The resources page; a curated list of tools, websites, applications and hardware that I strongly recommend for building, managing and optimizing your business.

I have tested every recommendation on this page. 

Many of the resources listed here have played (or still play) a crucial role in running my business.

Let's dive into these awesome resources that I trust. 

Before we do, I must mention that some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to buy, I will earn a commission. 

The commission I earn comes at no additional cost to you. But you must understand that I have tested and fully trust these companies and that is the number one reason why I recommend them, the small commission I earn is a plus. 

Some of the resources are free to use. Only spend money on recommended products that you feel will help you reach your goals.


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Evernote

Evernote is a cross-platform app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving. It’s a very powerful app that helps me capture a piece of text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or business cards.

A good way that I use Evernote, is in doing research. I create a note around a topic, clip web pages with relevant content, take screenshots and capture ideas using the camera.

Evernote is available in a paid version for me the free version is more than enough if you know the apps to pair it up with (See some examples in the posts above).

 

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Mailchimp

MailChimp is a marketing automation platform and an email marketing service.

If you’re looking to start building your email list by delivering a lead magnet.

Or, you have built a relatively small email list (under 2k), and you’re looking to put out a regular weekly / fortnightly or monthly newsletter, then look no further.

The Chimp is your friend.

 

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Buffer

Buffer is a software application for the web and mobile, designed to manage your
social media accounts. This bad-ass- app helps you schedule posts to Twitter,
Facebook and Linkedin.

The free version is enough to manage two social accounts (10 posts per social
account).

If you wish to manage more profiles, you can opt for any of their paid packages from
$10 to $399 per month.

They recently added Instagram scheduling to the paid plans. Buffer doesn’t post on
your ‘gram like it would FB or Twitter. However, you would get a notification at the
time your post is scheduled to go live. You would then manually open the Instagram
app and post your content. A quick google search will reveal tons of how-to videos.

 

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Fiverr

It’s in the name, right? 

Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, starting at a cost of $5 per job performed.

I have used Fiverr to recruit copywriters and blog post writers. I have had fashion sketches made and logos created. I have had my drawings vectorised by graphic designers and more. 

Basically, anything you need doing across digital, there’s a Fiverr gig for it.

 

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Medium

If you haven't heard of Medium.com and the cool Medium App, you should check it
out, it was created by the founders of Twitter and is a new place on the Internet for
sharing ideas and stories that are longer than 280 characters and not just for friends.

Users can post essays using an elegant, highly visual publishing platform.

I’m on Medium, follow me.

Medium automatically curates a stream of posts that are most relevant to you, based
on past reading, recommendations, and favourite authors.

 

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Squarespace

So, I once had a Wordpress website, it got hacked. I was looking for alternatives
then a friend recommended Squarespace. I have built every website I own on this
platform ever since.

Squarespace is an all-in-one service-based content management system-integrated website
builder, blogging platform, hosting service, commerce platform, and domain name
registrar. 

The system allows individuals and businesses to create and maintain
websites, blogs, and online stores.

They offer competitive prices and top-notch customer service. I am a fan, you will be too.

 

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The Blue Yeti Microphone

The Blue Yeti is the most advanced and versatile multi-pattern USB microphone on the planet. Combining three capsules and four different pattern settings, the Yeti is the ultimate tool for creating amazing recordings, directly to your computer. 

With exceptional sound and performance, the Yeti can capture vocals, instruments, podcasts, gameplay, audio for video, interviews and more with astounding clarity and ease. 

The Yeti utilises a high-quality A-D converter, a built-in headphone amplifier for zero-latency monitoring, and direct controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain. 

With no drivers to install on MAC or PC, the Yeti is the most versatile USB mic roaming the wilds today.

 

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Canva

Canva is a graphic-design tool website that uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts.

With Canva, you can easily create beautiful designs for social media, documents for presentations + infographics for blogs or lead magnets. And, even create logos for your business.

I discovered Canva in 2013 and since then, I have always used it to create graphics for social media. I have also created Facebook and Twitter page headers, blog header images, logos and more.

 

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Libsyn

Libsyn is the world’s largest podcast network. They have been hosting podcasts even before the iPhone existed.

Liberated Syndication (libsyn) pioneered the system to host and publish podcasts in 2004. And since then they have grown into the largest leading podcast network.

  • Over 35,000 podcasts
  • Proven podcast distribution for over 13 years
  • Serving over 62M audience members monthly
  • Cost effective plans to meet your needs
  • Full service hosting to support your show’s growth
  • Generous file storage and transfer policies

Libsyn is my podcast host of choice. They've never failed me!


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Auphonic

Auphonic is an automatic audio post production web service for podcasters. They analyze your audio and do whatever is necessary to achieve a professional quality result.

This tool works especially well for interview based podcasts. Imagine you record a guest and during edits you find that their sound level is way off, due to sub par equipment or whatever reason. You can upload that audio file to Auphonic and they will magically fix it and deliver a good quality audio file to you.

I couldn't recommend these guys enough. You can purchase one-time or monthly credits. They offer you two hours for free to try out the service.


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Ringr

Ringr gives you the power to record an interview or conversation with anyone, anywhere in the world and have in the world and have it sound like you’re in the same room.

A game changer for interview based podcasts because you can even capture conversations on mobile devices. 
I have tried several other interview recording solutions and I can safely say that Ringr beats all of them. And, they offer a free 30 day trial.