There is more opportunity nowadays than there ever has been to expand and grow our businesses. However, with so many options out there, in regards to services and products that you can utilize to help grow our business, it can sometimes become a little confusing.
We've put together a list of helpful resources below that you can come back to regularly for your business growth needs. We'll be updating this page often, so we strongly suggest you save it as a separate bookmark (hit ‘Ctrl+D' now!), for easy access in the future.
Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links. If you purchase through them, we might earn a commission, or be compensated in some way. However, please note that these are resources, tools, etc., that we’ve either used in the past, continue to use personally; or come from helpful companies or individuals that we know and trust… That’s why we're listing them here for you!
Youpreneur Academy – At the Youpreneur Academy, you get everything you will ever need to create your very own personal brand magic. Joining the academy gives you access to our Youpreneur Roadmap, a world-class library of resources and a community to encourage and support you.
Virtual Staff Finder – Our VA match-making sister company. Since it's inception in 2010, VSF has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and businesses bring calm to the outsourcing chaos, by finding them the most experienced Filipino VA’s available anywhere online. It simple works.
Freedom WP – Stop worrying about consistently checking up on your website, backing it up on time, keeping plugins up to date and running professionally around the clock. These guys offer unlimited WordPress tweaks and as a Youpreneur, you get a discount, too!
ConvertKit – This brilliant email marketing and automation service is hands-down our favourite for anyone looking to start building their email list (a must-do activity for all online entrepreneurs). They make it incredibly easy, every step of the way. Get 45-days for FREE, too, with this link!
Books by our Founder, Chris Ducker
Virtual Freedom – Widely referred to as the ‘bible of virtual assistants', Chris' first bestselling book on the subject of virtual assistants, team building, virtual delegation and curing your ‘superhero syndrome’ was a smash hit when it was launched in 2014. With almost 100,000 copies sold across multiple platforms and over 1,000+ 5-Star reviews on Amazon, it's still as relevant today as it was when it was published. Pick it up to learn how to find, hire, train and manage virtual staff from anywhere in the world, and then how to utilize them best to help run, support and grow your business.
Rise of the Youpreneur – In late 2014, Chris coined the term “Youpreneur” to describe the rise of the personal brand entrepreneur. Since then, the Youpreneur has risen to the top across sectors. A Youpreneur transcends the old rules of business and builds a sustainable business from the foundation of their experience, interests, and personality—their personal brand. Ready to pivot for the last time, guarantee the success of your business, and become the go-to leader in your industry? Chris will show you how to develop the Business of You and build a future-proof business model.
Websites, List Building & Webinars
Bluehost – The perfect starting point for every new blogger / online entrepreneur. Not only affordable, but comes with outstanding support, super easy user dashboard and a free domain name, too! With ‘one-click’ WordPress installation, you’ll be up and running in no time at all.
LeadPages – Another leader in the game when it comes to landing pages, sales pages, squeeze pages, popup boxes and more. This is the piece of kit you need to grow your email list fast, without panic and as painless as possible. They make it so freakin' easy!
Sumo – A great suite of list building (and more) free products from the team at AppSumo. Easy to use and install on any website.
Demio – After trying different kinds of webinar tools, we’re happy to have found a home with Demio. Our audience is able to join the conversation, right in the browser with just one click plus we can create an event for every type of campaign with their user-friendly interface.
Selling Products & Services Online
Paypal – The big player in online payment processing. You know them. You’ve heard of them. And you trust them! We have used Paypal for taking care of all of our online payments. Everything.
Podcast & Online Video
Captivate – If you are looking to start a new podcast, then finding the right podcast hosting service is a huge priority. This is where Captivate comes in, the world’s only growth-oriented podcast host brought to you by the amazing people over at Rebel Base Media, it is the perfect place to get started to help you grow your own podcasting voice.
Splasheo – Headed up by Gideon Shalwick, this is the service to get your videos look ‘pro’ for very little investment. Splasheo provides an amazing video caption & transcription service for more views, better engagement, and increased click-through rates on social media.
Smart Podcast Player – Brought to you by Mr. Smart Passive Income himself, Pat Flynn, this is the most beautiful, customizable and professional looking podcast player you’ll ever find. It’s seriously changed the way that podcasters publish, share and have their content consumed. We thoroughly recommend it.
Power-up Podcasting – In Power-Up Podcasting, Pat Flynn walks you step-by-step through the entire process of launching a great podcast. With high-quality videos (that aren't too long) and examples along the way, you'll have your new podcast up and running in no time, so you can start growing and delighting your audience.
Podcast Websites – Everything you need to host and publish your podcast. Includes a designed website, all the hosting you need, amazing support and plenty more. These guys are awesome!
Audio Technica AT2020 USB Mic – This is the mic Chris uses on his own personal podcasts. It’s well priced, a pleasure to use, easy to speak into and makes you sound like James Earl (“Search your soul, Luke, you know it to be true…”) Jones.
Screenflow – The editing software we use for all of the videos we put out online. It’s only available on the Mac, but is so simple to use, if you’re on a PC you might just start thinking about ‘making the move’ over!
Dropbox – The quickest, easiest and most reliable way to share documents (written, photos, audio and video files) with your virtual assistants and co-online buddies and partners.We seriously use this thing almost hourly during our work day!
Evernote – Great note collector that can help you become super productive. Available on the web, iPad, iPhone and everywhere else where you need to make a note, clip something to read later and then move on. We love this thing.
Hubstaff – Easy to use time tracking and remote team management dashboard. Also has the ability to grab screenshots, and to create time-sheets and other reports.