Active Campaign is my current email service provider. And trust me, I've tried them all! But as my business expanded, I needed more segmentation and integration. Active campaign provides this and more! If you're serious about your marketing email list try them.
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If you're looking for an email list provider that has only gorgeous templates to choose from - Flodesk is totally for you! This woman-led company simplified the email list process and is the best provider there is. Join Flodesk to up your email game! (yup, that's me in the University tutorials)
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Use my favorite quiz-maker, Interact and get creative with serving your audience in a new way by creating a quiz to gain valuable insights into their needs and pain points while growing your list in a FUN way!
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Show by far is one of the easiest websites I've ever had the chance to create. To create pages to your website it can be done in a few hours or less, especially with their beautifully designed template. And what's great about it: no code!
Shopify is the website I use to sell my digital products. With it's easy setup and flexible payment solutions, I love offering as my go to store for digital product setup.
Kajabi is what I use for my online course platform. It can be used for websites, podcasts, courses, and more. It truly offers an all in one solution for those who want to have their items in a central location.
Dubsado is literally a god-send for small business owners. It enhances your client experience from keeping inquiries in one spot to handling questionnaires and payments. Dubsado saved me so much time as a service provider.
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Clickup is a great project management tool for larger teams. I used it when I had several contractors and we needed to keep all of our projects in a central location. They are becoming a powerhouse in what they offer. If you have a team check them out.
If you're a coach, just a service provider in general, you NEED Airtable. The capabilities for this database management tool are endless. I could go on for days, but I share in all my platforms how it has helped me manage my business.
Canva is life!!! As a former brand designer, you already know I've mastered the top tools of Adobe Illustrator, and Indesign etc. But if you're seeking everday business graphic design. Canva has it ALL. I highly recommend them for easy graphics, presentations, gifs and more!
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Get images for your website, for us, by us. Color Joy Stocks makes this super easy with its color coded memberships and beautiful photography. Check out Color joy Stock. Tell them Latesha sent you!
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Another great alternative for stock photos is Adobe Stock. It provides designers and businesses with access to millions of high-quality, curated, royalty-free images, videos, illustrations and vector graphics for all your creative projects.
Don't get caught slipping because you didn't have your legal duckies in a row! As a coach and a membership owner, I get all my membership templates from Boss Contract Society. Their templates are the most affordable and they are written by a professional Contract Lawyer (no outside resources)
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If you don't know your numbers, you don't know your business. It's that simple. Quickbooks has allowed me to easily break down what I've made in my business, and by having a great accounting system, I can work towards achievable revenue goals within my business.
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Look, ain't when writing lots of copy, sometimes you need a "grammar police." Consider Grammarly your grammar police. I love them if I'm writing copy and need a double check. Saves me time and I also love that that integrate with a variable of platforms (google docs, online and more).
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If you're looking for a simple course platform, without all the bells and whistles and you're just starting out. Podia is perfect. I first started with Podia and eventually moved from them as my business offerings changed, but they are a solid foundation for course that I highly recommend.
When I first started my business and needed quick landing pages, I used Leadpages. They are quick, easy to use and gets you a website in less than one hour. I recommend using lead pages if you're getting started and don't have a website (Canva provides great options for this too).
SquadCast is the cloud recording studio that guests, creators, listeners, producers, and YouTubers love and trust. Create high-quality audio and video content with our in-browser software for premium recordings auto-saved with cloud storage.
Its rare that you find an app that's on both desktop AND mobile. Capcut is winning in this department. CapCut is a free and simple-to-use video editing App that allows you to make cinematic videos with a few taps. They are my fave!
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Captions is hidden gem of an app. They are the only camera and editing app that automatically transcribes, captions and clips your talking videos for you. Ummm, they had me at " FOR YOU!" Such an easy app to use.
I'm often great at public speaking, but I don't want to miss the good points. The Teleprompter app helps me with this. It's perfect for anyone wanting to record a vlog, practice a speech or give a business communication.
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