When it comes to podcasting, I try to keep things as simple and as cost-effective as possible, as I like to keep my travel packing to a minimum. I've painstakingly done lots of research, weighed the pros and cons, and these are the tools that I have tried that work the best for me.
Because I want to travel light and be as agile as light, so I just use the Audio-Technica ATR2100. The microphone hooks directly up to your laptop/computer with a USB to mini wire, and you really don't need anything else.
Similar to the podcasting and vlogging gear, I try to keep my tools as simple as possible to keep costs low, have as much ease of set up as possible , and avoid integration problems down the road, while at the same time use the best options the web has to offer.
Since I use WordPress for the DotCom Ballers blog (which the tools below cannot do), I do my best to keep things as simple ass possible by using the Thrive Themes suite. The Thrive Themes tool especially worth noting is Thrive Architect which has the best front-end builder and makes editing your pages and posts extremely easy to edit and very customizable. Again, to keep the
ClickFunnels is the best tool to build fully-fledged marketing funnels. A few advantages of using this tool vs. others is the ability to easily add "One-Time-Offers" to your marketing funnel, "Order Form Bumps" for a quick up-sell when someone is ordering something, and "One-Click Up-sells," which can really make or break your up-selling process on the back-end of your funnel.
I use LeadPages to build Opt-In pages quickly for new offers. LeadPages is especially good if you're looking to test the validity of an offer quickly.
ActiveCampaign is not only the most cost-effective, but also the best autoresponder to date. Many autoresponder from the past you cannot script the customer journey all that well, but ActiveCampaign changes all that with lots of customization.
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