Recommended Tools & Resources
I've love it when people I admire like Pat Flynn and Lauren Hooker of elleandcompanydesign.com shared their favorite tools. So I've been wanting to create a resource page for a long time to help other online entrepreneurs, freelancers and bloggers build their businesses. And how here it is - a starting list of my favorite tools, other blogs and books which will grow bit-by-bit.
Affiliate Disclosure: Not all, but some of them are my affiliate links. Whenever they are my affiliates, I will denote it with an asterisk * next to the headline. So when you click on those links and end up purchasing that tool or service, then I will receive a commission. If I am not paying for these tools myself and using them for my own business, then I will not be listing them here. In other words, I love these tools and will only recommend them if I feel they would be helpful to you as well.
Note: Affiliate links are noted with the asterisk sign: *
Website - Squarespace
After making a rookie mistake 8 years ago, I decided to go create a Squarespace Website. Since then I have personally created or helped others to create high-converting websites. Needless to say, I absolutely love Squarespace. I am an official member of Squarepace Circle and a Squarespace Authorized Trainer as well and highly recommend this website creating platform for anyone - even if you have no design skills you can just use the standard templates of Squarespace and come out fairly well. PS: All my web design clients as well as all my workshop students enjoy a 20% discount on their first year of Squarespace.
Email Marketing - ConvertKit*
Before I was a ConvertKit Certified Expert, I was their client and used this email marketing platform for my personal development blog and business (reflectionpond.com).
I found it brilliantly crafted making it super easy to use for me. Plus, I love the people behind the company. From Nathan Barry, the founder to their amazing staff and extended family - all people of heart who truly want other entrepreneurs to succeed.
You get 30 Days Free with the link below because of my connection as a Certified ConvertKit Expert!
Live Video Workshops - Crowdcast*
I’ve used Crowdcast and even paid for their services for hosting live workshops. The interface is fun and visually pleasing. What I absolutely love about it is the ability for participants to come on video and chat with the host.
Give it a try and have a look around with a free trial:
For hosting your online programs - Teachable*
Teachable is a great platform for hosting your online course and building a revenue stream. I am a student of several courses there and I can tell you that it really very easy to use and accessible. It is used by Melyssa Griffin, Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income, and Lauren Hooker of Elle and Company to sell their courses. I even took my ConvertKit Certification course, which is run by ConvertKit, on Teachable. And yes, it integrates well with your ConvertKit account. I love it because all your courses will be visible to your current students and they can purchase another course from within Teachable itself.
For Live Trainings Workshops and Webinars*
I use Zoom for all my consultations and trainings with clients and live workshops for all my Squarespace Tips Readers. It is easy to use not just for me but also for my participants. Within minutes they can jump on the video conference and ask questions via video or text. I love it and recommend it.