Here are a few of the tools that I use (and love!) for running my business. You will notice that these links change over time as my experience with the tools changes, I update this!
Yes, some of them are affiliate links, so if you purchase after clicking on the link I will get a few dollars. You will never pay more for using an affiliate link, and occasionally I can get you a special discount.
I have tried soooo many different email programs but my all-time favorite is ConvertKit. I love their teaching and I love the software. It's easy-to-use but super powerful and I'm confident it will grow with me.
Pricing starts at $29/mo and includes all the features.
The only thing I don't LOVE about ConvertKit is the appearance of their forms. But ThriveLeads fills the gap quite nicely. It works perfectly with ConvertKit and enables me to create lots of different gorgeous opt-in forms including pop-ups, slide-ins, content upgrades, etc. You can even split-test with this plugin, it's epic! And you only have to purchase it one time, no subscription required.
Don't you hate it when you find great content but there are no share-able images? Or the images are the wrong size or look terrible? Don't let that happen to you. Stencil is a great tool for making good looking social sharing images quickly. And you can automatically re-size images for all the popular networks. It even includes quotes!
I believe you should interact on the right social media networks at the right time in an authentic way. However, there are a couple of tools that I love that help me leverage my time. Tailwind is one of them! You can schedule content to Pinterest (Pinterest-approved!) and Instagram including a sexy hashtag finder. You can get started with Tailwind free AND get a $15 credit just by clicking my link.
This is another awesome Pinterest tool. Tasty Pins allows you to set Pinterest images and the oh-so-important descriptions. You know you need vertical images and good descriptions, right? Well with Tasty Pins you can upload a correctly-sized image, tell browser extensions which images NOT to post to Pinterest and add keyword-rich pin descriptions and hashtags. The best part of this plugin is that it improves Pinterest sharing which helps you with your content marketing goals.
This is the social media sharing tool that I use. Social Warfare is a lightweight, good-looking plugin that adds social sharing to my posts and pages. I can pick my sharing location (including floating) and use the included Click-to-Tweet tool. Bitly shortening for your URLs and custom colors round out the features.