Resources

Below is a complete list of tools and resources I use personally for building and growing my business, increasing productivity, hiring & managing teams, outsourcing and much more.

This is a list of the exact resources and tools I use myself now.

Building an Online Website / Store

  • NameCheap (Great affordable place to buy domains)
  • Shopify (Best Way to Create an Ecommerce Store in Minutes)
  • WordPress (Free blogging software and how this site was made)
  • Hostgator (Affordable host where I host many of my sites)
  • WPEngine (Blazing fast and reliable WordPress hosting I use for my best sites)
  • Squarespace (Drag and drop platform, recommended for freelancers and portfolio style sites)

Email List Building & Marketing Automation

  • ActiveCampaign (Affordable advanced email automation)
  • LeadPages (Simple, and powerful landing page builder)
  • Drip (Another powerful email automation software)

Web Analytics

  • Google Analytics (Free and powerful analytics tracking)
  • Improvely (Another great link tracking tool I use for paid campaign tracking)

Getting Paid / Invoicing / Accounting

  • Stripe (Simple payment merchant system)
  • PayPal (Popular, reliable way to get paid)
  • Xero (Accounting software for businesses)
  • FreshBooks (Simple accounting software for freelancers)

Productivity

Hiring

Team / Project Management

  • Asana (What I use to manage projects remotely with my team)
  • Trello (Kanban style project tracking)
  • Basecamp (Easy to use project/client portal)
  • TeamWork (More powerful project/client portal)

Screensharing / Screencasts

  • Screencast-O-Matic (Crazy affordable desktop screen recording tool)
  • Loom (Another screen recording tool for chrome, also adds videos nicely into emails)
  • Awesomescreenshot (Screen capture plugin for chrome)

Communication

  • Slack (Team messaging)
  • Zoom (Free video calls and online meetings. My favorite alternative to Skype)

Security

Audio Recording

 

This list will continue to grow as my team and I test and implement more tools for our business.