My Recommendations

With over a decade under my belt, I know the best systems, tools + equipment you need to run your business online. Check out my product recommendations below. Most of these links are affiliate links.

Wondering what the best services are to run your online business? I have my favorites services and products listed below to help make the decision process a little easier for you!

Everything you need, all in one place.

These are only the products + services that I have tested out and used. I don’t want to recommend something that I know nothing about to make a few affiliate dollar bills…

Tried, Tested, & True. And here for you.

 

Make Your Website Work It:

Google Apps will change how you manage your email + calendar + file management and sharing. Yes, it might be a little scary giving Google control of every aspect of your business but I did it about 5 years ago and haven’t questioned it once.

Wisestamp Signature works with Google and Gmail to give you a more robust email signature. Where you can add your logo and recent blog posts easily into every email and reply you send out. And it doesn’t take a techie genius to set up.

DIVI by Elegant Themes – My website is built using this theme and I LOVE IT! You can build out every page to look exactly how you want it to look. With the new updates you can also create parallax and fluid sections.

BlueHost Hosting Great for those starting out and not interested in getting MAD amounts of website traffic every single day. Easy to use and setup.

PopUpAlly Pro from Nathalie Lussier is a WordPress plugin that allows you to easily create webforms all over your website in many different places and locations. My forms are built using this plugin and recommend it to ALL of my clients.

OptimizePress the tool that has been in my business life for at least 4+ years. I’ve created many sales and optin pages using OP. It’s quick, easy and looks great on all platforms!

Wishlist Member is what I use to lock down my content of the Success Academy. It’s a WordPress Plugin that is easy to setup and hasn’t failed me in 5 years.

ClickFunnels takes the New Kid on the Block prize but has had a profound impact on how I design my money maker pages. It has many of the features that other new website themes include like parallax and fluid but also includes things like built in sharing buttons, countdown timers, and many other awesome features when building a page. BUT that’s not all it does… it also can be your membership site, your shopping cart processor and it can even send email messages to leads when they take certain actions. Still not everything though… They have new systems that allow you create an affiliate program and learn more about your leads to make sure you’re giving them everything they need. SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE TRIAL TODAY!

WP eMember was the first membership plugin that I used and it’s still a simple and inexpensive option to creating a members only website.

Pure Chat allows my website visitors to reach out and ask their questions in REAL time when they are live and active on my website. This tool also works great for launches. Embed on your check out page.

 

Your Money Maker:

SamCart has stolen my heart in the short time that I’ve been using it. I’m now a BETA Affiliate tester and it’s everything you could ask for in a shopping cart and more. Price? $99 / month. Not bad for everything you receive.

AWeber has been with my business longer than anyone else listed on this page. We’ve been business buddies for all 10 years. I wasn’t always using it for my business but I was using it every single day for my clients. 10 years is a long time to be with a company, especially in this day and age. This company goes above and beyond. If you’re looking for a solid email marketing system, AWeber is the best choice to make.

WP eStore was the first estore that I ever created when I launched the Geek Labs VA Training Program back in the day… It pairs nicely with its sister and brother plugins — eMember and WP Affiliate. Create your own online store, affiliate center, and membership site without any monthly recurring charges using these three plugins.

WP Affiliate is part of the trio mentioned above. This is a simple solution for those wanting to create an affiliate program without having a recurring charge on their credit card every month. It’s hard to customize the affiliate center to be on brand but it’s easy to use and create. Sometimes that trumps branding when you’re first getting started.

GoDaddy Bookkeeping formally known as Outright, it’s the ONLY GoDaddy product that I like and use. Automatically pull import and categorize your transactions, run reports to see what you owe in taxes, and invoice your customers as needed.

ShoeBoxed makes me look organized with the ease of sending in an envelope of receipts and bills. They scan them in, make a digital copy for me that last forever, and then mail the hard copies back to me in a nicer stack than I sent them off in.

Freshbooks is something I used when I was a service provider entrepreneur. Its a great tool to use to keep track of time, invoice clients, and best of all GET PAID!

 

Visually Appealing:

PicMonkey allows you to create crazy-awesome photo editing without needing to be a graphic designer. Create your own Social Imagery easily.

Canva is another tool that non-designers can dig into and create beautiful Social Imagery with. Use their pre-designed templates to create images for your blog and social media sites in minutes.

 

Socially Speaking:

HootSuite has been a big part of my business for almost 5 years. It definitely makes social management life easier when you implement it for all of your social media sites. Inexpensive and simple to use!

IFTTT allows you to write recipes that reach and connect to many different online programs or websites that don’t normally talk to each other. Wish that you could post Instagram pictures on both your personal Facebook Profile and your Business Page? This service will hook it up! Check it out. You’ll be amazed at what it can do for you when you put it to work for you.

 

Wardrobe:

Le Tote is perfect for the vlogger who doesn’t want to commit to buying their clothes. Le Tote is perfect for renting clothes and jewelry that are delivered right to your mailbox. Best part about it, you don’t have to do the laundry!

Stitch Fix is your own personal stylist, delivered to your mailbox. Keep what you love, ship back what you don’t!

Rent the Runway is your perfect solution to wearing something elegant for your next video or photoshoot without breaking the bank. Rent the Runway is exactly what you think it is…And you’ll LOVE it!

 

EVERYTHING ELSE

Fiverr should be used with caution. Know what you are buying. It may only cost $5 but let me remind you, you get what you pay for. Now that I’ve said that… I’ve purchased some AWESOME things from Fiverr and that’s why it made the list. I’ve had raps written for my business { yes, you read that right. } and quick video intros. Don’t go into it expecting a highly-designed anything. It’s for your basic needs.

Dropbox
Not only for backing up precious images, Dropbox works great to share PDF’s easily with your list and followers. You can share content with your team and it syncs with your system.

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