These are products and services I love for myself and my clients. I work in multiple platforms and don't believe there is one resource that works perfectly for everyone.
Hosting, WordPress, and Carts
Mom Webs – Easily the best hosting I've ever had over my 20 years online. Customer service is top-notch and any time I mess something up I get a quick response lol
aMember – Shopping cart system that is affordable and an easier learning curve than many. This is self-hosted and has many plugins you can purchase for personalization you would like down the road.
Formidable Forms – Hands-down my favorite form builder. It's the only one I use for all of my online event clients. The free option is plenty for most, but if you want to make your summits and bundles even easier, go for pro and have the ability to get their graphics immediately when they submit their forms. This also works perfectly for my podcast guests to give me their headshots and one sheets.
Thrive – Once I switched my email list provider to AC, I wanted the functionality and easy of using thrive for everything on my site. I do not use the them, but there are so many things built into this one program. My love for it started with the archetect that helps me build awesome sales pages quickly.
ActiveCampaign – This is my GO-TO mailing list service. I had a learning curve to using it as my brain didn't quite work the way it's laid out and I'd been using my previous program for 12 years prior lol But once I dug in with a coach, I LOVE AC. I love being able to get super personal with tags so I can set up exactly who needs to hear what I'm offering.
Considering all this program does, it is extremely affordable.
ConvertKit – CK was easier for me to learn and definitely works with my brain. I use it for one of my sites because I find it to be a better fit for that website's specific needs. I've also used it for many clients.
Graphics & Images
Photoshop – Sure, it's called the beast, but it's the one that has stood the test of time. After being a graphics idiot for many, many years I finally sat down and learned the basics for this program a few years ago and now all other programs pale in comparison. There are many tutorials on youtube to walk you through anything you want to create.
Spark – This is through adobe and I LOVE IT. All my branding is there and it's pulled into templates. When I want to create a quick image, this program makes it even quicker.
Canva – This is for a sure a quick go to. Many have built their businesses around creating templates you can use in canva to make your business look professional without having to hire out the design work.
missinglettr – This is a scheduling program that works awesome with your blog posts. It pulls in your feed and then you customize the text or images. You can schedule them to go out throughout the year!
Tailwind – This is a robust platform specifically for Pinterest and Instagram. There are many ways to use it to really improve those platforms.
Streamyard – I'll admit that I'm not being amazing at getting on FB lately and doing lives. BUT, when I do, I find it much easier to use a third party program. Streamyard is the most cost effective version and is simple to use.
Quick Start Content – My friend Christina and I started a site that is dedicated to helping you build your community by using done-for-you challenges.
CoachGlue – If you are in the coaching and training niche, this site is the shiznit. It's easy to grab big packages and break them up into smaller workshops and opt-ins.
Daily Faith PLR – It can be tough to find quality plr in smaller niches. Daily Faith is run by women in the top of the PLR niche to help you grow your religion based website.
Piggy Makes Bank – My friends over at piggies have topics in business and self-help. I've been a customer of theirs since they started and have a hoard of their amazing products. Some I use for my own info. The content is awesome.
White Label Perks – You'll find business and self-help PLR created by the same ladies running Daily Faith 😉 I've used a lot of their products.
Color Monthly PLR – I love buying the coloring packs for my own personal use. I tend to give them out to friends that I know love to color and need some cheering up and I've finally started adding them to one of my sites as well. Lady Rayven puts out a lot of coloring packs each month.
Zoom – It's hard to believe that someone might not know about zoom, but it's still possible. I've been using this for years and even with all the changes that have happened in the last year, I still find it the easiest to use.
Calendly – There is no way I could keep my appointments without this scheduling service. Coaching clients, summits, podcast conversations are all scheduled through the appropriate calendar so they get reminders and it automatically adds it to my personal calendar.