Lisa M Recommends

 


Try the tools and resources I recommend for entrepreneurs like you.

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking to upgrade your business tools, give these tools a try.

Don't take my word for it, try these tools out for yourself. You'll see how easy they are to use in your business.

I’ll save you hours of your own research. In my opinion, these are the best. These are the tools and resources I use. I take into consideration customer service, features, simplicity and price.

PS: Some of these are my affiliate links. You don’t get charged extra but I may get a commission for
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WEBSITES & WEBSITE RELATED


 

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SIMPLERO

My website (this website) is built using Simplero. I don't have to worry about updates or hosting fees.

Simplero is the best all-in-one platform of all the ones I've tried & tested. It's an all-in-one platform that helps you manage, automate & deliver your emails, host your courses or membership site and sell your digital products. It includes a simple website builder (which is what this website is built on), landing pages, checkout pages, managing affiliates, and built-in customer service so you can keep your clients/students happy. It also hosts your media (videos, pdf's, audios, etc).  Simplero manages all of these simply and flawlessly.  I love using Simplero. They offer a 14-day free trial with monthly plans starting as low as $29/month.

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GOOGLE DOMAINS

I buy all my domains through Google Domains.

Google Domains is where I recommend you buy and register your new domain (example: www.yourdomain.com). Find the perfect name to help your clients and customers find you. Reliable and easy to use. Excellent customer service. Domains start at $12/year.

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GOOGLE ANALYTICS

I use Google Analytics to track and analyze the traffic to my website and landing pages.


Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic.  Google Analytics gives you the tools you need to better understand your customers that visit your website. You can then use those business insights to take action. You'll be able to see exactly where your traffic is coming from. 

SALES & LANDING PAGES/OPT-IN PAGES


 

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SIMPLERO

I use Simplero to build my landing and opt-in pages.

Simplero is the best all-in-one platform of all the ones I've tried & tested. It's an all-in-one platform that helps you manage, automate & deliver your emails, host your courses or membership site and sell your products. It includes a website builder (which is what this website is built on), landing & sales pages, checkout pages, managing affiliates, and built-in customer service so you can keep your clients/students happy. It also hosts your media (videos, pdf's, audios, etc).  Simplero manages all of these simply and flawlessly.  I love using Simplero. They offer a 14-day free trial with monthly plans starting as low as $29/month.

EMAIL MARKETING & EMAIL AUTO RESPONDER


 

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SIMPLERO

Simplero is the email marketing and email auto responder that I use in my online business.

In the program I offer, you'll learn how to set up your email auto responder and create your email sequence for subscribers.

Simplero is the best all-in-one platform of all the ones I've tried & tested. It's an all-in-one platform that helps you manage, automate & deliver your emails, host your courses or membership site and sell your products. It includes a website builder (which is what this website is built on), landing pages, checkout pages, managing affiliates, and built-in customer service so you can keep your clients/students happy. It also hosts your media (videos, pdf's, audios, etc).  Simplero manages all of these simply and flawlessly.  I love using Simplero. They offer a 14-day free trial with monthly plans starting as low as $29/month.

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G SUITE

G Suite provides me with my professional email from my web address. 

Example: (you@yourdomain.com). Starts at $6/month. Tip: To look professional, you'll want to use an email address that has your domain in it (you@yourdomain.com). Don't use your name@gmail.com account. Plus you won't be able to use a gmail.com email address with your email auto responder.

WEBINARS, ONLINE MEETINGS, VIDEO CONSULTATIONS


 

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ZOOM

I use Zoom for my consultations, client meetings, coaching sessions & webinars.

Zoom provides you with webinars or video meetings classroom-style with one or more people at a time. You can also record your meetings and schedule them ahead of time directly or via your appointment scheduler software (i.e. Calendly). I use Zoom for my webinars, consultations & meetings with my team. They have a free basic plan.

SCHEDULING SOFTWARE (FOR MEETINGS)


 

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CALENDLY

I use Calendly to help me easily schedule consultations and meetings with clients and potential clients.

Calendly helps you schedule meetings without the back-and-forth emails. Super easy to set up and use. Calendly also allows you embed your calendar on your website and easily share a link to book your appointments with potential clients. I personally use Calendly. Plus, they have a great free plan.

DOCUMENT STORAGE/CLOUD BASED


 

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DROPBOX

I use Dropbox to store my large files. Dropbox makes it easy to get to your files from multiple devices—computers, phones, and tablets. 

From photos and videos to presentations and tax paperwork, Dropbox Basic helps you keep all your most important—and irreplaceable—files safe. They have a free plan up to 2GB.

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G SUITE

Within G Suite, I use Google Calendar, Google Sheets & Google Drive to store files and access from any device. Anyone with a free or paid gmail address can access G Suite. 

COMMUNICATION


 

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VOXER

I use Voxer to communicate with clients & contractors. Voxer is a Walkie Talkie messaging app for your smartphone with live voice (like a PTT walkie talkie), text, photo and location sharing. It's great for fast communication with team members and clients. Voxer works great to communicate with your virtual assistant and clients. Works with iPhone, Android, and the web. There's a great free version.

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BOMBBOMB

I use BombBomb to send personalized videos to potential clients and clients. BombBomb provides a fast way to send simple one-to-one videos directly inside your Gmail Inbox or Google Chrome Browser. This is a great way to add simple, personal videos to your emails for your  and get better results. the fastest way to send simple one-to-one videos directly inside your Gmail Inbox or Google Chrome Browser.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATION


 

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EVERNOTE

I use Evernote everyday...think of it as an online filing system and note taking app on steroids.  It helps you easliy stay organized, capture and prioritize ideas, projects and to-do lists. Also, you'll love the web clipper. You can access Evernote on any device. They have a free version.

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BASECAMP
I use Basecamp to easily manage all my projects. Basecamp is a project management software that makes your life easier. As an online business owner, you'll have multiple team members and projects going at the same time. Easy to set up. Plus there's a free plan to get you started.

IMAGES, GRAPHICS, FONTS & ASSETS


 

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CANVA

Canva is my go-to graphic creation software. Canva is a graphic design software that's web-based. (You don't need to download software). It's easy to use and the free version will give you everything you need to start making beautiful graphics, pdfs, ebooks, social media posts, business cards, posters, flyers, etc. Sign up for the free version and give it a try.

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HAUTE STOCK
I use Haute Stock photos on my website and social media posts. Haute Stock is a stylish stock photography subscription for women business owners, bloggers and creative entrepreneurs.

They have a stock photo library that includes thousands of high-quality images, social media graphics, editable templates, design assets, and social media prompts.

These photos don't disappoint. This is a subscription service, but you can check them out for free.

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CREATIVE MARKET
Ummm....can you say awesome Fonts? This is my favorite place to buy fancy or fun new fonts, graphics, icons, and other digital assets. Be sure to sign up for their email list because they give away free goodies each week. 

CUSTOMER SUPPORT


 

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SIMPLERO

Simplero is the all in one platform I use every day in my business. Simplero is the best all-in-one platform of all the ones I've tried & tested. It's an all-in-one platform that helps you manage, automate & deliver your emails, host your courses or membership site and sell your digital products. It includes a website builder (which is what this website is built on), landing pages, checkout pages, managing affiliates, and built-in customer service so you can keep your clients/students happy. It also hosts your media (videos, pdf's, audios, etc).  Simplero manages all of these simply and flawlessly.  I love using Simplero. They offer a 14-day free trial with monthly plans starting as low as $29/month.

INVOICING & BOOKKEEPING


 

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SIMPLERO

Clients purchase my services using my checkout pages through Simplero. Simplero tracks my sales and automatically sends invoices to my clients.

Simplero is the best all-in-one platform of all the ones I've tried & tested. It's an all-in-one platform that helps you manage, automate & deliver your emails, host your courses or membership site and sell your products and automatically send your clients invoices. It includes a website builder (which is what this website is built on), landing pages, checkout pages, managing affiliates, and built-in customer service so you can keep your clients/students happy. It also hosts your media (videos, pdf's, audios, etc).  Simplero manages all of these simply and flawlessly.  I love using Simplero. They offer a 14-day free trial with monthly plans starting as low as $29/month.

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QUICKBOOKS

I use Quickbooks to track all my revenue and expenses and mileage for my business.

Quickbooks is your D-I-Y online bookkeeping software. Start tracking your income and expenses now. Get in the habit of doing this. It will make your life at tax time so much easier.

Quickbooks Self-Employed allows you to manage bills, income & expenses, invoicing & payments, manage contractors, pay workers, track cash flow, track time, inventory, reporting, sales & sales tax, estimates & tax deductions track miles driven,

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STRIPE

I've connected Stripe in Simplero so I can accept payments online easily.

Stripe's software allows individuals and businesses to make and receive payments over the Internet.

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PAYPAL

You can use PayPal to easily accept payments online easily.

PayPal supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT & SCHEDULING


 

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LOOMLY

I use Loomly to plan and schedule my social media posts. One feature I really like is the master calendar. It's a great visual to see all your social media posts in one place. Loomly helps you (and your team/VA) manage your social media accounts in one place. You can schedule your posts.  Loomly gives you post ideas based on trending topics, RSS feeds and date-related events. It also helps you store, organize and use your photos, videos, notes, links and post templates in a central, intuitive library. It's very easy to use. They have a 14-day trial and plans start at $27/month. #worthit

VIDEO CREATION & VIDEO HOSTING


 

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CLOUDAPP

I use CloudApp to quickly record videos to answer client's questions and do quick video tutorials.

With CloudApp, you can easily capture your screen, voice, and face and instantly share your video in less time than it would take to type an email. They have a forever FREE plan.

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ZOOM

I use Zoom to record my video trainings.

Zoom allows you to record your meetings, webinars, and your screen. You can store your videos in the Zoom cloud or on your computer or both.

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EPIDEMIC SOUND 

I use Epidemic Sound for the music and sound effects in my videos. Epidemic Sound has royalty free music & sounds effects for your videos. They provide unlimited downloads of tracks & sound effects. Cleared for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch and podcasts. Try their 30-day free trail.  Plans start at $15/month or you can pay for 1 time music downloads.

SECURITY


 

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LASTPASS

Don't share passwords. Instead use LastPass. Remember your master password and LastPass remembers the rest. Try their free plan.