I use Canva to create all my After 5 business assets. It's easy to create social media posts and lead magnets using Canva templates, photos, videos, and presentations.
If you haven't heard about Word Hero, What planet do you live on?
No seriously, Word Hero is a gem. I use it all the time to create my content, including fleshing out ideas, and outlines, and creating the actual content for the entire posts.
If you're just starting out in marketing and can't figure out what to post to create awareness for your brand and services, use UpContent. UpContent is a way to curate articles and other content based on the topics that are near and dear to your brand.
Now that you are creating content, you need a quick way to upload it so it posts automatically, right? That's where Buffer comes in. Buffer is a way to schedule all your posts for the month.
I've been using Techsmith's Camtasia for my video editing for years. It's packed with functionality and it's extremely user friendly.
I created templates that I use over and over again for videos and online courses. It's a bit pricy but worth it.
Envato Elements has a massive amount stock videos, music, sound effects, graphic templates, presentation templates, photo, and probably more than you will ever need to create content for your brand and services.
I use their templates all the time.
If you need to add titles, headlines, progress banners, video captions, and calls to action, Zubititle is the go to product.
If you need to create quick websites, landing pages, or webinar pages, I just started using Duda, and like what they have to offer.
App Sumo is the place I go to get new technology at ground floor prices...that's before it's released to the masses. This is where I snagged a lifetime license for Word Hero for less than $100.
QuickBooks has everything to get you started and keep you compliant once you start making money. They even have options for payroll and accountants. I use QuickBooks for all my After 5 Businesses.
Coggle is a free mind map tool that can be used to brainstorm your ideas, knowledge, skills, customer problems, and solutions. There is nothing like getting everything out of your head and down on paper. This way you can see where you're going with your After 5 Business.