Resources for Course Creators & Online Biz Consultants

Some links may be affiliate links, all are resources I currently use or heartily recommend because I’ve used them at other stages.

Funnels + Learning Management Systems

A learning management system can be used for anything from housing courses and online programs, all the way to organizing your digital assets.

MemberVault – a fantastic community, really engaged owners always working to make it better, and free for the first 100 users so you can get a good feel for the service before investing.

StudioCart – this is the cart plugin I’m using on my WordPress website these days. I can use whatever page builder I want (though they offer templates for Elementor and Gutenberg) and use their tool for the shopping cart portion.

CartFlows – I’ve also used this WordPress plugin as a cart tool. It relies on WooCommerce and again, you can use whatever page builder you’re comfortable with.

FG Funnels – this is really so much more than a learning management system as it also covers your email, appointment scheduling and more. For learning management, it’s got a Kajabi-like feel and is easier to organize than Teachable.

Content planning + scheduling

Melon – Streaming made simple. Video doesn’t have to be hard, even if you’re not techy.

Tailwind – Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook scheduling

Hosting

It’s no secret I’m a fan of WordPress. Having a great host is a must!

Siteground – my current host for all my sites.

Email

ActiveCampaign – tagging fiends, delight! Incredibly robust and integrates with so many other services.

ConvertKit – not as robust as ActiveCampaign, but still affordable and advanced enough to do a lot of things

Design + Branding

Adobe Creative Cloud – I’m a long-time user. There’s nothing better. I currently use Spark and Rush every week and for more intense projects, Photoshop and InDesign.

Canva – not wanting the full power of Adobe? Just a dabbler? Canva is your new best friend. All my templates are Canva friendly!

Computer Shtuff

Backblaze – my entire computer/hard drive is backed up everyday. Should it blow up, be stolen, have a massive hard drive failure, they can overnight a new hard drive asap. You can also download files when you’re not at your computer in a pinch.

Phone.com – no, you probably don’t have my cell phone number. But you can still text me (and so much more) because I use Phone.com for my business line and have an easier time with that whole work/life balance thing.