Tools & Platforms
I find myself recommending these tools again and again. I use them because they make my life easier, and I’m confident you’ll agree!
Carrie's Favorite (starter) Website Host
My first websites were hosted on BlueHost. Why? Because it’s incredibly easy to use with 1-click automatic WordPress installation and excellent customer service – via phone and via chat. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using Bluehost for your first site. Also, you can use the same hosting account for multiple domains if you plan on creating more websites.
Click button below to get a tutorial where I walk you through the ‘set up’ process!
Carrie's Favorite Email Platform
[Now with a FREE plan!]
When you are sending marketing or content emails, you cannot just use your inbox with Yahoo or Gmail. Best practices must be followed!
How about something simple, something elegant, something built for bloggers & small business owners… a tool that makes it easy to grow your business through email marketing? This is who I have been using for several years, and I’m not a tech-hostage…I can manage inside the application myself without hiring a tech-spert to help me out!
Carrie's Favorite App Integration
Zapier is a tool that helps you automate repetitive tasks between two or more apps—no code necessary. When an event happens in one app, Zapier can tell another app to perform (or do) a particular action. Zapier is so powerful that it can help you integrate thousands of apps. This is one of my favorite tools in my business.
Carrie's Favorite Password Keeper
If you’re still committing passwords to memory (or worse -- using the same password for most of your major accounts), it’s time to get a password manager. My personal favorite is LastPass. I love that it allows me to securely share sensitive information (such as social media logins, etc.)
Carrie's Favorite Landing Page Builder
Carrie has been a user and fan of LeadPages since almost their very beginnings. User-friendly even for the non tech-savvy, this is a great solution for simple pages, lead magnets and even checkouts! Smart solutions that are ever-evolving are our favorites to recommend!
Carrie's Favorite Podcast Interview Marketing
Tom and his team at Interview Valet are the ‘Fairy Godfather’ of podcast guesting! As a colleague and client, I can wholeheartedly vouch for his experience and expertise! My list has grown 10x faster since being a Tom trained guest on podcasts than it ever did with paid advertising or my own efforts! Those are results y’all! It’s magical!
Carrie's Favorite Book
The Barefoot Executive!
Written in 2011 but chock-full of timeless principles for creating your lifestyle-oriented business or side hustle! Grab yours in audio, kindle or hardback!