These essential tools are the ones we use everyday for client and in-house content marketing projects - and quite frankly we couldn't do without them. They just help to streamline your processes so much.
In addition, there are several training courses you can't do without if you're serious about content marketing and SEO - so we've included those too. We give our 100% recommendation to all these resources.
Content Champion is hosted on WPX Hosting. It's lightning fast, good value for money and the support team have always been superb. Read my review here >
We use Active Campaign for both client and in-house email marketing campaigns. The intelligent workflows make this the Swiss army knife of email solutions.
For the ultimate online publishing combination choose WordPress and Thrive Themes. They're great to look at, conversion focused, load quickly - and the support is fantastic too.
Hands down the best WordPress plugin for building your email list, Thrive Leads will help you create high converting opt-in boxes, scroll-ins, exit pops and so much more.
Shane Melaugh and his team make some great software, and our third pick from them is Thrive Content Builder. If you want to publish polished WordPress content, this is a must buy.
Keyword research, backlink research, competition research - if you want one great tool to do everything SEO-wise, then you need ahrefs. Listen to my interview with Tim Soulo >
When it comes to SEO, Brian Dean of Backlinko is the man. We invested in his terrific course, SEO That Works, the minute it came out - and his strategies continue to get us great results.
Authority Site Training
If you want to build an authority site that earns a sustainable income, Chris Lee of Rank XL has created the perfect training to achieve exactly this. Check out his amazing Niche Site Course.