Favorite Tools

FAVORITE TOOLS OF THE TRADE I USE TO RUN MY ONLINE BUSINESS AS WELL AS THE ONES MY HEALTH & WELLNESS CLIENTS USE TO RUN THEIR COACHING BUSINESS.

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Using the right tools can save you dozens of hours every week and a whole lot of stress. From automation to creating graphics, some tools are more complicated or pricey than others. I love using new tools and I will not hesitate to jump ship if I find a new tool that is more user-friendly than the ones I currently use. The trick is knowing the right ones to use because there is nothing worse than investing in a service and never use it.

Here is the list of my favorite tools:

Website Hosting

Siteground Favorite Tools

Siteground

If you do not have a hosting provider, I recommend creating your website with wordpress.org and hosting it with Siteground. It’s an effective and affordable way to make sure your site is always up and running, have multiple emails and great 24/7 support. My favorite tool for Website Hosting.

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WPEngine

If you do not have a hosting provider, I recommend creating your website with wordpress.org and hosting it with Siteground. It’s an effective and affordable way to make sure your site is always up and running, have multiple emails and great 24/7 support.

WEBSITE

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WordPress.org

Although some love to use wordpress.com for their website and blog needs, unless you have a business account, you will be limited. I prefer the self-hosted wordpress.org for my website and blog. You will need a hosting service for WordPress.org. Most hosting services will have an automatic installation option. My favorite tool for website and blog.

Page Builder

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Elementor Pro

The really cool thing about Elementor is that you do not need to know how to code! This is perfect for the designer or the non-designer. It is easy to learn, user-friendly and makes beautiful pages in no time. I use it on all my sites and my client’s sites. Although Elementor Pro is not required, it offers many very useful tools. My favorite tool for page builder.

COURSE DELIVERY

Memberpress

Memberpress

This is an excellent course delivery plugin that is easy to use and it will allow you manage your members by granting and revoking their access to posts, pages, videos, and  digital files based on what memberships they belong to.

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AccessAlly

This is a very robust WordPress plugin that will give you the complete freedom to create a custom customer journey and course delivery. This plugin requires a bit of coding knowledge. Not of the newbie.

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Teachable

Teachable is a very user-friendly online service to deliver your courses and programs. It also offers a checkout system so you don’t even need to have a cart system on your site! Easy to setup and easy to upload your content for delivery.

GRAPHICS CREATION

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Canva Pro

This is a tool that I use everyday. It is a fantastic tool to create amazing graphics, no design skills needed! I would strongly recommend the Pro version as it unlocks a myriad of time-saving options. My favorite tool for graphics creation.

All In one platforms

All in one platforms typically offer the capability to have website, blog, program delivery, funnel building and email marketing as well as checkout system all under one roof. 

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Kartra

Kartra is relatively new on the market. It has a website builder, blog, checkout system, funnel builder, course and membership delivery as well as a robust email marketing system and automation. This is my favorite tool I use for my business.

Kajabi

Kajabi

Kajabi is another very strong all in one platform where you can build your site, blog and deliver your courses. It is user-friendly and you do not need to know to code to be able to upload and deliver your programs to your audience. You can also build funnels, attend to your list with email marketing and the checkout process is done directly on the platform.

Email Markerting

Convertkit

CONVERTKIT

Convertkit is an amazing Email Marketing service that has customizable opt-in forms, landing pages, complex funnel builder and tagging system. It is easy to use and easy to integrate with Worpdress.

Mailerlite

MAILERLITE

Mailerlite is also a very user-friendly service where you can create forms, landing pages and schedule your emails easily. It also integrates easily with WordPress.

Scheduling

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Calendly

This is a super-easy scheduling service with free and paid options to choose from. Easy to integrate with your WordPress website. You can setup availability and link zoom meetings.

Acuity Scheduling

Acuity Scheduling

Acuity Scheduling is perfect for your Health Coaching needs. You have all sorts of pre-scheduling forms, checkout for paid coaching and automation. It is easy to setup and integrate to your WordPress website.

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Practice Better

Practice Better is the most used platform for Health & Wellness Professionals for managing professional recommendations, bookings & payments, and tracking your clients’ progress.

Productivity

Asana

Asana

I have no idea how I did manage my business before Asana. This is the most user-friendly project management service I’ve used for my business and for my clients’ businesses. Getting things done is much easier with Asana. This is my favorite tool for productivity.

Google Drive

Google Drive

From Google Sheets to track pages, sales, growth and creating funnels to Google Documents for everything else, Google Drive has it all. This is also my favorite tool for productivity.

Video Recording

Loom

LOOM

I absolutely love loom! You can record your screen, yourself, download your videos or host them on Loom.com. It is extremely user-friendly and I use it for my courses and programs as well as customer support. This is my favorite tool for video recording.

Virtual Meeting

Zoom

ZOOM

Zoom does meetings and chats, virtual learning as well as virtual meetings. Coaching your clients via zoom is a breeze. From live virtual workshops to in-depth training, Zoom does the job. One of my favorite Virtual Meeting tools.

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SKYPE

Skype has been around for a while and very useful for meeting clients, chat with collaborators or share files. Quick and easy, you can use it from your desktop or your phone. It is simple to use.

About Sonja Bannon Daring Design Co

Hello there! I'm Sonja

Founder of Daring Design Co, I create Done For You WordPress Themes, Templates and Systems for Health & Wellness Coaches. I use simple tech so you can scale with ease. Dare to launch your dream business!

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