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March 16, 2020 Michelle Lewis - Visibility Vixen® Season 3 Episode 18
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318 | 5 Tools To Run Your Online Business For $197/Month | The Visible Entrepreneur
Mar 16, 2020 Season 3 Episode 18
Michelle Lewis - Visibility Vixen®

I don't know about you, but throughout the first year of my business - I tried every single system out there.

Wordpress, Squarespace, domain hosts, design softwares, payment tools, online course hosts, social media schedulers, Dropbox...you name it, I had it. And, for awhile, it's easy to just charge it to your credit card + think, "This isn't a problem! In a few months I'll be making more money + won't have to think about it!". Then, a year later, you're in tears trying to pay off all the debt you've racked up.

I told you I've been there ;)

I want to save you time + more importantly, I want to save you money.

So, from the gal who has done it ALL, let me break down for you the 5 top tools I now use to run my business that cost me $197/mo.


KAJABI

I was in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho with my family - sitting down with my expenses  + breaking down in tears because I wasn't sure if I'd be able to make all of my monthly payments that week. Can you relate?

Kajabi took care of my website, blog, funnels, products, email list, affiliate center, app, everything!

Did I mention it's only $134/mo? Compared to the $297/mo I was paying with my other system, this was an immediate relief to my bank account + my sanity!

You can get a free 28 day trial right here.


CONVERTKIT

ConvertKit does a great job of segmenting my list, making broadcasts/sequences super easy + most importantly, handling the GDPR very easily within their system. It's one of the best software's to locate where people live, which I was very much impressed with.

Try it out here.*


PLANOLY

Planoly does have a free option!

I have some team members currently, so I needed to upgrade + pay $15/mo. This makes Instagram SO much more manageable for me. Being able to see my posts in a grid format, have detailed analytics + the ability to add 30 hashtags in a click? Sold. Then the ability to schedule them + have them auto-post?!

SOCIAL BEE

This is how I get my content published hands-free on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter + even Instagram. I love being able to create a month's worth of content, upload it + know it can recycle itself over + over again.

Plus, at $14/mo, I think it's a steal! Try it out here.*

 BUZZSPROUT

So, as an avid podcaster {The Visible Entrepreneur is currently wrapping up its second season!}, I have tried every software known to man! I started with Squarespace, then moved to Blubrry, then moved to Lisbyn. I finally found Buzzsprout.

It literally is the easiest platform I've ever used. It was a one-click import for them to get all of my past episodes, they automatically send it everywhere on every platform imaginable. It even lets you create audio graphics for free!

And it's only $12/mo. Try it out here + get $20!

GSUITE

GSuite is $10/mo, but it holds all of your google materials under your domain. And it's a lot cheaper than just having Drive or Dropbox. I haven't run out of storage yet! {And with all of my videos, that's saying something!}

These are the 5 software's I've used to keep my expenses down to $197 a month!

It has been such a breath of fresh air - especially during the leaner months!

*Some of the links in this episode are affiliate links.

Show Notes

I don't know about you, but throughout the first year of my business - I tried every single system out there.

Wordpress, Squarespace, domain hosts, design softwares, payment tools, online course hosts, social media schedulers, Dropbox...you name it, I had it. And, for awhile, it's easy to just charge it to your credit card + think, "This isn't a problem! In a few months I'll be making more money + won't have to think about it!". Then, a year later, you're in tears trying to pay off all the debt you've racked up.

I told you I've been there ;)

I want to save you time + more importantly, I want to save you money.

So, from the gal who has done it ALL, let me break down for you the 5 top tools I now use to run my business that cost me $197/mo.


KAJABI

I was in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho with my family - sitting down with my expenses  + breaking down in tears because I wasn't sure if I'd be able to make all of my monthly payments that week. Can you relate?

Kajabi took care of my website, blog, funnels, products, email list, affiliate center, app, everything!

Did I mention it's only $134/mo? Compared to the $297/mo I was paying with my other system, this was an immediate relief to my bank account + my sanity!

You can get a free 28 day trial right here.


CONVERTKIT

ConvertKit does a great job of segmenting my list, making broadcasts/sequences super easy + most importantly, handling the GDPR very easily within their system. It's one of the best software's to locate where people live, which I was very much impressed with.

Try it out here.*


PLANOLY

Planoly does have a free option!

I have some team members currently, so I needed to upgrade + pay $15/mo. This makes Instagram SO much more manageable for me. Being able to see my posts in a grid format, have detailed analytics + the ability to add 30 hashtags in a click? Sold. Then the ability to schedule them + have them auto-post?!

SOCIAL BEE

This is how I get my content published hands-free on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter + even Instagram. I love being able to create a month's worth of content, upload it + know it can recycle itself over + over again.

Plus, at $14/mo, I think it's a steal! Try it out here.*

 BUZZSPROUT

So, as an avid podcaster {The Visible Entrepreneur is currently wrapping up its second season!}, I have tried every software known to man! I started with Squarespace, then moved to Blubrry, then moved to Lisbyn. I finally found Buzzsprout.

It literally is the easiest platform I've ever used. It was a one-click import for them to get all of my past episodes, they automatically send it everywhere on every platform imaginable. It even lets you create audio graphics for free!

And it's only $12/mo. Try it out here + get $20!

GSUITE

GSuite is $10/mo, but it holds all of your google materials under your domain. And it's a lot cheaper than just having Drive or Dropbox. I haven't run out of storage yet! {And with all of my videos, that's saying something!}

These are the 5 software's I've used to keep my expenses down to $197 a month!

It has been such a breath of fresh air - especially during the leaner months!

*Some of the links in this episode are affiliate links.