My Favorite Things for My Coaching Biz

Thank you for following my blog. In gratitude for your big heart, your big goals, your courageous actions – I’m sharing some of the tools and support systems that have made this past year so much easier, more joyful and more profitable for me.

#1 My Fabulous Online Business Manager

An online business manager is much, much more than a Virtual Assistant. She keeps me on task, on track and manages all my promotions and projects. She’s always hip to what’s hot and new in marketing, online tools and trends. She streamlines my email, takes care of customer service and keeps all Prosperous Coach web pages, documents and processes up to date. Sorry to say my OBM is booked but you can find a good one too at the link above.

#2 My Ace Webmaster – Nichole Betterley

There are web designers and then the more rare, web MASTER. Nichole is bar none the finest designer/coder. Not only did Nichole make my website beautiful, clean and easy to navigate, she keeps it that way. And when I want to add some new fangled system like Digital Access Pass for my membership programs, or Evergreen Business Systems so I can get webinars out there big time to my market, she digs in and finds the most elegant way to code it so it works like a charm.

#3 Jeff Minnichbach, Freelance Designer

Need a free report laid out professionally. Jeff will make your content look top notch!


#4 WordPress

I’ve had three previous websites and now all my web pages reside on WordPress. Ahhh! What a relief. I can get into every page on my site to tweak it by myself. Putting out my blog is a breeze. And, WordPress just keeps pumping out snazzy plugins that save time and spread the good word of my blog to a bigger group of my tribe. Never build a website on anything else!

#5 OptimizePress

Here’s a new one for me… this little inexpensive tool makes squeeze pages and sales pages perfectly. The designers researched the best fonts, colors and layouts. All you have to do is plug in the copy and then play around with the look and feel of the page. You can create a sales page in ½ the time and never wonder if it will convert!

#6 Dropbox

Every important document or file in my business is on dropbox so my team can get at it. It uploads or downloads docs in seconds. It’s easy to update a doc and then pop it back up there. Nothing works as well for sharing files and it’s free!

#7 Hootsuite

This tool streamlines social networking like nothing else. Instead of hours, it makes it easy to spend minutes connecting and sharing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more. And yes, it’s free!

#8 FreeConferenceCall

Need a bridgeline? This is another free service that’s as good as any paid conference line. It records, has a great dashboard to control your calls and sends you a concise report after each call showing who dialed in and how long they stayed!

#9 Google Calendar & Time Driver 

These two free systems work so beautifully in concert. I schedule my time on Google Calendar and let clients schedule time with me on Time Driver. Time Driver marks anything I post into Google Calendar as busy so I never double book!

#10 Aweber 

No list of ace entrepreneurial tools would be complete without Aweber. I’ve used this list management/ email campaign company for ten years and so have most of the top bloggers and Internet marketers. Aweber is a professional service with 24/7 customer service, continual upgrades and lots of groovy tools, including the most friendly and effective pop up.

 

Share your favorite tools and services in the comments below. And I hope you get into the ones I’ve listed above.