My Favorite Tools For Business & Life
No matter what stage you’re at in your biz journey, the right tools can:
➜ Save you dozens of hours per week and a whole lotta stress (work less, enjoy more, right!?)
➜ Automate key marketing activities like email marketing, managing your calendar, and Social Media.
➜ Save you thousands of dollars on pricey freelancers doing things the long way.
Do you know what tools can help you at your current stage?
If not, I’m here to help you!
I do a lot of research analyzing features vs cost vs user experience when I am picking a tool to use for my business. I have created a list of my favorites right here for you to use, too!
I am either using these or working very intimately with them so I have personal experience with how they work. Take a look and see which ones would help you automate tasks and simplify your business so you can create a profitable business you absolutely love.
Access the full list of tools below!
Krissy’s Favorite at Any Stage
Website, CRM, and Course Platform
Kajabi contains all the features you need to sell, market and deliver your content. Because they make it incredibly easy to turn your knowledge and content into products you can sell, I am a huge fan of this powerful tool. Inside my business, we specifically use Kajabi for our website, landing pages, CRM system, and course and membership platforms to highlight all our paid content and connect with our community.
14 day Free Trial + a Bonus from me when you click Learn More and start your account.LEARN MORE
Website, CRM, and Course Platform
Similar to Kajabi but 1/3 the price. Perfect for Coaches or Affiliate Marketers that are on a budget but want a seamless platform with all the needed features to sell, market, and deliver your content. I have been working with the creator of AttractWell (sister company is GetOiling) for a few years and they are wonderful. Their support team is so helpful and they are always making improvements to the platform to give you more features and a better experience.
Get your first month for $1 and 1/2 off your second month when you click the Learn More button and set up your account!LEARN MORE
Website, CRM, and Course Platform
GetOiling is the Platform we recommend to our GROworkspace Members. If you are building your Young Living Business and leveraging GROworkaspce for content, then this is the platform we recommend. It is comparable to Kajabi in that it can be your website host, CRM system, support your funnels and house your course and membership content.
Get your first month for $1 and 1/2 off your second month when you click the Learn More button and set up your account!
Video Searching, Transcripts, and Closed Caption
Every successful online course, membership, or coaching program begins with video. Searchie is the fastest way to manage, package and share your video content so that your team and customers get better results. I use Searchie to create Transcripts, SRT Files for Closed Captioning, and to allow for my students to search key terms to easily jump to relevant content in videos and podcast episodes.
Free trial available when you click Learn More.LEARN MORE
Your Easy button for Podcasting. I use Podetize for my hosting because of the flexible Dynamic Advertising features. You can swap ads in and out of your episodes with the click of a button. No more wasted air time on ads that are no longer relevant. Also convenient during launch time!
I also use Podetize for all my podcast edits, show notes/blog post creation, social graphics audio clips etc. They play a big part in my ability to just show up, record, and be done.
Use Promo code KRISSYCHIN for 1 free month of Hosting.LEARN MORE
Legally protect your businesses with contracts and trademarks so you can make more money and confidentially build a freedom-based business you love. I have used many of their Legal Templates for Course Terms, Coaching Contracts, Contractor Contracts, and more. It is SO quick to update and gives me peace of mind that my business is protected.
Use Promo Code KRISSY at checkout for 10% off.LEARN MORE
Online Appointment Scheduling
Your online assistant working 24/7 to fill up your schedule! Having a scheduling platform has saved me countless hours of back and forth. "Are you free this time?" "Nope, how about this time?" "I'm busy. Does this time work?" (6 emails later and no time booked) Instead, set your schedule in Acuity Scheduling and send a scheduling link with "Go ahead and pick a time that works for you here!" Booking is done, reminder emails are sent. It's like your personal admin!LEARN MORE
Design and Publish
Graphic Design without the learning curve. Design anything and publish anywhere. Use Canva to make course cover photos, PDFs to support your students, beautiful downloadable lead magnets, Gifs that highlight your course content and so much more.LEARN MORE
Forms and Surveys
Create dynamic forms and surveys based on your needs. I use Typeform for applications for Coaching and masterminds, my automated Membership downgrade survey and recovery, my Podcast Application form, and countless surveys to gather feedback so I can make intentional improvements for my business.LEARN MORE
If you’re still committing passwords to memory (or worse -- using the same password for most of your major accounts), it’s time to get a password manager. My personal favorite is 1 Password. I love that it allows me to securely share sensitive information (such as social media logins, etc.)LEARN MORE
Spreadsheet and Organization Tool
Airtable is a spreadsheet-database hybrid, with the features of a database but applied to a spreadsheet. I use the Free account to organize my social media content and keep track of Podcast guests.LEARN MORE
Accessible from anywhere with internet, Google Drive is a great collaborative tool for teams to use when you’re working with content, files, or images in tandem. Unlike DropBox, multiple parties can be in a file at a time manipulating data or text without having to download and re-upload the file.LEARN MORE
Stage 1: I’m Just Getting Started
When you’re just getting started with your business, your main focus should be on building your platform, creating consistent content for your target market and growing your email list. The tools below will help you get started in the right direction, even on a tight budget.
How to build a Wildly Profitable Website Without Knowing a Thing About Tech Masterclass
In my free Masterclass, I will teach you how to:
1) Build a wildly profitable website without knowing a thing about tech.
2) Turn leads into customers on autopilot.
3) Create an engaged community of lifelong customers OFF social media.YES, I NEED THIS
Plus, check out all of the tools recommended at any stage no matter where you’re at in business!JUMP TO TOOLS AT ANY STAGE
Stage 2: Building the Momentum
At this stage you will start to fine tune your systems, leverage automation, and launch a digital product that will allow you to scale!
Now that you’re starting to manage a lot of moving parts, you’ve got to stay organized. Click-up helps my entire team keep track of our work. We use this tool to communicate, share links, stay on top of deadlines and keep everybody in the loop.LEARN MORE
Sales Page in a Day
Sales Page Template
Every product needs a sales page. Sales Page in a day is a sales page template for either Kajabi or Wordpress that gives you a plug and play template along with a beautifully designed page that will save you a weeks worth of time. It’s the EASY button for setting up your sales page. I used ‘Sales Page in a Day’ when I was Creating The Scalable Podcast System and have used it as a starting point for 3 other sales pages! Worth every penny!LEARN MORE
Stage 3: Ready to Scale Fast
This is an incredibly convenient and easy to use tool for both your Live and automated webinars. I teach how to use Demio as your Live and automated webinar software in The Evergreen Course Funnel/Course Creators Accelerated.LEARN MORE
Web Countdown Timers
Embed countdown timers in your emails that are automatically synced with your sales page timers to add urgency and get your buyers to take action, now. Perfect for when you want to offer bonuses or discounts for a limited time in your evergreen funnel.LEARN MORE
Affiliate Software and Custom Checkout Pages
Imagine having an army of ambassadors promoting your product. How much faster could you grow if you had a team of people promoting your products? I signed up for Thrive Cart to take advantage of their Affiliate Software when I hosted a Virtual Summit. I was able to bring on hundreds of affiliates to help me promote the event and they were paid out automatically for the sales they brought in. If you are looking for an affiliate program with detailed analytics and automatic payouts, this is the best platform to use. They also provide more customizable checkout pages if that’s of interest to you.LEARN MORE
Imagine having your own 24/7 U.S. based engagement team who contacts your customers within hours of their failed payment, captures updated billing information, and saves the customer you worked so hard to acquire... Well, no need to imagine it anymore. MEET YOUR PERSONAL PAYMENT RECOVERY TEAM. On average, Gravy increased our failed payment recovery from 50% to 60% recovering thousands of dollars every month.
Let them know I sent you their way!LEARN MORE