I am thrilled to give shoutouts to some of my favorite people, brands, and organizations who make it possible for me to do what I do best even better and make my life a bit easier and more fun.
I took my first website live on WordPress back in 2015! If it was not for WordPress, I could probably never make a website on my own. Thank you, team WordPress.
My favorite SEO and content marketing tool. Ahrefs SEO blogs + newsletters too have been regular to help me keep learning new things in SEO and stay up-to-date.
I am very bad at Grammar. Grammarly helps me keep that a secret! Grammarly is like my Assitant Editor, who never fails to make my writing go from good to great.
Cloudflare has made managing records for 150+ domains a breeze. Whenever I work on a new domain, the first thing I do is add it to my Cloudflare and manage it all in one panel. Yay!
Awesome Screenshot and Screen Recorder
Best Chrome Extension for capturing and recording screens. Makes taking screenshots of full pages so easy and also allows to annotate the screenshots.
When I have too many tabs open, I just hit the OneTab extension in Chrome to convert all of them into a list, and then I restore only the ones that I really need. Saving a bunch of juggle time as well as my Mac’s memory!
I remember just one password: My LastPass. Whenever I create a new account, LastPass remembers the password for me. LastPass truly made me say goodbye to the hassle of passwords!
If you are someone like me who deals with lots of data, tables, collab with hundreds of folks, and need to be on the top of all this, Airtable will be your next best friend!
If a task needs collaboration with multiple people and lots of to-and-fros, it deserves a Trello card! Besides, you can use Trello to manage literally anything.
To stay connected with my team, primarily I use Twist. I ditched pop-chat apps like Google Chat and Slack because I don’t want to see who is online and don’t want read receipts either!
If you find yourself repeating same things again and again to your teammates, do yourself a favor: Sign up for Klutch and let yourself and all your mates document all knowledge and processes in Klutch, once and for all.
When I am on the hunt for a new MacBook app to get some work done, Setapp gives me the best recommendation. It’s like a curated AppStore for Mac and iPhone where all apps are handpicked by the Setapp team and organized task-wise.
When someone outside my team asks me for a time slot for a meeting, I just send them my Cal link where they can see available slots and book meet with me. Cal for me automates the task of sharing time slots and sending meet invites across.
I don’t know a thing in Photoshop, yet I am able to make decent creatives for my marketing, all thanks to Canva. If you are not a designer but want to design, Canva will feel like magic to you!
When I started sending newsletters, I didn’t have hundreds of dollars to spend every month on popular email marketing platforms; that’s when I found Sendy. With Sendy, I can send 10K emails for just USD 1. In case you are wondering, I double-checked; the figures mentioned here are right!
I know code good enough to develop a page saying Hello World! Not good enough to design and develop a beautiful newsletter and marketing emails. And thankfully, I don’t have to since Stripo Email helps me design and auto-code all my marketing emails.
I called my bank, asking them how can I receive payment from my client in the United States. I was unable to follow the process they suggested to me. So I did a bit of R&D; found Stripe. And now, I can accept payments from around the world, not just in India or the United States.
After bashing my head in the not-so-good clouds of multiple website-hosting providers, Cloudways finally saved me. Not a single issue with my website hosting and uptime since September 2018, when I switched to Cloudways.
Gmass converts Google Sheets into CRM and my Gmail account into email marketing software! Works best for the cold emails that I send in a very warm way!
Whenever I need a one-page website for a new project or campaign, I just go to Carrd. If you have your content and creatives ready, you can create your website on Carrd in about 10 minutes. Not kidding.
The best place on the internet to buy, sell, and backorder domains. Coming from me after dealing with 350+ domains and counting.