Resources

RESOURCES

EMAIL MARKETING

CONVERTKIT

If you're a blogger and need an easy way to deliver lead magnets, segment your list and collect email addresses, then ConvertKit is the solution for you. It's perfect for new bloggers and small businesses who want to get started with email marketing but do not want a steep learning curve. ConvertKit starts at $29 a month, but if you're not quite ready to take the leap, you can get started with a free 30-day trial using my special link right here.

DRIP

When you've been running an online business for a while, you start to realise that as your business grows, so does your business needs. When you're looking for next level email marketing, Drip offers you the solution. With built in integrations with integral marketing tools such as Facebook Lead Ads and Facebook Custom Audiences, it turns Drip into a marketing powerhouse that takes your marketing automation to the next level.

FUNNEL BUILDING

CLICKFUNNELS

Clickfunnels is an all in one tool that makes marketing online so easy. You can built sales funnels AND websites within this tool. What's better is that, if you invest in Clickfunnels, you most probably won't need many other tools. It integrates with multiple payment systems, email marketing systems, you can hold your courses in Clickfunnels. If you really want to, you can also, use Clickfunnels for your email marketing (additional fee required). Many businesses report an increase in sales once they start using Clickfunnels.

BEAVER BUILDER

If you've heard of Beaver Builder, you most probably know it as a page builder for WordPress websites. It can be used as so much more than that. If you've tried Clickfunnels and you decided it's not for you (which is okay), Beaver Builder provides an affordable alternative that's easy to learn and implement in as little as a day. You can pay a small annual fee or a no brainer one time fee so that you do not have to worry about ongoing payments.

LEAD GENERATION

INTERACT

Lead Generation can be easy and it can be hard. The key to making it easy is to know your audience. Not only that but providing your audience with engaging content that they actually want to interact with. PDF's, Checklists and eBooks are okay but nothing beats the engagement rates and conversion rates of quizzes. If you need a simple tool that allows you to implement and share a quiz within hours, then Interact can help you do that.

MOREVAGO

Social proof is becoming a key factor when prospects decide whether or not they want to work with you. It's no longer enough to say that you know this and that, but people want to hear from people. What are other people's experiences with working with you? Morevago is a social proof tool without the full that provides pop up reviews from real customers. It allows visitors to see what others are saying about your business and it has been proven to help increase conversion rates. Give it a try yourself.

SOCIAL MEDIA

TAILWIND

If you're spending WAY too much time on Pinterest and finding that you're not getting enough done, or maybe you want to spend less time on Tailwind but are worried your stats will fall because you're on a roll, then you need to try Tailwind. Tailwind allows you to schedule content as far in the future as you would like like to help you save time and do more. Since using Tailwind, it has saved me about 15 hours a month! (Yes, I spend ALOT of time on Pinterest).

BOARDBOOSTER

BoardBooster is the first tool that I used to help with automated my Pinterest. I have to give you a full disclaimer and tell you that it's not an officially approved app by Pinterest but still loved by many bloggers. You can loop your pins meaning you never really have to log into BoardBooster or Pinterest if you don't want to as it takes the drivers seat. BoardBooster also helps you detect broken pins and get rid of them so that you do not have to worry about the people you reach getting a bad experience from the Pins you share.

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SOCIAL WARFARE

If you write good content, you're going to want social warfare. Social Warfare allows you to add share links to your blog posts so that others can share your content easily. It's also great for adding 'Pin It' buttons to your images so that people can easily share your content on Pinterest with a custom Pinterest description (which is SUPER important for Pinterest SEO). The buttons can be customised to match your brand style and don't look ugly at all!

I love MiloTree. It's one of the very few popups I enjoy. This app shows a not too invasive pop up on your screen when someone new visits your site. You can use the popup to grow followers on any social media account or all of them at the same time. It's not often that people click the social media links in your footer, menu or sidebar, so this is a very active way to get people signing up and get your social media following growing steadily over time.

OTHER

ACUITY SCHEDULING

One of the best things about working from home is the fact that you can work with anyone around the world. Acuity allows you to book appointments with anyone in their timezone and automatically add the appointment to your calendar so that you never double book again. Book your business and personal appointments through Acuity. It can be used as part of a team or you can use it as a solo user, the choice is yours!

I've tried all the project management tools that everyone loves. Whilst most were great, there was always something missing. I found teamwork and it was a dream come true. Teamwork allows me to manage projects for my business as well as client projects. Their ticketing system allows me and my team to answer customer queries more efficiently and nothing gets missed! If you've found that programs like Asana and Trello simply do not work for you, I highly recommend giving teamwork a try.