Systems and Tools We Use and Love
Thrivecart – We love Thrivecart. No monthly recurring fees. We paid a reasonable one-time price and have access to a robust shopping cart system, including affiliate program management.
FloDesk – Flodesk is the fastest growing email marketing platform helping small business owners design emails people love to get. From stunning email templates to immersive forms, Flodesk makes it easy for beginners and experts alike to build their email lists, engage their audiences and convert subscribers into customers. With Flodesk, members are never penalized for successfully growing their lists. Subscriptions are $38/month for unlimited email sends, unlimited subscribers and unlimited access to all features. Get 50% off your first year through my link!
MomWebs – All or our websites are run on MomWebs. We’ve enjoyed great uptime and whenever we run into an issue, support is, frankly, freaking awesome – quick, friendly and understands our needs. I can’t recommend them enough.
Teamwork – We use Teamwork for project and team management. We think it’s the best around (and we’ve tried a ton!)
ActiveCampaign – Infusionsoft was way too powerful for our needs. We found that we didn’t use a number of the modules available. And those monthly fees – argh! So, we decided to change to ActiveCampaign and we’re glad we did. It’s intuitive and powerful and gives us just what we need to manage our contacts, autoresponders and funnels – all at a reasonable price. (We’ve saved a bundle over Infusionsoft!)
WordPress – Pam was a master HTML coder. She used to love creating websites… until CSS came along. (Yuck.) Now, it’s so easy to create your website using WordPress and a good theme (we use Avada – awesome builder!)
LeadPages – A landing page is essential for building your email list. We find LeadPages easy to use, powerful and loaded with templates to get you started with effective design.
WishList Member – We’ve used this WordPress membership site plugin for years to password protect and manage our many courses, and highly recommend it for easy of use and affordability.
PayPal – We used to have a merchant account (Moneris) and found that between the monthly fee + the transaction fees, we were giving away way too much of our profit. So, we moved to Thrivecart (above) connected with PayPal and have been happy with the switch.
Adobe – Photoshop and Illustrator are a staple on Pam’s desktop. She uses these programs every day. It’s worth the monthly fee, as the software is always up to date and the latest version.
Cognito Forms – Jotform used to be our form creator of choice but it started getting really expensive. (We use a lot of forms.) We came upon Cognito and like it even better. The editor is more flexible and at a much better price-point.
Slack – Slack is how our Adventurous Life communities stay in touch and we love it!
MyeCoverMaker – Sure, we work with Photoshop and Illustrator daily but nothing’s faster or better-looking for ecovers than this online program. Again, easy to use and affordable. (Affordability is mucho importanto when running a small biz!)
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