We get asked ALL the time what tools we use to run our business and other resources we highly recommend for business development, personal growth, and increased productivity.
At Keeping it Personal, we only recommend resources that we’ve either created or use ourselves. Things we’ve found to be essential to achieving business and personal success. Below is a list of our favorite resources, recommendations & must-have items for you!
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
The value of this ONE tool in our business is priceless! Turn your business into a fully automated smooth running operation. Keap, formerly Infusionsoft is an all-in-one sales and marketing software. It's your CRM and can handle everything for both one-time and recurring purchases of your products and services. And it pretty much automates everything for our business.
We love love love Leadpages. In fact you're on our website now that was built using Leadpages. Leadpages helps small businesses connect with an audience, collect leads, and close sales. A powerful landing page and website builder that helps create high-converting landing pages and drive sales for businesses. Lead generation and opt-in tools integrated.
If you've got knowledge and content to sell you can publish your online course or membership in 30 minutes or less using this powerful and easy platform. We use this tool for our REFINE Community Membership and to highlight and showcase all of our paid content and freebies. It plugs in to your existing business operation seamlessly without creating redundancies or overlapping costs
This is my go-to tool for going live or recording videos. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. You can interview guests, share your screen, and much more. It allows you to stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms -- individually or all at one time! It's got a lot of great features and they are adding more all the time.
This is my go to tool for taking notes, brainstoming, and capturing images of things that are searchable. It's great for on-the-go use as it's easy to use on all platforms and things sync up perfectly. I used the free version for years before I needed to upgrade to the paid version because I used it all the time!
This is where we store and manage all of our videos that we embed into our landing pages. Vimeo is a video-sharing website that allows you to upload, share and view HD videos. Vimeo offers simple tools for you and your team to create, manage and share high-quality videos.
This is an easy-to-use online form builder for every business. You can create online forms and publish them almost anywhere. You get an email for each response -- it's a great way to collect data, get feedback and testimonials from clients and more!
Having all of my important files organized all in one place saves a ton of time when I need to find something. Everything is stored in Dropbox -- it's easy to find, easy to share, and gives me peace of mind! I've had computers crash on me in the past and have lost valuable assets. I don't have to worry about that anymore. You can start with the free version -- and upgrade as you grow!
Automation is great in marketing -- that's why we love Deadline Funnel. You can increase conversions and generate more sales
with authentic evergreen marketing using this tool. It integrates with hundreds of web & CRM platforms. If you are a course creator or online marketer, check this out!
QuickBooks is an accounting software package geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offer on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud-based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions.
CONVENIENCE. INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY. JUST FOR FUN!
If you're feeling overwhelmed in life. If you're flying by the seat of your pants wishing there was another hour in your day. If you're looking for solutions on how to juggle all of the hats you wear because you want to show in for yourself and others as the best version of you -- I created the THRIVE Online Course for you!
Shopping isn't my thing, that's why I love my surprise Stitch Fix Box in the mail! It's full of fun new pieces for the wardrobe -- every piece is curated for your fit, your style and your life. Keep what you LOVE LOVE LOVE send back what you don't. It's convenient, simple, and fun!
I've been using Instacart for years! It's been a big blessing in my life and saves me a ton of time. There's no excuse not to have what you need in your house for making great meals, taking care of your pet, or other necessities -- Instacart delivers quickly from a varitey of stores.
This one is fun! Acorns help you grow your money by simply investing your change by rounding up each transaction that goes through your credit card or bank accounts. The app helps you invest spare change automatically. You can also set aside money from each paycheck to save too!
OUR GO TO BOOKS FOR PERSONAL & BUSINESS
Disclosure: Please note many of the links above are affiliate links, which means we may get a commission if you decide to purchase and at no additional cost to you - none of the fees of these resources have been increased to compensate us. Please know that we have experience with ALL of these recommendations, and we share them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions we could earn.