Jetpack’s Picks: Five Resources for October

At the beginning of each month, we’ll round up five of our favorite links around the Internet to help you better run your business or blog in the month ahead.

Get ready for a spectacular October with the help of these five useful resources.

The Benefits of Jetpack For Your WooCommerce Store

We’re obviously a little biased, but we love this post from Nicole Kohler about why and how you should use Jetpack if you have a WooCommerce store.

“In combination with WooCommerce, Jetpack can bring store owners easily-integrated attack protection, downtime alerts, content sharing, and a slew of other features designed to make your life easier. It’s the equivalent of strapping a rocket to your store — but a lightweight one.”

11 Simple Design Tips to Enhance Your Social Media Images

It’s no secret that compelling visuals are extremely important when it comes to blogging and social media. Brian Peters offers up eleven simple design tips for non-designers over on the Buffer blog.

“Humans are, by nature, very visual beings. In the brain itself, there are hundreds of millions of neurons devoted to visual processing, nearly 30 percent of the entire cortex, as compared with 8 percent for touch and just 3 percent for hearing.”

All in One: Tools and Apps to be a Blogger Who Can Write, Edit, Proofread, and Create Images

As a blogger, you have a lot on your plate. Andrew Howe shares a list of tools on the Kikolani blog to help you blog with ease.

“Unless you have a big staff team who works for your blog, it’s you who needs to be ‘all in one’ and do all tasks on a high level. If you’re wondering how to do it without burning out, the answer is pretty simple: use tools and apps that can help to save time and efforts while being a blogger.”

These Grants Can Help You Finally Get Your Small Business Off The Ground

Looking for grant funding for your small business? Look no further than this useful post from Carson Kohler for The Penny Hoarder.

“Small business grants are to small businesses as scholarships are to colleges. If you’re looking to start a business — or fund an existing one — a grant could be a great financial solution.”

How to Become a Better Storyteller in 30 Days

At its very core, blogging is all about storytelling. This Onboardly posts offers up a month-long guide to become a better storyteller in 30 days.

“Storytelling is at the core of marketing, design and product management within a startup. It’s been referred to as the ‘killer app’ and the ‘biggest business skill to have in the next five years.'”

Have a link we should consider for next month? Drop it in the comments below!

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