Marketing Tools & Resources
Tools Of The Trade
Over the years I’ve tried, battle-tested, and put to use dozens and dozens of tools, software, and different kinds of technology.
This list contains my favorites, and those resources I’ve found most helpful in building my own, and my clients businesses.
You do NOT need them all. (The only mandatory tool is an email service provider and possibly a website or landing page service).
So start small. And add on from there.
Email and Websites
ConvertKit is one of the easiest, and yet most adaptible email marketing platforms out there. If you're just getting started with email marketing skip mailchimp and aweber and start here.
Fast, easy, and with the most competitive prices I've seen, Namecheap is my go-to when I want to register a new domain name for a business or project.
I use WPEngine for all of my Wordpress based websites. All of them. Yes, it's a little more expensive but the speed and safety are unmatched.
Kajabi is my main platform that holds all my courses, trainings, programs, and even my main website (this one here). It's a POWERHOUSE that I couldn't live without.
Marketing and Business
Ethical scarcity. That's what Deadline Funnel is all about. Create REAL deadlines with actual consequences that can't be beat simply by refreshing a page or changing computers.
VideoAsk is the fastest and most effective way I know to get high-quality video testimonials from your clients and customers. I use it every day.
Yes. You read that right. Direct Mail! OI use this to send postcards, notecards, and letters to my clients and students automatically. It's a nice touch that everyone appreciates.
Search Engine Optimization
SEO is complicated. SERanking helps make it just a little bit easier to track your rankings, keywords, and do research to help you rise to the top of the search engines.
If you have a YouTube channel then TubeBuddy is mandatory. From keyword research to split testing titles and thumbnails it will help you grow your channel.
Have a name or logo you want to protect? You could try to DIY the legal process or... you could just Trademark Angel. Easy. And nice people too.
Social Media Graphics
There's not much Canva can't do. From social media graphics to templates and backgrounds and headers and so much more.
Pretty Much... Everything.
I use Envato Elements every single day. They have stock video, images, graphic templates, slide decks, music, logos, literally everything.
Music and Sound Effects
Heard a tune you liked in one of my videos or on my YouTube channel? The odds are good that it came from Epidemic Sound.
Royalty Free Images
Thousands of royalty free images and videos to use for whatever you're working on. Just type in your keyword and brace yourself for options.
Social Media Videos
Turn your videos into social media assets by adding titles, captions, and music quickly and easily. I use ClipScribe almost every single day.
One of my secrets to consuming so much content is Audible. I listen to it at least 60-minutes every single day (usually while at the gym).
Laptop. iPad. Phone.
I use an iMac Pro for my desktop computer. A macbook pro for a laptop. An iPad for iPad stuff. And an iPhone. I'm not a "fanboy" but it's nice and easy and everything just works.
Yellow Legal Pads
Simple. Basic. Cheap. Yellow legal pads for writing and notes. I buy these in bulk and they help me get ideas out of my head quickly. These are another staple in my office.