💙 Fave Tools & Tech

💙 Fave Tools & Tech


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I love apps. My business partner says I have an app "problem." Guilty as charged! I tested and helped develop apps at the corporate level. I guess I've never stopped testing (and buying!) cool stuff. Now you get to explore my fave tools and tech.

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✨ Fave Apps

I use these almost daily

  • Book Like a Boss*: my go-to appointment scheduler
  • Pocket: here's where I save links to articles I don't have time to read
  • Canva Pro / Adobe Creative Cloud: I use both (for different things)
  • Grammarly: it's starting to get a bit invasive; and, it saves me (and my grammar) all.the.time.
  • TubeBuddy: YouTube channel optimization tool
  • Peppertype.ai: I use this as a starting place for YouTube and podcast descriptions. I always refine AI copy to my voice
  • Brain.fm: binaural beats to help me focus
  • Calm: a little meditation never hurt anyone

📬 Email Marketing

ActiveCampaign* (right now) is the best email marketing platform for Women Conquer Business and Epiphany Courses. I am also a fan of MailChimp (great integrations), Revue (capturing subscribers from Twitter), and Ghost.

🏫 Courses

Teachable* we 💙 Teachable for Epiphany Courses because it easily integrates with AppSumo and allows for multiple teachers.

And... I also 💙 MemberVault!! The gamification and binge & buy features are amazing. I've never seen a company care so much about its customers. I love it so much that I'm a Certified Partner.

Find the Right Marketing Tools for Your Small Business
EPIPHANY COURSES PRESENTS Find The Right Marketing Tools For Your Small Business Wasted Money on Apps? Does Technology Overwhelm You? Then This Course is a No-Brainer (Created for Non-Technical Entrepreneurs) Get the exact formula I
I love apps! Here's a Teachable course I made to help people find apps for their business.

🎧 Podcast Tools

Hosting

I 💯 recommend Captivate*. They're constantly adding new functionality like show notes templates, podcast episode planning, and dynamic ad insertion. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Customer service.

Other podcast hosts for business include Transistor and Buzzsprout.

Editing

Mics

Ultimate Podcast Planning Checklist
Podcasting is a hot marketing trend but how do you get started? The Ultimate Podcast Planning Checklist is THE solution for the bootstrapping podcast newbie.
Start your own podcast with this great course and checklist.

🎥 Videos

Cameras

Editing

  • Camtasia: editing + pulling video clips together
  • Descript: editing + removing filler words + transcript

💎 Social Media

Lately.ai uses artificial intelligence to help you not only write and post content, it's a dream for content creators (podcasters, YouTubers, etc.) who want to share clips of their work. Lately.ai will edit and generate video or audio clips to accompany your posts. 🤯🤯 CoFounder Kate Bradley Chernis shared startup and writing secrets on the Women Conquer Business podcast.

Kate Bradley Chernis: Defying the Odds & Raising Millions
From DJ to Wal-Mart to raising millions to fund her startup, Lately.ai, you don’t want to miss this interview with Kate.
Kate Bradley Chernis, CoFounder of Lately.ai, on the Women Conquer Business podcast.

MissingLettr*: I've used it for years to quickly generate social media campaigns for blog posts. I absolutely LOVE the Curate feature, which allows other creators to share my content with their audience. I interviewed the founder, Benjamin Dell, on my podcast.

Launch Great Business Ideas In 6 Weeks or Less
Fabulous insights from Benjamin Dell, Founder, MissingLettr. How to launch ideas quickly, and promote your blog posts.
Benjamin Dell, Founder of MissingLettr, on the Women Conquer Business podcast.

🌐 Web Tools

Platforms

  • Women Conquer Business: Ghost I 💙 its incredible publication features
  • Epiphany Courses: WordPress because of its flexibility

Plugins, Hosting & Security

Shopping Carts:

  • Studiocart* Epiphany Courses' shopping cart. We love the direct connection to Teachable
    • Studiocart creates sales funnels in WordPress. It's also founded and operated by Nicole Evans, a woman of color, which is awesome! 👏
  • Thrivecart I use Thrivecart to create sales funnels for Women Conquer Business

Search Engine Optimization:
RankMath its free version is full-featured and easy for the layperson to understand

Hosting:
Siteground* I've used Siteground for years. Wordpress.org recommends Siteground

Security:
Sucuri protects my business' digital assets. Most small businesses only need firewall protection. If you've been hacked, or want heightened protection get the website security plan

🗄️ Ultimate Space-Saving Desk Setup

ultimate space-saving desk setup
The "before picture" was too terrifying to share (for reals!) Here's my current desk setup. 

If you're curious about the entire space-saving desk setup I'm currently using, I've included it below.

Why? Because I suspect many of you don't have my patience — nay, stubbornness, curiosity, budget — to try numerous configurations for 3 years. I know, I know...

Here's what I'm working with:

  • Room size: 8' x 10'
  • Desk size: 48" x 24"
  • Computer: 16" MacBook Pro, laptop stand, Trackpad, Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
  • Misc: Podcast mic, webcam, lighting for video calls and streaming

I wanted space to work at my desk WITHOUT giving up access to my whiteboard, closet, or office windows.

Here's how I did it: