When it comes to tools, there are many great resources out there but sifting through options can be overwhelming and distract you from your goals. I'm often asked which tools and resources I recommend to help you grow your business. My recommendations are based on my years of experience testing hundreds of options and through this testing I have found these to be the best for an online business. Some of these suggestions I am an affiliate for which means if you click a link and make a purchase I will earn a commission at no cost to you.
Please only make a purchase if you feel that a tool would help you reach your goals.
SmarterQueue is a great platform to help you manage your brand and stay top of mind with your target audience in your business. Plan, Create, and Manage your online presence.
While I've moved away from Divi, it's still one of my all-time favorites for building customized websites. Also a drag and drop tool that is easy to use from beginner to pro.
A newer platform for me but ShowIt is what I've used to build and manage this site design. Easy to build and change with its drag and drop interface that's easy to use.
Kartra is my all-in-one marketing platform and solution for course hosting, payment processing, email management & more. 14 Day Free Trial with signup.
All-In-One Marketing Platform
Descript is the only tool you need to write, record, transcribe, edit, collaborate, and share your videos and podcasts. Also screen records, transcribes, and creates clips.
Podcast & Video Editing
This unique AI-powered business growth tool that will help you take all of your marketing needs from zero to hero in a handful of keystrokes and a few clicks.
I've used Snagit since I started my business. It's great for taking screenshots and helping with notes for team management. Simple, and easy to use with a quick click.
Have a project and need to stay hyper-focused? This timer is my go-to for mini sprints of focused work throughout the day. You can customize the time blocks and breaks and other features alike.
I've used Trello for many years to help me organize my to-do, projects, courses I've purchased and more. With multiple views tracking progress is fun!
Project & Client Management
Temi provides automatic audio to text transcription in just a few minutes and for $0.25 per minute. The quality is great and perfect for repurposing video into written content.
Zoom makes staying in contact with clients, coaches and team members from all over the world a breeze. It is also my go-to platform for video.
Meetings & Video
Dropbox is my go-to for online backups and cloud storage syncing which makes accessing documents on-the-go easy from any device.
File & Storage Management
Canva is a graphic design platform that is used to easily create social media graphics and presentations, no matter your design skill level.
Graphics & Designs
This fantastic 4 module course is straightforward, simple and full of action-based steps that you can take as you follow along with the instructions provided in each lesson. If creating content is part of your strategy, you want to do what you can to maximize your reach and this course will guide you.
Hands-down the best course that walks you through the process to creating your online course. This program is intensive, detailed and packed with so many tools, resources and Team Porterfield support like no other.
Pro Tip: Sign up under an affiliate (Me!) for extra learning bonuses and personalized support!
An amazing list building program that will help you build your business's biggest asset with simple tools and strategies over a decade in the making. If I had to build my business all over again I would no doubt start with list building.
Pro Tip: Amy is big on detailed step-by-step instructions that she's used to build her multi-million dollar business. Follow her lead.
An excellent 6 week course to get your business started and on the right path. You'll gain clarity, knowledge and expertise as you move through each module. Plus, you'll make amazing connections in the community.
Pro Tip: Sign up under an affiliate for extra learning bonuses. I signed up with Amy Porterfield's bonus and I highly recommend!
by James Clear
The Big Leap
by Gay Hendricks
by Molly Beck
The $100 Startup
by Chris Guillebeau
The Complete Game of Life and How To Play
by Florence Scovel Shinn
by Greg McKeown
You Are A Badass
by Jen Sincero
You Are A Badass At Making Money
by Jen Sincero
by Jeff Walker
by Gino Wickman
Grace Not Perfection
by Emily Ley
by Cara Alwill Leyba
21 Success Secrets of Self Made Millionaires
by Brian Tracy
The Psychology of Selling
by Brian Tracy
The Unbreakable Laws of Self-Confidence
by Brian Tracy
I have read hundreds of books over the years that have helped me with my mindset, my heart set, increase my business knowledge, with countless lessons learned. These here are just a few of my favorites.
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