Resources for Course Creators & Online Biz Owners

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

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.

Hosting

It’s not secret I’m a fan of WordPress. Having a great host is a must!

Siteground – my current host for all my sites.

WPEngine – this is who I used to use when my sites had a lot more content. Not cheap, but top notch. This gets your first 3 months free!

GoDaddy – I’ve never used their hosting (that I remember!) but do use them for some of my domains. I’ve heard their bookkeeping is decent, too.

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.