My 9 Favorite Tools for Driving Business Growth

Here is a list of all of the tools, resources, books and other fun stuff that I have used to build my online business over the past few years.

Kartra is not just a shopping-cart system, but an all-inclusive, email marketing, list building, web-hosting, business management platform designed just for marketers! It does all these things – and more – while connecting them all together in a single account for you to manage. I replaced five different tools when I switched to Kartra.
And most importantly… I save more than $200 every month. This is the best tool I’ve ever seen.

ConvertBox – Whether you need to set up a content upgrade on your blog, exit intent pop up, welcome mat, scroll box or a countdown timer, you won’t find a better and most affordable tool out there. All list-building forms on this blog are created in ConvertBox.

Appsumo – If you’re running an online business, you’ve probably heard of AppSumo. It’s an amazing platform where you can get crazy limited-time lifetime deals on many of your favorite business tools. For the companies offering these tools, it’s a great way to grow their user base and get immediate product feedback.

BlueHost – Bluehost is an online hosting provider. I highly recommend using Bluehost for your first website, and you can get started now at only $2.95/month, which is an exclusive WeekHack reader deal!

Fiverr – You can literally order anything on Fiverr for $5. The possibilities are endless. Try it and you’ll see.

SumoMe – Tools to Grow Your Website’s Traffic. Analytics, Scroll Box, List Builder, Welcome Mat, Heat Map, Image Sharer and a lot of other different apps from one service. And it’s free!

Teachable – Easily create an online course with our powerful yet simple all-in-one platform. Provide a world-class learning experience.
Let Teachable do the heavy lifting so you can focus on what matters – creating courses with our user-friendly interface.
Allow your students to easily sign up to your school, view curriculums, and previews, and purchase your courses.

DotCom Secrets – This is literally Russell Brunson’s playbook for building an online business. When I read it, I expected a very surface-level overview of online marketing, but Russell went deep…WAY deep. He shows you how to build sales funnels that actually convert. Very impressed with this book.

ConvertKit – Email marketing provider. A more robust alternative to MailChimp. ConvertKit is worth checking out if you plan on doing any segmentation based on purchases or activity (you should be doing that). It’s also more of an all-in-one stop for landing pages, opt-in forms, and email marketing. Great alternative to using LeadPages and MailChimp separately.

LeadGrab – LeadGrab allows you to utilize powerfully engaging content that already exists in order to drive traffic and increase conversions of your related products/services.  In other words – you get the sales without creating the content.  You get the sales without spending years trying to build your brand.

SmartBribe – This is an awesome tool from Bryan Harris that helps you convert opt-ins into viral growth.

Evernote – Create a project to-do list. Jot down a reminder. Or snap a picture of a sketch. A note can be anything you want it to be. And once you make a note, it’s accessible wherever you go, forever.

Please note, some of these links are affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to make free content. I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you for your support!