Tools You Need to Simplify & Market Your Online Business

We only recommend online platforms that we use to manage and grow our own business.

After testing dozens of online marketing tools over the years, these are the real game-changers we believe in so much, we use them ourselves.

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Circle

#1 COMMUNITY PLATFORM

Circle is the all-in-one, modern day community platform for creators & brands. It's the community we use for The Influential Woman Coaching Academy and we love it!

Circle just keeps evolving and has become more than just a community software. Now with it's own Paywall, there are creators running their entire membership or course using it. 

Try out Circle and see what all the fuss is about..

SamCart

#1 SHOPPING CART & 1-PAGE FUNNEL BUILDER

SamCart is much more than just a shopping cart. It's the only reason I a) recommend it and b) use it for my own business. SamCart makes creating sales pages, upsells, downsells, order bumps and PDF downloads simple. Now with a built in course element you can deliver your content right in the software. Try SamCart for 14 Days, Free.

ConvertKit

#1 FOR EMAIL LISTBUILDING

We recommend ConvertKit because their platform is very user-friendly and easy to use. Being able to segment subscribers into focused groups enabling us to deliver content specific to our subscribers needs is the reason we recently switched after being with our previous provider since 2004. 

Buzzsprout

#1 FOR STARTING AND GROWING A PODCAST

BuzzSprout offers the best, most complete podcast hosting and publishing services available at very affordable prices. It's the only podcast host I recommend because the infrastructure is solid and it's hands down, the absolute best platform to use to launch and grow your show.

Website Building

I only use Thrive Themes to build sites these days and both my sites - including this one - is built with Thrive Themes. The versatility of themes and the fact that there is an entire suite of plugins, means you can have a basic site or a fully fledged ecommerce or membership site, with very little bloat, therefore keeping your speed optimised. 

Name one of the big web hosts and I've probably used them, but not one of them beat the speed I get from the WPX Hosting servers. Apart from their outstanding customer service, WPX Hosting is optimised specifically for WordPress. They will even migrate your site from another hosting server, free of charge.

SamCart is much more than just a shopping cart. It's the only reason I a) recommend it and b) use it for my own business. SamCart makes creating sales pages, upsells, downsells, order bumps and PDF downloads simple. Now with a built in course element you can deliver your content right in the software. Try SamCart for 14 Days, Free.

Membership Platforms

Circle is the all-in-one, modern day community platform for creators & brands. It's the community we use for The Influential Woman Coaching Academy. Circle enables you to bring together engaging discussions, members, live streams, chat, events, and memberships — all in one place, all under your own brand.

Kajabi is more than just a membership platform, it's the All-In-One solution for course creators wanting to build their membership site, email marketing and automation, manage their 1-1 coaching  as well as build and sell online courses. With it's fully hosted solution, you can also build your entire website on the platform.

An All In One course creation, delivery & marketing platform. Zenler has everything you need from live streaming, drag and drop landing pages, course creation, marketing funnels, email automation, integrated blog feature to community forums without needing to hire designers, developers or marketers. 

Podcasting Tools

BuzzSprout offers the best, most complete podcast hosting and publishing services available at very affordable prices. It's the only podcast host I recommend because the infrastructure is solid and it's hands down, the absolute best platform to use to launch and grow your show.

Hindenburg enables you to easily record, edit and publish professional audio without the technical hassle so you spend more time producing great podcasts. It's easy to learn and has features you'd find only in very high end video recording, editing and publishing software.

The ultimate podcast player that was built to extend the reach of your show. It's totally customisable and can be embedded on almost any CMS, LMS, or eCommerce platform. Give your listeners a superior web experience with Fusebox!

Video Creation Tools

Ecamm Live is the leading live streaming & video production studio built for Mac. Ecamm makes you look good on video with little effort even if you're using the most basic camera and microphone.

Want to record quick videos of your screen and camera? Loom enables you to do this quickly and painlessly. 

Wistia hosts all of the videos on our sales pages, educational content and marketing videos. Their players are beautiful, customisable and can be integrated almost anywhere.

Community Platforms

Bring together engaging discussions, members, live streams, chat, events, and memberships — all in one place, all under your own brand.

Tribe is similar to Circle, but it does have some features others prefer, such as it's integration with Telegram. If there was no Circle, I'd be still using Tribe.

With Mighty Networks you can create communities, sell memberships, and grow your course sales. It's super easy to use and you'll have your site set up in no time.

Email Marketing

Used by some of the top marketers and personalities, ConvertKit helps you grow your audience, foster your community and earn a living! 

Aweber is more than an email marketing platform, you can now host your blog, landing pages and sell products, directly from the platform.

I recommend MailerLite because it's more than just email marketing software. I have literally built an entire website for a client using MailerLite's website builder, landing pages and signup forms. 

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