flexibility to users.
  • CANVA – Canva is the best online photo editing resource. Includes a huge number of free and low-cost photos.
  • FOTOSEARCH – Fotosearch allows users to search from more than 32 million images. You have to pay for images here, but they start at just $3. You can also find royalty-free clipart pictures, illustrations, stock video clips, poster, prints, etc. on their site.
  • FREE RANGE STOCK – Free Range Stock is a another source for royalty-free high resolution images for your use.
  • ISTOCK – iStock offers millions of royalty-free images, illustrations, videos and music clips at reasonable prices. Members receive free stock files every week.
  • MORGUEFILE – Morguefile has a huge collection of royalty-free high resolution stock photos for your personal and business use.
  • PEXELS – provides high-quality free stock photos. Most are free for personal and commercial use and no attribution required under the Creative Commons Zero license.
  • PIXABAY – Pixabay has over 690,000 free stock photos, videos, vectors and art illustrations. All are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0 licensing.
  • PIXLR – PIXLR is an easy online photo editing software program that allows you to fix and enhance photos.
  • FIVERR – Fiverr is a marketplace for low-cost creative and professional services. Need design work for a logo, website, graphics or anything else, then check out Fiverr.
  • Camtasia Studio 8 [Download]  – Camtasia video editing software helps you quickly create professional quality videos and share them with anyone, on nearly any device – without formal training. Camtasia is one of the best tools for capturing, recording and editing computer screen and video camera output.  There are many alternatives, including free ones, but none have the versatility of Camtasia.

 

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4 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Hey Glen. Amazing site you have here. The work you are doing for our nation’s heroes is incredible, and I thank you for it. I have a few suggestions that I’d like to share with you. Could you shoot me an email when you get the chance? Thanks!

  2. This is a very handy and concise list of online resources for outsourcing, email marketing autoresponder services and web hosting companies.

    What is Morgue File? I know you say it’s for royalty free stock photos, but it sounds like it would be full of photos about death. I’ll have to check that one out to satisfy my morbid curiosity.

    • Thanks Darren, You had the same reaction to Morguefile as I did! They have great graphics, which I have used on my sites.

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