Resources

There are thousands of options for tools and services to use when building your expertise, platform, and business. Below are the ones that I use and recommend. These change as I learn more and try new things so I recommend you bookmark this page and check here before you invest in any tools or services in the future. 

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which mean that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a commission if you decide to purchase. This is a key income strategy for my business and one that I will teach you about as well for your business.   

Business and Marketing

LeadPages is awesome for creating high converting landing pages. Now with a drag and drop builder plus free templates, it's even easier.

Drip is the most cost-effective way to use marketing automation to grow your business. Join for free today, and see what Drip can do for you. I've moved to Drip as my primary email and marketing automation platform.

Your product deserves a beautiful checkout page. Samcart helps you build, split test, and integrate your checkout pages. I am using Samcart for all of my paid products and programs.

Ready to switch to the email platform tailor-made for professional bloggers? I love ConvertKit. The features you get for the price are amazing. In addition to basic email list management, you get forms, landing pages, automation, and more!

Wirecast is the ultimate solution for professional live streaming from your desktop computer. Stream direct to Facebook Live, YouTube, and many other destinations. Advanced features and unlimited input options make this the best desktop video production software.

Click for a substantial discount from list price. Copywriter Today delivers unlimited fresh content to fuel your blog or marketing needs. They can help write emails, landing pages, even blog posts!

Hosting and WordPress

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I love WPCurve! For a flat monthly price you get unlimited 24x7 WordPress support. From changing theme setting to troubleshooting plugins, WPCurve saves you a tremendous amount of time and provides a safety net should your site have any issues.

Get 2 months free hosting (10$ in DigitalOcean credits). Super-fast, SSD based hosting at a great price. I moved to Digital Ocean for StrongStart.fm and saw an immediate improvement in my site's performance.

Free! Simple, fast, secure WordPress hosting on your DigitalOcean servers. ServerPilot is the perfect complement to DigitalOcean. ServerPilot adds WordPress hosting, one-click installs, and much more. 

I use Bluehost for several of my WordPress installations. It is a great entry level hosting service. With add on domains, one account can host multiple WordPress installations, even those using different domain names.

My website is built on the Genesis framework by StudioPress. This is one of the most robust and widely used frameworks for WordPress. 

I love Dynamik! No more messing around with code or CSS to get the design you want. Mobile and responsive design built in. No developer required!

The perfect complement to Dynamik. Save time and stop writing code. Beaver Builder is a powerful and flexible drag and drop design system. 

I am using MemberPress as my platform for building the membership levels for this site and for payment processing integration.

 

iThemes Security Pro. The best WordPress security plugin to secure & protect WordPress. I use this plugin to protect and manage the security of this site.

OptinMonster

OptinMonster converts website visitors into subscribers and customers by allowing you to design custom opt in popups and forms.

Content and Social Media

CurationSuite and the Listening Engine are an incredible platform for content curation and publishing. Create roundup or list posts in minutes.

TweetDis allows you to easily add tweetable quotes to your posts and pages making it easy for readers to share your content.

Tools

LongTailPro is a great keyword research tool. Find up to 800 keywords per seed keyword – with the ability to capture literally thousands of keywords in seconds.