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SiteGround is who I use for 100% of my websites. They have great customer service, both via chat and on the phone, no matter where you are in the world. I have their GrowBig hosting plan, which is a dedicated WordPress hosting plan.
Hosting plans start at just $4.95 per month so really, it's a no brainer! If you plan on using WordPress as your website platform (and you should be) then you'll enjoy the ease of the 1-click installation that SiteGround provides.
You can also purchase your domain name via SiteGround too, so you can keep it all in one place.
OptimizePress is THE best WordPress theme I've yet to come across. It's super customisable and allows you to set up landing pages, membership sites and blogs using pre-set templates or you can create your own from scratch.
It's very easy to create beautiful opt-in boxes as well, connecting with all the major email management providers like ConvertKit, MailChimp, ActiveCampaign etc.
The price of $99 for 1 license is what I currently have and it is well worth the price. This means I can have it on three sites without having to pay anything more for it!
ConvertKit is my preferred email management program. I know that a lot of people prefer Aweber or MailChimp, but I just find both to not be on par with CK. ConvertKit is super simple to use and has a ton of features like tagging, segmentation and automation rules.
I love the visual automation builder too!
I really love how easy it is to set up campaigns, segment lists and add people from one tag to another. The import feature is helpful if you are moving from another email program or you've been manually entering your list details into a spreadsheet.
Dropbox is probably one of my favourite business applications - but not just because I can upgrade the space I have access to, but the ease of sharing files and folders that it provides.
I use Dropbox to store all of my working documents, I don't store anything locally on my computer. All of my sites are backed up automatically to Dropbox.
The best thing is, I don't need my computer with me to access Dropbox, I can access it from my iPad or iPhone and I can access it from any web browser, so it allows me to be truly location independent!
I also make use of Google Drive too, as another place to store files, but I mainly use that when I'm collaborating with colleagues or working on a new project.
ClickUp is free! This is probably one of the best tools I have in my business arsenal! I use it to track all of my projects and assign tasks to my team as well as keep track of #allthethings.
It works best for those that are visual in the way they look to organise things, which is what I am. I like to be able to see things laid out in a calendar view and ClickUp nails this.
You can change views to see what's coming up in the month, you can quickly see what's outstanding and if you have set due dates, ClickUp will notify you based on what you've set.
I use the paid version but there is also a free version that gives you everything you need. It's one tool that I absolutely can't live without. Trello is another option, but ClickUp is better!
I can't provide you with this list of business tools without mentioning Canva! This is by far, the most used tool in my business. I access it every day (yes, even on the weekends!).
I use it for all my social media images. If I want to create a workbook, Canva is where I do it. Need a lead magnet? Canva is where I'm heading.
Literally anything that I need an image for, I'm using Canva to create it. Even the images on this page... all done in Canva!
Canva is free to get started with, but you'll wanna upgrade to Canva Pro. It gives you access to so much more.
I have zero design skills, but with Canva, I don't need them. Their templates are awesome!
I love collaborating! I'm really interested in opportunities where I can teach and connect with your audience, or where we can get together with other like-minded entrepreneurs and share our amazing gifts with each others audiences.
If you have a growing and engaged audience who you believe could benefit from a workshop setting where I teach them an introductory into any of my group coaching programs or courses (where you're an affiliate), please reach out to me at email@example.com and let’s see what we can accomplish together!
Some ideas I love when collaborating include:
I'm open to your ideas too, so don't hesitate to reach out.
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