Tools and Resources

As a web designer (since 2004) and marketer for over 20 years I have used a lot of tools for online marketing. There has been a lot of trial and error and yes frustration. I have complied the tools that I use to run my various online businesses. These are the tools I also recommend to my clients. 

Website Optimization Tools and Resources

Blue Host

Bluehost

If you want to start a blog and make money with it, you can't go wrong with Bluehost. It comes WordPress pre-installed and you get a free domain name too. This is perfect for beginners.

SiteGround

SiteGround

I switched to SiteGround. It's great for speed, security and more. 

Namecheap

Namecheap

I use Namecheap to register all my domains. I like to keep my domain registration separate from my hosting. It's quick and easy to register.

Blogging Tools and Resources

Thrive Theme Builder

Thrive Theme Builder

I built this website using the Thrive Theme Builder.

Divi

Divi

Full control of how you design your blog. You can use their free templates to start and then edit it to your liking.

Thrive Architect

Thrive Architect

 I use Thrive Architect to build blog posts and pages (like this one) on this blog.

Elementor

Elementor

Visually design your blog posts using the most popular page builder for WordPress. Over 4M users.

Rank Math

RankMath

I switched to Rank Math a powerful plugin that offers advanced SEO capabilities, including tools for tracking and measuring your blog's performance.

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Email Marketing Tools and Resources

ConvertKit

ConvertKit

I use them to collect email subscribers, tag them, and send them to an email sequence. A must-have for all bloggers.

Aweber

Aweber

Easy email marketing platform with email automations and built in email templates to get you started.

MailChimp

Mailchimp

Their main benefit over ConvertKit was that it was free. But this edge became obsolete once ConvertKit launched their free plan.

Ready Sales Pro

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Ready Sales Pro is the all-in-one marketing solution. In addition to CRM includes email marketing and automation..

Lead Generation Tools and Resources

Thrive Leads

Thrive Leads

I create my opt-in forms with this plugin. The best features are the different opt-in form types, A/B testing and detailed analytics.

Ready Sales Pro

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Ready Sales Pro is the all-in-one marketing solution. In addition to CRM includes lead tracking and email marketing and automation.

Social Media Tools and Resources

Tailwind

Tailwind

Tailwind

I use this daily to schedule my Pinterest pins. 

Social Warfare

Social Warfare

This is who I use for the beautiful social sharing icons I have on all my blog posts. 

Later

Later

Use Later, a social media scheduling tool, to manage multiple social media platforms

Ready Sales Pro

Ready Sales Pro Logo

Ready Sales Pro is the all-in-one marketing solution. In addition to CRM includes social media scheduling.

Marketing Strategy

Online Courses and Membership  Tools and Resources

Thrive Apprentice

Thrive Apprentice

I use Thrive Apprentice on my courses page to sell online courses. This integrates perfectly with WordPress and WooCommerce. 


Ready Sales Pro

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Ready Sales Pro is the all-in-one marketing solution. In addition to CRM includes membership and community section great for hosting online courses.


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