Tools I Use To Run My Business

Here are the websites & software tools that I've found helpful for my business.

May you benefit from this page of resources.   ~ George Kao

Video Tools

My Productivity Tools

Learning / Content Curation

  • Video Speed Controller -- easily speed up videos on Facebook, Youtube, and elsewhere so you can learn faster
  • Google search filtered by specific time range, e.g. if I want to see articles published within the past year, I search Google then click Tools > Any Time > Past Year. This gives me updated information.

Money Tools

Website Tools

Getting Help For Your Website, Copy Editing, Graphic Design & Technical Needs

  • Fiverr (For $5 to $50 you can get logos and graphics created, as well as many other little jobs done.  Could be a good place to find contractors for bigger projects too, by testing their skill with smaller ones.  Here's my video on how I use fiverr.)
  • Upwork (click here for my video on how to use it)
  • TaskRabbit (hire local help)
  • 99designs (get professional designs, use my link to get $60 off your first design -- the best discount available online, since I opted to give 100% of my affiliate commissions to the discount)

Mailing List Management
(otherwise known as Email Marketing, Email List, or Email Newsletter)

Online Shopping Cart
(for customers to pay you via credit card online)

  • Paypal (for single course sales & most of my subscriptions)
  • Stripe (for clients who don't want to use Paypal)
  • Other shopping carts worth looking into: Amazon Pay and gumroad

Conference, Teleclass, Webinar Technology
(For Teleclasses & Teleseminars Small and Large)

Image Tools

Online Ideas Collaboration

Online Survey Tools

Online File Sharing

  • Google Drive -- what I use for file sharing with clients and public audiences.
  • Dropbox -- when I'm uploading a very large file (e.g. over 1 gig) this tends to be faster than Google Drive

Audio Tools

Podcasting Tools

Automation Tools

  • Zapier -- for linking together many tools, e.g. Simplero, Google Sheets, Gmail, etc. Lots of possibilities in how to automate your virtual tasks.
  • As mentioned above, for most of my business software, I'm now happily using Simplero

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