Resources

Readers, coaching clients, and students are always asking me what tools and resources I use to get 'er done. From managing my finances to up leveling my own business and running my academy... So, I've created resources for online service providers to have handy for reference no matter what level you're at in your business.

Click below to check out my personal tech stack, or where to start as a newbie with zero budget under bootstrap must haves, and if you're ready to invest in yourself and your business check out the up level must haves!

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Productivity Tools

Google Calendar

I revolutionized not just my work day, but my weeks, months, and yes, even my life using Google calendar. Trust me, you CAN be an entrepreneur and have a personal life whilst being productive and not neglecting the most often forgotten to do list item... self care. For me, that's Google Calendar.

Acuity Scheduling

The partner app I used with Google Calendar to revolutionize my life is Acuity Scheduling. This $10/month tool is a beast for any bootstrapper and for those of you wanting to up level, it's the queen of scheduling tools, from paid recurring meetings to scheduling potential client calls!

17hats

Hands down, one of the most common compliments I get in my business is about my onboarding process. And this is because of my CRM powerhouse, 17hats. It's ah-MAZING! It saves me HOURS of work every week AND makes me look like a rock start to boot.

Quickbooks Online

Earlier this year I ran into a QBO expert, Scott Meister. This man... he got me straightened out financially. And he has amazing free training for QBO. He can get you set up with this amazing tool in beastmode ways. Check him and his training out today. You won't regret it.

Trello

I've recently become a Trello convert. You don't even know how miraculous that is. I have literally lost client opportunities because this tool and I, did not play well together. But I have just two words for you... PRODUCTIVITY REVOLUTIONIZED!

Sign up for your FREE account here. Then check out this amazing training and Trello template bundle. I personally purchased this to put my Trello skills and systems on stealth mode, best money spent in 2019 so far!

Missinglettr

I bought Missinglettr as an AppSumo deal months ago and was too busy to getit all set up until recently. And I'm KICKING myself every day for waiting!!! Social media is my biggest pain point. And Missinglettr is the best thing since sliced bread. They even have a free version if you want to try it out first.

Workshop Resources

Funnel Fanatics

If you’re a coach, mentor, or service provider: how about never having to chase after prospects, cold call, and beg all your friends for referrals… because you’ll have an automated system that brings you a steady stream of highly qualified, ready-to-buy clients, on demand? YES! Funnel Fanatics is that powerful and I'm living proof of it!

eComm Workshop Weekend

Mike & Robin Pisciotta are my OG, beastmode, mentors from when I first started working as a $25/hour VA. I have gobbled up tons of their trainings, including their eComm Workshop in a Weekend. You'll show up with nothing, and leave with a fully functioning eComm store with Facebook ads running to it.

CEO Sessions with Madelaine Corke

The ways in which Madelaine Corke has helped my business can no longer be counted. She helped me be able to say good bye to living invoice to invoice, helped get my mindset right side up, and gave me the idea & the confidence to launch my first course (which helped me ALMOST to get my first six figure year). I wrote all about investing in coaching for yourself in a blog post... even how much I've spent on my OWN coaching in 2017. And my time with Madelaine was worth more than gold!

NOW... she's hosting CEO Sessions. If you're ready to close out 2018 with some serious business growth under your belt, are ready to both commit financially and show up for yourself and your business for 2 hours per week, then you should join myself and Madelaine.

Creator Pass training helps you build a thriving business using ConvertKit

Creator Pass by ConvertKit

If you're a beginner online content creator, ConvertKit's Creator Pass is amazing. Creator Pass gives you all-access entry to four course modules that give you the teaching and tools you need to build a thriving business focused on doing work that you love. AND a year's email marketing service with the best tool around... ConvertKit.

Course Creator Resources

Teachery

Most of you know how much I LOVE ConvertKit, truly. Well thanks to an email template bundle I checked out, I stumbled upon Teachery, an elearning platform. Within days I had decided to rebuild my whole academy with this platform. Why, you say? It's pretty simple really...

  1. One, no fee processing. They don't keep a single dime of fees to use their platform with built in shopping cart functionality. Can I get an AMEN about that one folks?!? The only fees you pay to process transactions are the ones that Stripe takes out on their end.
  2. Two, it comes with a built in affiliate program. It's so stinking easy to use. And they handle the payments for you!
  3. Three, you get to try it out with a 14 day FREE trial... so you have absolutely nothing to lose.
  4. Four, there's one AFFORDABLE pricing structure, and unlimited use of all features for that price. If you pay monthly it's $49/month.

I dare you to try and find an elearning platform that has:

  • a built in shopping cart,
  • affiliate program,
  • LANDING PAGE AND SALES PAGE functionality,
  • checkout page functionality that can handle one time payments and RECURRING payments for memberships and payment plans,
  • unlimited use of features,
  • two premade course design templates so you don't have to start from scratch with course design,
  • integrations with Zapier, Stripe, ConvertKit, and more,
  • custom domain and subdomain functionality,
  • reporting features,
  • and the best thing of all... Jason Zook, founder of Teachery, has built this platform since 2014 on word of mouth alone until this year. This guy, answers his own support tickets, too. He's AWESOME!

And if all this info didn't sell you enough... if you pay for a year in advance, you get two months free, making this amazing platform $39.17/month for ALL THESE FEATURES!

My students think the course design and layout is amazing. The backend couldn't be easier to manage. I will be a lifelong diehard Teachery fan from here on out.

Website Resources

Beaver Builder Theme, Themer, and Plugin

For those of you that have been around a bit, you know I love me some Seva. Well, Seva has some company on the list of my favorite tools... #AllThingsBeaverBuilder. Oh. my. WORD! Websites, funnels, optins, custom footers, unique course pages... you name it, Beaver Builder can help you create it IN MINUTES! It's a real time drag and drop page builder that runs lean and mean. Service is exceptional. The affiliate program is amazing. User interface is exceptionally easy. The best thing???  The cost is UNBELIEVABLY affordable!!!

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Bridge Addons

Bridge Addons is a free plugin that ads some ninja functionality (advanced modules) to Beaver Builder. Pricing tables, testimonial sliders, custom buttons and icons, and info boxes are just a handful of my favorite modules.

TermsFeed

My privacy policy, terms of use, disclaimer statement, and earnings statement... all of them are from TermsFeed. This is no generic form generator either... you have to go through a series of questions about your business whilst the program generates the proper legal sections of your documents. Super affordable and NECESSARY for every website owner!

Beaver Funnels

I found out about Beaver Funnels on a random Sunday. And then proceeded to buy it within hours AFTER scrounging every video I could find on the interwebs about it.

Up until I found this amazing plugin, I had been linking all my funnel pages together with redirects, which is fine. But Beaver Funnels allows you to create a visual funnel layout and fill in information, including copy, for the pages depending on the type of funnel you choose to create, three choices being blank, structure only, and content funnel.

They've also integrated Stripe so there's no need for WooCommerce and any manual coding or extra plugins for custom order pages, thank you pages, or thank you page redirects.

I've had the pleasure of speaking with the Michael, the creator of Beaver Funnels, and there are plans to do some amazing upgrades to this already out of this world tool! (IE, like being able to use it with other drag and drop builders OTHER than Beaver Builder.)

Look out expensive funnel software... there's a new kid in town. And they will rule my funnel world. How about you?

Siteground

"Latest speed technologies are our passion. Unique security solutions are our specialty. Amazing technical support is our pride." This caption from the Siteground website absolutely epitomizes their product and level of service. My site has never been in such great shape! There are a few areas I recommend ALWAYS paying for quality, and this is one of them. For the love... do not settle for subpar hosting.

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GDPR Cookie Consent

I tried out a few different cookie consent plugins when all the GDPR deadlines were looming... this is by far the easiest to configure and implement. Plus, it's FREE! So unless you plan to alienate everyone in the EU, get thee a cookie consent on thy website!

Akismet

 

Tired of spam in your server mail inbox? Akismet is the king of preventing spam! I went from dozens of emails per day to absolutely zero after I installed Akismet. I get a decent amount of website traffic every month, too. So if you're planning on running with the big dogs via SEO, then you better protect your site from spam. Or you'll be as busy deleting emails every. single. day.

Google Analytics

Data, my friends. Data is the answer to every question you have as an online service provider. You HAVE to know what content is getting traffic, where they fall off along the way, which content is converting... and many other stats that are necessary in order to work smarter, not harder.

Yoast SEO

Even if you don't know the basics of SEO yet, you can still install Yoast on your site and let the user friendly interface help you become a keyword/content ninja. Even masters at SEO use Yoast to help streamline their process, dotting all their I's and crossing all their T's.

Funnel Resources

ConvertKit

Most people don't realize that the heart of a sales funnel is the email content, hence, the email marketing. By far the best email marketing service provider around is ConvertKit. Hands down the easiest user interface of any email software I've used in all my years online. Think the power of InfusionSoft and the ease of Beaver Builder, that's ConvertKit.

Their service is the BEST! And the company philosophy... well, let's just say it's something I aspire to.

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Beaver Builder Theme, Themer, and Plugin

For those of you that have been around a bit, you know I love me some Seva. Well, Seva has some company on the list of my favorite tools... #AllThingsBeaverBuilder. Oh. my. WORD! Websites, funnels, optins, custom footers, unique course pages... you name it, Beaver Builder can help you create it IN MINUTES!

It's a real time drag and drop page builder that runs lean and mean. Service is exceptional. The affiliate program is amazing. User interface is exceptionally easy. The best thing???  The cost is UNBELIEVABLY affordable!!!

Beaver Funnels

 

I found out about Beaver Funnels on a random Sunday. And then proceeded to buy it within hours AFTER scrounging every video I could find on the interwebs about it.

Up until I found this amazing plugin, I had been linking all my funnel pages together with redirects, which is fine. But Beaver Funnels allows you to create a visual funnel layout and fill in information, including copy, for the pages depending on the type of funnel you choose to create, three choices being blank, structure only, and content funnel.

They've also integrated Stripe so there's no need for WooCommerce and any manual coding or extra plugins for custom order pages, thank you pages, or thank you page redirects.

I've had the pleasure of speaking with the Michael, the creator of Beaver Funnels, and there are plans to do some amazing upgrades to this already out of this world tool! (IE, like being able to use it with other drag and drop builders OTHER than Beaver Builder.)

Look out expensive funnel software... there's a new kid in town. And they will rule my funnel world. How about you?

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That Kid for Hire

Meet John, that kid for hire. John makes square videos. Most people use these for social media engagement. Moi? I use them to build my own warm retargeting audiences for Facebook ads. How, you say? There's a course in the works as we speak!

In the meantime, let John create some viral square videos for your target audience today!

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