Tools & Resources

Welcome to our business tools and resources page. Here you will find everything you need to run your business with ease. Below are our favorite tools to use – tried and tested by yours truly!

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Internet Hosting

Namecheap is a budget hosting provider with 11 million registered users and 10 million domains. We currently use Namecheap and we will stay with them until we outgrow them. We are very happy with the service and support at Namecheap. Learn More

At Siteground, the hosting may be slightly better than Namecheap but there is less support from them in terms of IT maintenance. But when it comes to growth and scalability, Siteground wins hands down. Learn More

Bluehost is notably good also, if we were not dealing with Namecheap already we could easily use Bluehost as our web host due to its reliability and specificality to WordPress. Learn More

Social Media Scheduling

SmarterQueue helps you manage your social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. With SmarterQueue, you can schedule social media posts and create a queue and posting plan. We also find their social inbox feature super helpful as it allows us to read and reply to incoming messages from Facebook and Twitter, for instance, in one unified inbox. Learn More 

There are other good social media scheduling software and some not-so-good ones also as in all things. Another social media tool that we are using at the moment is Hootsuite, we are currently taking advantage of a 3-month trial, we like them also, there may be a lot of learning curve but once you familiarise yourself you will see that the software can do a lot. Hootsuite allows you to integrate various different social streams into one homepage so you can keep an eye on ALL of your account activity in real-time, it has many integrations.

Email Marketing

For our email list we used to use ActiveCampaign which we found was excellent, had an excellent CRM system and was excellent for advanced automation. It suited our needs perfectly. The only reason we are not using it now is that we are using different tools which are also more cost effective. Learn More

We currently use MailerLite to build and grow our email lists. MailerLite’s allows you to use up to 1,000 subscribers and send up to 12,000 emails every 30 days. We chose their paid premium membership to take advantage of additional features including allowing more subscribers and emails. Learn More

We also use Beserkermail which is a brand new platform which has been specifically designed for digital marketers. Learn More

ConvertKit is another great platform that allows you to promote your latest project and collect subscribers with aesthetically-pleasing sign up forms, landing pages, and link pages. Learn More

GetResponse is also a great tool for emailing and advanced automations, we know many businesses that will only use this email broadcasting platform. Learn More

All In One Business Platforms

GrooveDigital is The World’s Fastest Growing CRM and Marketing Automation Platform For Digital and eCommerce Marketers, It takes care of all aspects of BUSINESS and E-COMMERCE. At the moment we are using their free package which is serving us very well. We plan to upgrade taking advantage of their LIFETIME offer of only $2000 when usually it would be $299 – $399 a month. This will help us with the VIDEO HOSTING & LIVE-STREAMING side of our business. Learn More

Ontraport is Another ALL IN 1 platform that we highly recommend. Ontraport is made for businesses that sell digital products it has a similar suite of tools as GrooveDigital but Ontraport Is more focused on web analytics and creating web pages it is a good platform for connecting your content with your customers.