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.
Interact • Interact is an elegantly simple way to turn strangers into friends, to play together and build the foundations of a relationship. Friendship fosters the best clients and/or referrals.
Transferwise • Free debit Mastercard. No more hidden exchange fees! Top up Transferwise account in 4 ways: direct debit (2min), credit card or bank transfer. Exchange between currencies instantaneously at the best foreign exchange rate. 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.
Alternative: Revolut. Pay 10€ for the debit Mastercard. Top up via credit card (instant) or bank transfer (no option for direct debit via online banking). Has function to email money like paypal.me but at a better foreign exchange rate.
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