Lot’s of our community members ask what tools we use for different things in our business so we thought we’d create a resource that goes through what tools we use so you can check them out and see if they are suitable for your business too!

They are in no particular order and we have shared links to the softwares websites so they are easier for you to find.  We make a small commission off of some of the tools as we love them so much.  All funds are put back into running CWIB.

Website

Our website is a custom made WordPress website – Design by Happy Splat Design – Developed by Joel Eade Design.

Hosting – Ventra IP

Domain – Netregistry

Plugins:

Clicky – To look at Analytics and Heat Maps for our website

Elementor – This is a super easy tool to help you build pages and landing pages on your website < we LOVE this.

WooCommerce – To set up our memberships and take payments for our shop.  This is linked with Stripe and PayPal.

 

Email Marketing

We couldn’t love without our email marketing and CRM platform.  We’ve set up heaps of automations that’s saved us 100’s of hours.

We use Active Campaign to embed optin forms to our website, to create all our emails, to manage our membership applications plus more.  We also really LOVE Active Campaign, we love it that much that we’ve become an affiliate which means if you decide to use Active Campaign yourself and use our link.  We receive a small commission that goes back into running CWIB.

Graphics

Branding, complex graphics and workbooks – Design by Happy Splat Design

Basic Graphics and Social Media Images – Canva

Book Keeping

Xero – We don’t love booking keeping as much as we love marketing, so we’ve outsourced this to a bookkeeper.

Storage

We use the business version of Dropbox for our storage so we can access it online from anywhere in the world.

You can also you Google Drive which is free, we just prefer Dropbox.

Podcasts

Mic:

Record/Edit:

  • Mac – Screenflow

Sound and uploading to Amazon S3:

  • Auphonic app to level audio

Interviewing Guests:

  • Skype – No video, ask each party to put do not disturb on skype.
  • Zoom

Podcast Storage:

  • Amazon S3

Website Set up/Plugins:

  • Blog set up RSS feed
  • Plugin Blubrry

Transcribe podcast for SEO purposes if in budget

Image:

  • Canva

Syndicate through Social Media.

Social Media Scheduling

Hootsuite – For Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.

Plann – For Instagram – This app lets you set out your Instagram feed before you post it so you can see what your feed will look like.

Webinars and Online Meetings

For our webinars and monthly Online Business Socials we use Zoom and love it.  We find that it works better for us then Skype when making group calls.

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