Tools I Use & Recommend

You'll find a list of the primary tools I use.  If there's something you're looking for or a tool you think is better than the one I'm using, let me know: replytoramon@gmail.com

Blogging

Domain Name Registration: register your name dot com as your primary site and any other names associated with your primary products.

Liquid Web: technically, 99% of web hosts are the same.  The difference is in the customer service.  LiquidWeb is the best host I've used in the past 22 years online.

WordPress: this is the primary platform I use for all of my websites.  It is a one-click install from within your web hosting CPANEL.

Aweber: the money is in the list.  I've used Aweber for 13 years to manage mine.

OptimizePress: if you sell advice, information products or run a membership website, OptimizePress is the WordPress theme to use.  This is a must for my clients and members. I've also used few themes from Theme Forest.

Google Analytics: track your unique visitors, page views, bounce rate and more.  I also use a paid service called Visual Website Optimizer.

Social Media

Buffer App: this is the tool I use to schedule tweets based on a schedule I determine.  It works for Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Content & Product Creation

MindMeister: I use this online this mindmapping software as the first step in my content and product creation system.  I also use this for creating mindmap-based presentations.

For transcriptions, I use NoNotes.com.

Podcasting and Audio

Adobe Audition: this is the audio editing software I use.  It's part of the Adobe Creative Cloud.  It's a very high-end tool.  I started out using Cool Edit Pro which was acquired by Abobe and renamed Audition.

Microphones: The microphone I use every day is the AT3035.  It's been discontinued. If you want a professional microphone, I recommend (1) Shure SM7B, and the (2) Heil PR40.  If you want something simple that you can plug into your computer, I recommend the Rode Podcaster USB.  All cases, I recommend getting the boom stand that attaches to your desk, shock mount and a pop screen.

LibSyn: If you're going to do a podcast, don't host the files on your website or blog.  If you have hundreds of people trying to access them all at once, it could crash your site. Instead use this service to host your files.  They provide unlimited bandwidth for a flat rate.

Blubrry PowerPress: this is the WordPress plugin I use to embed my podcast on my blog.  When I add a show it automatically updates iTunes.

Video – Screencasting

Keynote: this is the software I use on the Mac to create presentations.

Screenflow: this is the screencasting software I use on my Mac to make slide-based video sales letters and information products.  I also use Camtasia on the Mac and PC.

Video – Conventional

Canon 60D – this is the camera I use for video.  I use a 50mm lens to get the blurred background effect you see in my videos.

Productivity

Evernote: think of this as a personal information manager.  I use it to document my discoveries, organized notes, clippings and more.

Dropbox: this is the tool I use to share files between all my computers and with others.

Google Calendar: I use Google calendar because I can share it.  It also connects with all the other online scheduling tools I use.

Health

SuperFood: this is the ultimate in nutrient-rich organic vitamins and minerals to give you more energy; 40% protein by volume, over 550% of Vitamin B12.

Protect: essential herbs to protect the heart, liver and brain, also contains the three most POWERFUL herbal antioxidants.