I have joked over the years that Asana is the heart of my businesses. If my businesses had a heart, it would without a doubt be Asana. It is the very thing that keeps me and my staff accountable, on task, and projects on time. I would be completely lost without it. The price has gone up over the years, and there is a lot of competition out there, but I can say with confidence that it is still worth every dollar, and the competition just can’t keep up.
Loom has saved me thousands of hours in meetings and back and forth with my team by making it crazy easy to record videos capturing my screen and my mic to walk people through proposals, projects or anything else. I have been told countless times by clients that the Loom videos make it so much easier for them to wrap their heads around the project and the best part is, no one has to attend a meeting.
I have mixed emotions about ChatGPT and AI and what it means for society or the fate of humanity for that matter. For now I am using Jasper to help create content and generate ideas for all of my projects and several of my clients.
Because it is Google. I still am not sure how I feel about the company as a whole, but their suite of tools from Google Analytics, and Search Console to Google Sheets and Drive make it hard to go anywhere else for these services. Keeping everything organized is a breeze and they continue to upgrade their products, as a good multi-billion-dollar company should.
Pipedrive saved my sales tracking ass when building my first company nobox creatives and have continued to use it for every other business I have built. It is affordable, effective, intuitive, and the support is unbeatable. I have been a huge fan for years now and hope you become one too. The link is an affiliate link that gets you a 30 day free trial vs the usual 14-day trial. Hope you enjoy using it as much as I do!
SEMRush is a game-changer for anyone that wants to actually make an impact with SEO. Their keyword research tools, social media analyzers, and competitive landscape tools (just to name a few) make marketing online so much easier. I cannot recommend their tool enough.
iSpoinage is a must for anyone running Google Ads. This platform allows you to “spy” on your competitor’s ads. In just a few clicks you can see what keywords they are bidding on, how much they are spending, what their ads look like, and much more. It is a must-have for anyone wanting to get and maintain an advantage over their competitors.
SparkToro is a game-changer. The tool does what used to take dozens of hours and thousands of dollars to accomplish in a matter of seconds. Easily find where you target audience is playing online, what hashtags they use, what podcasts they listen to, what YouTube channels they watch, and so much more. This is an amazing platform that continues to amaze me.
From WordPress themes and plugins to stock video and music, this is the company I wish I had started years ago. They are killing it and for good reason, they offer amazing products, customer service is on point, and they are constantly improving everything they do. Amazing company and a must-have resource for anyone building a company.