Simple + Sophisticated Business Apps
I like to keep things simple, you don't need really fancy apps and systems to build a highly successful business. To be honest, I see alot of business owners in a day procrastinate and waste precious time trying to have the right apps set up for everything. I use very minimal apps in my business, below are my top recommendations for you.
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Taking Payments Online
Here's what you want to simplify this: a system that can process credit cards and PayPal (your clients want to feel safe submitting payments on your website, this helps with that). It's also important that when someone buys-- they're automatically emailed a confirmation link + your product (if it's a digital thing- like courses, pdfs etc). You don't want to be messing around having to send that out later to people. Make it simple for people to buy with you! I use Kajabi, and if you use my affiliate link below you can get a 30 day trial
You want something that doesn’t take you a ton of time to build, and is really easy for your clients to use as well when they log in. Are there cheaper alternatives to this? Yes, you will have to DIY it and it’s alot of work to maintain that, making sure all of your links are working properly, and it’s going to suck your time dry. I am all about efficiency— save yourself time. Get paid for your beautiful courses. Keep it simple. I use Kajabi to facilitate this, use the link below to get a 30 day free trial
Planning Social Media
Content is currency, if you plan your social media... you're more likely to show up. This also helps me create a consistent overall look to my account (I am all about a good aesthetic). Planoly is hands down my fav app to use for this, I use the paid version of planoly because it saves me time. Use the link below to get set up!
Collect email address' for your newsletter, grow your email list, stay in touch with your subscribers with the prettiest emails ever. Honestly, I should have switched to flodesk sooner. They are so cost effective and they just get it when it comes to online marketing. It's SUCH an easy platform to use (buh bye mail chimp)
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There's nothing I love more than an instagram account that visually looks put together... having a consistent filter over top of all of your photos helps make this SO much easier! Use the link below to grab my filters I use on my account, along with instructions on how to use them.
Sending Contracts + Calendars
If you need to use contracts in your business, Dubsado has been a lifesaver for me. This is where I send out electronic contracts for clients to sign. It's easy to keep track of them all in one place. I also put all of my appointments in this calendar (client appointments + personal) so that I never miss a beat! Use the link below to get 20% off your first month.
If you need to use contracts in your business, I can't recommend The Legal Paige enough. She founded The Legal Paige with the rock-solid mission to empower business owners to create solid foundation and stay legally legit. Contracts can be overwhelming and scary, but Paige breaks it down in an easy to use system. She cuts down the legal mumbo jumbo... Oh and her contracts come with lifetime updates! Use the link below to purchase.
Thinking of starting a podcast? Buzzsprout as an easy to use host for your podcast. Visibility as an entrepreneur is critical, and podcasting is another form to get your message heard. Not only does podcasting offer an opportunity for monetization, but podcasting also opens up a global audience hungry for your message. Buzzsprout has excellent customer service, free tools and trainings, and so much.
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