If you’ve gotten an email from me it probably came from ActiveCampaign. This is the top when it comes to email marketing and automation. Their system allows you to automate so many actions based on different events or triggers (when an action takes place). A must for serious emailers running a podcast or website. Comes with a built-in CRM.
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One app to rule them all. Zapier is a service that allows you to connect many other web app/services that you use. Think of it as automation without any coding. Bring information from one system into another, as actions happen. This app will make or break your business as the economy continues to scale.
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Adobe Audition comes with the Adobe Creative Suite. It is used by podcasters and moviemakers. It can be intimidating at the start but once you get used to it, it has a lot of powerful tools such as removing noise, adding effects, and the overall management of your multitrack sessions. A bit more complex/complicated than Descript, but super powerful for professional projects.
Artlist is amazing for sourcing music (that you are allowed to use on your show, see their terms). This is where I found the intro and outro music for the podcast. It will level up your production value immediately.
Auphonic is a great tool for both rescuing bad recordings and making sure your final mix is up to Radio Standards. I use this to “clean up” the final mix from Adobe Audition to make sure the vocal tracks and music tracks all have the same loudness so my listener gets what they’re expecting when the put the volume to a certain level.
Creating any kind of social media post for your business or podcast has never been easier with Canva. It’s most useful for speed AND for anyone who wishes they could make cool marketing posts but are terrified of using Adobe Photoshop.
Captivate podcasting hosting service. Create & distribute unlimited podcasts, get advanced analytics, monetize & promote in one simple dashboard.
This is a data migration / data syncing tool. It was critical when I migrated all of my business data from Drop to G-Drive. I also used it back when I relied on Saleforce. Great for backing up cloud data. Must have.
Record, edit, mix, collaborate, and master your audio and video with Descript. It wasn’t until I switched to Descript that I felt like I could actually produce content for the long term.
If you’re looking to learn about Paid Traffic, Content Marketing, Copywriting etc.. Digital Marketer is a great place to take courses and get up to speed. These courses have really helped me with this website and developing content and the right copy (how I speak in email and these pages).
On some of the days I felt most lost, what kept me going was my list of daily (morning, afternoon, evening, and shutdown) habits. You can make custom list of habits at custom times of day on specific days. Complete with guided meditations, this app is a life saver.
If you can’t stay off your phone or from checking facebook every 10 minutes, Freedom App is great for blocking specific apps and websites for either set amounts of time or during a schedule that you determine.
Stop relying on the red squiggly line that never seems to work. Grammarly integrates with Google Docs Suite, Chrome OS (which helps you on any webpage you’re writing on (even this wordpress editor)), as well as your phone.
If you’re looking to book guests, or better yet, get interviewed on a podcast, this is a good place to start. Create a profile, upload your picture and some info and you could find yourself getting invited to be on a show.
Headliner almost does it all when it comes to creating marketing material for your show. I use this to create audiograms (Square, Wide, and Story format) and it also transcribes your media (at no additional charge).
I’ve gone through quite a few pull-up bars in my day. Megabar will be the last one you ever have to buy. It’s robust and detaches to become a stand-alone workout bar that you can add standard plates to. And it comes with a set of rings!
Clever social campaigns and engagement tools for companies that blog. Beats the heck out of the Buffer app.
I can’t do email without Mixmax. It allows you to snooze emails at certain times and based on conditions, schedule emails at specific times and based on conditions (did they reply, did they not open the email), and has the best email template system I’ve seen using keyboard shortcuts to fill out an entire email (subject and body with formatting included). Integrates with Salesforce, Pipedrive and other CRM’s.
Pipedrive changed the game for me. I used Salesforce for a long time and it was expensive and did not “work for me”. Pipedrive is clean, efficient and loaded with automations and easy to customize. The phone app works great and is a seamless experience from the browser application.
SEMrush is a great tool for discovering many many things about top websites. I use this tool to help me find topics for episodes. You can search for questions being asked on the internet based on topics or keywords. Imagine being able to produce content that people are actually looking for.
SEMrush has an amazing suite of free online courses for SEO and Content. You really should know this stuff if you’re in business and you have or run a website. Traffic and Copy are essential to communicating your value, and in turn, making money.