Lisa’s biz love list
Did you learn how to run an online biz
the hard and expensive way?
(Yeah, me too.)
That’s why I’m such a fan of business tools that are super-easy,
reasonably-priced and user-friendly for a technophobe like me.
Here are my recommendations of the BEST resources
that my team and I use on a daily basis.
These resources will save you time, money, energy
– and (most importantly) your sanity!
Online platform.* Simplero provides email marketing, billing/invoicing, course spaces, affiliate program, and member database services all rolled into one. I switched to Simplero a few years ago from another service because it’s WAY more affordable and they have excellent customer service – and I loved that it was created by Calvin Corelli, a fellow B-Schooler (who also later became a client).
Learn more about Simplero here.
WordPress hosting*. Flywheel makes your WordPress website run like a breeze with nightly backups, blazing-fast load times, WordPress-specific security, 100% free simple SSL, and an awesome support team full of WordPress experts.
Get Flywheel here.
Webinar provider.* Zoom is the best webinar tool out there. It allows you to have private “rooms” where you can see everyone’s lovely faces or huge “webinar” presentation formats. It’s a high definition video conferencing experience and inexpensive to sign up.
Sign up for Zoom here.
Calendar scheduler. You’ve used Schedule Once (owned by OnceHub) if you’ve booked a Legal Chat or Prep Call with me. ScheduleOnce sends reminders, converts time zones, allows multiple event types (for both you and your team) and offers customizable branding and text. And it connects to your Google calendar or iCal seamlessly.
Sign up for ScheduleOnce here.
Collaboration hub. My Chief Operations Officer + Lead Coach Heather & I are loving Slack! It’s a great place for team project discussions (organized into channels with hashtags) and where information is searchable and always at your fingertips. And the best part? It’s FREE.
Check out Slack here.
Need help on the tech side? Terra Milo is a Technology Teacher and Marketing Strategist who has created DIY instructional videos (exclusively for my clients!) about how to hook up your legal documents to your site. She can also teach you 1-to-1 so you can feel more tech savvy as you launch your business and spread your mission in the world.
Learn more about Terra’s services here.
Microphone. This Yeti Blue Microphone is what I use to record my podcast. It is the ultimate USB mic for professional recording for audio recordings, course trainings, podcasts and more! It’s old-school so you feel like you are in a radio station studio (minus the headphones, electronics and producers) – and it’s got 4 settings for high-quality sound no matter what you’re recording.
Learn more about the Yeti Blue microphone here.
Business cards*. Moo prints the BEST business cards out there. Easy to design and print yourself or choose from their designs. Excellent quality which is so important. And they come with little love notes from the company. I’ve ordered from them at least 5 times and love them.
Learn more about the Moo cards here.
Graphics. If you’re not a graphic designer but love creating quotes and images, Canva is for you. Create beautiful designs with their drag and drop features – and now Canva for Work lets you – and your team! – save templates, brand colors, and logos to save time and create consistency.
Get Canva here.
Stylish stock photos*. Dress up your brand with styled stock photography for women entrepreneurs. I love Haute Stock so much that not only do I use their stock photography for my blog, website and social media but I have also had them do a custom photo shoot just for me!
Get your stylish stock photography here.
Video e-mails. Send quick video e-mail messages to clients and friends instead of typing them with BombBomb. It’s super-simple to sign up and it integrates with your e-mail provider so you can record, send and go!
Record video e-mails with BombBomb here.
Transcription service. A convenient app with a built-in audio recorder that you can use without worrying about quality or reliability. It’s a quick way to transcribe audio or video recordings to text. I love it for recording ideas on the fly that I later turn into podcast episodes.
Learn more about Rev.com here.
Liability insurance & business tools*. Alternative Balance offers liability insurance & business tools to health coaches/nutrition consultants, life coaches, yoga teachers, fitness instructors, Ayurvedic practitioners, beauty consultants, bodyworkers and more. (To save $20 on select products, use sponsor code ABS-NT-642).
Learn more about Alternative Balance here.
Use these resources and watch your free time & income go up
– and your biz stress go down.
* All of these resources I highly recommend – after all, I use each of them in my business every day.
If you sign up through my referral links with the asterisks, I may receive credit or commissions for your purchase, and I thank you in advance.