DIRECTORY

Links to various services, products and other tools which have been mentioned within any of Virtual Miss Friday's Academy courses!

Productivity Tools

A password management tool and alternative to Passpack. ~  Website
1Password
Project management tool ideally suited for client areas. ~ Website 
Active Collab
A project management tool and also an alternative to Active Collab. ~ Website
Asana
A project management tool and also an alternative to Active Collab. ~ Website
Basecamp
Another alternative to Google Drive.                   ~ Website
Box
Online scheduling system with Google Apps integration.  ~ Website
Calendly
Quick and easy, drag and drop file sharing for clients. ~ Website
DropBox
The Online PDF Converter Made for Everyone. ~ Website
easy PDF
Adobe's eSignature service.
~ Website
Echosign (Adobe Sign)
The first truly intelligent Project Management. ~ Website
Freedcamp
Get Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more. ~ Website
G Suite (was called Google Apps)
Add locations to publications and sites. ~ Website
Google Maps
Get work done faster with legally binding eSignatures. ~ Website
Hellosign
A password management tool and alternative to Passpack. ~ Website
LastPass
A free online app that converts audio files for you. ~ Website
Online Audio Converter
Alternative to Microsoft Office.
~ Website
OpenOffice
Secure password management for teams and clients. ~ Website
Passpack
Make any web page Print Friendly & PDF. ~ Website
Print Friendly
For recording and editing audio and video on Mac. ~ Website
Screenflow
Online calendar and appointment booking system.  ~ Website
Setmore
Online calendar and appointment booking system. ~ Website
Setster
Just about everything you need to work with a PDF document. ~ Website
Small PDF
A project management tool and also an alternative to Active Collab. ~ Website
Teamwork
A job board for freelance opportunities. ~ Website
TimeEtc.com
For compressing the size on PNG and JPG files. ~ Website
Tiny PNG
A new way to organise your projects, and everything that matters. ~ Website
Zenkit
Powerful suite of software to run your entire business. ~ Website
Zoho

Marketing Tools

Schedule posts, analyse performance, and manage accounts. ~ Website
Buffer
Evergreen deadlines for automating time sensitive launches. ~ Website
Deadline Funnel
Hosting & selling 'live' events (can be recorded). ~ Website
EventBrite
Source for content curation.
~ Website
Feedly
Create a free Facebook group for members. ~ Website
Facebook Groups
Helps bloggers manage and grow their email and RSS subscribers. ~ Website
Feedio
Learn more about GDPR compliance.
~ Website
GDPR Compliance Resources
A social media platform for connecting with friends & connections. ~ Website
Google Circles
For creating quick presentations.
~ Website
Haiku Deck
Connecting journalists seeking expertise, to sources. ~ Website
Haro
Get your message to a global audience with an online summit. ~ Website
HeySummit
Easily manage all your social media and get results. ~ Website
Hootsuite
An image based social media platform. ~ Website
Instagram
For creating a Podcast channel.
~ Website
iTunes
The world's largest professional network. ~ Website
LinkedIn
Course for tapping into LinkedIn (No longer available). ~ Website
Linkedinfluence
All the tools you need to market smarter and grow faster. ~ Website
Mailchimp
Countdown timers for your email.
~ Website
MotionMail
The Simple, Smart CRM for Office 365 and G Suite Teams. ~ Website
Nimble
Building social communities with members. ~ Website
Ning
Social media management platform.
~ Website
OnlyWire
A visual marketing automation and reporting platform. ~ Website
Ontraport
Grow your audience  with real and targeted Twitter followers. ~ Website
Owlead
An image based social media platform.  ~ Website
Pinterest
Easy way to set up a podcast channel and feed a podcast to iTunes. ~ Website
Podbean
This is an excellent tool for expanding marketing in social media.  ~ Website
ShortStack
Simple social media management tool for teams and agencies.  ~ Website
SocialPilot
Platform for uploading audios and podcasts.  ~ Website
SoundCloud
A complete social media management suite. ~ Website
Sprout Social
Platform to create and sell online courses. ~ Website
Teachable
An alternative to MailChimp. 
~ Website
TinyLetter
Grow your Twitter account with AI-driven recommendations.  ~ Website
Tweepi
A "chatty" social media platform. 
~ Website
Twitter
The place to add videos for educational or creative purposes.  ~ Website
Vimeo
Hosting webinars (use Crowdcast instead).  ~ Website
WebinarJam
News and press release distribution.
~ Website
WebWire
Produce 'live' broadcasts from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. ~ Website
Wirecast Go
(No longer available).
~ Website
WireNews
The place to add videos for sales purposes.  ~ Website
Wistia
The place to add videos for marketing purposes.  ~ Website
YouTube

Creative Tools

Recommended for Photoshop (and InDesign). ~ Website
Adobe Creative Cloud
Make professional personal or business videos for promos. ~ Website
Animoto
Royalty free audio songs and jingles. 
~ Website
AudioJungle
For recording and editing video on Windows & Mac. ~ Website
Camtasia
For creating most digital designs using templates or your own ideas. ~ Website
Canva
For creating colour palettes, brand kits and creative projects. ~ Website
ColourLovers
Publishing of Books (also Audio and Video) on Amazon. ~ Website
Createspace
Design elements and templates created by professionals. ~ Website
Creative Market
Where freelancers sell their products and businesses buy them. ~ Website
Envato
A tool for adding icons to your website.  ~ Website
Font Awesome
For templates that can be used in offline software. ~ Website
GraphicRiver
For creating PDF ebooks and publishing to Apple's iBooks. ~ Website
iBooks Author App
Digital publishing platform ideal for any kinds of PDF documents. ~ Website
Issuu
A design tool that can be used for document creation online. ~ Website
LucidPress
Self-publishing for books and eBooks. 
~ Website
Lulu
Royalty free stock photos from $2.
~ Website
PhotoDune
Add images, screenshots and web pages inside stages. ~ Website
Placeit
For creating slideshows and dynamic presentations. ~ Website
Prezi
Make super short screencast recordings (No longer available).~ Website
Quickcast
For creating digital multimedia magazines. ~ Website
ReadyMag
Branded video intros and other footage. ~ Website
Splasheo
A branding design studio that creates impactful brand stories. ~ Website
Studio Menlo
Royalty free video footage and clips. 
~ Website
VideoHive
Digital publishing platform ideal for any kinds of PDF documents. ~ Website
Yumpu

Communication Tools

Turn Gmail into a task manager & never forget an email. ~ Website
ActiveInbox
Simple, personalised email marketing and automation. ~ Website
AWeber
A simple CRM (customer relationship management) tool. ~ Website
Capsule CRM
Email marketing tool that helps you grow your business. ~ Website
ConvertKit
Simple & powerful webinars & online summits. ~ Website
Crowdcast
A Skype & FaceTime call recorder - Mac. (Windows see Pamela) ~ Website
Ecamm
A job board for freelance opportunities. ~ Website
Freelancer.com
Alternative to Zendesk.
~ Website
Freshdesk
Alternative to Zendesk.
~ Website
Help Scout
A great place to search for online service jobs. ~ Website
Jooble
Alternative to Zendesk.
~ Website
Kayako
A hiring site focussed around part time & full time freelancers. ~ Website
Outsourcely
A Skype call recorder - Windows. (Mac users see Ecamm) ~ Website
Pamela
Find leads and close deals with LinkedIn Sales Navigator. ~ Website
Rapportive
Online VOIP communication tool for calls and meetings. ~ Website
Skype
Instant messaging system to replace emailing the team. ~ Website
Slack
A good site for hiring or for being hired as a Virtual Assistant. ~ Website
UpWork
Simple, secure messaging and calling for free. (Skype alternative). ~ Website
Whatsapp
A VA company that offers freelance opportunities (now Boldly). ~ Website
Worldwide101.com
Online support desk and help centre.
~ Website
Zendesk
This app provides customer information next to a ticket. ~ Website
Zendesk "User Data" App
A CRM tool that integrates with ConvertKit and Wordpress. ~ Website
Zero BS CRM
A company that offers freelance opportunities. ~ Website
Zirtual.com
Video Conferencing for solo or group calls. (Skype alternative). ~ Website
Zoom

Website Tools

Easy & Inexpensive Wordpress Hosting.
~ Website
Bluehost
Simple, free, fully responsive one-page websites. ~ Website
Carrd
A web browser created by Google.
~ Website
Chrome
An open-source CMS for ambitious digital experiences. ~ Website
Drupal
A cloud-based website builder.
~ Website
Duda
The closest thing to PowerPoint or Keynote. ~ Website
eMaze
RSS Feed aggregator used for Blogs and Podcasts. ~ Website
Feedburner
A web browser created by Mozilla.
~ Website
Firefox
Domains, hosting, websites, marketing & more. ~ Website
GoDaddy
A free & open-source content management system (CMS). ~ Website
Joomla
Membership site tool recommended for internet marketers. ~ Website
Kajabi
An all-in-one CMS, eCommerce and Online Marketing platform. ~ Website
Kentico
A cloud commerce platform with an open-source ecosystem. ~ Website
Magento
A membership site tool for Wordpress or any stand alone website. ~ Website
Memberful
Membership site tool (dated interface, not recommended). ~ Website
MemberGate
A membership site plugin for Wordpress. ~ Website
Memberpress
A Wordpress plugin for creating membership sites. ~ Website
Paid Memberships Pro
Create, host & sell your digital products with an all-in-one platform. ~ Website
Podia
A web browser made by Apple.
~ Website
Safari
Rank Tracker, Website Auditor, SEO SpyGlass and Link Assistant. ~ Website
SEO Powersuite
Website platform for landing pages, membership areas, funnels. ~ Website
Simvoly
Squarespace is an all-in-one platform to build a online presence. ~ Website
Squarespace
Instant online presence with Strikingly for your Linkedin Profile. ~ Website
Strikingly Linkedin App
Social media site, which can be applied in many ways. ~ Website
Tumblr
A fully-featured, open source Content Management System. ~ Website
Umbraco
Design, build, and launch responsive websites visually. ~ Website
Webflow
Great membership site plugin for Wordpress. ~ Website
Wishlist Member
The most popular website platform that exists.
~ Website 
Wordpress
The service we recommend for hosting Wordpress sites.
~ Website
WP Engine

Finance & Sales Tools

Tax filing preparer service for US citizens living abroad. ~ Website 
1040 abroad
Payment processor for digital products and affiliates. ~ Website 
ClickBank
Enables purchases & subscriptions across platforms. ~ Website
FastSpring
An invoicing and basic accounting software. ~ Website
FreshBooks
Book ID that facilitates the sale of books. ~ Website
ISBN
Banking option for travelers and expats residing in the EU. ~ Website
Monese
All about how to pay less taxes & go where you're treated best. ~ Website
Nomad Capitalist
Global payment processor (use with caution). ~ Website
PayPal
One account for global business (some location restrictions). ~ Website
Revolut for Business
An out-of-the-box CRM tool with many integrations. ~ Website
Salesforce
Processor for creating and selling digital products. ~ Website
SendOwl
An absolutely awesome alternative to Paypal. ~ Website
Stripe
An effortless way to collect payments for business (uses Stripe). ~ Website
SuperPay
For selling tickets to 'live' events.
~ Website
Ticket Tailor
Toshl is an incredible 'flow of money' tracking system. ~ Website
Toshl
Superb online banking for multiple currencies and transfers. ~ Website
Transferwise Borderless
Advanced online accounting software (where you keep your books). ~ Website
Xero
A free alternative to Freshbooks.
~ Website
Zipbooks

Technology

DIY self-publishing to Amazon Kindle. ~ Website
Amazon Kindle
A smart watch which also tracks your fitness goals. ~ Website
Apple Watch
Easy way to add extra durable storage capacity to your computer. ~ Website
Freecom Tough Drive
VPN service for using different country IP addresses. ~ Website
IP Vanish
Application for running Windows on Mac without rebooting. ~ Website
Parallels
A website platform with a high degree of build customisation. ~ Website
Platform OS
A vastly more secure alternative to Dropbox.
~ Website
SpiderOak

Training

The coupon code VMFOFFER applies a $100 discount. An excellent complement to 1nSourcing resources! ~ Website
Danielle Greason's Online Biz Skills Course
Platform to create & sell online courses. 
~ Website
Teachable

Personal Development

Carl Harvey's inspirational self-development book club.  ~ Website
Abundance Book Club
Tracking your activity, exercise, sleep, weight and more. ~ Website
Fitbit
Sort of a Netflix for healthy body and mind (now inside Gaia). ~ Website
FMTV
Mindset & inspirational videos.
~ Website
Gary Vaynerchuk
He's helped thousands of people to create the life they want. ~ Website
Jack Canfield
Winning the Game of Money - brain imprinting for success. ~ Website
John Assaraf
A great resource for Facebook advertising tips & training. ~ Website
Jon Loomer
International keynote speaker & views. ~ Website
Marcus Sheridan
All round great guy and genius with affiliate products. ~ Website
Pat Flynn
For audio paraliminals about health and wellness. ~ Website
Paul Scheele's Learning Strategies
A book which will change your perception of reality. ~ Website
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
An extraordinary idea to hold your attention on... ~ Website
The Secret
Learn the art of meditation. Can also be found on FMTV (now Gaia). ~ Website
Tom Cronin
Man who inspires millions to be better versions of themselves. ~ Website
Tony Robbins
A timer that helps you stay focussed and productive (Mac only). ~ Website
Zen Timer