I get a lot of emails and comments from other bloggers wondering what softwares and online programs I use to maintain To Love, Honor and Vacuum.
I love giving any tips that I can to help you create a successful ministry, and these tools have seriously helped me and my team manage to keep TLHV up and running.
Note: these links are affiliate links, which means that if you sign up I get either a small commission or a discount for the service. So if any of these tools pique your interest, I’d love it if you signed up using my code! It’s a great way to support this blog while also helping your own. 🙂
So here are the tools:
CoSchedule is how I schedule everything. Pretty much everything. Facebook, Twitter, blog posts–it’s great. It’s a drag-and-drop calendar that lets you see all of your social media messages and blog posts. You also have the option of adding team members, if you work as a blogging community or have a virtual assistant, so you are all on the same page.
For newsletters, e-courses, and email blasts I use MailChimp. They allow you to categorize your subscribers so you can send targeted emails so you don’t have to spam all your subscribers with content only 10% will find useful. They also just added a feature that integrates with Facebook Ads which I have found amazing.
I love how customizable OptinMonster forms are! This one was a gamechanger, since it lets you create optin-forms that include freebies, automatically add people onto your list and organizes them based on which freebies they’ve received. It’s a really handy tool.
This is how I schedule Pinterest. It gives you tons of insight into your Pinterest stats so you can see which boards do well, which kinds of pins do well, what times of day are best, and what kinds of things you should stop doing. It’s got a drag-and-drop calendar, as well, so you can shuffle pins around easily to make sure you’re not spamming a group board by accident. Check out TailWind!
I like to have all of my important documents and files backed up online, so I use Dropbox. Plus, my daughter is working for me right now and it makes it much easier to have one central location for all the files that we can both edit and not end up with 10 copies of each document. You can get Dropbox for free and then upgrade to paid if you need more space so I highly recommend checking it out.
If you’re looking to start creating courses, I highly recommend thinkific. It’s what I’ve been using for all of mine in the last year, and it’s a gamechanger. Plus, if you sign up for a paid account using this link, you’ll get $50 credited towards your account.
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