Resources

Here’s a list of extremely helpful resources / tools I use.

Some are referral links and you may get a discount for using them. Others are not.

If you have questions, contact me.

This is by no means all the tools out there, just the ones that I’ve found to be the best in my nearly 20 years in digital media.

Also, you might notice for some categories I use different tools that do the same thing.

That’s because there isn’t one be-all-end-all for certain tasks so its we use multiple and have them supplement / compliment each other.

If you use a tool you’d like to see on this list, let me know and I’ll give it a look and probably list it here (with a “follow” link to you as well as a thanks).

If you have any questions on how to use any of these tools, let me know as well and I’ll do my very best to answer all your questions as quickly as possible.

Best,
-Ivan

Advertising

AdRoll (best for remarketing niche categories)
Google Ad Manager
Google Ads (best for search advertising)
Madgicx
SpringServe
StackAdapt (best for keyword targeting)
Xandr (best for scale and margins)

Affiliate Programs

Share-A-Sale

Analytics

AgencyAnalytics (best for consultants and agencies; use coupon AA_PARTNER_127983 for 50% off)
Google Analytics

Business Checks

Checks Unlimited (because sometimes you need an actual bank check; 1st-time customers get 2 boxes for $4.95 through this link)

Call Tracking

CallRail

Call Centers / Answering Services

FreshCaller (best for customer service)
FreshDesk (best for support / helpdesks)

Chat Bots

FreshChat (best when used with their many other growth tools)
Many Chat
POWR (also best when used with their many other growth tools)

Data Standards

Claravine

Domains

Go Daddy

Email Marketing

Aweber

Funnels & Growth Tools

FreshMarketer
Hello Bar
Instapage
POWR
Proof (best for providing proof you’re legitimacy)
SimpleTexting (best for business SMS / texting)

Hosting

BlueHost (best for reselling)
Dreamhost (best for sites needing lots of emails)
Go Daddy
HostGator (best for .NET ASPX websites and non-profits; extremely affordable)

Image Revision & Compression

Compressor.io
LunaPic (what I use for my black and whites)

Invoicing & Time Tracking / Payroll

Bambee (best for agencies)
RoninApp (best for consultants)
Time Doctor (best for remote teams)

IT Management

FreshService

Office Supplies & Gifts

Amazon
Brandless
HalloweenCostumes.com (think guerilla marketing)

Outsourcing

Bambee (best for smaller businesses; extremely affordable HR management)
Fiverr (best for light design and light marketing)
FreshService (best for IT and service desk building / implementation)
Upwork (best for light coding and marketing)

Password Protection & Reminders

Dashlane

Payment / Merchant Processing

2 Checkout
PayPal
Stripe

Printing

Print Elf

Quizzes & Calculators (interactive)

Outgrow

Sales Outreach Tools & Leads Automation

FreshSales
Instapage
Outgrow
Proof
REPLY

Screenshots / Screengrabs

Awesome Screenshot

SEO

Keyword Finder (best for quick research)
RankPay (best for pay-for-performance SEO)

Shopify Growth Tools

Octane AI

Social Media Followers / Likes / Views

Trusy

Social Media Posting Tools

Buffer
RecurPost (best for recycling posts)
POWR (best for displaying posts on your website)
SmarterQueue

Travel

AirBnb (best when you’re combining work with pleasure)
Cheapest Airport Parking
Cheap O Air
Hotel Planner (best for larger groups)

WordPress Themes / Templates

Authority Pro by StudioPress
ChillBud (best for CBD and medical marijuana)
Elegant Themes
Elipsa
Engine Themes
Envato
Exponent
Instapage (best for landing / sales pages)
Journo
MyCareer
Pixelgrade
Theme Isle
Theme Junkie
Shopify (best for eCommerce stores)
Soda by Envato
Typology by Envato
Uncode
Volusion (best for eCommerce stores)