Need help with your blog, business, or social media? We are a virtual team with a big online presence, and our business depends on having the best tools possible, so we’ve put together an easy go-to list of our favorite resources to get you started or take you to the next level….
Here is an ever growing list of the tools that we actually use in our business and have found to be incredibly valuable, easy to use, and just all around badass.
*Disclaimer: we are an affiliate for several of these tools, but not for all. We do receive a commission from affiliate links, but as always, we ONLY work with companies and brands that we have paid in full to use and have found to be worth their weight in gold. Because we’d promote them regardless, and we are fans of abundant bank accounts, we’ve chosen to partner up as affiliates for a select few. If you love them as much as we do (and you will!), you should 100% sign up for the affiliate programs as well.
COURSES + INFO
The Society Membership (opening for enrollment 11/24 – 11/27) – A society for success driven women ready to take their lives to the next level. Exclusive monthly masterclasses hosted by 12 of the best coaches in the biz, one on one support, a mastermind community, and access to courses, books, and downloads in the member’s only content library. 12 months, 12 coaches, invaluable resources, $150 one time payment, unmatched success. We created this, it’s our dream, and we firmly believe it’s amazing.
Pinfinite Growth (<–click here) – an affordable, badass course that will help you use Pinterest to skyrocket traffic. Pinterest isn’t just an invaluable tool for bloggers – any modern entrepreneur or businesswoman should have a handle on this killer platform to help build your customer base and visibility. We also have a huge girlcrush on Melyssa Griffin and have taken all of her courses and found them incredibly valuable. *Affiliate link
List Surge (<–click here) – in today’s digital world, an email list is HUGE. Whether you’re launching a blog, becoming a YouTuber, opening your own business, or working for a company….having a strong, engaged email list is clutch. It’s essentially a way to stay BFF’s with your digital community and keep them interested and up to date on everything that you’re doing. It’s also hands down the best place to make sales and forge strong relationships. This course helped us go from 45 subscribers to over 2500 in just a few months. It’s that good. *Affiliate link
Social Media Superhero (<–click here) – Another great course by MG, Social Media Superhero focuses on doable social strategies that feel authentic and organic, not cheesy and salesy. This course teaches you how to brand and grow your social presence like a boss while sticking to what you believe and who you are. *Affiliate link
B School (<–click here) – Marie Forleo’s signature program is pretty much the gold standard for serious entrepreneurs with brick & mortar businesses, and it’ll teach you as much about creating a profitable, passionate business as any college business course. It’s spendy, but if you’ve got the cash and your plan is to own your own business, we definitely suggest you check this out. We’ve taken B-School and found the content to be fantastic and thorough, but it’s catered more towards a brick & mortar or traditional business model, so keep that in mind (would be great for a product based online model as well, but not so much service or membership based).
Leadpages (<–click here) – Love love love Leadpages. We tried out other landing page tools like Instapage and ClickFunnels and just found them confusing and not very user friendly. Leadpages on the other hand is awesome and very easy to use to create effective opt ins, sign up forms, and professional looking landing pages (fyi – no matter what kind of business you have, if you have a website, you need opt ins and landing pages). *Affiliate link
GoDaddy (<–click here) -We know…GoDaddy is old school, but it’s not buggy and it has worked well for us as a web host for many years. A lot of people are using BlueHost or other hosting sites because they have fantastic affiliate programs, but they’re just not quite up to GoDaddy’s level of reliability quite yet in our opinion (I’m sure they’ll get there though).
Canva (<–click here) – Canva is just the best when it comes to creating blog graphics, Pinterest posts, and pretty much any basic graphic design need. We have full Photoshop and InDesign, but our team ends up using Canva for almost all of our social media and blog images. Plus…it’s FREE! You can upgrade to the ‘For Work’ version (that’s what we have), but the free version is amazing and really all you need.
CoSchedule (<–click here) – Editorial calendars are crucial when it comes to blog success. Nothing has kept our team as organized and on track as Coschedule. This program lets you create editorial calendars then edit the posts directly from the calendar and schedule it out, plus schedule social media posts to go along with it. It has some crazy features too – like storing your drafts/ideas, social media post looping, a headline analyzer with suggestions for better SEO, and more. It’s really wonderful. It is expensive, but we like it.
Planoly (<–click here) – When it comes to making your Instagram look cohesive and on brand, Planoly is the app of your dreams. It starts free (but you do have to pay for plans for a certain number of team members, followers, etc) and lets you build out your Insta grid so you can see how everything will look together. You can also plug in captions, hashtags, and tag other accounts from the app. When you’re ready to post, you just post from the app and it copies everything to Instagram for you. It’s made a huge impact on the visual appeal and organization of my Instagram. Love it.
The Sweet Success FREE Resource Library (duh) (<–click here) – okay, we might be tooting our own horn here, but our exclusive (and totally free) resource library is constantly updated, full of badass freebies, and is full of value. Plus, FREE, so….