Artist Resources

DOMAIN NAME PURCHASE & WEB HOSTING
Name Silo https://www.namesilo.com
Low cost, connects to various web design platforms like Wix

WordPress https://wordpress.com/pricing/
Low cost options

Blue Host https://www.bluehost.com
Low cost, uses WordPress as a backbone for web design

FREE WEB DESIGN (you design site)
WordPress https://wordpress.com/pricing/
Choose free option, domain name extension, and design your site

Wix https://www.wix.com
Choose free option, domain name extension, and design your site
**domain name would be “mybusiness.wordpress.com” or “mybusiness.wixsite.com”

SELF-PUBLISHING
The Creative Penn https://www.thecreativepenn.com/resources/
Learn how Joanna Penn and other successful indie authors write and publish; find professional editors; and discover how to turn writing into a business

Write E-book in 14 Days https://allfreelancewriting.com/write-an-e-book-in-14- days/
Outline for creating your first digital publication

Find Professional Editors https://www.goodreads.com
Free account. Connect with beta readers, proof readers, copywriters, and avid readers

E-book Distribution https://www.draft2digital.com
Free account. Distribute your book to online retailers.

Canva https://www.canva.com
Free account. This is an app. Design your own book cover

Fiverr https://www.fiverr.com
Free account. Low cost book cover design

BOOK MARKETING
https://insights.bookbub.com/book-marketing-ideas/
https://blog.reedsy.com/book-marketing-ideas/
https://kindlepreneur.com/book-marketing-101/

INDIE MUSIC DISTRIBUTION
CD Baby https://cdbaby.com
Bandcamp https://bandcamp.com
Tunecore https://www.tunecore.com
DistroKid https://distrokid.com

BUSINESS STRUCTURE
Small Business Administration https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/launch-your- business/choose-business-structure
Internal Revenue Service https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self- employed/business-structures
SCORE https://www.score.org

BUSINESS PLANS
SCORE https://www.score.org/resource/business-plan-template-startup-business
Small Business Administration https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/plan-your- business/write-your-business-plan
bPlans https://www.bplans.com/downloads/business-plan-template/

BUSINESS CONSULTANT
Aurorah Dey Consulting https://www.aurorahdeyconsulting.com/home (Based in the US, also works with international clients)