Resources

You’re in for a treat… we’ve done the legwork for you and found professional resources that will make your biz easier.

 

Audio Recording Service

AudioAcrobat (affiliate link)
Record phone calls, coaching sessions, teleclasses and teleconferences and then post streaming audio on your website or send clients a downloadable MP3 file. (For teleclasses get a free bridgeline.)

Bridgeline

FreeConferenceCall
This free conferencing service is simple and easy to use, requiring only a name and email address to receive an instant account. Features like recording, muting, conference lock, Q&A and more are all accessible by both regular touch tone and right on your computer with just a click of your mouse.

Business Card Printing / Layout Design

Jeff Minnichbach Graphics
Jeff Minnibach is the nicest, most affordable and talented designer for laying out your free report or other short ebooks and fliers. Email him with your specific needs and he’ll wow you. Email Jeff and tell him I sent you! moc.hcabhcinnimffejnull@ffej

Vistaprint
Don’t spend a lot of money on your business card and other materials when you can get professional cards and brochures for FREE and low fees.

Calendar – Online Appointment Scheduling

TimeTrade

I love this scheduler! Your prospects and clients can easily set up appointment times with you. And you can connect TimeTrade to your other online calendars so appointments show on Google or iCal calendars. I recommend the Individual Level which is just $39.95 per year.

Email Campaign / Autoresponder Service

Aweber (affiliate link)
The most reliable, easiest, most cost effective tool to capture visitor sign ups, send unlimited follow ups, email blogs and ezines. Now integrates your blog subscribers too! This service is far superior in so many ways to many of the other email services. You’ll get better delivery for your emails and functionality beyond email blasts and autoresponders.

MailChimp
This is a less professional service but it works well enough for the short term. However, if you want to save yourself hassle and do things right the first time, go for Aweber.

Office Auto Pilot (affiliate link)
This all-in-one business and marketing platform is designed for information marketers, experts, and coaches. Office Autopilot integrates: contact management, payment processing & shopping cart, automated marketing and email campaign management, task management and affiliate management. It makes an otherwise tangled mess of technology into a simple and powerful platform that’s built for your growth. It’s very pricey and may be overkill if you’re not going to do a lot of online campaigning. They do have a free trial.

Images (Royalty Free) for Web and Print

Dreamstime

iStockphoto
Register for free and access low-priced royalty-free stock photography. Download from a huge collection of royalty free images.

International Clock / Time Zone Converter

World Clock
Have a client in Dubai, Hong Kong or South Africa? Find out the time difference between you and your clients here.

Membership Software

Digital Access Pass (affiliate link)
Made for WordPress, DAP is a complete solution for selling access to all types of products and membership levels. And for delivering all types of content. Works on Non-WordPress Sites too (plain HTML web sites).

Merchant Account (Credit Card) Service / Online Shopping Cart

DirectPay (affiliate link)
Accept credit cards online for your services and products. Since 1997, DirectPay has been the vendor of choice for professionals, nonprofits, and membership associations. Also offers a shopping cart for your web site (1 Shopping Cart).

Teleseminar/Webinar Systems

Instant Teleseminar (affiliate link)
Why talk to customers one at a time when you can reach dozens, hundreds, even thousands in one shot?Telseminars can (and should) be integrated into every company’s sales flows. I used teleseminars for years to help build my business, and I’ve seen lots of tools come and go. If you want to do your own teleseminars, this is the system I recommend because they’ve figured out how to help you get your prospects to take the next logical step, from the pre-event salesflow all the way through to the action you’re trying to get them to take…whether that’s opting into your list, buying their first product from you, or buying that big-ticket item.

Evergreen Business Systems (affiliate link)
Webinars are in. In 2002, sales letters ruled the web. In 2008, Video took over. In 2010, Webinars took over. And NOW Automated Webinars. If you’re ready to “graduate” to educating, entertaining and ENROLLING more clients into your group programs with visuals, you’re ready for this system which allows you to do all types of webinars with automated sales. This is what I’m using all the time now.

Website Services

Believe me, you’ll save so much time and heartache if you have your website crafted by a pro web designer on WordPress and then hosted by a smart service like A2 Hosting (see below).

Web Designer

Nichole Betterley
Nichole is simply THE best web designer I’ve ever found. She’s highly skilled with WordPress, is an ace coder and elegant designer. All of her sites look gorgeous and she takes special care to make the site yours. No cookie-cutter sites from Nichole. Contact Nichole now and get on her schedule before you do all the writing/content design for your website.

Web Domain Registration

GoDaddy (affiliate link)

New registrations as little as $2.99/yr!

Free Thumbnail Graphics

Canva
This is a cool do-it-yourself online design tool for little ads, fun graphics and more. Watch out, it’s addictive!

Web Hosting Services

A2 Hosting (affiliate link)

Professional hosting often for as little as $4.95/month!

WordPress Themes for Sales Pages and Squeeze Pages

OptimizePress 2.0 is a revolutionary WordPress Theme that gives you the power to create killer squeeze pages, sales letters, one-time offer pages, launch pages and much more, all through a simple point and click interface.

Web Software

WordPress
WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes, WordPress is limited only by your imagination. Be sure you download WordPress from WordPress.ORG not .com so that you can use your own domain.

WordPress Plugins

If you’ve ever wished for a feature on your site, chances are a developer has created it! Be sure to use only WP Certified plugins, those that can be found in the wp plugins database (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/) to protect yourself from hackers. Also, the more plugins added to your site, the slower it becomes, so use discretion and just go with the essentials and build up.

EasyVideoPlayer 2 (affiliate link)
EasyVideoPlayer 2 is a red hot product which helps many people use video powerfully in their business. Control your website while your video plays! Have buy buttons and content, appear at designated times.

Popup Domination (affiliate link)
Increase subscriber rates to your freebie offer, ezine or RSS feed, by creating an eye-catching pop-up form to capture your reader’s email address. This plugin has nearly doubled my own list!