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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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My brand and website were designed by Elizabeth McCravy, and she offers awesome website templates that you can use for your website. Use the code "RICKSENTME" for 15% off! 

elizabeth mccravy

for your website

free 14-day trial

SamCart is my go to for all order form pages in my business. This is shopping cart software made EASY. 

samcart

for checkout pages and more

get a 14 day trial

Kajabi 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.

kajabi

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

get a $100 credit

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

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

phase one tools

try it today

Visual bot builder for Facebook Messenger with broadcasts, analytics, scheduled posting and many other features!

ManyChat

for Facebook Messenger

get a $50 credit

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

start for free!

Looking to create a quiz? I use TryInteract for my Business Blindspots quiz. It's quick and easy to set up with many customizable options.

try interact

for quiz lead magnets

try it for free!

Want to add legitimate urgency to your marketing funnels and sell more in less time? Deadline Funnels is your answer. Jack Born has created a super cool tool here. Automate your deadlines and so much more here with Deadline Funnel.


deadline funnel

for your funnels

start a free trial

LeadPages is the perfect resource to help you scale your business, because it allows you to confidently roll out lead-generating campaigns in record time.

leadpages

build high-converting landing pages

get a $100 credit!

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

try it for free!

Video hosting software

vimeo

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Podcast hosting software

Libsyn

other tools

try it for free!

Quick design work

99 Designs

free tool

Easily voice chat and text with clients and team members

voxer

Everything in phase one! Plus...

phase two tools

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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

check it out now!

with Brandi Mowles
Want to start a Facebook Ads business? You need this program. Everything A-Z for growing a thriving ads management business.

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with Brandon Lucero
Brandon is my go-to for creating powerful messaging and content. If you want to build a community of super fans who will buy from you every time, this course is for you.

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

Heil Sound PR 40 microphone

shop it on amazon

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 equipment

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I started out with a 5 channel mixer and it was just too complicated, then I found out about the Focusrite. It does everything I want it to for great sound with a simple USB plugin.

FOCUSRITE SCARLETT 2I2 (2ND GEN)

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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!

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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

Simplicity leads to success. This is a foundational book that shows how to get the right things done rather than simply doing more. 

Essentialism

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

Awesome book on the basics of what it means to be an entrepreneur. Chapters 4 & 6 are must reads.

The Entrepreneur Roller coaster

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

Simplicity leads to success. This is a foundational book that shows how to get the right things done rather than simply doing more. 

Essentialism

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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