The Ultimate Tool-Kit: Everything I Use To Run My Business

If you’re anything like me, you probably wander around the internet thinking “I wonder what they use to do that?”

Well, on my page there is no wondering. I’m happy to “open up the kimono” so you get a full view of the tools I use to run my businesses.

FULL DISCLAIMER: Some of the links below are affiliate links (and some are not) which means that if you purchase something from a link on this page, then I will get a commission (which will probably be tiny). This commission is of no added cost to you.

Marketing & Business Automation

ActiveCampaign: I use ActiveCampaign for my offline businesses. It helps me automate my sales process as well as reach out to my audience at scale. Their plans are actually quite cost effective as well.

GetResponse: For my online businesses, I use GetResponse. It is a full-featured marketing automation platform which even includes webinars. This is quite rare amongst marketing automation platforms and is a big plus if you intend to run webinars to either attract leads, convert prospects or deliver to clients.

Accounting

Xero: Xero is a cloud accounting software meaning that I can access it from any device anywhere in the world.

Website

Thrive Themes: I use Thrive Themes membership to access themes for my site as well as Thrive Architect, which is an awesome page builder. There is a myriad of other plugins as part of Thrive Themes so it’s well worth checking out.

Writing

Grammarly: I’ve used Grammarly for a few years now and it has improved my writing out of sight! I use the plugin in Chrome to pick up any errors on the fly. I also use the app when I’m writing lengthy pieces of content to check structure, grammar, spelling, and originality.

Email

G Suite: I use Google small business suite of products referred to as G Suite for my email needs. NOTE: this is different from my email autoresponders, this is purely just my emails I use to communicate.

Social Media

MissingLettr: If you have a blog of any description then you need this tool! It automatically finds your new blog posts (through your RSS feed) and creates numerous social media posts with links back to your blog… automatically! It also allows you to publish your post to Medium to further increase your reach.

Design

Canva: I use Canva for all simple graphic design tasks. It’s such a great platform. You can set up templates for social media posts, save your brand colours/logos for easy design, plus a whole heap more. In my opinion, every small business owner should have a Canva account to handle the basic design stuff in their business.

Designrr: Designrr allows to turn any ordinary blog post into an eBook that you can use as a lead magnet to collect leads. It is ridiculously easy to use and the product itself is always being improved.

 

I’m sure there is more…

… so I’ll come back to this page and regularly update this list.

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