I often get asked for recommendations for various products and tools I use within my business. Here are some of my favourite and most-used business resources.
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This is our preferred software for building websites, including blogs and some membership sites.
Thrive offer a range of WordPress themes and plug-ins that make it easy to build a WordPress website that not only looks great, but functions well to. The Thrive Architect plug-in is one of my facourites. You may find it worthwhile to join as a member, where you'll get access to all of their themes and plug-ins.
Kartra 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 Kartra. So it saved me money as well as being easier to use.
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The WishList Member plug-in for WordPress is my preferred way to manage a WordPress-based membership site. It gives great flexibility and many options for customisation so you can build your members' area just as you want it.
Kajabi is another great tool for building a membership site, however this is a stand-alone platform, rather than being WordPress-based. Although less flexible than WishList Member, it creates a great site with good functionality.
If you have any sort of website at all, you should be using Google Analytics. This is free to set up and use and will help you to track visitors to your site's pages and how they interact. With these statistics, you'll know where you can make changes to improve your site's results.
Zoom is one of the programs I use for running webinars. This is great for meetings where you want members to be able to see each other and where attendees can speak easily too, rather than just listening and watching. It's great for group Masterminds and Q&A sessions.
While more expensive than Zoom or Webinar Jam, GoToWebinar is still one of my favourites. It's a professional system that's easy to use, especially if you have larger groups on your webinars.
This software is ideal for screen recordings and editing your videos. It can be used on both PCs and Macs, however most Mac users I know prefer Screenflow over Camtasia. If you use a Mac, perhaps try out both programs to see which you prefer.
Canva is one of my all-time favourite tools. It makes it so easy to create good looking graphics for your social media accounts, blog posts, websites and even for use within presentations and products. Start with a free account and you may find that's all you ever need, although you can upgrade to a paid account for some added features.
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