My Recommended Tools

Here you'll find the exact tools, software, programs, and systems that I use to run my online business on a daily basis.   I only recommend what I personally use and LOVE! 

Please note, some of these links are affiliate links, which means that if you decide to purchase one of these products through my links, I may receive a small commission. Thank you for your support! 


Marketing + Sales Funnels

ConvertKit - For building your email list.  

I made the switch to ConvertKit when I just had a few hundred subscribers, and now I'm well on my way towards 10,000 subscribers.  Highly recommended it whether you're just getting started, or you're more advanced and looking for powerful automation tools.  This blog post breaks down exactly why it's so powerful: 17 Email Marketing Lessons Learned from 1 Year with ConvertKit

ClickFunnels - for landing pages, sales pages, opt-ins, sales funnels, and more! 

ClickFunnels alows you to easily recreate a sales funnel, with an easy drag-n-drop interface.  So within ClickFunnels, I’m able to create the initial opt-in landing page, the thank you page, a tripwire sales page, the checkout cart, and then deliver the product. And really, that’s just a small part of what it can do! I honestly can't imagine running my business without this system.

Tailwind - for marketing on Pinterest

It's no secret that Pinterest is a large factor in my success as a blogger and entrepreneur.  And there is no way I could keep up a daily pinning routine without Tailwind. If Pinterest is going to be a part of your long term growth strategy (and it absolutely should be), Tailwind is the program you need! 

Demio - for hosting webinars

I've tried a bunch of different webinar platforms, and to say that none of them have impressed me is a big understatement ... most of them stink! That is until I found Demio.  It is easy to set up, super powerful in automations, and has a wonderful, very helpful support team.  

Deadline Funnel - for automated deadlines in a sales funnel

In an evergrren sales funnel one of the struggles can be to add urgency for each individual person, based on when they entered the funnel.  Deadline Funnel allows you to easily (and automatically) add a deadline for each person, giving them a reason to buy now (not later) and thereby increasing sales! 

SquareSpace - for your website and blog

Canva - for creating social media and blog graphics

Expert Secrets - I can't say enough about this marketing book!

In a nutshell, Expert Secrets is a step-by-step roadmap that teaches you how to turn your specialized knowledge, talents and abilities (aka life skills!) into an online business that will work for you.  My copy is full of sticky notes and highlighter marks, and I know I'll be coming back to it many times into the future! 

Digital Product + Course Creation

Screenflow - for editing and recording course + promotional videos

Teachable  - an easy to use program for hosting your online courses

MemberVault - another hosting platform that I now use!

Blue Yeti Microphone - for recording high-quality audio on videos, webinars, and interviews

LogitechC920 Webcam - for recording high-quality videos for courses, webinars, and interviews

NameCheap = for registering new domain URLs 

Google Drive - for storing all of your digital files, images, and videos

Keynote - for creating slides for your courses and webinars 

Pages - for creating beautiful PDFs

I hope this list of tools, software, program, and systems helps you understand exactly what you need (and what you don't!) to create a successful online business or blog.  Please feel free to reach out at if you need any additional information on any of these!

~ Summer Tannhauser