My Top 10 Tools To Grow Your Online Business

With a gazillion plug-ins, software, platforms and tools out there, it’s no wonder you’re confused where to even begin when it comes to building your online business.

In this video, I’ve shared the top 10 tools I use in my online business to help me get more done, collaborate with my team and overall grow my business.

Here’s the list of tools (I’m not affiliated with any of these tools and sites):

  1. Google Apps - I use a range of its apps such as Drive, Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Slides, and of course GMail. All you need is a Google account and you’re set. The majority of these tools are free.

  2. RescueTime - Want to know where all those hours are actually going? Download this tool, let it run and you’ll get a report at the end of each week that shows you which apps and tasks are eating up your time. I mentioned in a previous post how I’m able to work 20 hours a week. RescueTime helps me pin-point what tasks to scale up and what tasks to delegate and/or eliminate.

  3. ScreenFlow - Record your screen using ScreenFlow. It’s only available for the Mac but there are alternatives such as Camtasia (paid) and Screencast-o-matic (free for up to 15 minutes of recording).

  4. OptimizePress - A Wordpress plug-in for building lead capture pages, sales pages, webinar pages, membership portals and any page you can think of.

  5. Drip - This is the main email marketing platform I use to collect email subscribers, create email campaigns and autoresponder sequences. I’ve found it easy to use and the interface is clean and minimalist.

  6. Zapier - Automate your online business by creating ‘zaps’. You’re able to connect multiple apps so that they can "talk to each other” and run commands. For instance, I have automations which records every single PayPal sale onto a Google spreadsheet.

  7. ThriveCart - This is a shopping cart system that allows you to manage all your products under one site. I joined early on for a one-off price. I’m not sure what their offer is at the moment.

  8. Basecamp - This tool has been my go-to project management tool. I just looked at their pricing plans and it looks like they’ve increased it to $99 /month flat. I’m still paying their old rate of $20 /month. This is quite pricey if you’re just starting out. I can recommend other tools such as Asana and Trello which can do what Basecamp does and they have a free plan option.

  9. Upwork - Outsource your work on Upwork. I’ve hired people for designing logos to developing an app to solving an Excel formula. You can outsource almost anything.

  10. Monday - I use the Monday app to organize my content schedule. It’ll give you a birds-eye view of what needs to get done.

There you have it! My top 10 tools to help you get more done, increase team productivity and simply put make your life so much easier as an online business owner.

Over to you:

What tools do you find increase your productivity?

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Aurelius Tjin