(These are what I personally use in my business and include some affiliate links)

Scoping out some new tools for your business? Here's what I use!

I am really impressed by SiteGround as a reliable web host. It's super fast, competitively priced, and the customer service is top notch. I don't use them for this site (Showit is also a host), but it is my recommended host for speed, uptime, & reliability.

Alternatives:
GoDaddy, Bluehost
(but really just stick with SiteGround)

Web Hosting

SiteGround

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What my website (yes, the one you are on now!) is built on. A fabulous website builder and host with beautiful templates — not to mention fantastic third-party designer themes. Like anything else, there is a learning curve, but it's worth it.

Check out: Emma Troy Design for amazing templates

Alternatives:
SquareSpace, Wordpress

Website builder
& hosting

Showit

On the surface, ThriveCart seems pretty straightforward. But when set up correctly, it integrates with a lot of other tools and can be really powerful. My fave shopping cart.

Alternatives:
Zenler, FG Funnels, Samcart

shopping cart & course platform

ThriveCart

Simple to use yet very robust, one of the best email marketing platforms and the one I use in my business. Configure your system the way you need to use it (I also have ActiveCampaign setup services).

Alternatives:
ConvertKit, FloDesk

Email Marketing

ActiveCampaign

AppSumo was created with one idea in mind: the tools you need to grow your business shouldn’t put you out of business. Before I purchase any new software, I first check to see if they have an AppSumo lifetime deal or a competitor available. Most deals are under $100 (for life!).

Software Deals

AppSumo

The best way for you to design how your project management works for you. Built with docs, sheets, packs, and more. If this one doesn't work for you, check out the ones below. They are all formatted to work differently.

Alternatives:
NotionAmazing Marvin, Asana, ClickUp. Todoist

BONUS: Uplevel with Asana - save $500 on this program with my link if you are an Asana user!

Organization & Project Management

Coda.io

You can plan just about everything in your Plann dashboard, and now they have tons of other planning tools (not just scheduling) to help you organize your social media posts. Grab the affordable annual plan and easily manage all of your social media.

Alternatives:
Headliner, SmarterQueue

Social Media Scheduler
& Planner

Plann

Found was created with small-business owners in mind. That means no account fees, no monthly minimums, and no credit checks. I use Found as my business checking account and I love how simple it is and it connects with many other apps.

I also use Wave Financial to manage my business finances with more in depth reporting, and I bank (personal) and invest with Charles Schwab.

Business Banking

Found

If you haven't yet the budget to hire a part-time or full-time U.S. worker, check out this job search website for Filipino workers. Filter by position, and cost, browse resumes and post up to 3 job positions for free, and when you’re ready to reach out to candidates, you can upgrade your plan for an affordable fee.

Hire Virtual Workers

OnlineJobs.Ph

If you spend way too much time creating digital assets for your business, or you’re always on the hunt for new templates, fonts, textures, etc. Find out why Creative Market should be your go-to place for easy templates and ready-to-use products.

Alternatives:
Envato Elements, GraphicRiver

Design Market

Creative Market

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Go beyond the basics with this email starter pack: Previous client follow-up for continued business, birthday or anniversary appreciation messages, and mini-course delivery with upsell conversions.

3 activecampaign email automation templates

Email Automation Starter Pack

3 Email Automation Templates

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