• I have no doubt that I will get 10 TIMES my investment from just one of the ideas Heidi suggested.
    Laura Wood
  • In the first 90 days of my new website going live,
    I saw a 34% increase in revenue.
    Nichi Hirsch
  • My awesome new website increased my monthly
    sales by 30%.
    Cheryl Stewart
  • Heidi is results driven and a true magician.
    Kathya Bustamante
  • Heidi stays true to her name, offers strategic insight, and asks all the right questions!
    Patrick Pryor, Artist and Gallery Owner
  • I definitely plan to hire Heidi and the Clear Simple Marketing team again.
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The tools we use to run our business

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We get lots of questions about which business vendors, partners, tools and resources we use to run our business. We’ve giving you access to our Toolbox.

Everything on this page we’ve personally tested and recommend. Please note that some of the links on this page are affiliate links, meaning that if you decide to purchase using my link we may receive an referral fee. Rest assured that this referral fee is never added on top of the price, in fact many of these links contain special discounts for YOU – our reader and/or client.


Online Scheduling System:  Time Trade, Appointy

Email Marketing / Newsletters / e-Magazines: iContact.com Aweber, Ontraport

Shopping Cart & Affiliate System: SamCartPayPal, Office Autopilot, InfusionSoft, WordPress Shopping Cart

Stand Alone Affiliate System:  e-Junkie, Clickbank

Credit Card Processing: Authorize.net, Powerpay, Stripe

Phone & Video Conferencing: Skype, FreeConferencing.comZoom.us

Phone & Voice Mail System: Grasshopper

Skype Recording:  Audio Hijack, eCamm

Webinars:  WebinarJam.com

Landing Pages:  LeadPages

Electronic Signature & Contract Software:  Adobe Sign

Time Tracking & Billing System: Harvest

File Sharing & Storage: Google Docs, Dropbox

Tracking Passwords, Accounts & Logins:  1Password 

Computer Backup: Mozy, Dropbox

iPhone & iPad Repair Services:  iCracked  (they also buy your old devices from you when you upgrade)

Website Backup: CodeGuard

Website Hosting: SiteGround <== preferred Blue Host, Hostgator, Host Monster

Website Security (Prevents Hacking):  HackerAlert (via SiteGround) SiteLock (via Bluehost) Securi

Domain Name Registration: Godaddy

Membership Site Platform: AccessAlly (what we currently use) Kajabi, WishList Member

Contact Management System (CRM): Highrise

Project Management System: Basecamp

Note Taking & Idea Curating:  Evernote

Virtual Assistant Services: VMGBPOBumblebee

Payment System for Overseas Staff:  Xoom

Transcriptions: VMGBPO

Recordings / Workshops / Replays: Audio Acrobat

Product Fulfillment House: Vervante

Keyword Research: Market Samurai, WordTracker

Video Marketing: Video Traffic Academy

Video Hosting (for videos you don’t want public): ScreenCast, Vimeo Pro

Creating Videos that Record Your Computer Screen: ScreenFlow, Camtasia, Jing

Slideshow Presentations:  SlideShare

Converting Videos to Different Formats (such as .AVI to .MOV):  iSkySoft

Copy Graphics: Copy Doodles

Stock Photos: iStock, FreeDigitalPhotos.net, Deposit Photos (cheapest) Unsplash (totally free stock photos)

How to Run Profitable Facebook Ad Campaigns:  Traffic Genesis

Life, Business & Marketing Training + B-School: Marie Forleo

Launch It and Profit:  Nathalie Lussier

High Converting Sales Page Formula: Dan Kennedy Free e-Book 

Sales Training: Suzanne Evans, Kim Duke, Carolyn Herfurth

Branding:  Brand Therapy

PR: Melissa Cassera Communications

Logos:  Logo Nerds, 99 Designs

Business Cards & Other Print Materials (design + printing):  Small Business Printing ,  Flyer Studios, VistaPrint, Express Copy

Increasing Your Income Fast and Easy:  Money Bootcamp

Performance Enhancers:  [email protected]

Displays, Signage & Trade-Show Booths:  MüD Systems

Legal Contracts + Protection:   The Small Business Bodyguard

Collections:  Partners Funding Inc.

Some Favorite Organizing Tools:   ScanDigital, Fast-Filing Method, Livescribe Pen (also available at Amazon)

Life Savers: G Suite,  Jumpcut, Expensify, TripIt