Here’s our roundup of tried and true tools and resources we use to run our business and recommend for our clients to run theirs. We have experience with all of these products, so if you need help choosing what’s right for you, or getting it set up for your business, give us a holler




Canva / design DIY graphics

Pic Monkey / basic photo editing / read our tutorial

Adobe Creative Cloud / advanced design tools

Typeform / stylish forms

Photodune / inexpensive stock photos



AccessAlly / best membership platform

BackupBuddy / best backup plugin / watch our tutorial / URL shortener

Bluehost / shared web hosting

GoDaddy / domain registration

Google Analytics / website traffic stats

Hostgator / best shared web hosting / image placeholders

PopupAlly / polite popup plugin

ProgressAlly / website gamification plugin

Soliloquy / image slider plugin

WebinarAlly / easy webinar plugin / read our review

WP Engine / premium WordPress hosting

YoastSEO / best search engine plugin


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30 Day List Building Challenge / excellent free challenge

ActiveCampaign / mid-level email marketing

Heartquarters Insider / amazing support & education

Infusionsoft / high-level email marketing & ecommerce

Lynda / educational video subscription

Mailchimp / entry-level email marketing

Ontraport / high-level email marketing & ecommerce

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Video and Audio

Camtasia / screen capture and video editing

Canon 80D SLR / prosumer camera (video too)

Microsoft Webcam / great quality and price

Blue Yeti Microphone / podcasting microphone

Colormunki / monitor color calibration


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Business Management & Productivity

AppSumo / discount apps and tools

Box / cloud file storage

Dropbox / cloud file sharing

Emily Ley Paper / planners and gorgeous office supplies

Evernote / list, notes, and document organization

Feedly / blog reader

Fiverr / great for voiceovers

Freshbooks / simple invoicing and accounting / quick screen sharing

LastPass / password manager

Laura Casey Powersheets / goal-setting and planning worksheets

Mailbox Forwarding / snail mail management

Quickbooks Online / advanced accounting and invoicing

Vonage / phone line over your internet connection


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Audible / audio book membership

Strengths Finder / identify top 5 strengths

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Just for Fun

Blurb / book publishing

Ebates / earn $ shopping online

Minted / beautiful stationery & art

MomAgenda / planners for moms

Orbitz / travel deals

Pinhole Press / cute photo books for kids

Stitch Fix / personal stylist sends you fashion

TinyPrints / neat invitations & photo greetings


Please note: Ekcetera may receive compensation if you purchase some of the items or services on this page.  We only list products and services we trust and use. The compensation doesn’t influence our recommendations, but makes it possible for us to provide free and valuable content. Our goal is to share resources we love and use, hoping to make life easier for you too!