2023 Recommended Resources
Here is a list of helpful resources that I have used over the years.
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First, Don't freak out. I just want you to know that you don't need all of these tools at once or to get started. You will grow into them as your business grows.
Page Builder & Funnel Builder Platforms:
Samcart - 7 Day FREE trial - This is my top favorite for funnels, payment processing and hosting unlimited courses and students! This platform will allow you to replace almost all other tools! Keep an eye out as they roll out new functions and features on the regular!
- Many payment method options for customers
- Cross sells to add additional sales and automatically charges CC on file
- Video hosting (you can now upload unlimited videos directly into the platform without having to host them elsewhere)
- Ability to drip feed content
- Tier capability-customers can choose level of course
- Page builder-easily build sales pages using the many templates
- Monitor students progress
- Order bumps, upsells, and funnels
- Create worksheets
- Create quizzes
Thrivecart has a special lifetime deal and they also just added courses to their platform.
Thrive Architect - I love this page builder. One time fee WordPress plugin with amazing templates for landing pages, sales pages, content delivery pages, etc.
Clickfunnels - Some of my clients still use Clickfunnels and it is a great page builder but the old version has some issues and the new one is more pricey.
Copywriting software tools-AI driven
Jasper - I LOVE this AI tool! The Future Of Writing! Artificial intelligence makes it fast & easy to create content for your blog, social media, website, and more! Rated 5/5 stars in 1,000+ reviews.
ChatGPT: Free (for now) but goes down a lot because they hit capacity
Auto-responder: You definitely need this so you can build your list! I've used both of these tools over the years and they both work really well. Aweber is a little less expensive. Active Campaign
Video Editing Tools:
Turn one piece of content into dozens of other content pieces:
Repurpose - The easiest way to save time and leverage your content by repurposing the same content to multiple platforms. Create once & publish everywhere. Repurpose is an easy to use automation platform that helps you maximize your exposure without spending hours publishing to multiple platforms. It reformats your videos and posts perfectly for each platform.
Descript: Video editing software. Remove ums, etc.
Veed.io: Create videos with a single click. Add subtitles, transcribe audio and more.
Capcut: Free video editing tool. There is an app for your phone and also a desktop version.
Otter.ai: Transcription tool
Giphy: Create engaging Gifs
Loom: Record your screen with or without your talking head video
Record gif or take a screenshot of anything in your browser - quicker & easier than ever before. Take screenshot ✔️ Record screen to GIF ✔️ Edit capture ✔️Share with friend/colleague ✔️Quick and easy ✔️
Social Media Growth Tools:
Smarterqueu: Very cool, time saving social scheduling and posting tool
Postdeck.io: Facebook post prompts from a viral master, Rachel Miller
Metricool: ANALYTICS | PLANNING | REPORTS | ADS
Analyze, manage and grow your digital presence
Grouptrack - Turn your social media into a lead-generating, income-producing machine. Manage your organic outreach with the click of a button.
Groupfunnels: Automate getting your Facebook group members added to your auto-responder
Brixly - Includes SSL certificate for every domain. This is the best hosting company! Customer service is second to none!
Dropdeck: Very cool free tool to create presentations, workbooks, checklists, and ebooks
Namecheap - Register domain names here
ColorPick Eyedropper (Chrome extension) This is free. You can use it to get the code for any color online.
Facebook™ Pixel Helper (Chrome extension) Free. Use this extension to make sure your Facebook™ pixels are firing on your pages.
Full Page Screen Capture (Chrome extension) Free. This is a great tool to capture an image of any pages online so you can monitor successful marketers and model after them.
Clipboard History Pro: Clipboard multiple items at a time
Some resources are free, they also have paid versions for relatively inexpensive monthly fees
Canva - Builder is free, photo resources may need to be paid for. (Pro version offers lots of images you can use plus features like background remover and resizing your images)
Creative Market - Gives you free goods each week!
Capitalize My Title - Making title capitalization easy. Automatically capitalize your titles and email subjects. Use Title Case, AP/APA/Chicago/MLA style, UPPERCASE, lowercase, and more.
Yaytext: Free tool to make bold, italic, upside down, different fonts, etc. for text for social media posts. Just copy and paste.
When you are just starting out we recommend keeping it simple. Don’t start signing up for fancy tools and software until the money starts rolling in.
You can get started with nothing more than a PayPal account and Google Drive! Take payments with PayPal and deliver your digital courses via Drive.