RESOURCES FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking to upgrade your toolkit, I’ve got your back.
These are tools I’ve personally used or used for my clients’ businesses.
I’ll save you hours of Youtube research plus endless reviews and you can look like a pro from day one.
PS: Some of these are my affiliate links. You don’t get charged extra but I may get a commission for
recommending the product to you.
For the beginner starting out for the first time
For those ready to spice things up a bit and upgrade their kit
When you’re ready to expand and begin to automate
To keep your skills up to date and never stop learning
START YOUR BUSINESS
Get your domain name from Namecheap and secure you business name secure. Try as much as possible to grab the .com version of your domain. If the .com is not available, the .co works pretty well.
Siteground is a web host for WordPress for your website. I have been using them since I started my online business and I absolutely love them. You can get started on their lowest plan. I recommend that you purchase the 3 year plan for peace of mind. Their support is 24/7 and superb.
Elementor is a drag and drop page builder for WordPress sites. It’s fast, easy and leaves your website running smoothly. The best part is that you can get started on the free version and later upgrade if you need more features.
HELLO THEME FOR ELEMENTOR
Hello Theme is a lightweight, fast and free WordPress theme that works seamlessly with Elementor to give you a beautiful website to impress your clients and customers
Astra is another lightweight, fast and free WordPress theme that works with Elementor. It also comes with free templates via their Astra sites plugin to get you up and running quickly.
WaveApps is both an invoicing and mini-accounting software for business owners. You can track your finances as well as receive payments from your clients.
Mailerlite is a ridiculously easy to use email marketing software. You may be wondering why you need it so early on but you do. You can start building your email list up to 1000 subscribers for free and after which the costs are still very cheap.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS
Dubsado is a client management system for automating the processes that you carry out while working with clients. You can receive inquiries, send quotes and automate your entire workflow with this one tool. It syncs with Stripe and Paypal and eliminates quite a number of tools in one go.
You can’t run a business without meetings. Zoom provides you with instant video meetings with one or more people at a time. You can also record your meetings as well as schedule them ahead of time directly or via your appointment scheduler software.
Plutio is an all-in-one business management platform designed to help you manage projects and tasks, create proposals that dazzle and send invoices that get you paid. I currently use this for my agency and I absolutely love it. It also has a helpdesk tool attached so you can communicate with your clients via chat.
BOOK LIKE A BOSS
I use Book Like A Boss for booking my meetings. It is perfect if you’re the only one using it. You can sync it with zoom, Paypal and Stripe so you can book paid meetings. It also allows you choose your availability and syncs with your Google Calendar to make sure you’re not double booked.
Great beginner appointment platform. They have a great free plan and it is perfect for teams with multiple calendar slots. I started out with this and it also allows you embed your calendar on your website as well as link from your FB and IG pages.
When you manage multiple clients, passwords can be a HUGE pain. Lastpass eliminates that pain by allowing safely store and securely share passwords with team members as well as receive shared passwords from clients.
Why type when you can useloom? I love using loom for quick videos for training, asking questions, giving instructions, or getting feedback as from clients and team members. It’s so amazing and I can’t imagine my life before it.
Tired of ugly and basic Google Forms? Say hello to Typeform. You can get beautifully designed and secure forms for feedback, questions, surveys and whatever with Typeform. You can get started on their FREE plan limited to 100 responses per month.
SCALE YOUR BUSINESS
When you’re ready to start scaling, you want to start creating sales funnels for your products and services. Clickfunnels allows you to build sales funnels to sell your products and services plus it comes with LOTS of template to help kickstart the process
Looking for an all-in-one platform to manage your emails, host your courses and help you sell your products by building your landing pages and collecting payments. Here’s your one stop shop. Kartra manages all of these flawlessly and my clients love using it.
Once you’re ready to get serious about your email marketing efforts, Convertkit is a no-brainer choice for bloggers and business owners. They focus on clean emails with minimal to no design. It is perfect for business owners that like simple and clean interfaces for their emails.
If you like pretty emails that maintain the design when you do send them out as well as avoid the spam folder then you’ll love Flodesk. They have stunning templates in their library, which they are always adding more to and they are perfect for the visual and creative geniuses.
I currently use ActiveCampaign for all of my email marketing. I love the ease of use, versatile connections with other software, great pricing and endless uses. Their email deliverability is one of the highest in the market and I cannot recommend them enough.
If you’re not a fan of paying monthly for your cart software, then you’d be perfect for Thrivecart. For a one-time fee, you get a topnotch cart software as well as affiliate management inside one platform. It does NOT get any better.
EVERWEBINAR & WEBINARJAM
This is the webinar duo for automated webinars and live webinars respectively. Created by Genesis Digital, same parent company as Kartra. This platform is great for running webinar and if you get both of them together, you get them for a discount. Best prices in the industry
If you’re getting your feet wet in the online course creation industry, Podia is a great platform to get started with. They have the easiest pricing I’ve ever seen and at $39/month you can get started quickly.