These are my absolute favorite tools
Some of the links below are affiliate links. That means that if you decide you want to use the service, I’ll earn a commission from the company. Don’t worry, this won’t cost you anything extra – it’s just their way of thanking me for telling the world how much I love their services. And because I take that super seriously, I will NEVER recommend anything that I haven’t personally used and LOVED. I don’t want to be associated with any company that isn’t freakin’ amazing, so I’m promising you that I actually use every single thing on this page and it has exceeded my expectations (or it wouldn’t be here).
Online courses and membership sites
AccessAlly makes it super easy to set up your online course right on your WordPress website. It doesn’t take a percentage of your profits like some other course platforms, and their tutorials/customer support are outta’ this world. They’ll even help set you up with a certified expert to get your course up and running if you need it!
Email marketing, automation, and CRM
I’ve tried a LOT of different email marketing platforms and ActiveCampaign has been the easiest to learn, has the best automation features for what I actually need, and integrates perfectly with all of the other tools I use.
Online scheduling, email reminders, and payments
Acuity is the best and easiest software I’ve found for scheduling online appointments. Giving your clients this option will save you a ton of time, and the reminders are super easy to customize for your brand and personality.
Gorgeous graphic design
I’ll never give up my Adobe products, y’all. I use Photoshop for graphics, InDesign for page layouts, and Illustrator for logos. But for those who don’t want the hassle and cost of learning the real-deal tools, Canva is the easiest way I’ve found for non-designers to make awesome-ly gorgeous graphics for social media (or whatever else you want).
The BEST WordPress theme
I use Divi to build ALL of my client sites because it’s the absolute easiest to use and maintain – not just for me, but for my clients. You build everything on the front end, meaning you don’t have to look at a single line of code! Woohoo! I even have a template + website course for how to use it!
Contracts, forms, CRM, automated workflows, basic accounting, and invoicing
I seriously love Dubsado. It does so many amazing things. It’s user friendly. They have amazing customer service. AND you can set up automated “workflows” that do most of the work for you so you always look professional and prepared. Get a 20% discount when you sign up with my link below!
WordPress hosting and management
I have switched my hosing company more than a few times (it was 9 times). And I finally found the best one everrrr. Flywheel makes it so easy to host a website without all the technical jargon and gross back-end junk clogging up your interface. And their customer service is pretty freakin’ great, too.
I’ve found that GoDaddy is the best one to work with for domains. Easy peasy.
Instagram hashtags + training
This service seriously SAVED MY BUTT in Instagram. Courtney and her team research and provide literally THOUSANDS of hashtags every month that are specific to a bajillion different industries so you can get seen by your ideal clients! There are also a ton of other IG tools & trainings included.
Online quiz builder
I’ve tried a TON of online quiz building platforms and Interact is my fav by far. Not only is it super easy to actually build the quiz, it’s also really easy to integrate into your website AND track leads when running ads on Facebook because of it’s high-level pixel integration features.
High-converting opt-in and landing pages
They give you templates that seriously convert, you can see all the numbers and analytics you want to see how they’re performing (you don’t get that if you host it on your site), and it’s easy to use and design with (and I have designer OCD, so you know that’s true).
Pinterest account management
I get 99% of my website traffic from Pinterest all thanks to this magical little tool. It’s so freaking easy to use – you just load up your queue and let it run! I log in about once every 2-3 months to reload and I don’t touch it at all in between! It really is like magic.
Automation and app integration
If any of your tools don’t integrate with each other to automate your processes, Zapier probably has a way to make it happen. And really, it’s just an amazing company all around. You’ll want to do business with them.
Online meetings and video conferencing
If you’re going to be doing business online, then you’re gonna’ need a good video chat platform. And Zoom is THE BEST. I even used the free version for the first 2 years of business and it still did everything I needed.
But wait… there’s more!
I’ve always wanted to say that
But really though. There are a lot more little things I use and intricate little ways I link them all together to help me make the most of my time and feel like a super efficient badass.
If you’re lookin’ to hear alllll the goods about automation and efficiency, then check out the “Automate your biz and save your sanity” mini-course. It’ll walk you through everything I’ve used (free and paid) since I’ve started my business, tell you why I chose the ones I did, and give in-depth tutorials on exactly how I use each of the platforms.
Check out the mini-courses
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