Top Tools

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Here are some tools I use and/or recommend below. Hope it helps save you time and mental stress! ūüôā

See any terrific tools missing? Let me know!


Lead Capture + List Building


ClickFunnels
– Build great landing pages, optins, and funnels.
– Visitors can process payments without leaving screen.

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Video Fruit
Р[free] Lots of fab advice.
– Get on Bryan Harris’¬†email list for webinars and impromptu group coaching calls.

Rapid List Building Courserapid list building course
РFrom Bryan Harris above Рgreat material and private Facebook group
– Want strategies and step-by-step tactics to grow your email list even if starting at 0? Start here.

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Р[free] 
Browser extension to help keep you focused on your list building goals.

Email Marketing

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– Free up to up to 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month.
– I don’t love the interface but great to start here if don’t want to pay.

aweber iconAweber
РI tried it for about 2 weeks before I switched to ConvertKit. Good for simple campaigns.
Р501(c)(3) Nonprofits get 3 months free, and 25% discount thereafter.
РStudents with valid .edu or .ac email address get 20% off monthly billing.

ConvertKitConvertKit
– More robust than MailChimp and Aweber but not as (overwhelmingly) complex as Infusionsoft.
– First month free with this link.
– Pat Flynn uses them.

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– We use this in my tutoring company.
– Pricey, but worth it when you are ready.
– Complicated, so be ready to jump in and learn or hire a pro to really leverage all it is capable of.

active campaignActive Campaign
– What I’m using now for my podcasting and Amazon Best Seller projects.
– Cheaper and easier than Infusionsoft.

Podcasts I like:

–¬†Tim Ferriss Show
The Gary Vee Audio Experience
–¬†Smart Passive Income
 with Pat Flynn
–¬†Online Marketing Made Easy¬†with Amy Porterfield
–¬†60 Seconds of Solitude¬†(quick, easy, daily meditation practice) with Melissa Sue Tucker
The Food Heals Podcast with Allison Melody and Suzy Hardy

Podcasting — Getting Started

Podcasts are a great way to grow an audience, drive traffic to your services & products, and up-level your network*
Podcast Production Power Pack / step-by-steps, training videos for production, checklists, equipment recommendation, and more!

Podcasting — Equipment & Software

To be honest, you CAN get away with earbuds that have a mic if you want to just get started. But when you are ready for a ‘real’ mic, here are some great options at different price points! And it does make a different in sound quality.
ATR2100 (about $66) + Mic Windscreen ($2.99)
–¬†Blue Yeti USB Microphone (medium: $115)
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Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone (higher end: $327)
Zoom H5n (great for in-person at conferences $269.99 for bundle)

Basic Editing:
–¬†Audacity
(editing software – free)

Hosting I Use:
–¬†Libsyn (podcast hosting $5/month and up)

Photos and Photo Editing

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I wrote this list because I was tired of wasting time searching for free + no attribution pics.

BigStockPhoto.com
You can do a 7 or 10 day free trial.
Their pics are really amazing and there are an endless supply! Worth the price for a subscription if you use photos often.

–¬†Canva
Easy and
 free (if you don’t use their $1 each pics) photo editing.
All online. Remembers your past creations.

–¬†PicMonkey
Photo editing.
L
ots of features to edit pics (more than Canva) but doesn’t save your past creations unless you upgrade.

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