With a new month, you may be seeking ways to scale up your business, try out new tools, or swap some old ones out.
Here is the list of 8 of the tools I use in my business on a daily basis.
#1- To record my webinar classes and make presentations.
Keynote on Mac and Canva.
Canva is great to create slides if you're not a fan of the templates that are available in Keynote.
Keynote is an Apple product, so its available on Mac, iPhone, and iPad which means you can work on it just about anywhere.
You can also use Google Slides and Powerpoint on all computers.
#2- To collect payments and create new products.
I use SamCart for my shopping cart and it lets me automatically deliver my digital files, create upsell products, sell physical products, and so much more.
It's $99/month and worth every cent for me because it keeps the stats, tracks views, and conversions so I know if a product is converting well and when does it need to be tweaked.
If you're looking for a lower cost option to deliver digital products, check out PulleyApp and SendOwl. I'm also trying out ClickFunnels and will have more information on it over the next few months.
#3- To record screenshares and the iPhone mockup.
Screenshares you can use Camtasia, Keynote for slides, and Movavi Screen Capture. For the iPhone tutorials I use Reflector 2. My current favorite for screen recording is Snag It. I use it to record trainings, video audits, and walk throughs for my clients and Business Elite members. It's $49.
#4- To create a website.
Squarespace is currently my favorite site to create websites.
You can easily buy new domains, they have amazing drag and drop templates so you don't have to be a coding wiz, and they are self hosted, so no outside hosting required.
They also have AMAZING customer support so if you need help with anything, they have you covered.
I use the Pacific and Five templates.
#5- To schedule my Instagram content.
Planoly is Boss!!
Not only is their website gorgeous which is always a plus, their site allows you to schedule videos, multiple photo posts, Instagram Stories and more.
You can also answer comments directly on the website which is a great way to boost your engagement without having to be tied to your phone.
#6- To create countdowns.
Deadline Funnel is awesome for creating countdowns and you can add the codes just about every where from Samcart to your mailing list. It helps to boost sales when people know they have a limited time to buy items.
Motion Mail is a great free option if you want to add simple timers to your emails.
#7- To host webinars.
WebinarJam is the my current platform and they have made some interesting changes recently.
It's $397 a YEAR, which is perfect for me as my audience grows I need the ability to have unlimited classes without needed a ton of software or paying $500/MONTH which is what I would have needed for most of the platforms I checked and it would have only given me a room for 1000 people.
Webinar Jam makes replays a breeze as well so you can use them to continue to build your lists and sales funnels.
You can also use Youtube Live as a standalone to host your webinars for free and just create a page on your Squarespace website.
For now, I am sticking with WebinarJam because I've paid for the year but I will be dropping it next year to move to the Squarespace and Youtube Live for free.
#8- To send emails.
Convertkit is an amazing tool. From setting up email sequences, sending out my regular broadcast emails, connecting to my audience, CK has a ton of features that will help you create a strong and profitable email list.
Alright guys those are my top 8 for now, if there is anything that didn't make the top 8 that you're curious about, comment below!