Here is a list of the small business tools I recommend
Domain + Web Hosting – Bluehost
I have been using Bluehost for the last six years to buy domains and best hosting and absolutely love the platform.
Bluehost also lets you create business email addresses as well as create sub-domains to connect to your landing pages and sales pages.
You can get started with Bluehost for as low as $2.95/ month.
It is really easy to use the platform and it has a great affiliate program.
Best WordPress Theme- DIVI
The Divi Theme by Elegant Themes is my favorite WordPress theme when it comes to building websites.
I have used this theme to build 3 websites now, and this theme helps me build new websites in a matter of days.
Divi Theme is easy to use even if you are not a developer and the best part is that you can use this theme to easily build landing pages and sales pages.
Best Email Automation Tool – Convertkit
You have heard you talk a lot about Convertkit because it is my favorite tool and one of the first tools that I started using when I started my business.
As compared to Mailchimp, Convertkit is really easy to use and helps you build automation and rules in order to grow your audience.
Convertkit has a very easy-to-navigate interface and you can set up your landing page or forms in a matter of minutes.
Whether you are just starting with email marketing or you already have a bunch of subscribers, Convertkit will work great for you.
Best Sales Funnel Builder – Clickfunnels
Clickfunnels is one of the first tools I learned to use when I first started my business.
I have used Clickfunnels to sell services, products, build courses as well as an affiliate.
The one thing that makes Clickfunnels stand out from other similar platforms is the availability of the vast amount of share funnels that you can use as templates when you are just getting started, as well as the amazing community to support you on your journey.
If you use it right, Clickfunnels can help you build 6 and 7 figure funnels.
Best All-In-One Platform – Kartra
Kartra is a great all-in-one platform and perfect for you if you are looking for one single tool to replace your landing page builder, email autoresponder, membership site creator, and online cart builder.
It is a very intuitive tool and once you have some experience, it is really easy to use.
The pricing plans start at an affordable cost, and you can subscribe for better plans as your business grows.
Best Link Tracking Software – Clickmagick
Imagine using your blog, Youtube and social media to share links to your affiliate offers.
How would you know what is driving the most Return On Investment?
This is where link tracking helps.
You can track exactly how much traffic each platform is driving and what platform converts the best so you can focus on that platform.
Best Solo Ads Platform – Udimi
Udimi is a solo ad-buying platform that helps you look at reviews before you buy solo ads.
You pay a certain amount per click – anywhere from 30 cents up to 90 cents per click.
Each solo ad seller sets their own prices, and the price doesn’t necessarily equate to the quality.
The main thing you’re trying to achieve with solo ads is not necessarily sales upfront, but rather to build your email list.
Best Course Building Platform – Thinkific
If you are creating your first course, Thinkific is a really easy-to-use platform to get started with.
You can use the free version or upgrade to the paid version if you would like to use advanced features like setting up affiliates.
You can create a basic sales page on Thinkific and start making sales within days.
Accounting Platform- Xero
Xero is the one platform that helps you track affiliate and course sales as invoices so you can keep a better track of your income.
Xero also has a mobile app that helps you track your business expenses and income on the go. It integrates with 700+ applications to help you seamlessly set up your online business accounting.
Pin Scheduling Platform – Tailwind
If you are using Pinterest to grow your business, Tailwind is a must.
Tailwind is a Pin Scheduling Tool that gives you a platform to schedule several pins on Pinterest in a single day.
It is really easy to get started with Tailwind, and this tool helps you to grow your following and visitors on Pinterest, thereby growing your website traffic.
Tailwind also has Tailwind tribes that can help you grow traffic to your website exponentially.
Facebook and Youtube Live Video Platform – Ecamm Live
Ecamm Live is an all in one live streaming platform for Mac.
The quality is great and it automatically saves files to your desktop.
Using this platform, you can stream on Facebook live, Youtube live, Restream.io, Periscope, Twitch and Switchboard.