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.
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.
*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.
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.