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RESOURCE GUIDE

Below are some of the resources that I have used and found helpful during my journey of building a successful coaching business. I’ve compiled these resources and put them all in one place, so as we go through each module in the ProCoach Academy, you can reference this page anytime. Keep in mind that there are plenty of other resources and options that aren’t listed here, so be sure that you take the time to find what works for you.

NOTE: I’ve put an * by any of the resources that have been recommended to me, but that I haven’t personally used.

Online Calendar / Scheduler

ScheduleOnce – online bookings and payments

Schedulicity* – online bookings and payments

Printing

Overnight Print – great for business cards

Docucopies – inexpensive brochures, booklets, banners & more

Stickers & Banners – inexpensive stickers and banners

Time Management Tools

(I haven’t used any of these time management apps, but my husband has used all of them and recommends them)

Focus Time App* – Pomodoro timer

Things App* – task manager

Goal Streaks App* – calendar that tracks your daily habits

SelfControl* – Mac app that blocks out distracting websites

Rescue Time* – tracks your daily computer habits to help you stay focused & more productive

Payment/Invoicing Software

Square – swipe credit cards using your smart phone; no monthly fee

Paypal – recurring payments, invoices, & you can get the credit card swiper for your smart phone; no monthly fee

2Checkout – recurring payments & coupon codes; no monthly fee

Freshbooks – invoicing

Website Stuff

Dreamhost – website hosting platform

Lean Domain Search – domain name search

Wix – easy website builder

SquareSpace –easy website builder

Article: The Beginner’s Guide to SEO

Article: 11 Surprising Ways Testimonials Can Boost Your Conversions

WordPress (WP) Stuff

Thrive Themes – I highly recommend these themes because they’re optimized to help you get email subscribers

ThemeForest – a variety of different themes (WordPress and other) to choose from

Beginner WordPress tutorials – learn more about using WordPress

Article: How to Install Google Analytics in WordPress for Beginners

Article: How to Add a New Post in WP and Utilize All the Features

Article: Difference Between Posts and Pages in WP

Stock Photos / Graphics

Photodune – small photo ~$1

Deposit Photos – small photo ~$1-2

Flickr – free option if you give artist credit (search for “Commercial Use Allowed” licensed photos)

Canva* – free graphic design software

Webinar/Teleconference Software

Maestro Conference – teleconference platform

Zoom – what we use in the PCA

Webinar Ninja – webinar platform

Blogging

Article: 21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic

Article: Promote Your Blog with Social Media

Guest Blogging

List of Guest Blogging Sites 

Blogs That Accept Guest Posts

Writers Guidelines Database

Submissions Opportunities Directory for Websites & Online Magazines

Article: 15 Smart Ways to Find Guest Posting Opportunities

Article: 7 Steps to Writing a Successful Guest Post

Article: How to Get Published in a Magazine

Article: How to Get Your Freelance Writing in Newspapers & Magazines

Article: Top 10 Hot Topics to Pitch Editors at Health & Fitness Magazines

Article: 15 Smart Ways to Find Guest Posting Opportunities

Email Marketing

Aweber – robust email marketing platform

Mailchimp* – they offer a free version, but you can’t create autoresponder messages with it

Article: Aweber: Getting Started Guide

Article: Aweber: Creating a Sign Up Form

Article: Aweber: How to Add Sign Up Form to WordPress Website

Article: MailChimp: Getting Started Guide

Article: MailChimp: Add a Sign Up Form To Your Website

Contact Management System

Contactually* – helps you regularly stay in touch & followup with your contacts/prospects

Insighty* – same as Contactually as far as I know

Social Media

Namecheckr –Social Media Username Search; type in one username & it checks its availability on all social media platforms

Hootsuite – control & schedule all your social media updates from one platform

Copywriting

Article: 7 Proven Headline Formulas That Convert (and Why They Work)

Article: Copywriting Headlines That Sell

Other Helpful Business Tools

Dropbox – access your files from anywhere

1Password – store all your passwords in one place

Publicity

HARO (Help a Reporter Out) – requests from bloggers & reporters for expert advice & opinions

Radio Guest List – list of radio shows & podcasts looking for guests

Speaking

Speaker Match – speaker matching service

Lead Generation

Life Coaching Hub – sign up and get leads for people who are looking for coaches

Life Coach Spotter – sign up and get leads for people who are looking for coaches

Membership Sites

Wishlist Member – membership site plugin

Amember* – membership site plugin

Books (Mindset)

Rejection Proof (Jia Jiang)

Do the Work (Steven Pressfield)

Train Your Brain (Dana Wilde)

The Power of the Subconscious Mind (Joseph Murphy)

The Magic of Thinking Big (David J. Schwartz)

Books (Getting Clients)

Prosperous Coach (Steve Chandler)

Get Clients Now (C.J. Hayden)

Book Yourself Solid (Michael Port)

Books (Coaching Skills)

The Life Coaching Handbook* (Curly Martin)

Emotional Intelligence Coaching* (Steve Neale)

Effective Coaching* (Myles Downey)

Coaching for Performance* (John Whitmore)

Coaching for Breakthrough Success* (Jack Canfield)

Articles

Article: 12 Tips to Becoming Your Authentic Self

Other?

Are there any apps, programs, software, articles, or resources that you’ve found helpful during your journey of building your coaching business that you don’t see listed here? I’d love to know! Feel free to send me an email and share them. Thanks!