Category - #TechBlab

#TechBlab Episode 19 – Entrepreneur’s Toolbox

– Google for Work
– Trello
– Dropbox
– OneDrive
– Evernote
-OneNote
Zoom
Clickfunnels
Asana
Slack
Hire VA/Temp Staff
PostPlanner
Buffer
Freedom – Block Distractions
Canva
IconFinder
Convertkit
Stormboard – online brainstorming
Domain Search
Stripe
GumRoad – Sell digital files
Alibaba
AliExpress
Moo Cards
A/B Testing for Websites – Optimizely
Xero
Sqwiggle – Team Collaboration, Chat, Video
Fiverr/Fever
Audible
Meetup
HARO
Shopify
Theme forest
On Demand business advice
99 Designs
Open source Legal Documents
Product Hunt
KickStarter
Cloudflare
 
Sunrise Calendar-
Flux for eye strain
Marks
Scrivener
Mindset Mindmanager
Asana
Smart sheet
Harvest for time tracking
HubSpot
Yesware
Nimble
17 Hats
Appear
Plus and Minus

#TechBlab Episode – 18 Get More Opt-ins/Leads on Your Site (Tools/Apps/Strategies)

 

#TechBlab Episode – 18 Get More Opt-ins/Leads on Your Site (Tools/Apps/Strategies)

What Makes a Good Lead Magnet?

– Relate to knowledge they lacks
– It should also solve their particular problem
– Can be easily digestible within minutes
– Lead magnet need to tie back with your product in the backend and their buying intent.

Types of Lead Magnets:

– E-books and white papers
– Minicourses via email
– Cheat sheets
– Video or video series
– Audio recording, podcast
– Free course / webinar
– Assessment or test
– Free coupons
– How to be a smart buyer of X
– Things you need to know before buying Y
– Free online tools (home decor planner, pet optimal nutrition calculator, car online custom tuning etc)
– Free Shipping
– Quiz
– Giveaway / Contest
– Workbook
– Tools List
– Printable
– Private Facebook Group
– Consultation Call 1-1

Coming up with Content for Lead Magnet:

1 ) What are the top 3 questions you are constantly asked when people want to know about your business?
(These common questions are a perfect starting point to help you start seeing what your audience most needs from you)

2) What are your audience’s PAIN POINTS? (Figuring out what keeps them up at night and the obstacles that get in their way will help you understand their needs and become even more valuable to them.)

3) What sort of value can you add that your ideal audience wont be able to pass up?

3. Questions to Ask: (Try to get 3 Yes)

-Is it so irresistible that your audience will actually feel they’ve missed out if they pass it up?

-Will your lead magnet get your audience results, save them money or solve a problem?

-Will their positive outcome happen quickly? (Remit Sethi – How to save Annual Fees on Credit Cards)

Researching Lead Magnet Ideas:

1. Quora.com
2. Google Adwords Keyword Planner
3. BuzzSumo

Tools for Creating opt-in Boxes

Facebook Lead Ads

https://www.facebook.com/business/news/lead-ads-launch

Sumo Me
http://sumome.com/
– List Builder
– Welcome Matt
– Scroll Box
– Smart Bar

Option Monster

http://optinmonster.com/ – $9/month / $49 – year
– Exit Intent® Technology
– Page Level Targeting
– A/B Split Testing
– drag & drop builder
– Mobile only popups

Bloom

– $89 per year (For all Plugins + Themes of Elegant themes)
– locked content form
– Form Triggers (e.g After Purchase, Show on certain pages)
http://www.elegantthemes.com/plugins/bloom/
Types of Opt-ins:

Email Opt in Boxes

KingSumo
-Giveaway – $198
http://kingsumo.com/apps/giveaways/

List Fusion
http://codecanyon.net/item/list-fusion-best-popup-and-lead-generation-plugin/8565621

Booking / Consultation
https://calendly.com/
http://www.scheduleonce.com/

#TechBlab Episode – 17 Building Membership Sites via #WordPress (Plugins/Themes)

Common things to look into when deciding on a membership site:

– Content Protection
– Tiered Membership
– Multiple Membership Levels/Products per user
– User controlled billing/cancellation
– Forum Integration
– Affiliate integration
– Trial offers
– Drip content with specific start dates
– Auto generate core pages (checkout/registration)
– Pausing membership
– Payment processing (Integration with stripe/paypal etc.)
– Upsells and One time offers
– Discount/Coupon code
– Email notifications
– Email integration (with Mailchimp/Aweber etc)

– Wishlist Member
http://member.wishlistproducts.com/

– Click Funnels – $97/month
http://clickfunnels.com

– Zippy Courses – $199 initial / $99 recurring per year
https://zippycourses.com/

– S2 Member – $89/single site license
http://s2member.com/

– Coursecats – $49/month
https://www.coursecats.com/

– Membermouse – $19.95/month
https://membermouse.com/

– Memberpress
https://www.memberpress.com/

– Ontraport
https://ontraport.com/

Member Ship Pro
http://codecanyon.net/item/ultimate-membership-pro-wordpress-plugin/12159253?ref=naes993

Here is a new BETA membership plugin

Paid Member Subscriptions – Beta

Kajabiapp
https://www.kajabiapp.com/

Optimize Press
https://www.optimizepress.com/

Opt in From Mike:

Download our membership plugin comparison chart


Direct Link:
http://www.themembershipguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/plugin-comparison-table.png
Kick Ass Membership Planner:
http://www.themembershipguys.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/The_Kick_Ass_Membership_Planner.pdf

#TechBlab Episode 16 – Planning a Trip? Top Apps for #Travel #Flights #Hotel

Watch the replay HERE

 

#TechBlab’s Top Apps for traveling

These are not in any significant order. Leave any additional apps or websites in the comments below and we’ll check them out and add them to our list! Enjoy!

#TechBlab Episode 15 – Awesome Presentation Apps + Gadgets

Catch the replay HERE

– Apple Keynote (Free with recent Apple computer, iPad or iPhone)
– Prezi.com
– Google Slides
– Slideshare (For sharing and embedding Presentations)
– http://slidedog.com/ (Mix and match your fav presentation tools)
Presenting via Evernote
– Works on Mac or Windows
– Basic account is free, Premium account is $49.99 per year
– Need Premium account to do presentations
– Can do 30-day free trial
– Present your notes directly from Evernote by clicking on presentation mode
– Biggest plus: So much faster to make than PowerPoint or Keynote slides!
– Biggest minus: Limited on formatting the slides
– Blue, pink, green pointers
– Day mode (white background, black text) or Night mode (black background, white text)
– Font scaling
– Use layout editor to make dividing lines between text where you want slides separated
– When you want to share presentations on a secondary monitor, or project them onto a larger screen….
-On Windows or Mac: Set up your secondary monitor from the Control Panel (Windows Desktop) or System Preferences (Mac). On Evernote for Mac, you can even edit a note on your laptop screen while presenting it on a large screen. To do this, simply disable screen “mirroring” before you start presentation mode. Select the ‘Change Screen’ (Ctrl + S) button while in presentation mode to select which monitor to display your notes on.
– On iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch: Use AirPlay to present to a second screen right from your device.
Places to buy Powerpoint/Keynote themes:
Tools to make quick graphics for Presentation:
– Canva.com
– Picmonaey.com
Best Places for Free/Paid Stock Photography?
– https://stocksnap.io/ (Free Stock Photos)
– Adobe Stock: https://stock.adobe.com/
–  https://unsplash.com/ (Free)
– http://www.kevinmullett.com/my-49-stock-photography-sites-mega-list/?ref=blab
Best Places to Get Fonts for Presentation/Design
Explainer Video/Corporate Video/Animated Video for Presentation
Camera Awesome
Extra:
Gadgets for Presentations
– Asus S1 –  http://amzn.to/1Gc4RGF
– RIF6 Cube – http://amzn.to/1LjxBtW
– AmazonBasics Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to HDMI Adapter – http://amzn.to/1Gc52Bz
– HDE® 10ft. Mini Display Port Male to HDMI Male Cable – Direct Connect Macbook to HDTV
– Ugreen Mini Displayport Adapter Mini Displayport to HDMI VGA 2 in 1 Adapter Converter (Thunderbolt Port Compatible) Premium ABS Case for Apple Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac, Macbook Air, and Mac Mini White
Create Polls

#TechBlab Episode 14 – Tools for Managing Your Social Media Channels

Catch the reply here: bit.ly/techblab14

-Buffer (FB, Twitter, Pinterest) – Free + Paid
http://bufferapp.com
-Hootsuite (FB, Twitter, Instagram) – Free + Paid
-Tailwind (Pinterest) – $9/month
-IFTTT (If this then that) – Free
http://ifttt.com
– PostPlanner – $7/month
– CoSchedule – $15/month
Buzz sumo
– Manage Flitter
http://manageflitter.com – Free + $12/month option
quuu.co
Twitter Cards
The Everthing Guide to Twitter Cards:https://blog.bufferapp.com/twitter-cards-guide
-Tweetlead.io
Url shortener with call to action
– http://snip.ly/
Video call to action
Overvideo
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/overvideo-text-music-video/id810713114?mt=8
Text on Images
Wordswag.co
BuzzSumo
www.socialoomph.com
Tagboard.com
Goodbits.io (also connects with Buffer) pretty awesome people
Some tools to check on username when starting out in social media. I think keeping usernames across social channels is important:knowem.comnamechk.com,namecheckr.com
Use “tweriod.com” to find out when my followers are online
SocialBro.com can also help determine the best times to tweet based on your audience

#TechBlab Episode 13 Mobile Photography (Apps/Tips)

It’s time to think twice before you buy a regular old point and shoot nowadays. Alex Koloskov gives a great demonstration HERE to show you exactly how amazing the camera phone can be. Below is the link to watch the show, and all of the accessories & apps discussed are listed below.

Catch the Replay: Bit.ly/techblab13

Accessories


olloclip is a family of mobile photo lens systems for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & Samsung Galaxy S. Includes fisheye, wide-angle, macro and telephoto lenses. – http://amzn.to/1PhbwBq
SHOULDERPOD – Professional smartphone equipment. iPhone 6 tripod mount holder & grip handle
Professional smartphone equipment for mobile creatives. iPhone 6 plus tripod mount holder and grip handle also for Samsung Galaxy S4 S5, Sony Xperia Z1, Nexus 5, Nokia Lumia, HTC One

Xshot Camera Extenderhttps://xshot.com/
XShot GoPro Poles, Selfie Sticks, and Camera Extenders – the original since 2007. Travel-ready gear for your camera or mobile phone to handle any adventure!
E‑M10 – System Cameras ; Micro 4/3 Cameras – OM-D – Olympus
System Cameras ; Micro 4/3 Cameras

iKross –Wireless Bluetooth Monopod Selfie Handheld Extendable Stick Pole with Mount Holder –http://amzn.to/1hpgoGG


Apps

Camera +
http://campl.us/
Adobe Photoshop Fix by Adobe
https://appsto.re/us/5ItN9.i
TouchRetouch HD by Adva-Soft
https://appsto.re/us/y5Zrw.i
Photo Blender – Double Exposure & SuperImpose Image Effects by YALING TU
https://appsto.re/us/5wDi2.i
FilterStorm
http://filterstorm.com/
iWatermark
http://plumamazing.com/iphoneipad/iwatermark-pro/

Android & iOS Apps

Snapseed
Android
IOS
VSCO
Android
IOS
PhotoFunia by Capsule Digital Ltd
Available on almost every device you can think of

#TechBlab Episode 11 – Top Apps for September

Catch the replay here!

 

Duolingo – Learn a Foreign Language
Elevate – Train your brain
5 Minute Journal app
Spentable App (Track your Expenses/Keep a Budget)
*Also available for Apple Watch
Gifo
YouTube kids
Google Keep – Your thoughts, wherever you are by Google, Inc.
Android
dscout by dscout
iPhone
Android
Wdgts – A Collection of Notification Center & Watch Widgets by Tanmay Sonawane
Try this IF Recipe: Build a Twitter List from a specific #hashtag

Apps recommended by you!

Penicilcase
Paribus
Get money back when prices drop!
Life 360
Track location
Represent – Get merchandise made with no upfront cost!
Visage Lab – photo retouch & skin editor, face tune makeup genius beauty plus
Companion App
Inside News App
Legend