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Welcome to The Resource Page 👋🏼

This is probably the most useful page on my entire site! The reason I say that is because it has everything you need to get started. There’s a bunch of super awesome tools that will save you loads of time.

Let’s get started, shall we?

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The Basics

Have You Gotten The “Secret Sauce” Yet?

Start by downloading this quickstart guide to relationship marketing if you haven’t already (it’s totally free)! It gives an overview of how it works and the philosophy along with steps to actually get started.

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Consistently Stay In Front of Your Customers

So you’re there when they want to buy from you

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Make Sure You Get the Sale Without Being Salesy

(if you do this right your customers will beg to buy more from you without you ever asking)

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Creating content is truly the hardest part of relationship marketing. Well, I already wrote a bunch of content for you! And it’s Free!

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My Recommendations

In the spirit of complete transparency, some of the links below are affilate links. That means if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I recommend these tools because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

Email Service Providers

Deliver Articles to Your Customers 

MailChimp is a great option because they are Free up to 2,000 subscribers. So if you’re looking to just get your feet wet, MailChimp is probably your best bet.

The only thing about MailChimp is that I find it a bit cumbersome and confusing.

ActiveCampaign is my go to email service provider. I’ve used a lot of other ones and they provide the best mix of features with ease-of-use. Their platform can do anything you’d ever want it to do but at the same time it’s intuitive and the user interface is awesome!

ConvertKit is extremely user friendly and has loads of features. You’ll be able to continue to use ConvertKit even if your email list gets very large. It has the capacity to handle large complex tasks while still being easy to use.

Click here for my full review, explanation, and suggestion of email service providers.

Automate it

Social Media Schedulers 

I don’t personally use HootSuite but I’ve heard good things. It allows you to automate and schedule your social media posts.

I personally use Meet Edgar for all of my social media posting. The reason I choose Edgar is because it allows you to recycle content easily. The vast majority of your followers are going to miss your posts so Edgar makes it easier to share them again. Highly recommended! Works for Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter.

Buffer is another social media scheduler. I also haven’t used this one but reviews are positive and it seems like a good option.

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Content Writing Tools

Headline Analyzer

Enter your headline to get an analysis on how good it is. 

Hemingway Editor

This free tool is great to help with the readability of your content. Just copy & paste your article and it will give you a readability grade along with some suggestions of how to improve it.

Grammarly

Grammerly specifically helps with the grammer of your writing. So it looks for errors like typos, clarity, meaning, etc. 

Call-to-Action Tools

Typeform

I’ve fallen in love with Typeform! They make it easy to build absolutely stunning online forms. These aren’t your average, boring forms. These are beautiful! I use them for all of my calls-to-action that need a form like a “Refer a Friend” button.

Social Media Tools

TweetDeck

I use TweetDeck pretty regularly. It makes it easy to stay on top of mentions, comments, etc. in your Twitter feed. 

Google Alerts

Get an email alerting you every time someone on the internet talks about you, your business, or uses keywords you want to track. 

Mention

This tool allows you to track mentions of you, your business, or key phrases across multiple platforms (Instagram, Twitter, blogs, etc.). That way you can jump in real time and have conversations to build relationships with your audience. It’s a pretty essential and useful tool for most companies.

Moz

Moz is similar to Mention in that it allows you to track whenever someone is talking about you or your business. That way you can jump in on the conversation to develop relationships with your audience. 

Images & Media Tools

Deposit Photos

Purchase beautiful royalty-free images to use on your website or social media.

Canva – Design Maker

This is what I use for the majority of the graphics on my website and social media. It’s a good mix of simplicity and functionality.

Meme Generator

Everything you need to make that perfect meme. Use one of their images or upload your own. Great for social media posts! This is a meme if you don’t know…

Pablo Social Media Image Creator

Super simple and elegant way to make beautiful photos for your social media posts.

Giphy – Search Millions of .gifs

.gifs are great for social media to attract attention and add some fun to it. I even use them in my blog posts to break up the endless text. Giphy will have the perfect .gif you’re looking for. Plus you can even make your own!

And by the way a .gif is a moving image like the one below…

Turn Any Youtube Video into a .gif

This is such a handy tip! just add gif to the front of the url of the YouTube video you want to convert into a gif. For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNfIQVplY9U becomes https://www.gifyoutube.com/watch?v=CNfIQVplY9U

Reaction .gifs

This is a great website for finding just the right .gif based on the emotion or reaction you want it to convey

Infogram – Make Infographics and Charts

Super easy way to create infographics (great for Pinterest) or even charts, and maps!

Word Swag App

Make text, words, and quotes into beautiful images to share on social media.

Recommended reading

Books to Check Out

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuck is a great book about providing value (the jab) before you try to sell (the right hook).

 

Top of Mind by John Hall is a great overview look at how important it is to stay top of mind along with how to do that.

Likeable Social Media by Dave Kerpen the perfect overview look at social media and how to execute on it properly.

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