This Week’s Online Tools

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To automate and grow your online fan base, you need to find those magic tools that create time instead of headaches.

Here’s a great list of tools, resources, videos and other fun stuff from Bryan Harris, the founder of Videofruit.

I’ve starred the ones I can vouch for myself.


Software

List Goal: Gives you a roadmap for growing your list and helps you stay focused on your goal (and it’s free).  Note: awesome idea, but takes over your home screen. I wouldn’t use it until the design is a bit less invasive.

*Sumome: Best toolset out there for growing your email list (and it’s free).

*LeadPages: Makes pretty landing pages and serves up content upgrades.

*Camtasia: Great for video editing.

*Infusionsoft:  Super smart completely customizable email system that sends emails automatically, does e-commerce, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

Wistia: Great platform for hosting videos.

Sweet Process: Organizes all of our process into pretty checklists. Haven’t tried this yet, sounds interesting.

*Buffer: Schedules all your social media posts.

*Zapier:  The #1 issue for cloud-based platforms is getting your various platforms and apps talking the same language. Zapier takes care of this.

*Slack: The entire VF team communicates with Slack.  (*I personally prefer Asana over Slack and/or Trello).

*Trello: All of our project management happens here.

Xero: Manages all of that annoying money stuff.

Hardware

*Macbook Pro 2012: I don’t know what I ever did before my MacBook Air. Oh wait, I spent most of my time fixing bugs. Anyway, I combine my Air with Dropbox Pro and can work from anywhere.

ePhoto 600 LED: Lights Bryan uses to record all of their video.

Logitech C920:  Bryan’s sweet little inexpensive webcam.

Heil Pro PR40: Microphone he uses to record videos and for pretty much everything else. I’ve heard great things about the Heil from others as well.

Services

WPCurve: They handle all of Bryan’s web development. Super cheap and high quality.

WPengine: Hosts all Bryan’s websites.

Vaultpress: Automatically backs up the website every 15-minutes.

Source:  http://videofruit.com/resources//videofruit.com/resources/

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