Thanks so much for visiting my page! I am excited you are here. Throughout the past several years on TpT, I have collected a few amazing tools to stick in my TpT toolbox. I have listed them here for you along with links to any blog posts that do further explanations. Be sure to take a look around and contact me with any questions!
Note: Some of these links are affiliate links. You may find my full disclosure policy here.
Convertkit is just unbeatable in the area of email marketing. It’s not cheapest (By far!) but works great and has sooo many tagging and automation tools! They have a free get started plan too!
If you are looking for another free email marketing tool to get started with then give Mailerlite a shot!
Tailwind is an amazing service for scheduling pins on Pinterest. When I started using Tailwind as part of my social media marketing, my sales skyrocketed. Though it is a bit pricey ($100/year), I find it worth every. single. penny. You can read all about “How Tailwind Made Me Love Pinterest Again” here. I also want to point out that their customer service and willingness to grow is unparalleled. I use this to manage pins for Pitch Publications.
I love Smarterqueue for scheduling Facebook posts! In the future they hope to add Pinterest and Instagram to their line up. I can create my own library of posts as well as browse for new content to add to my library. Facebook lets only a fraction of my followers see content so this allows me to post it more than once so that my followers will eventually see it. They are a lot like Meet Edgar, but they are more affordable! Also, they are constantly updating and it and adding features!
Facebook Tabs Addition
I use a cool app called https://fbapp.us. There is a paid version, but I use the free version to add Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube links to my Facebook profile.
I use Dropbox to provide files to clients and to backup every. single. thing. on my computer. It has saved me so many times with computers have failed. Read more about Dropbox here!
I recommend two hosts and beg all of you not to cheapen out on hosting when starting a website.
I recommend BigScoots hosting as my number one choice in hosting followed closely by Flywheel!
WP Rocket Plugin
Want to speed up your site? Install the advance caching plugin, WP Rocket, and it will help with site speed!
I use Shortpixel to optimize my images on my website. See the full blog post here!
Real Favicon Generator
You need to have a favicon uploaded to your site. I love this site for creating all the options!
Smartphone Marketing School
Smartphone Marketing by Tabitha Carro is a course JAM PACKED with information. This is the course you MUST get if you have an iPhone and need to find a way to maximize your time when on the go or away from your computer. You will learn how to organize, create videos, images, and more. I have been in the course 3 years and still am getting new information from her all the time! More importantly, I’m learning how to maximize the time that would have otherwise been totally lost time (doctor’s waiting room anyone?). Note: as of 2022, this course has been closed. I am leaving this here just to note the kind of courses that helped me on my way.
Pinterest is truly a game changer for getting the word out about your products. However if you have no idea what you are doing other than using Tailwind of course, check out Pinning Perfect. I first took this course 2 years ago and have been so pleased at how the authors update the course based on the ever changing Pinterest best strategies. Pinning Perfect walks you from the very beginning of Pinterest (so 0 experience needed), but also provides advance strategies for those that have been around awhile. The course also comes with a private Facebook group that has been invaluable in getting questions answered quickly by people who have direct contact with Pinterest. Note: as of 2022, this course has been closed. I am leaving this here just to note the kind of courses that helped me on my way.
Uplevel with Asana
This course helped me navigate my task management system, Asana. Though not everything she teaches was applicable to the teacherpreneur space, it was incredibly helpful in moving forward. Here is the course.
Clean My Mac
I use Clean My Mac to clean up extra files from my computer to help keep storage space available.
If you use nothing else from this list, use Airtable. It is truly unbelievable for organizing information. I use it to keep a master list of my products, to plan my week, track updates, track purchase orders, and more!
If you need to continuously share passwords with other people (including your family!) then use LastPass!
I have tried Trello, Clickup, and Asana and though all have their positives, I stuck with Asana with it’s easy to use interface and I was able to set up projects the way I needed for my team.