Tools I use and love.
Here’s a selection of tools I use (and love!) in my business. Those marked * are affiliate links, which means I will get a reward if you sign up via my link. I would never ever recommend stuff I’m not happy with for monetary gain, so if a product or service has made it onto the list it really is the bee’s knees, regardless of whether I am an affiliate or not!
Design emails people love to open
Flodesk is an email marketing service provider that’s built for creators, by creators. You can use it to design and send on-brand marketing emails, create opt-in forms to grow your list, and build powerful email automations.
One thing I love about Flodesk, apart from their intuitive interface and gorgeous email templates, is that they don’t charge you more when your list grows. Instead, they have a flat fee. That means you’ll get unlimited emails, subscribers, and access to all features forever for $38/month – and if you sign up with my affiliate link, you’ll get 50% off that.
in a few clicks
Ever wanted to tear your hair out trying to find a suitable day and time for a meeting? A gazillion emails going back and forth, when you’ve got better things to do? You need a meeting scheduler! Simplymeet.me lets you set up different meeting types, set your availability, and sync with your calendar. So when you need to schedule a meeting, you can just send a link, easy peasy!
I use Simplymeet.me to book client meetings, schedule podcast interviews and strategy calls – but also to allow people to easily book discovery calls with me.
Shopping cart software
Got something to sell, but don’t need a fully fledged e-commerce site? The Plug&Paid shopping cart platform can seamlessly turn any website or social media page into a shop – so you can increase your revenue easier and faster. They offer a Pay as You Go plan too, if you’re not sure you’re ready to commit to a monthly fee yet.
This is what I use to process payments for my digital products and my 1:1 Brand it! strategy sessions, and it’s been really easy to set up. You can add order bumps, upsells and downsells, you can manage recurring payments and even set up your very own affiliate scheme if you want.
Really simple podcast editing
Alitu is a web-based tool that takes your raw recordings & helps you turn them into an amazing, audience-growing show. Their AI magic will convert and clean up your audio, saving you time and unnecessary fuss. It levels out your volumes, reduces background noise and outputs at the podcast loudness standards. You can record straight into their web interface, or upload your own sound files – or both!
Lifetime deals on software
Tally is a new type of form builder that works like a doc. It makes form building easy and offers tons of powerful features for free.
It was recommended to me by my friend Heather, and at first I was skeptical about moving away from Typeform – after all, as a designer I am pretty obsessed with good-looking interfaces! But when I saw that Tally forms looked sleek and minimal and their free version offered all the features I was currently paying €25/month for… it was a no-brainer!
I’ll get a 20% commission if you sign up for Tally Pro via my link, but to be honest? I doubt you’ll need the pro version – their free version really is that jam packed!
Lifetime deals on software
If you’re ready to stop paying monthly for the software you use to run your business, AppSumo is your friend! AppSumo was created with one idea in mind: the tools you need to grow your business shouldn’t put you out of business. I like that idea! I’ve been able to slash so many of my regular monthly subscriptions by getting a lifetime deal for them on AppSumo. My meeting scheduler, my podcast hosting and my cart software for instance – those three alone are saving me $80 every month in recurring subscription charges. It’s a no-brainer!
If you use my link to sign up, you and I will both get $10. Sweet, huh?
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