Part of the joy of being mates with a tech nerd is I always know all about all the game-changing resources available - what's incredible, what to avoid, and - if I've spotted a gap - I've created something to fill it.
These resources are curated based on over a decade of business-owning experience and I only shout about what I've tried and loved. They'll build your profitability, make life easier, and tick the boxes of the trifecta - health, wealth, happiness.
Lifting the lid on what I love
Because I've done that (for years) for you.
Don't spend even one more moment trawling the Googs for another save-my-bacon app, downloadable, tutorial, or guide.
Where shall we start?
Oh, have I been through some website hosts!?! Where you host your website is almost more important than its design. Hosting on a bad server can have huge consequences for your website now and in the future. Google will hate you, for starters, if your host is slow.
It’s why I love Siteground; that and their great customer service and rather enticing sign up packages.
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You might think that it doesn't matter where you purchase your domain. The cheapest option is ok!
Buying your domain from a reputable register is important for your security as well as for customer services. Panthur's support is always easy to deal with and get issues resolved with a real person on the phone and in Australia.
Building this website on Showit has definitely been an upgrade on my website and it's been on the to do list for quite a long time.
The number 1 reason I am loving Showit is because of how easy it is to make easy page look just how you want. There is a learning curve on getting started but once I nailed it I just loved everything about this platform.
I believe that you should be able to make changes, updates, and maintain all your website. Once my team build a website we want to hand it over to clients and allow them to continue to grow. (Although we are always available to help!)
It’s why I love Elegant Themes, the builder element is easy to edit and add content as your business grows, no CSS knowledge required.
I'm often asked how I get everything done in a day and the answer is block scheduling.
Planoly allows you to create your IG Posts and Stories and schedule them to automatically post. You can create a library of hashtags so you don't have refer back to your Google Docs to find all your research. I also love that you can visually see your feed enabling you to create a beautiful layout.
Getting your next offer live can be stressful but then to add into all the tracking and analytics you need to make smart decision can be another level.
Leadpages make this easy, in a short amount of time you can create a beautiful new page and link to your Google Analytics and FB Pixel so you can track your conversion and make smart decisions with your marketing strategy.
I'm pretty new to Pinterest, for so long I thought it was too hard to be creating all the pins and loading them to the right boards.
Tailwind makes this a dream, now it only takes about an hour a week to create and schedule all my pins so I get traffic back to my freebies, blogs, podcast, and YouTube channel.
Invest in apps that give you time! It’s the only thing you can’t buy!
Social Bee does what I can’t, it's consistent on socials for me. I've tried for a really long time to to regularly post on my social platforms then I realised I need help. Rather than outsourcing I choose Social Bee, it's really easy to get along with….. and does my socialising just how I want.
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You might have heard me talk about Asana if you've been around here for a while..... or actually a short time!
Asana is my first love, it keep all the moving parts of my business, well moving. I use to be that person that would be awake at 3am worrying about all the things I had forgotten to get done. Now I have Asana setup to be my brain, it's more than a to do list it's a full project management system and as an added bonus it's free to use.
When you are a sales funnel lover like me this cart is it – ThriveCart is sexy as heck.
It allows you to integrate your cart into multiple platforms and do some serious strategic selling.
The best thing; it works. I’ve lost a lot of money in the past through other carts not remembering to bill clients!
I actually had my business on a very expensive platform before I found Active Campaign. When you can get plans for as little as $9 USD per month and still get access to all the amazing features this product has to offer, there is no other choice.
AC has the best features that bigger names like Infusionsoft offer, but without the same price tag.
If Asana is my first love, Dubsado is my second. Dubsado is your client management system, this is where you can automate your client onboarding, payments, contracts, reminders and most importantly see what you need to be working on. It gives you back time!
This has actually saved me money because, after the one-time setup, now I don’t need my VA send emails back and forward to clients on my behalf.
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