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Thinkific KARRIE MARIE CONSULTING

Resources & Tools

To Grow Your Business

What types of programs do I use?

Click on the links below to find my favorite online courses & networks, resources, and tools.
Many I use every single day to both run my own business and use for client projects. I highly
recommend them to keep you organized and your business running smoothly.

 

*There are affiliate links contained on this page, meaning that if you make a purchase
through my link, I may be compensated.

Pinterest Resources

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Pinning Foundations will help you get started with Pinterest for your business. For people who want to learn Pinterest/ DIYers or purchase it and hand it off to your VA to get started with your Pinterest marketing. You will learn how to set up your account properly from the beginning, Pinterest SEO aka Keywords to attract the right traffic to your website, and how to make pins that will attract attention and get click-throughs to your website.

Tailwind is THE ONLY scheduler I recommend and use for Pinterest. I can schedule my pins in only 1 hour a week which saves me tons of time but still driving traffic to my site and adding subscribers to my email list. I wrote an indepth blog post about why I choose Tailwind and why you should too! You can read it HERE. If you want to try before you buy, you can sign up here for a FREE TRIAL.

Tasty Pins allows you to optimize your blog's images for Pinterest & SEO. Your image’s alt text should be used to describe what the image is, not to add a description for Pinterest. Tasty Pins allows you to do both! You can also hide images from your page and disable certain images from being pinned.

Business Growth

This is my favorite monthly membership whether you are just starting out or already in business. I thought I was organized and had my business running like a well-oiled machine but Rhonda helps you in ALL aspects of your business. Most importantly, she helps you with her framework Roadmap to Revenue which helps you plan and reach your business goals FAST and PROFITABLY! Depending on where you are in your business (Rhonda has a business assessment to help you figure that out), she gives you a road map to help streamline, systematize, and automate your business, not to mention a whole library of up to date tech tutorials. The community is a wonderful group of women cheering me on to succeed and we support one another. There truly is no membership like it. This membership was a game-changer for me! I even created a video with my Top 10 Reasons for Joining Systems By Design HERE. Come join me! Doors only open 4 times a year.  Get in as fast as you can!!

The BEST all-around digital marketing course EVER. If you want to learn how to build and run an online business, this is the ONLY course you need. It includes so much training and strategy, it’s a gold mine!  The program is only open a couple of times a year, but if you want to join THE SINGLE BEST NETWORK and get access to Julie Stoian's Coaching calls where she will answer your questions personally and get access to some of her amazing programs for FREE, SIGN UP TO WATCH HER WEBINAR NOW!

Business Tools

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I love that Clickfunnels helps you streamline your sales funnel all in one place. You can create an easy one-page website, sell digital products, and courses all in one place.

If you want to give it a try, you can get a 14-day FREE TRIAL by clicking HERE.

You can also read about the One Funnel Away Challenge which is the world's best training to get you started on sales funnels and helped me get my first funnel built.

I love that with Podia, you can sell digital products and courses, as well as memberships all in one place along with an integrated email marketing platform. It's pretty and so easy to use! LOVE IT!

I have used Acuity almost from day one of starting my business and love the ease of use. I love that you can set up different types of calls with intake forms and it integrates with your email too! It is so easy to use and get started fast.  Don't go back and forth with clients or potential clients trying to find a time to talk, send them your calendar link when you are available.

I love Dubsado for my business to automate sending out client proposals and contracts, invoicing, and project management. There is also a unique client portal which is where the client can access all their information at any time. It definitely creates a WOW factor for your customers and saves YOU TIME and helps you GET PAID FASTER and on AUTOPILOT with auto invoicing!!

I use this every day for graphics creation. I love their templates and the upgraded version for $12.95 is the best money I spend on my business. I keep the client’s branding colors at my fingertips and the resizing tool makes it invaluable for creating graphics across all the different platforms that use different graphics sizes. Not to mention, I create all my Pinterest pins in minutes with templates created within Canva Pro.

Interact has made creating quizzes for opt-ins so fun and easy. I wrote a blog post on how I use it for my business HERE.

Social Media Marketing & Scheduling Tools

Tailwind is THE ONLY scheduler I recommend and use for Pinterest. I wrote a blog post about why I choose Tailwind and why you should too! You can read it HERE. If you want to try before you buy, you can sign up here for a FREE TRIAL.

VIDEO is where it's at!! We have all been told that but it's very hard to stay consistent creating content, and then being on all the social media channels. One Stream allows you to schedule your videos to your Facebook groups, pages, or personal profiles so you can appear as if you are live, but in fact. you batch created your content ahead of time and scheduled it to all the platforms.  A total lifesaver and game changer for my business. You can check it out HERE.

An excellent low-cost alternative to MeetEdgar which recycles your content on multiple platforms. It is very easy to use and they do have a FREE plan so you can try it before you upgrade.

An excellent FREE or low-cost tool to help you schedule your Instagram. Upload your images, plan your grid, add your introduction and hashtags and you are ready to go. I love that it is visual and so easy to use. I recommend it to all my clients and use it myself.

Website Design, Hosting, & Email Marketing Tools

My favorite hosting service for hosting my WordPress website. I have never had any problems and their customer service is excellent.

Tell Amanda I sent you!! She is absolutely a dream to work with. She kept me on track so I knew exactly what I needed to provide her to keep the project on track. Website creation can be overwhelming with all the options and she was able to guide me the whole way and I am thrilled with the end result. I get compliments on how beautiful it is all the time. Contact Amanda if you need help with your website.

Another designer I have worked with is Christi Cooper of CooperandHeart.com. She creates beautiful websites as well as sales pages. She is fun to work with and very responsive. You can check out her work and contact her at christi@cooperandheart.com to set up a time to discuss your project. Please tell her I sent you or I can introduce the two of you!

Another easy to use email provider that I can't recommend enough. Automations are easy to build and their customer service is excellent! SIGN UP for a FREE trial.

Mailerlite uses drag and drop to easily create
landing pages, forms, and stylish email newsletters. They have a free account and it’s $10 for the next upgrade. They have a lot of features that other email providers charge a lot more for.

My Biz Bookshelf

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I have always loved reading from a young age. Now with smartphones and kids (!), I listen to books using Audible while I am in the car or on the treadmill. I love to read personal development and business books, so I am sharing some of my absolute life-changing favorites.

I found this one last May and loved it! Brendon has compiled over 20 years of research from the top
performers and shares concrete tips from what they do so we can adapt them to our life.

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I have been a follower of James Clear for a long time. I am so glad he finally wrote a book! This is all about habits, how to build sustainable habits. Some are so easy and he shares what he learned from his personal experience. If you are great at starting things, but not so good with long term sustainability, you need to learn how to build habits. A little less researching and science than Brendon’s book, but both together are excellent.

Being in the mom community, I started to see trends of how to make yourself wake up early. I was not really having it after having 3 kids and being sleep deprived for so long! But when I became an entrepreneur and interested in my personal development, I realized the only time I was getting to myself was up early before the household. So this was the book that changed it all for me.

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This book radically changed my thinking on year-long goals. It was like it was talking to me. I love the way to set goals and be accountable for the goals you set. He talks about a scorecard that is your method of grading yourself based on the goals you have set. It works even better with an accountability group, but just the format of creating goals is key!

Money Mindset Book #1. The audible is even better. I love Jen’s dry sense of humor which shines in the author reading of the book. Not a listen out loud though when kids are around, just as a warning! She dispels so many money myths with real-life examples. I found myself nodding along, yes, that’s me. She has exercises and mantras to help you get over money mindset issues which I love and helped me with some of my beliefs about money. This is a must read!

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