The Tool Tour

We are often asked about the products and services we use and recommend, so we created this page with all the information in one place. 

Some of these links are affiliate links, which means we may get a commission if you purchase. However, none of the fees of these resources have been increased to compensate us.

 

CD/DVD Creation:

Disk.com: State-of-the-art manufacturing facilities providing full service media replication/duplication, printing, packaging, warehousing and media distribution. Customers range from individual customers to Fortune 500 corporations.

Kunaki: CD / DVD Manufacturing | Publishing | Distributing | Fulfilling | Shipping. No minimums or setup fees. 24/7. Retail quality. Full-color, glossy, fully assembled, cellophane-wrapped, high-quality, retail-ready products with free UPC bar codes. Drop-ship to any address. Just-in-time production. Automatic fulfillment. Accepts credit-card orders on your behalf to instantly manufacture and ship your products to your customers.

 

Freelancers For Hire:

Elance: A global, online, staffing platform where companies, organizations and individuals can hire independent freelance professionals and use online collaboration tools to manage teams and projects.

Fiverr: A global online marketplace offering tasks and services, referred to as ‘gigs’ and micro-jobs beginning at a cost of $5 U.S. per job performed. Currently, Fiverr lists over 1 million services on the site that range between $5 and $500.

99Designs: Need a logo, book cover or graphics created for a project?  99Designs connects you with designers from all around the world.  Submit your idea and designers will bid for the right to do your project. 

 

Conference Calls:

Free Conferencing: Provides phone and web based conferencing services with advanced tools including screen sharing and other collaboration tools. StartMeeting is a new audio and web conferencing service that incorporates state of-the-art features including screen sharing of files, spreadsheets, presentations, and other content. Includes cloud-based meeting recording and playback; and a customizable online Meeting Wall.

Free Conference Call: Frees you from the hassles and expense of traditional call conferencing with simple, convenient, and reliable service at little or no cost.

 

Screencasting:

ScreenFlow: Screencasting and video editing software for the Mac OS X operating system. It can capture the audio and video from the computer, edit the captured video, add highlights or annotation and output a QuickTime video file.

Camtasia: More than a simple screen recorder, Camtasia helps you create professional videos easily. Use Camtasia to record on-screen activity, customize and edit content, add interactive elements, and share your videos with anyone, on nearly any device. For PC or Mac.

 

Plugins:

Wishpond: A social contests plugin makes it easy to build and track contests on WordPress Sites, Facebook, Twitter and mobile.

Votigo: Allows brands, agencies, and enterprises to acquire, engage, and manage their customers through our full social marketing suite that includes promotions, publisher, community management, applications, social CRM, and analytics.

PopUp Domination: The world’s leading lightbox software helps you turn your website visitors into email subscribers.

 

Webinar:

Easy Webinar Plugin: Turn your webinar into a webcast so you no longer need to be present. This shifts your webinar from active income to passive income. Create a webinar one time and have it play repeatedly based on the times you choose. Schedule your webinars to play in your timezone or your attendee’s local timezone BUT still have the look and feel of a live webinar. Utilizes a software plugin with a one-time fee.

GoToWebinar: Conduct do-it-yourself webinars with up to 1,000 people – all for one flat rate. Reduce travel while reaching larger audiences around the world.

 

Marketing Automation:

Infusionsoft: All-in-one sales and marketing automation software for small businesses that combines CRM, email marketing and e-commerce. Makes it easy for small businesses to get organized, attract more customers, grow sales and save massive amounts of time. 

OfficeAutopilot: All-in-one business and marketing platform designed for information marketers, experts, and coaches. By integrating your contact management, payment processing, automated marketing, task management, affiliate management (and much more) OfficeAutopilot makes an otherwise tangled mess of technology into a simple and powerful platform that’s built for your growth.

Instant Customer: A revolutionary new way to communicate and follow up with your business connections, leads, customers, family and friends. Create marketing campaigns that utilize all the traditional channels of lead generation such as phone, email and web forms and adds in the game changing new methods of mobile text marketing, business card scanning, direct-to-voicemail, autoresponders, teleseminars, and webinars.

LeadPages: Publish landing pages and optin boxes on your site within minutes.  LeadPages is the industry leader in creating scientifically proven ways to grow your email list.  This is a must have for your organization.

 

Project Mangagement:

Basecamp: Keep track of every file, discussion, and event from beginning to end – all in one place. Web-based project management and collaboration tool. To-dos, files, messages, schedules, and milestones. 

Mindjet: Mindjet popularized Mindmapping, a virtual whiteboard. Track the status of tasks, post updates, and share and read comments in threaded conversations. Send out more detailed updates with easy-to-assemble progress reports. All of your tasks are prioritized and organized, & you’re automatically notified of deadlines. Experience true collaboration with fewer meetings, calls and emails & complete your projects faster.

 

Physical Payments:

Square: Accept credit card payments anywhere with your iPhone, Android or iPad. Download the free Square app to get started.

Paypal Here: Accept credit cards, checks and PayPal wherever your customers are on your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices. 

 

Payment Gateway:

Vanco: Specializes in electronic payment solutions. They provide secure and reliable processing for both recurring and one-time transactions.

Authorize.net: a payment gateway service provider allowing you to accept credit card and electronic check payments through their Web site and over an IP connection.

 

Online Shopping Cart:

1ShoppingCart: Build a powerful, secure ecommerce storefront with their Online Store Software. Sell, promote, and grow with the Online Store Builder.

PayPal: A global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money
orders.  

 

Email Services / Autoresponders:

Mailchimp: Online email marketing solution to manage contacts, send emails and track results. Offers plug-ins for other programs. It has 2.5 million users that collectively send over 4 billion emails a month through the service.

AWeber: Email marketing software that’s easy to use & only $1 to try. Send email newsletters & autoresponders. Top notch email deliverability.

Constant Contact: Through its unique combination of online marketing tools and free personalized coaching, Constant Contact helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect and engage with their next great customer, client, or member. 

 

Website Themes:

Thesis: Deploy (and tweak) your WordPress designs.

Optimize Press: Create marketing pages and membership sites in WordPress

 

Membership Management Solutions:

Wishlist Member: A powerful, yet easy to use membership solution that can turn any WordPress blog into a full-blown membership site. Just unzip and upload the plugin, and within minutes you’ll have your own membership site up and running, complete with protected, members-only content, integrated payments, and member management.

Digital Access Pass: Create a fully automated, “buyers only” site with one-time payments, recurring subscriptions, or no payments at all (free members). Built-in content responder (to drip content), email autoresponder and broadcast system, shopping cart with coupons, dime-sales, 1-click upsells, and an affiliate program that instantly turns your members into a salesforce.

Kajabi: Quickly and painlessly post content online and charge for access to it. Easy-to-use platform that lets you quickly create beautiful membership sites, right in your web browser. Nothing to download or install. No hosting necessary.

 

Domain Registration and Hosting:

GoDaddy: Offers everything you need to create a presence on the Web, from domain names and website builders to complete eCommerce solutions.

BlueHost: Known as one of the largest web hosting companies, they also provide domain registration as well as many other products. 

 

Video Production and Marketing:

EasyVideoSuite: Build your lists fast. Attract an audience and increase your income from video.

LeadPlayer: Video player for online businesses and digital marketers. 

 

 

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  • Martyn J Wood

    Kary as always you guys over deliver; these tools are a fantastic addition to any would be dj and certainly help to make the move from day job to dream job much quicker, smoother and efficient as we all seek to establish our won GPS.Tthanks for all you continue to pour into us.

  • Thanks @martynjwood:disqus. Our commitment is to serve DJs (Dream Jobbers) like you.

  • Art Stine

    Wow! There is so much stuff here, I need another cup of coffee so that i can get through it all! Thanks, @karyoberbrunner:disqus

  • Bamidele Adenipekun

    Mega thanks Kary for this treasure trove of information and resources.
    Big shout out to you and David.
    You guys rock!!!!