Listed below are the resources I recommend the most. After all, when you need help quick, who has time to sort through 42 blog posts or 200 pages in a book looking for an answer?

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NOTE: I only recommend resources I personally use, but for a few of these tools, I’m also an affiliate who gets a small referral reward at no extra cost to you. Those particular links are marked below.

Build a Book:

Build a Platform:

  • For website hosting with SSL and great customer service: SiteGround (affiliate link)
  • For affordable email lists with automation sequences included: Mailerlite (affiliate link)
  • For help setting up and using that Mailerlite email program: FREE course with Dave Chesson
  • For even more help knowing what to do with your newsletter: Newsletter Ninja book
  • For delivering your email “freebie” and building a list through group promos: BookFunnel
  • For a marketing calendar and social media scheduling: CoSchedule
  • For easy memes and banners with book covers on them (plus book cover design): Book Brush
  • For free and easy graphic design: Canva

Build a Business:

  • For backing up your files in the cloud and accessing anywhere: Dropbox (affiliate link)

Build a Career:

  • For organizing your projects and tracking what’s left to do: Trello
  • For formatting your ebook and paperback in one program: Atticus
  • For FREE formatting of your ebook, publishing wide, and access to Universal Buy Links: Draft2Digital (affiliate link)
  • For printable swag like postcards, business cards, and bookmarks: VistaPrint
  • For hosting giveaways for book launches or blog tours: Rafflecopter
  • For setting up effective Amazon ads: FREE Course with Dave Chesson
  • For researching Amazon search terms/categories and Amazon ad keywords: Publisher Rocket
  • For quickly spreading the word about your free book (on sale or permafree): Book Marketing Tools (affiliate link)
  • For more help self-publishing and launching your book: FREE Course with David Gaughran