Vimeo – Video Hosting
SnagIt – Screen Capture and Share
Google Drive – Document Storage and Sharing
Libsyn – Podcast Hosting
Zoom – Online Meetings, Webinars & Podcast Guest Recordings
Flodesk – Email Marketing Platform
MailChimp - Email Marketing Platform
Buffer – Social Media Scheduling Tool
Meet Edgar – Social Media Scheduling Tool
Tailwind - Pinterest tool
Learndash - for hosting my online courses
Great Discoveries to Make business simpler – as heard on the Small Business Made Simple Podcast
Build your very own emojis!
Instagram Engagement Calculator
See what your engagement score is – and everyone elses!
Photo editor app. Download in your app store.
Social Selling Index – LinkedIn
See your social selling index on the LinkedIn platform
Background Removal Tool
Remove the background of any photo you have
Screen Capture Tool
For recording your phone screen
A useful free teleprompter
Video Speed controller
Chrome extension for Video Speed Control
For screen capture for making videos or sharing tutorials
Transcription of videos
Smart Templates Make Design Easy
Font creation for captions
Video and photo filter app – from your app store.
Creative Market is an online marketplace for community-generated design assets
Remembers all your passwords so you don’t have to!
Record video and live captions all at once – available in your app store
Download any video from Facebook onto your computer
Shakr is an online video maker and video ad creator
A place where you can go and get yourself an About Me page
Make your own gifs!
Record your screen
Poster My Wall
Templates for posters
Fabulous free images
For squeeze pages or easy sales pages
facebook Creator Studio
Facebook’s scheduling tool for Facebook and Instagram
Turns blogs into repurposed drip content
Sets up a story through text (so it looks like a text conversation!)
Story templates for video and still photos (I LOVE it!)
Google Easy PDF
Makes PDF documents writable – in the chrome store
Put captions onto your videos recorded in other apps – in your app store
Free business accounting software program
Font creation for captions
Interested in Starting a Podcast? Below is the DIY set up I use and recommend when are you are starting out.
ATR 2100 – This is an affordable, excellent quality microphone used and recommended by many top podcasters include Tim Ferris (and me!).
NEEWER ADJUSTABLE SCISSOR ARM STAND – A stand allows you to clip your microphone to a desk so you can record hands free. I use and recommend the stand below.
NEEWER POP FILTER MASK – A pop filter is important to place over your mic to stop the ‘popping’ sounds that can come when you are too close/breathing into mic etc.
Recording remote guest
ZOOM – Zoom allows you to record remotely with great sound quality.
CAMTASIA – This is an in-built program available on all Macs and is great for recording and editing solo episodes. For Mac users, Garage Band comes built in.
LIBSYN – Libsyn is a great, cost effective hosting option and is the one that I use.
CAMTASIA – I recommend editing your podcast in Camtasia (or Garage Band for Macs) when you are starting out. Another option is Adobe Audition, which has a monthly subscription fee.
Royalty free Music
PREMIUM BEAT – An exclusive royalty-free music library. Alternatively, you can go to YouTube and find royalty free music. I paid around $60US for my tune on my Small Business Made Simple Podcast. Totally worth it!
Web Page Creation
LEAD PAGES – Lead Pages allows you to build custom web pages that can drive leads, sales and downloads. I use Leadpages as squeeze (landing) pages for any freebies I offer on the podcast and many more things. It’s quick, it’s easy and super simple to keep on brand (and have your pages keep a theme).