Two things matter most for getting things done in your business: people and tools. I’m regularly trying out new digital tools and software to see if it will improve what I’m doing.
The following suggestions are resources I personally use and that help the quality, organization, and efficiency of my work.
Have a question before you decide to try it out? Send me a message through the contact page and I’ll do my best to help you out.
Making Your Website
Siteground | For website hosting
Siteground is where I host all of my websites (I have the GoGeek account). I love it because it’s reliable, the support is prompt and knowledgeable, and the overall quality of the service is fantastic. Plans start at less than $4 per month)!
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Studiopress | For your WordPress theme
WordPress is an excellent platform to build a website on and unless you’re a developer, you’re going to want a theme. I use the Genesis Framework and StudioPress Themes as the base for most of my websites.
Browse StudioPress Themes
WP101 | WordPress Tutorials
Learn WordPress the easy way with WP101 tutorials. If you are new(er) to WordPress and want a single place to learn everything you need to know, WP101 has you covered. I’ve considered creating my own WordPress tutorials but Shawn and Kay do such a nice job, I’d rather send you to them!
Start Learning WordPress
ConvertKit | Automated email marketing
I used to run our newsletters through MailChimp. It’s an excellent service for many businesses, but I struggled with regularly writing and sending out emails. ConvertKit does a better job automating your content, organizing your subscribers, and managing your email campaigns. I can’t recommend them enough.
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OptinMonster | Increase your email optins
OptinMonster is a slick and research-backed way to increase the amount of who subscribes (or opt-in) to your mailing list. It includes features like user-friendly form builders, exit technology, and A/B testing. I’m currently running it on several sites (including this one) and we’re loving it.
Basecamp | Stay organized
My team is made up of several people based in different locations working on multiple projects at a time. It’s necessary for me to have an easy way to organize projects, share files, and track tasks. I’ve worked with many project management software and Basecamp is my favorite. We use it to handle client work, track internal to-dos, and manage our podcast workflow.