Tools & Resources.
All of my email marketing for serious projects is managed through multiple ConvertKit accounts. ConvertKit is by far the most powerful email marketing platform that also has the simplest form factor. Plus the customer service is astounding and I believe wholeheartedly in the team behind it.
When I launch a new project, I usually use a free MailChimp account to begin collecting contacts. Once it grows to a reasonable size and/or I need automation, I export to a new ConvertKit account.
Business web apps
Intercom.io powers my secure coaching platform for Rebooted Body, customer service, and sales chat/ticket system. It’s extremely powerful software for customer service.
Going back and forth with people for scheduling calls, podcasts, interviews, etc. is a pain in the ass, especially since I’m dealing with people all over the world. Calendly integrates with my Google Calendar and lets people schedule at their convenience and mine while automatically taking care of time zone issues and automated reminders.
I use Trello for all higher-level planning & project management. It’s the best app I’ve found for planning and organization, especially if you have a team that helps with these things. Everyone will always be on the same page.
For me, Zoom.us is the GoToWebinar killer. I use this platform to host all of my webinars, online events, and group coaching calls. It’s much better software than GTW at a fraction of the price.
WEB DEV / HOSTING / METRICS
All of my sites are currently built on the Divi framework. Divi is a WordPress base theme and page builder that streamlines the creation of custom sites.
Membermouse is my primary membership platform for any of my sites that require membership. It controls page-level access, member management, etc. in a very flexible/customizable way.
For quick courses that are mostly video-based, I use Teachable. In fact, Teachable controls the entire academy platform at RevolutionaryParent.com. It does course management, member management, and checkout.
All of my sites are hosted with Synthesis from Copyblogger. Synthesis is a managed web host that’s optimized for WordPress sites.
Libsyn is where all of my podcasts are hosted. I control the RSS feeds through WordPress, but Libsyn hosts the audio files.
All of my premium/course videos are hosted with Wistia. There’s no better video hosting service on the web, period.
I track all my sites’ analytics through Clicky. The interface is much simpler and easier than Google Analytics. I do track all my sites through Google Analytics as well, but I spend most of my time in Clicky.
Stripe is my main payment processor. I offer PayPal as well, but most customer transactions are run through Stripe.
SamCart handles all the product settings and secure checkout pages for RebootedBody.com. It integrates with ConvertKit and MemberMouse to automatically send customer data to both of those services as well.
Gusto is the rebranded version of ZenPayroll. I use it for all payroll stuff. It makes payroll and all the nonsense that comes along with it, dead simple. Click here to get a $100 Amazon gift card when you join Gusto.
This is my main camera for everything I do with video, namely because of it’s fast and accurate AF.
This is a stellar lens, but it’s heavy as &$#%! It’s like 2lbs by itself. Not sure how long I’ll be using it for vlogging…we’ll see.
Not much interests me about this lens except the image stabilization. If canon had a better wide angle with IS and a fixed, larger maximum aperture, I’d get it. But, they don’t.
This captures environmental audio and a lot of the run and gun audio if I’m not wearing the sony pack.
The most convenient way to capture audio since the mic is clipped directly to me and then fed straight into the camera wirelessly.
When I have more time to setup and want the best audio possible, I use this, usually on a boom above my mouth right out of frame.
It’s kind of a pain to work with, but it does too many things to not have it.
You need this to go on top of the Gorillapod.
This is a multi-use tool. I can record podcasts on it when traveling or recording live with people. I also use it as an interface into the 80D when using the Audio-Technica shotgun mic.
When extra light is needed, this is where it usually comes from. The Ice Light is super portable, relatively soft, and most importantly, it’s clean light (meaning it doesn’t produce a color cast like many cheaper options).