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Whether you’re an experienced entrepreneur, coach, or a content creator venturing into the online
space for the very first time – I’ve got you covered.

Let me save you the guesswork and share with you some of my all-time favourite secret weapons
that I guarantee will fast-track your success (you’ll almost feel like you’re cheating).

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TOOLS FOR BEGINNERS

New to the online business game? Here are some fundamental tools you

NEED in order to get started with your new service-based business.

TUBEBUDDY - YOUTUBE OPTIMIZATION

Tubebuddy will help you gain a competitive edge for competitor research and keyword ranking. We use it with VidIQ. USE CODE: vanessasbuddy for 20% off all licenses

ELEMENTOR - WEBSITE AND LANDING PAGE BUILDER

If you have WordPress, this is Vanessa’s FAVOURITE and virtually free plugin. Elementor can help you build your entire website and create beautiful landing pages that are super custom to YOU. This drag and drop page builder is a game-changer especially for those who can’t afford fancy lead gen software yet. We recommend upgrading to the $50/year plan to unlock even better features.

CONVERTKIT - EMAIL MARKETING

ConvertKit is an email marketing software designed for creators and entrepreneurs that has plenty of user-friendly features to make email marketing and lead collection super simple and virtually stress-free.

ACUITY SCHEDULING - APPOINTMENT BOOKING SYSTEM

To reduce the back and forth with clients and prospects, having a booking system is key. We love Acuity because you can customize your booking page AND connect it with your Instagram business account so prospects can book you directly on the ‘gram.

AIRTABLE - CONTENT AND DATA MANAGEMENT

We use Airtable to store all of our CRM data, spreadsheets, forms, and content plans. It’s an all-in-one solution and beats Google Sheets and Google Forms like no other because you can consolidate all the data, customize your dashboards, and automate data collection. We highly recommend Airtable for the entrepreneur at ANY stage.

GROUP LEADS - FACEBOOK GROUP PLUG-IN

Want to be able to save all your member’s responses when they join your FB group without the manual hassle? Or do you want to automate sending your freebie to anyone who joins your FB group? Well, you’re in luck because Group Leads helps you automate EVERYTHING when it comes to accepting, filtering, and nurturing your Facebook group member requests!

NAMECHEAP - DOMAIN HOSTING

We love to buy our domains from Namecheap. The hosting solutions provided by Namecheap are less expensive than GoDaddy, yet still offer better features.

BRANDUP BRAND SHOP - PRE-MADE LOGO SHOP

If you’re launching a new biz on a strartup budget, these semi-custom logos are the perfect solution to build your visual branding affordably and in a matter of days. You get the complete brand package, with a logo, color palette, brand fonts and custom brand guide PDF.

LATER - INSTAGRAM SCHEDULER

Later is our preferred marketing platform for Instagram to help us plan our captions and feed directly on Desktop without any tech hassle. Use the code “VANESSA100″ to get your first month free on the Premium annual plan. **Please note, this coupon code expires on Dec 31st 2020

CANVA - GRAPHIC DESIGN

For our basic social media needs, including cover banners, YT thumbnails, and packshots, our entire team relies on Canva to bring our brand to life.

WAVE ACCOUNTING - ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE

A free accounting software that lets you invoice your clients and also track your income and expenses. The best part? It’s free.

GSUITE - DATA STORAGE

GSuite it what our team uses to create all our professional emails and host all of our internal team documents.

ZOOM - VIDEO CONFERENCING

Zoom is a powerful platform that allows you to host meetings in an effortless way. We love using Zoom to record our calls, film our course lessons, and more.

ONEDRIVE - HEAVY DUTY FILE STORAGE

OneDrive has the BEST plans for file storage (1TB of storage at an unbeatable price). We use OneDrive to store all of our Youtube clips and course content. Plus, you get FREE Microsoft Office with your plan.