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.
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 + 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
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!
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.