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I know what a pain it can be to try and figure out what tools and platforms to use in your business which is why I created this list of Tools & Resources for you! Check out the tools and resources that I use in my business and recommend.

Some of the links below are affiliate links which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission (no additional cost to you). As I mentioned, I have experience with all of these tools and resources, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

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Running payroll for your employees and contractors is no longer confusing thanks to Gusto. Gusto makes this so easy and intuitive for both you and your team members!

gusto

for payroll

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Helpscout helps you balance everything your customers need to be happy. It's an easy to use platform that allows you to give incredible support to your audience. I take pride in the service my team and I provide to customers, and Help Scout helps us achieve this every single time.

helpscout

all-in-one customer service platform

$1 30 Day Trial

10x Pro is the platform I trust for housing courses and membership sites. The software is intuitive to use (for you AND your customers) and it's the perfect spot for delivering your content.

10x Pro

for courses & membership hosting

start for free!

My buddy Nathan Barry and his team have built a brilliant email CRM platform. It’s the most affordable and easy-to-use email CRM that allows you to segment, tag, build funnels, etc… around.

convertkit

for email marketing

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My team and I use this messaging tool in our business every day (probably too much!). As the Slack team says… They make work simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

slack

for team communication

get your email

GSuite allows you to have multiple domain based email addresses at a super affordable price, all under the Gmail software.

gsuite

for professional emailing

start for free!

 I LOVE this project management tool. I’ve tried them all and this is by far my favorite. If I could give ClickUp a big high five, I would.


clickup

for task management

sign up for free

Airtable is a database software that lets you organize everything. Our team loves Airtable – if you like Excel, you will LOVE Airtable for forms, surveys, and simple organization.

airtable

for organization

tools to optimize

The easiest way to record podcasts and videos in studio quality from anywhere. All from the browser!

riverside

for podcast sound quality

podsast hosting

Get a $20 Amazon.com gift card when you upgrade to any paid plan. Buzzsprout makes podcasting easy with everything you need to host, promote, and track your podcast.

buzzsprout

try it for free

The leading all-in-one livestreaming production platform built for Mac.

Ecamm Live

for livestreaming

sign up for free

Harness the power of quizzes to grow your email list. Qualify your leads. And learn more about what your audience truly wants and needs.

try interact

for quizzes

sign up for free

free to get started

for podcast hosting

free tool

For all graphics — from social media posts to lead magnets and ads!

Canva

free tool

For fast and easy screen recordings that you can send with a link

loom

other tools

try it for free!

An integration tool to connect all of your softwares

zapier

free tool

Securely store all of your passwords in once place 

lastpass

free tool!

Easily voice chat and text with clients and team members

Voxer

give a gift

Make your company unforgettable with done-for-you corporate gifting

marie mae

get started for free!

Have video conversations easily with your customers

video ask

get started for free!

Team, project, and doc connection through customized management

notion

check it out now!

with Tom Breeze
Want to improve your Youtube channel? You need this workshop. Everything you need to understand and optimize Youtube ads.

Youtube ads Workshop

templates, kits, & courses

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with Pat Flynn
Whether you're a beginner or seasoned online marketer, Pat's Email Marketing Magic is chock-full of gold.

Email Marketing Magic

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with Elizabeth McCravy
You can get your own website template by the designer who created my brand and website.  Use the code "RICKSENTME" for 15% off! 

awesome website templates

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with AWB Firm
Build your business legally, with the right protections at the right time. Use the button below or code "RICK" at checkout.

online business legal contracts

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with Diana Tower
Boost retention + create a remarkable members experience with this Paid Community Retention Kit.

membership retention kit

service providers

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CONNECT WITH alvar0

with Emily Sandberg
Take charge of your money.

with Alvaro Barrios
Get more leads and better customers.

bookkeeping

ads manager

CONNECT WITH brittany

deep dive with gert

with Brittany McBean
Your words matter. Make 'em good .

with Gert Mallek
Leverage your SEO.

copywriting &
Launch strategy

seo

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with Stephanie Judice
Turn more listeners into buyers.

with Jeremy Yang
Get better results for less fees.

podcast production
agency

google ads

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This is a more advanced podcasting mic. I liken it to the Tesla of podcasting microphones.

Heil Sound PR 40 microphone

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This is a super simple USB mic that I used for the first 5 years of podcasting. It's inexpensive and has great sound.

Audio Technica ATR2100

podcasting & other equipment

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The best docking station solution!

CalDigit USB-C Pro Dock

order your own!

Want to feel like a pro podcaster? Then a mic flag can do it. Everyone always asks me where I got mine. Here ya go!

podcast branding mic flag

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order your own!

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The best camera on the market.

Sony a6400

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Mixer designed to simplify podcast production whilst delivering superb audio quality. 

RodeCaster Pro

shop it on amazon

Quality lens for Sony a6400.

sigma

order your own!

Broadcast-grade, feature-packed shotgun microphone optimised for on-camera use.

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Rode VideoMic NTG

Oh man. This book changed my life and impacted so many who I’ve recommended it to. It’s about learning how to “let go” and trust that everything is working out in your favor.

The Surrender Experiment

People remember stories! This book changed how I think about and create stories so I can speak directly to the humans I want to help.

People remember stories! This book changed how I think about and create stories so I can speak directly to the humans I want to help.

stories that stick

stories that stick

I’ve worked hard to shift my mindset around money and overcome limiting beliefs. I recommend this book to everyone, regardless of how they feel about money.

The Illusion of Money 

Pretty much the operational bible for running your business! This is a MUST read for all online entrepreneurs.

traction

For my fellow business bookworms

Top Picks

This book has transformed how we set goals in my business and are able to get more of the right things done (that move the business forward). 

Measure What Matters 

Quick read that is a parable about the power of slowing down, doing business the right way and what success really means. 

the go-giver

One of the most empowering books on leadership I’ve ever read. A must read for any business owner.

dare to lead

An all time favorite book right here -- I read it each year. Teaches you that success and happiness comes from inside out, not from external sources. 

The Inside-Out Revolution

Oh man. This book changed my life and impacted so many who I’ve recommended it to. It’s about learning how to “let go” and trust that everything is working out in your favor.

The Surrender Experiment

I’ve worked hard to shift my mindset around money and overcome limiting beliefs. I recommend this book to everyone, regardless of how they feel about money.

The Illusion of Money 

Pretty much the operational bible for running your business! This is a MUST read for all online entrepreneurs.

traction

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