Note: Some of these resources are free, and some aren’t. Those that are paid resources are affiliate products or services, meaning if you buy them, I get a commission at no extra cost to you. Please know that I have personal experience with all of the following resources, which is why I recommend them. 🙂

Software:

Sony Sound Forge Pro – This is a high quality audio editing program. It’s about $400, but is packed with great editing and mastering tools.

Sony Vegas Pro – This is a professional video and audio editor that allows you to create masks for your videos. I constantly get asked how I make the side by side video look so cool with my logo and everything. This is how! My tech uses this software for all the EM videos.

My Sony Vegas Pro 10 Video Podcast Template

Adobe Audition – Another professional audio editing tool, my friend Cliff Ravenscraft (the Podcast Answerman) uses this as his favorite editor.

Ecamm Call Recorder – I LOVE Ecamm call recorded for recording all of my Skype to Skype interviews. This only works on a Mac though! (for audio and video)

CallBurner – I used Call Burner when I had a PC, it worked well. It’s only for audio though!

VODBurner – I used VodBurner for my video Skype interviews, but it’s also only PC compatible!

LeadPages – Get more email subscribers with simple to use page templates. I use this and LOVE it. Highly recommend.

Audio Technica AT2020 USB Microphone – This is the Mic I use and recommend. It’s USB straight into the computer.

Marketing

Free Facebook Marketing Course from Leadpages – an incredible free course that teaches you how to get more leads and clients with
Facebook Advertising (A $297 Value, Free)

Aweber – I use Aweber to host my email list. Every business should have an email list!

Heyo – Mobile compatible, non-tech savvy friendly solution to running Facebook contests to build your list.

Fiverr – I have spent hundreds of dollars on Fiverr, you can get a ton of things for your business for only $5. Make sure you use someone credible, but I’ve gotten amazing logos, social media backgrounds, video intros, analytic work and more.

Pod Platform – These are all affiliate links if they have a program by the way! Thanks! :)

21DayPodcast – If you don’t want to pay me to create your podcast, then learn how to do it yourself. Including branding advice, how to interview, logistics and much more! (LINK TBD)

Shopify.com – A powerful ecommerce website solution that allows you to sell online by providing everything you need to create an online store.

Virtual Assistants

Hubstaff Time Tracking Software – I use Hubstaff daily to help track hours, efficiency, and activity of all my virtual team members. It’s an incredible tool and vital to my business!

Design / Website

Theme Forest – My favorite place to get WordPress themes.

99 Designs – I love these sites for high quality logo design. That’s where I got the EM logo.

Bluehost – If you need inexpensive website hosting with a good company, Bluehost is your best bet!

Blogsetup.com – If you aren’t so great technically, but don’t have a lot of cash to pay someone to set up WordPress for you, go here. My friend Erica runs this site, and if you buy hosting through her, her techs will set up the technical WordPress process for you, for free!

Podcasting

Blue Yeti Mic – If you don’t use the Audiotechnica Mic, this is another one I recommend.

Speechpad – Speechpad is the highest quality, lowest cost transcription provider in the world.

Splasheo – Get a quality intro here for a reasonable price! (Just a tip, try to keep it very short! About 5 seconds or less if you can!)

The Grafx Guy – This is who I used for my video intro! He was amazing to work with.

Podcasters Paradise – an online community filled with videos and more that will help you create, grow and monetize your podcast.

Small Business Podcasting:  Looking to start a podcast to promote your business, build your audience and create a loyal fan base of customers but don’t want to do all the work yourself?  Check out Small Business Podcasting’s Power Launch program where they’ll take you from idea to published podcast in just 4 weeks!

Podcast Transcriptions: GMR Transcription is a leading provider of transcription and translation services. All of our transcribers are highly experienced and US based to ensure high accuracy, quick turnaround times, and a high level of security. We serve clients in a variety industries including: podcasting, business, legal, and academic.

Tools

Dropbox – I pay for this service, and use it every single day! It’s a folder on your desktop that you can drop files and share them with whoever you want!

Gotowebinar – I use GotoWebinar for my webinars.

iStockphoto – This site is the first one I check when I’m looking for images. Easy to use and great images