My top picks

I used to have a blog on this site with tips, tools and tutorials about blogging. After 10 years, lots of trial and error, an entirely different blogging landscape, and the knowledge you’re better served if I send you to experts for things I don’t expert in myself (most things), I’ve compiled this list of my top picks.

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

Those with an asterisk (*) have Black Friday 2020 deals.

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