I run a 100% remote company, and I don't love paying monthly fees. I've tried a lot of different tools, but there are some we come back to, time and time again.
Below are the tools we use (or have used in the past) to run our business.
We created a series of plug-and-play templates to make selling digital goods easier. Little did we know how many people would find the templates in this promotion toolkit supremely useful.
Email marketing is the one recurring fee we pay without question. How else are we going to communicate with our customers?
Here are two we've used and highly recommend:
ConvertKit: Email Marketing for Creators Price: from $29/mo ConvertKit is great for bloggers and online entrepreneurs. It's easy to send emails, the support is AMAZING, and they're constantly adding new pieces.
ActiveCampaign: Easy-to-Use Marketing Automation Price: from $11/mo We've just gotten started with ActiveCampaign, and we're impressed. This is a heavy hitter, and their automations look really straightforward and easy to use.
You need a website, but you don't need to let your lack of website slow you down. Buy a domain. Get hosting. Then buy a premium theme to make it pretty.
Once you start paying for email subscribers, you're going to want to start actually getting more email subscribers. Here are some of our favorites: