Please Note: In the spirit of full disclosure some of these tools may be my affiliate link, which means I may receive compensation from some of the entities listed here for referrals, as their “thank you” for sending you their way. However, I never recommend any service or product solely for the reason of receiving commissions (and neither should you).
Shopping Carts + Autoresponders
Organize + Automate + Grow with Infusionsoft – This is the shopping cart / list management service I now use to run my business, and I absolutely LOVE it! It’s an incredibly powerful system for selling online, closing sales, and following up with clients.
Popup List Building Tool for WordPress – I use this tool to create the popups on my blog. It grew my list by hundreds super fast.
Biz Email Management with Aweber– I’ve used aweber in the past for email marketing and it’s awesome. The only reason I don’t use it now is because I’m already using Infusionsoft which is powerful all-inclusive system – but aweber is my go-to choice for just a stand-alone autoresponder service for email list management.
Automated Website Backups + Hosting
AutoSiteSaver for Website Backups – My tech team offers a service for backing up your websites and of course I was first in online when she offered the service. She backs up all of my websites for me so I don’t even have to think about. Smart entrepreneurs make sure their valuable real-estate is backed up and restorable if something were to happen.
Liquid Web – I moved some of my major websites, including this one, over to a managed VPS service at Liquid Web and they have made me soooo happy! They are keeping an eye on things (since I pay $10 extra per month), so if something happens, they get to work on it without me having to notice and track them down to fix it. For instance, we didn’t have enough memory running on the site, so it went down – but I had no idea until I checked my email the next morning and they had a sent a note saying they saw the problem and fixed it, and it was all good. Now that’s service baby!
Project Management with Basecamp – This is the project management system I’ve been using for years, and it has boosted our entire team’s productivity. You can take it for a test-drive with their 60-day free trial.
Automate Client Intake with Formidable Forms – I use this plugin on my website to create + set up forms for all different kinds of purposes. Everything from client feedback to questions and ideas.
Appointment Scheduling with YouCanBook.me – I now use the free version of this appointment scheduling tool to set up team interviews + business meetings.
Client Care with Zendesk.com – This is the platform that my customer service team uses to manage customer support.
Create Marketing Pages with LeadPages – I use this program to set up squeeze pages for calls, webinars, and offers quickly and easily with their built-in customizable templates (click here to watch my video and see examples of this tool in action)
Create Drag + Drop Sales Pages via WordPress – I love this easy to use wordpress theme for creating product sales pages. The specific theme I use from them is called Divi. They have tons of training videos, so it’s really easy to get set up and using it.
Host Online Calls with InstantTeleseminar.com – I use this awesome tool to host + record training calls for my programs.
Share Files with Your Team Using Dropbox – I use this to share files with my team and JV partners, as well as using it as a place to store large files like audio and video.
Backup Your Computer Files with Carbonite – This is the tool I use to back up files on my computer. So if your computer crashed or you accidentally deleted something, or you upgraded you computer, you can easily restore your files using Carbonite.
Easy Video Maker – This is a very easy piece of software to create quick videos for your sales pages, for promoting your events, to create book trailers, for sharing on YouTube and more.
Run Your Coaching Programs with Jigsawbox– In short — JigsawBox does 3 things to help you grow your coaching business:
1) Turn your expertise into online coaching programs — so you can make money while you sleep… and stop trading coaching “hours-for-dollars”, which lets you get new coaching clients, help more people and change lives…. even when you’re not there.
2) Help your clients get results faster, more effectively — by organizing your coaching conversations with them in one central place, clients can quickly see their past sessions, current goals and challenges to focus on. Plus, you’ll discover the power of “written coaching” in a whole new way!
3) Take care of the “techie” stuff so you can focus on what you do best — coaches make money coaching, not dealing with software. You can forget all about it. Let them take care of that for you.
Contractually – The easy way to do contracts for your team + JV partners.
DocuSign – Sign contracts and documents electronically.
Active Inbox – Turn your gmail inbox into a task manager.
Is Up – Type in your website URL to find out if your website is down for everyone or just you.
Vocaroo – Online voice recorder. Use it to send quick audio replies and messages to your team.
1800flowers – I use this website to buy flowers & goodies to have delivered to my team for birthdays, special occasions, and just to say thanks.