Recommended Business Resources

I'm always excited to share the tools and products that have been game-changers in my business journey! So, by popular demand, here's a rundown of my absolute go-tos and personal favourites that have truly made a difference in how I run my business. Can't wait for you to check them out!

Tools:

Email And Website Management:

KartraTM
Kartratm is one of my absolute favourite tools and one I wouldn't be without. This platform allows you to manage your opt-in forms and follow-up emails, web pages, shopping cart, affiliate programs, membership sites and it allows you to have your own support desk too. I was able to cancel several other tools when I began using KartraTM. So it saved me a lot money as well as being easier to use.
Click here to see my detailed review of KartraTM.

Google Analytics
If you have a website, Google Analytics is your must-have. It's like having a crystal ball showing you exactly how visitors interact with your site. This powerhouse tool is free and incredibly insightful. You'll see where your site shines and where it needs a little love. With Google Analytics, you're not just guessing; you're making smart, data-driven decisions to skyrocket your site's success.

GoDaddy
GoDaddy isn't just a place to register domain names; it's where your online journey begins. Reliable, user-friendly and with a plethora of options, GoDaddy is like the welcoming committee to the digital world. Choose a domain name that represents you and watch your digital dreams start to take shape.

VentraIP
VentraIP is my go-to web hosting provider. They're Australian-based, reliable and provide fantastic customer service. Whether you're launching a blog or a business site, VentraIP is there to ensure a smooth sailing online journey.    

Bluehost
Bluehost and WordPress are like peanut butter and jelly – a perfect match. Known for its seamless WordPress integration, Bluehost offers web hosting that's reliable, affordable, and incredibly user-friendly. It's the solid foundation your WordPress website needs to thrive and grow.

Answer The Public
Imagine having a crystal ball that tells you exactly what your ideal clients are asking. That's AnswerThePublic for you! It's a treasure trove for discovering the burning questions in the minds of your audience. Use this insight to tailor your content, products, and services. It's like having a direct line to your audience's thoughts!

WordPress:

WordPress.org
Let's talk about WordPress.org, our go-to platform for building not just websites, but dreams! Whether it's a vibrant blog, a thriving membership site or your very own digital storefront, WordPress.org is like the foundation of a house. It's robust, flexible, and just waiting for you to bring your unique flair. So, are you ready to build your online home with WordPress.org?

Thrive Suite
Imagine having a toolkit that not only makes your WordPress website look stunning but also super functional. That's Thrive Suite for you! Their range of themes and plugins are like secret ingredients to a perfect recipe. And guess what? Thrive Architect is my personal favorite – it's like having a magic wand for your website design! If WordPress is your platform, consider joining Thrive Suite. You'll get access to all their themes and plugins, turning your website into a star performer!
using Thrive Suite for your site's theme as well as their various plug-ins.

WishList Member
WishList Member is a plugin that is used with WordPress to turn your website into a fully fledged membership site. I've been using this plugin on several sites since 2008 - for myself and clients - and absolutely love it. Yes, it's complex... that's because of the flexibility and comprehensiveness it offers. So if you want to create a membership site with a lot of flexibility in what you can do with it, make sure you consider the WishList Member plugin.. 
(Personally, I use Kartra for simple memberships and WishList Member for more complex memberships.)

Webinars:

WebinarJam
WebinarJam is your go-to. This tool isn't just functional; it's a powerhouse for creating live webinar experiences that your audience will love. And the best part? You can start with a 14-day trial for just $1! Click here and let's make your webinars unforgettable with WebinarJam.

EverWebinar
Meet EverWebinar, the sister-program to WebinarJam, perfect for automating your webinar game. Whether it's scheduling pre-recorded webinars or sharing replays, EverWebinar makes it seamless. Ideal for nurturing your audience even while you sleep! Ready to revolutionise your webinar strategy? Click here for your 14-day $1 trial and watch the magic of EverWebinar unfold.

Zoom
Zoom is a video conferencing tool as well as your gateway to building meaningful connections. Simple to use and reliable, it brings your webinars, online courses, and coaching sessions to life, no matter where you are in the world. It's great for webinars as well as meetings and live coaching calls, whether you're running them one-on-one or as a group.

Content Creation:

Camtasia
Whether you're a PC user or a Mac aficionado, creating stunning videos just got easier! Camtasia is fantastic for crafting and editing videos on both platforms. But hey, if you're a Mac user, let me give you a little insider tip: many Mac enthusiasts, are big fans of Screenflow. It's like finding that perfect pair of jeans – you'll know it when you feel it. So, why not play around with both Camtasia and Screenflow? Dive in and discover which one resonates with your creative vibe.

Screenflow
Are you part of the Mac family? If yes, then Screenflow is your go-to for transforming your screen recordings into professional, polished videos. It's not just about recording; it's about adding that touch of finesse that turns your content from 'just okay' to 'wow'. With Screenflow, you're not just editing; you're storytelling. Ready to give your videos that extra sparkle?

Canva
Canva is one of my all-time favourite tools and a game-changer in the world of design! It's like having a magic wand to whip up gorgeous graphics for your social media, blog, website and more. Whether you're creating a presentation or sprucing up your digital products, Canva makes it a breeze – no design degree needed. Start with the free account and see the magic unfold. You might find it's all you need, but if you're craving more, the paid version is there to sprinkle some extra design pixie dust! Granted, it's not the same as hiring a graphic designer, but it's a great option if you need a do-it-yourself tool.

Pexels
Pexels is your free ticket to an amazing library of stock photos and videos. High-quality, licensed and ready to elevate your content. Whether you need a stunning image for a blog post or a captivating video for social media, Pexels has you covered.


Unsplash
Similar to Pexels, Unsplash is a haven for breathtaking, royalty-free images contributed by talented photographers worldwide. It's like having an art gallery at your fingertips, ready to add visual magic to your website, blog or social media. Dive into the beauty of Unsplash and let your creativity soar!

Other Graphics
There are many other sites you can go to for stunning images and videos. Some are paid, others free. Check these out on this post where I talk about why it's so important that you don't just use any image you find online that might be suitable - What You Must Know About The Images You Use Online.

Books:

Click each of the book titles below for more information:


Atomic Habits
by James Clear

The Barefoot Investor
by Scott Pape

The Book Of Joy
by Doug Abrams, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The E Myth Revisited
by Michael Gerber

Deep Work 
by Cal Newport

Built To Last
by Jim Collins

Think and Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill

The Power of Now
by Eckhart Tolle

The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho

Rich Dad Poor Dad
by Robert Kiyosaki

The Lean Start Up
by Eric Ries

DISCLOSURE:
Please note that if you purchase through links on this site I may receive a commission payment. Some recommended products are my own, others I may be affiliated with and yet others I have no affiliation with. But one thing’s for certain … I won’t recommend something I don’t believe is worthwhile. If I do receive some form of commission, this will help me to stay in business in order to continue to provide reviews, tips, news and resources for free.  🙂

Please note that if you purchase through links on this site I may receive a commission payment. Some recommended products are my own, others I may be affiliated with and yet others I have no affiliation with. But one thing’s for certain … I won’t recommend something I don’t believe is worthwhile. If I do receive some form of commission, this will help me to stay in business in order to continue to provide reviews, tips, news and resources for free.