One of the most popular question I get asked, like ALL THE TIME is “What app/software should I use to ______?”
Just so you know I could probably create a PDF and charge $25 for this as it really laid out all the things you need to get you going!
So here're all the listing of the main apps I personally used, tested, happy and felt in love with!
Online and Website related
To operate online or to do anything online, you would need website!
“Website” consisted of three things.. Domain nam, Web hosting and platform to create website.
Where should you register your domain name?
Namecheap! This is the place I go to all the time for buying both .com, .co or .com.au.
Now, if you're in Australia and really want to buy a domain, I highly recommend Jumba as they don't just sell you the domain name and upsell like crazy, hence i will never go with Crazydomain, like ever.
For the hosting, I am personally on Liquidweb, they're super duper awesome. Fast performance speed and their helpdesk is like heaven but more expensive. I was using Hostgator and still do recommend them for your first website.
Then you will need to install Platform to create your website.
Wordpress.org is what I used and all of my clients are on it doesn't matter if they're selling services like Chirporactor or Real Estate with million dollars turn over.
I'm not gonna go into the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.. it's only a Google away!
Now you will need theme for your wordpress. You can browse 1000s of WordPress theme at Themeforest. The key here is just to get ONE theme and get it moving!
Most crucial is to get an Email Marketing Autoresponder and start building subscribers/list/database, whatever you want to call, I personally call it “people who want to buy my stuff one day”.
For the love of gods, if any expert or guru highly recommend Mailchimp, RUN like there's a tiger want to eat you!
Lately, I have been in love with ActiveCampaign and recommended so many clients to use it… a full automation marketing machine with basic CRM and tons of integration for $9/month?! My last recommendation would be Getresponse, the cheapest one is around $15 and if you can't afford that per month, then you shouldn't be in business.
It is the one tool that will generate you TONS and TONS of money! You will learn it later after wasting so many years or you can get started now.
IF you're already established business that earn more than $5k/month and more. I highly recommend you get start with Infusionsoft. Please note that I can get you a really amazing discount on the product but you will need to email me and i'll do a personal introduction to my man at Infusionsoft.
Audio, Graphic and Video Production tools
Audio editing software – Audacity
Screencapture – Snagit!
Presentation Tools – Keynote (Mac) and Microsoft Powerpoint (PC & Mac)
FTP (File Transfer from your drive to website) – Filezilla
Password manager – Lastpass .. i seriously can't run my life/business without this.
Managing Tasks and projects – Teamwork (former Teamworkpm)
Productivity Tracking on Mobile and Computer – RescueTime
Money Making tools
I personally use Optimizepress 2 for all my squeeze pages, landing pages, funnels and sales pages.
I often combined it with GravityForms to do customised forms, questionnaire or survey purposes
You can use Leadpages as well .. i just don't like the limitation of it.. by saying that it is a very simple and easy to use.
So the better option is Clickfunnels… Leadpages + Optimizepress + Stats builtin + Email system + membership system. They are really awesome at support too. I recommend Clickfunnels over Leadpages anyday.
Membership website – I'm using 2 types.. depends on what type of funnels.. main one is Zaxaa for membership, upsell, downsell, cross sell etc. Then i use Wishlist as my secondary option and last one is Instamember
Split testing and Tracking tools – this is WordPress Plugin but i'm loving it Simple Page Tester and www.vwo.com for a third party split testing system.
Link cloaking – Prettylink Pro for normal businesses and for online marketer you gotta have ClickJacker
Advertising Platform – Facebook Ads and Perfect Audience ($70 Credits by clicking this link)
Mobile – Google Nexus 5 … Super fast, simple and no bloat software like those in Samsung products
Headphone – Sennheiser MM30i … nice and snuggle in my ears
Headset with mic for recording – Plantronic Audio 655 DSP
Computer – Macbook Air 2013, 1.7GHz i7, 8GB RAM, 256 GB Hard drive (wish i got a bigger one)
Mindset and Personal Development
Wealth Dynamic – find out what your strengths are and work from that point, how to build team around you that will support you and not challenge you.
Kolbe – Simplify business angle of your ‘flow'
DISC + Value from Tony Robbins .. a very detailed one and it's free.
Demartini Values – you gotta work at it! Love this man! Very Wise and so much values in his head!
Archetype Alignment Grid – How do you sell from the stage or in front of people.. what's your natural and authentic of selling.
What do you think of the list above? Any ah-ha? Something useful? Simply type in your answer below! I would love to hear from you.