Tools and technology I use or recommend
I often get DMs or emails asking about my software recommendations so I’ve pulled them all together here. I’ve included what I use in my businesses plus some free options as well.
Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, at no extra cost to you I will receive an affiliate commission. I only recommend products that I personally use or truely believe have value. I have provided lower cost/free alternatives where possible to provide you with options.
A cheaper alternative that I used the first 2 years of my business is Bluehost. They are a little cheaper and have adequate features for a new business with low traffic.
I use ActiveCampaign. Powerful but not too expensive for a small business.
A free alternative if you aren’t ready to invest in email but want to start growing your list (which you absolutely should be doing from day 1) is MailerLite. It has great features and is free up to 1000 subscribers.
I use Acuity Scheduler. Saves me 15 mins plus for every meeting I set up and with an online service-based business I have a lot a week. It’s worth the $15/month. I love that it has timezone support as my clients are located all around the world, calendar and zoom sync so I don’t have to do anything extra to be ready for my meetings.
Acuity actually has a free version or you can go the traditional email backwards and forward to find a time.