The tools and resources I use to succeed online
I am often asked what I use for various parts of my business, so I wanted to provide a page of resources so you know exactly what I use, why I use it, and how it has helped me find success online.
This page is important for two reasons: 1) With the amount of tools and resources online and so many options to choose from within any category, it’s often best to see exactly what someone who has found success uses to get there; and 2) you may find something helpful here that you didn’t know about and can implement into your business.
Some of these recommendations are affiliate links, just so you know. None of these recommendations are here for the commissions, so absolutely feel free to not use the affiliate links if you prefer. However, if you choose to make a purchase thru any of the links, I am truly thankful for your support and am blessed because of it.
If you have any questions at all about any of these resources, please feel free to reach out! I will be happy to share more about my experiences with them and answer any questions I can.
Tools I can't live without
LeadPages is by far the tool I could not live without.
LeadPages started out as a great way to easily build high-quality landing pages, but now they’ve become the perfect tool for every business in so many ways!
No matter what your business is or how long you’ve been online, LeadPages will take your opportunities to another level!
ConvertKit is my top choice for email marketing.
I hopped around several different email marketing services and have found ConvertKit to be my absolute favorite by far. The tools and features they have makes email marketing and managing your email list so easy! And that means a lot when you have so many other things to worry about with your business! That’s why I love ConvertKit and why I don’t think I’ll ever switch.
ConvertKit is a little bit more expensive up-front, but you won’t regret choosing them and would never compromise the initial cost over how much time and effort it will save you!
ConvertKit allows you to:
- Create simple emails that look like ones you’d receive from a friend
- Automatically send emails when someone opts into your list
- Build and edit entire timed email sequences in one view by dragging and dropping
- Build custom segments and separate customers from non-customers
- Automatically personalize emails by pulling in subscribers’ names
Being a solo entrepreneur, or as some like to refer to as “solopreneur,” I simply can’t do everything myself but as you likely already know, when you have an online business, there are endless amounts of things you need to get done. If you don’t already know how to do them, you simply either have to invest your time into learning or pay someone to do it for you. But your time is valuable… and that’s why Fiverr is so brilliant.
You can find very talented freelancers on Fiverr who are willing to create videos, logos, transcribe text, create backlinks, and just about any other service you could possibly need starting at only $5! It’s brilliant.
Quick tip: Of course like any service you look for on the internet, you may run into some less than mediocre people who provide them. Make sure to spend a few extra minutes reading reviews of the gig you are considering to make a good decision.
I honestly cannot say enough good things about the courses below. Melyssa Griffin is an absolute delight and an inspiration and I wouldn’t be doing what I do without her courses. They have truly brought my business to another level and I have learnt so much from her. Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the courses, but honestly, the absolute best money you could spend on training anywhere for your online business.
Want to double your email list in 90 days? This course shows you how to strategically grow your list, fast.
Learn how to infinitely grow your traffic and email list using your new secret weapon: Pinterest!
Game-changing strategies so that you can grow your community and authority on social media!
BookBoss is the perfect course to show you quickly and effectively how to create amazing eBooks that you can start to generate a profit from. This has been a great course to really help me organize my content and create eBooks without paying someone loads of money to do it for me. The best part is, this course is only $197!
If you have studied SEO at all, you know by now that there are ridiculous amounts of products out there to help you with ranking, tracking, research, competition analysis, and on and on. There’s a lot!
That’s why I love SEO Power Suite and really the only thing I use now. It comes with everything you need! It can be a bit pricy, but considering what you’d spend elsewhere to get tools to do everything SEO Power Suite can, you’ll realize this is likely the best investment you’ll make if you’re in to SEO. And if you are, you’ll know how valuable this software is!
This is the best Keyword Research program that I have used with quite possibly the best support you’ll find with these types of software. If you manage your own on-page SEO, keyword research is critical, as you know. LTP is a great tool to have to find profitable keywords that will help your site rank better than ever.
I give two choices for you here, simply because I don’t want to only suggest my own hosting to you when you may prefer a cheaper option. I also do love BlueHost and how easy they make things, so it’s still a company I highly recommend as an alternative to my own.
The difference? When you choose hosting with The Better Web Movement, you know who you are dealing with when it comes to support and I’ll be happy to help you along the way! BlueHost’s support has a great reputation, but they are a very big company. So I am happy to recommend either, depending on your needs.
Affordable, reliable hosting, domains, SSL, email services and much more.
This is my own hosting service that i provide to you and am available for support and to help you get started and to answer any questions that you might have along the way!
Alternatively, I do recommend BlueHost as well. Not everyone needs the added support I provide and if you are simply running low maintenance landing pages or affiliate sites, BlueHost can be a great value. Especially when they are running specials! Which is why I use them for that very reason from time to time! 🙂