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Welcome to the resources section of my website! I've spent over a decade building online businesses. Over the years I've come to rely on many tools & services to help make my life easier and my businesses more successful.
None of the companies below are giving me anything to feature them on my site, but some of the links below are affiliate links which means that I receive a small commission if you choose to make a purchase.
$19/month for an all-in-one membership
The products made by Thrive Themes have changed my business completely. I can't say that about any other resources I recommend.
Thrive's products are essentially the ultimate marketing toolbox. From drag-and-drop website building tools to beautiful, and powerfully robust lead-gen forms, there's everything you could possible need.
The Thrive team is constantly putting out free updates included with your purchase, and they are constantly creating useful resources to train website owners and small businesses grow their business more effectively.
I use Thrive Content Builder to make ALL of my websites. It's literally drag and drop.
Unlimited, ready-made landing pages for every possible need. They're practically all done for you.
Starting at $2.75/month
I recommend Bluehost for their website hosting service because they're affordable, have great customer service, and provide a legitimately good product.
I like Bluehost's one-click installs and setups for WordPress websites. I also like the fact that Bluehost is very open about their support and association with WordPress. They host over 1 million WordPress websites, and even have WordPress support on their staff.
If you're just starting out, go for their $2.75/month deal (when you buy 36 months at a time) and scale up from there. If you have a WordPress website already, they have great WordPress hosting options for more popular sites. And last but absolutely not least, their VPS (the type of server I use to host multiple sites) are super user friendly with their cPanel and VPS control panel.
Free (up to 100 subscribers)
Drip is the best when it comes to marketing automation. I have several complex ways in which I obtain contacts for my email lists, and Drip allows me to create rules around how those new contacts are sorted into campaigns.
Drip's easy-to-use workflow organizer/builder allows me to create automated funnels for all of my campaigns which means my contacts are always receiving the content they want or need at the right time.
All I have to worry about with Drip is creating the content. Automation handles everything else!
Starting at $29/month
ConvertKit offers email marketing for bloggers. But don't let that fool you into thinking this isn't a powerful tool for any business. ConvertKit has the power of Infusionsoft without any of the confusing headaches.
ConvertKit's strengths are in its simplicity. Creating campaigns to send automatically to new subscribers (or existing lists) is done with just a few clicks.
One of my favorite features in ConvertKit is their "Broadcasts" that allow me to send one email to all of my subscribers (or a segment). This is handy for announcing new blog posts or products. The segmenting tools allow me to mark my contacts based on actions they've taken so that I can include or exclude them from any broadcasts with ease.