Resources for Course Creators & Online Service Businesses

Some links may be affiliate links, all are resources I currently use or heartily recommend because I’ve used them at other stages. I will not recommend a product I’ve never worked with before.

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.

High Level – meant for agencies; if you have a robust world with memberships and funnels, email automation, and more, this is an all-in-one solution.

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. This is a white-labeled version of High Level that includes many funnel designs.

Content planning + scheduling

Capsho – AI aids in content marketing around your podcast (or video) channel

Content At Scale – Creating blog posts from your ideas and other content

Scalenut – SEO optimization of content and generative AI content writing

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

Tailwind – Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook scheduling

VidyoAI or Momento – Pulls relevant short-form video clips from your long-form video

Hosting + Websites

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

GeneratePress – my new favorite page builder for a lean, fast site

Siteground – my current host for all my sites.


Mailerlite – my current personal choice. Inexpensive and offers decent automation and workflow options.

ActiveCampaign – tagging fiends, delight! Incredibly robust and integrates with so many other services. Can get expensive as your list grows.

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

Design + Branding

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

Though I’ve previously recommended it, I no longer recommend Adobe Express. The company has moved in a direction that makes it difficult for businesses like us to use.

Computer Shtuff

Pabbly – if you’re using multiple tools, you need a way to get them to talk together and connect. This is a Zapier competitor, but they offer a lifetime, one-payment deal.

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.