ONLINE BUSINESS integration
Simplero • Simple all-in-one solution: mailing list + shopping cart + e-course + membership site + CRM + landing pages + more! For $125/month! Read my review
Alternative: Aweber ($69) + 1shoppingcart ($59) + SendOwl for membership site ($24) + Aweber Pro for CRM tagging ($49) + LeadPages ($25) + Zapier (to integrate chunkily above 5 completely seperate platforms)... $240/month!!
Acuity Scheduling • No more time wasting back-and-forth e-mails. No more double-booking with auto-synch. No more missed appointments with auto timezone. Multiple types of bookings. $15/month
Alternative: Calendly (free). Pretty, but client-side user interface requires one too many back-and-forth clicks
Zoom • No more dropped calls, like Skype. Cleanest audio line I've experienced, in 60+ countries! I used it for coaching calls, webinars, screen-sharing, video conferencing, and even watching a movie with an overseas bestie. It also has international dial-in numbers, automatic recording, live chat and break out rooms.
Alternative: Skype (free). Popular, but call quality not as high, calls drop regularly and doesn't work in some of the 60+ countries I've been to.
Revolut • No more hidden exchange fees! I top up my Revolut account in 4 currencies, exchange them instantaneously at the best foreign exchange rate. And when I use my Revolut card, it knows to charge GBP when I'm in the UK, USD when I'm in the US, EUR when I'm in Europe, etc. I love my international life!
Wave Accounting • Automatic aggregation of bank statements. Simple tags for expense categories. Auto generated financial statements for year end taxes. Seperate login for accountant and/or bookkeeper.
Alternative: Freshbooks. Lacks financial statements for year end taxes.
Google Apps • Gmail customized to firstname.lastname@example.org, integrated with Gcal and Google Drive (gdocs, gxls) for file storage and transfer. Automatic back up of my entire computer on the cloud. Document syncing between laptop and mobile devices. $8/month
Alternative: Gmail email@example.com + Evernote for notes + Dropbox for file storage and transfer (free)
Angeline Ambatali • Hire my virtual assistant, she's super dependable, quick to learn any new e-system I teach her, and efficient with her work.
Alternative: Upwork. Hire freelancers with five star ratings + proven project history + portfolio only.
ICDSoft • Web hosting + used since 2003 + crashed only once during 14 years!! + super quick support ticket response time + my longest response time was 11 min (Business Plan $10/month)
Asana • Multiple projects (to-do list, shopping list, reading list, ideas list, in progress list). Tasks and subtasks within each project. Swipe right to check off tasks (shot of dopamine), swipe left to delete a non-essential task ( wisdom)
Alternative: Trello. Gadgety, but I prefer simplicity and minimalism.
Alternative: Hotels.com or Lastminute.com
TripAdvisor • Worldwide reviews of things to do, places to eat, experiences to have and hotels with great facilities to borrow for the day