My top picks

I used to have a blog on this site with tips, tools and tutorials about blogging. Now I’ll just cut to the chase and tell you my top picks after 17 years of keeping track.

These are not random. I have personally paid for (unless free or noted) and use (now or when it applied) everything. Many of the links are my affiliate links through which I’m compensated. Disclaimer.

Starting a blog or website

Courses, memberships & learning

WordPress

Where I get…

Productivity & workflow

  • Organizing content & affiliate links – Airtable
  • Editing video & recording screencasts – ScreenFlow (Mac only)
  • Create graphics – Canva
  • Following blogs, podcasts & YouTube channels – Feedly
  • Saving notes and snippets – Evernote
  • Writing outlines or lists – WorkFlowy
  • Writing long form – Ulysses (Mac only)
  • Text expander – TypeIt4Me
  • Tech gear – My list

Making money

  • Digital products (one-page, skip the funnels!) – SamCart
  • Digital products (if you have multiple) – Podia (I’ve only used the free trial)
  • Digital products from own site (cheap & very basic) – SendOwl
  • Physical products – Shopify

Finances

Social Media