When building digital assets, there is a dizzying array of tools to choose from, so I thought it would be useful for me to list the tools that I have owned, used, and thereby recommend. Over time, better tools will emerge, so please check this page periodically for updates.
Web Content Tools
Wordpress is the leading website content management system with 810 million websites or 43% of the total number of websites out there.
If you are somewhat technical and have a website project that is more complicated than a simple landing page, then you should consider using Wordpress.
Over 8,000 websites use Lasso to manage links, create product displays, and increase their affiliate income.
Lasso powers all the affiliate links on this site!
I've been using Cloudways for several years for my Wordpress sites because it's easy to use and it performs really well for the price point. For my $20ish per month, I have several hosted sites. This is a great option if you are on a budget.
Chat / Messaging
ConvertKit is the go-to marketing hub for creators that helps you grow and monetize your audience with ease. They have several free courses and a rich knowledge library to bootstrap your skills.
As its marketing pages say, it's the most powerful no-code chatbot builder out there. But why do you need a chatbot? You need one because you absolutely have to engage with your customers and get clear on your marketing messaging. Bonus: they have a ChatGPT integration!
The world’s best newsletter operators and media brands rely on SparkLoop to grow their audience faster and more affordably. You should too
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