Here are the tools I use for my online business that I couldn’t survive without.
I’m an affiliate for some of these which means I make a commission when someone buys through my link but I only promote things I absolutely love and use myself.
I am so obsessed with ClickFunnels, it’s not even funny. ClickFunnels is an all-in-one email management system, webinar software, landing page creator, affiliate program and sales machine. It is way more affordable than purchasing all that software separately and it’s ridiculously easy to use. I also love that they offer a 14 Day Free Trial with no strings attached and they provide amazing on-the-spot tech support, even if you’re just taking it for a test drive. Click here for a video of my personal account walk-through and how I set up my sales funnels or Join my FREE 5 Day Funnel Challenge, “Funnel in 5”!
This is the best place to buy domains aka ‘URLS” aka Websites. On some other platforms, you don’t actually own your domain, with NameCheap you do and it’s, you guessed it, the cheapest.
After you’ve purchased a domain, you need to host it somewhere. It costs a few bucks a month for someone to use their storage space to host your website and my favorite is BlueHost.
Aweber is always my recommendation for someone starting out and wanting to build their email lists. It’s free for the first month, and then you pay based on how many subscribers you have thereafter. I love the easy to use drag-and-drop email template builder and the “rules” feature, which automatically performs pre-configured tasks like adding an email to a new list of buyers after they purchase a product. Try Aweber for 30 days free here.
I use Acuity for scheduling clients because it is so dang easy. It allows them to choose what service they’d like, view my availability, book their appointment and make the appointment. It also hosts intake forms and client agreements and then sends out reminders of the appointment to both of us. It’s easy to set up and you can try it for free here.
In the past, it’s been extremely difficult and expensive to make professional images for your website. Luckily sites like Canva and Pic Monkey came along and made it super easy to whip up images for your website, social media, newsletters, fliers, etc. They’re both totally free with the option of paying for unique images and features.