Resources for your online businessWhether you're just starting out or have been going for a while, check out my resources below to see the tools I used to take my biz to the next level.
Resources for the New and Growing Online Business Owner
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. If you need any help setting up systems in your business, reach out and we can talk.
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.
When you run a Facebook Group, you get to ask new members 3 questions before they join… the only thing is these questions don’t get saved anywhere and you have to manually copy and paste the answers somewhere and the email addresses into your autoresponder.. or do you? Introducing GroupFunnels! Stop paying your VA for stuff that could be automated. GroupFunnels will automatically save your questions and send users into your autoresponder.
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.
Interact is an amazing tool for creating quizzes in your business. Interact is easy to use and setup, it has deep integrations with your ESP and will allow you to create an email optin quiz that will attract subscribers AND it allows you to follow up in the most personalised way.