Out of all the different ways to type special characters that aren't easily accessible through your keyboard I found the slickest way is to add a different language layout to your Keyboard settings and a shortcut that easily switches between different Keyboard layouts.
For those who use Gnome and don't mind sacrificing one of their modifier keys (if they're not using it often or ever') they can use Compose key setting.
This article is based on a talk I gave to a group of women looking to start their own businesses. Each speaker was asked to cover a certain topic and my task was to summarize common misconceptions about starting and running a business. This list isn't exhaustive in any case but it touches on some important insights that unfairly get omitted when talking about this topic.