Here are some resources and recommended tools for you.
You can find more on my Pinterest account where I bookmark tools and useful resources as well. These ones are the best and most important ones to get started.
Disclaimer: The one with a * are affiliates links. Buying through this link doesn’t cost more to you and is supporting me and the podcast. I only recommend trusted providers I either use myself or I know are the best recommendations from the best in the industry.
Iwantmyname Painless domain management. a really true tagline. Easy to use and great customer service. Lots of services connections are semi automated so you can connect things with a click.
*Flywheel Slick and user friendly dashboard. Great customer service. Reliable. You can prep your site before linking it to your domain really easily. This is the hosting I use for therightbraingeek.com
*Siteground Another good hosting provider. Reliable and more cost effective if you have more than one site to host. (That’s what I use for my mum and hobby’s sites)
*Greengeeks Hosting with great customer service and provided via renewable energy
Setting up your emails through your hosting provider is a nightmare. To avoid havoc and mess, get a proper email provider.
Zoho is free for one email account, easy to use and their apps work really well on phones. That’s what I use for the rightbraingeek and my make-up business emails.
*MailChimp. Simple and great for good looking newsletters. lots of partners so integrating is easy with lots of servers. Free accounts available. Automation available through paid accounts only.
You can buy the *Chimpessentials course to learn Mailchimp from a power user, Paul Jarvis. (require a paid plan to make use of all the features shown in the course, even if it’s just $10 one.) Anything Paul does is about being useful and efficient. You can be sure it is money well spent. He regularly closes and re-open it as
*Convertkit. if easy automation for email marketing is more important than visual newsletter, Converkit is a good choice. It’s also subscriber centric instead of list-centric so it’s easier to avoid sending wrong/duplicate content. Also a nice and easy option to set-up landing pages to collect emails.
*Get response emails, landing page, webinar… a one step shop for your funnels.http://www.activecampaign.com
*Activecampaign. Great for retailers and people who aim for a smaller crowd but engaging with them more (coaching clients etc…) as it has a CRM included. Impressed with their customer services I have to say and the CRM features.-Leadpages to create easily landing pages and funnels.
Amazon S3 To store your freebies and documents
Online forms and surveys
Typeform. Gorgeous looking, easy to set-up responsive forms.
Accounting and invoicing
*Freeagent you will receive a 10% subscription discount through this link or with the code 44bxv8dm.
*Moo. You get 10%off your first order throught this link. [if not, let me know, we’ll get that fixed]
Freelancing & technical courses
Creative Class a fab class from Paul Jarvis to get your stuff together: onboarding, pricing, client processes etc… Insane ROI on this course. I’ve taken the course and it helped me tremendously. plus the community is ace.
*Chimpessentials to learn Mailchimp from a power user, Paul Jarvis. (require a paid plan to make use of all the features shown in the course, even if it’s just $10 one.) Anything Paul does is about being useful and efficient. You can be sure it is money well spent.
30 days challenge for list building. A classic and useful free challenge to get you started on your list buidling.
Social media management
Planoly.com. sleek and easy interface for Instagram planning and a reminder to publish.
*Tailwind great app to manage your Pinterest account
Buffer Classic. Efficient. Manage various accounts on Twitter, Facebook…
MeetEdgar. Classic. Supercharged with super powers.
Make your apps talk to each other
Zapier Free account up to 5 apps
Find guestpodcasting opportunities
Radioguestlist Free website that will send you a list of offers