Ok, so my life is pretty busy. I have a beautiful wife that loves going out; I run a thriving business with great partners, and I have recently started adding a weekly newsletter and really long blog posts to my list of things I do. So, I’ll keep this post pretty short and to the point.
What follows are the resources I use with links to get them. I LOVE technology, so I try to keep up with what’s new out there. If you have something you think I might like, tell me about it here. As time permits, I’ll add more resources.
Asana – Great for working with programmers, easy to organize detailed instructions.
Basecamp – Good for design and long-term projects. Love Basecamp but do wish the layout was different.
Trello – This has become my new favorite. Because I like the KanBan style boards.
DropBox – If you’re not using Dropbox, get on it. It makes life easy,, especially with large video files. Update: Not loving how small the free account is now. Only 2GB.
Google Drive – Storage and also connected to Google Docs, I use this all the time for work projects.
Skype – I have nearly 30 people I work with every week, and we all talk and chat on Skype. It’s the best
Join.me – When it comes to screen sharing, I don’t think there’s anything better
Google Voice – For when I need a quick throwaway number for an ad campaign or something
ScheduleOnce.com – Allows people to book time with me without me having to do anything. L O V E!
Update: I’ve changed a ton here! Here’s my new communication stack as of 2020:
Slack – Run all corporate chats in Slack
Zoom – Use for meetings and screen shares
Google Meet – For quick video calls, that doesn’t require in-depth screen sharing.
Calendly – I like this for calendar bookings and they have a free account.
Evernote – This is like having an extra brain, one that never forgets anything and lives in your pocket.
Roam Research – This is my new love and passion lol. I use this tool every day of my life for notes and task management.
Milanote – I am testing this out and will write a review when I’ve had some experience with it.
Filezilla – The free way to connect to your server and upload/download/edit your website.
WordPress.org – My bread and butter for Blog based sites. I’ve been using WP since 2006!
WPMU Dev – Great site for tech help with WordPress, has been a lifesaver for me. Awesome plugins!
WPEngine – Great host of WordPress Sites!
Adobe Audition – Took me a while to figure it out, but now I love it! Great for recording and editing
Audacity To Podcast – Great instructional podcasting blog by Daniel J. Lewis. I’m a paid member.
Facebook For Business – When you run ads for multiple companies and brands this is the bee’s knees.
Sweet Process – Every company becomes instantly more valuable once you have written procedures.
Fiverr – I get a ton of logos and FB/Twitter graphics here. Look for high ranked people.
Upwork – When you want someone more steady. We have project managers from Upwork help.
People I Learn From:
Michael Hyatt – Preaches platform building and leadership. I bought my WordPress theme from him.
Michael Michalowicz – Business teacher and hilarious. I learn best from people that make me laugh.
Jordan Peterson – Great insight into psychology, personality, individual responsibility, and free speech.