Tools I Use

I use and recommend this

People frequently ask me about the tools and software I use in my businesses. The following list contains the tools I use, resources I recommend and a few things I've created. For the record, I may be an affiliate for some of these resources, which means I may earn some money if you purchase one of my recommendations.

What I'm using in my business now

Camtasia – I use this video editing software to create screen recordings. It's very easy to use and includes a green screen functionality that allows me to insert me talking over the screen cast.

ConvertKit – I use this email marketing software to manage all my mailing lists.

StudioPress – I bought lifetime access as a designer to these themes a dozen years ago and still use them for all of my websites and client websites.

aMember– I have used the aMember shopping cart for at least a decade now to power all of my one-time sales, subscription/membership offers, and my affiliate programs. The software costs a one-time fee of $180 and then an annual fee of $80 for continued support and updates. This pays for itself whenever I ask tech support to upgrade the software for me on my website and they do it. As for the configuration, I handle this myself with an assist from Lynette Chandler's Member Skills. I highly recommend this video course if you're planning to use aMember for your business and want your site up and running within the weekend — or faster!

reThink Your Hosting – I host my own websites through my web hosting company. You're welcome to check us out, too! We're not just for K-12 teachers, but for anyone who is teaching online.

ClickUp – When I needed a project management and mind mind tool all built into one — and that integrates with Slack, this was the perfect fit. Check it out!

MOO Business Cards – If you're wanting REALLY nice business cards, order their high gloss rounded super business cards in the MOO size. You'll love them!

Headliner – I discovered this video creation app in a podcasting Facebook group. Basically, it lets you create a video to promote your podcast. I'm loving it!

Logitech Headset

Logitech Headset

I use this headset for listening to audio while I'm recording a podcast (so there is no echo random computer sound in my recording) or when I'm on the road and need to listen/chat.

Ready to be your own boss?
Sign up to get instant access to your free report!

A Teacher's Guide to "How Do I Start My Own Business?" will help you connect your interests, talents, and skills with the people who are willing to pay you for them. You'll learn how to connect your unique selling proposition with the target market that wants what you're offering for a foundation on which you can grow a successful business.

How do I start my own business?