2012 was a very good year here at The Happypreneur. The best!
Readership has tripled. My list has tripled as well and my income really took off this year. I started a new private coaching program, hired an amazing life coach and a top notch kick butt business coach.
I’m so looking forward to what 2013 has in store. It’s exciting times we Happypreneurs live in. Very exciting. 15 years ago we couldn’t even imagine being able to quit our jobs, work from home on the computer and decide for ourselves when we work and how much money we make.
Blogging has played a huge role in in our businesses. It’s how our audience gets to know like and trust us. It’s one of the most important business tools today.
Here are a few of The Happypreneur’s best of for 2012…
- Best free themes are Brunelleschi and Weaver II. I like Brunelleschi because it’s very clean, simple and slick. Weaver is extremely responsive. It does a lot of things, but it’s not as slick looking.
- Best blogging platform is of course WordPress. It’s easy to learn and use -and- the functionality is unbelievable. Great SEO capabilities plus, WordPress is a search engine magnet!
- Best framework is Genesis. It provides the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go. Gives WordPress even more flexibility.
- Best blog to follow is Copyblogger. I love this blog! Copyblogger is a prime example of what a great blog should be. Very educational about copy writing, blogging and content marketing. Read it once and you’ll be hooked. I recommend you sign up for the free “Internet Marketing For Smart People” course. Watch what they do on the blog and emulate all you can.
- Best Income Blog is Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income Blog. He gives you an insiders look at how his business works and the income he makes off of each of his projects. Very cool to follow. Again, emulate.
- Best plugin is SuperStyles. It makes creating an opt in or sales page a piece of cake. Plus you can spiff up your blog posts too.
- Best podcast is Kelly McCausey of Solosmarts. She also happens to be my business coach.
- Best free image sites are photopin.com and freedigitalphotos.net
I look forward to sharing the best of the best with you throughout 2013.
Leave a comment below and tell us what your best of 2012 pick.