Curious what I use to manage my business? You’ll find my favorite tools here.
Shopping Carts and Payment Processing
The default payment processor of the web, it’s easy to use, trustworthy, well-recognized, and where nearly everyone gets started. You can run your entire business with this alone.
A great low-cost option for affiliate management and product delivery. aMember integrates seamlessly with PayPal, your autoresponder, and your WordPress website, and offers a simple shopping cart that helps you track your sales and referral commissions.
When you need an all-inclusive mailing list manager, shopping cart, payment processor and affiliate management program, you can’t do better than Infusionsoft.
Trusted by many online business owners, 1 Shopping Cart is a hosted solution (you pay monthly) that handles sales and email management.
Email Marketing and Listbuilding
This is my number one pick for email management. It’s easy to use, cost effective, and offers stellar delivery rates. Not only that, but it’s super flexible, allowing you to create unlimited email lists in a single account.
Squeeze (opt-in) pages are easy to build with this drag and drop tool. Unlike some other options, LeadPages also gives you stats and split testing, so you can know what’s working as you build your mailing list.
The only hosting company I know that manages to be both newbie friendly and infinitely scalable. Start with their single site plan at just $5 per month, and grow all the way to a dedicated server if necessary. Support is fast, personal, and unbelievably helpful.
The only website builder I use and recommend.
Easy to customize, rock-solid code, and plenty of designs to choose from. Studio Press themes are my top choice for 98% of all websites, including this one.
I love Dropbox because it allows me to access my files from any connected computer, or by logging in to their site. Plus I get 1TB (yes, that’s a terabyte!) for just $9.99/month. And their free plan is pretty generous, too.
Google Drive is my top choice when I want to collaborate on a document and allow others to edit without losing my changes.
Teamwork is my top pick for managing a team. It not only helps you create and manage projects, but it includes “notebooks” where you can store your procedures and other details, plus it has built-in time-tracking and invoicing capabilities.
Put an end to back and forth emails just to schedule a discovery session or client appointment. Let your clients and others choose the time that works for them, and it will automatically appear on your calendar.
Don’t let the name fool you! These rebrandable workshops, webinars and planners are perfect for virtual assistants who struggle to find the time to blog, build an email list, or create client-attracting events.
Focusing on social media marketing and blogging, White Label Perks offers a wide variety of topics, including many that are suitable for your virtual assistant blog or email series.