Resources for your online Coaching businessA tool is not the same as a system, but it's still important! Below are my favourite tools that I use with clients all the time.
Tools for Your Online Business that work!
The tools that you use to run your online business can either make your life easier or make your life a living hell – and waste a lot of your time. It’s important that you look at the tools for your business carefully. What problem needs solving/which aspect needs automating? Which other tools does this tool have to connect to? What are the priorities?
Below are the tools that we and our clients use on a regular basis. But, the tool isn’t everything – you need a system for using that tool as well, if you need any help with systems, reach out to me.
Before exploring these resources in more detail, please be aware of the following: Some of the links provided below are affiliate links. That means that if you choose to purchase the product through my link, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no extra cost to you – and sometimes you may actually receive additional benefits such as discounts and exclusive trials through using my affiliate link. Please understand that I have used all of the products and services that I recommend below. I share them with you, because I feel that they are helpful in growing your business, not because I receive a small commission. Please do not purchase a product unless you think it will help you to grow your business.
I have used Siteground hosting for the past year and their support is second to none. If you’re looking for a reliable hosting provider, you will not regret choosing Siteground.
WordPress is a content management system that holds all of the content on your website. It’s user friendly and a solid option for now and when you’re growing later on.
Siteground hosts your website, WordPress stores the content inside your site and a theme such as Divi from ElegantThemes makes your site beautiful and functional. A must have for me (I use Divi myself).
Automating your emails frees up necessary time and energy when it’s time to grow your business. Growing an email list is key and with ConvertKit it’s easy peasy.
17hats is the system I use to manage all my client info, invoices and contracts. It makes bookeeping a breeze (it’s almost fun!).
Acuity lets my clients (and potential clients!) schedule appointments with ease. It handles all the time zone conversions with ease and makes sure everyone knows when you’re meeting. A must have!
Evernote is my mobile brain and I would be totally lost without it. Create notebooks and notes that are automatically synced across all of your devices, so you are never without them. Attach images, files and checklists and even add HANDWRITTEN notes out of your notebooks that can then be SEARCHED by Evernote. Huge. Get it now.
Teachable is my favourite online course platforrm. It’s flexible, simple to use and has great integrations with other platforms making both selling your course and connecting your other systems simple and reliable.
Planning is essential for your business. There is no point to plan a year ahead as our businesses evolve so much in the meantime, so I operate in 90 day blocks. However I struggled for ages to find a planner that works with that AND holds you accountable to your goals – until now. Check out the Momentum Planner here.
MemberPress is my go to plugin for building membership sites on your own platform. Most of my clients use it and we’ve had great experiences with it. It’s (reasonably) easy to set up and customise and it works a charm. It also offers dripped content as a native feature and it comes with Affiliate Royale to set up Affiliates for your courses/membership.
MailerLite is a great alternative to MailChimp when it comes to Email Marketing (and guess what? The first 1000 subscribers are free). The monkey makes life unneccessarily complicated and Mailerlite offers you a sime yet powerful solution even if you’re just starting out with your Email Marketing game