There are many tools available to help you run an online business. Here are some that I personally use and recommend.
NOTE - In the spirit of full disclosure some of these are affiliate links, which means I will receive a small compensation (enough to feed my coffee addiction) if you purchase the product. However, I never recommend any product just for the purpose of receiving commissions. I either know the person behind this product, have tested or use it in my own business.
ONLINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TOOLS
If you don't have a Dropbox account yet, you need one NOW! Everything I do is backed up several times. And one backup is directly on Dropbox.
I used to use this tool for time management. Paymo is a simple online project management tool for small & medium businesses and includes task management, time tracking and invoicing features.
This is the tool I use to manage all my passwords. I would definitely be lost without this. Read my review about Roboform here.
LastPass is another great password manager. It's acutally a bit more modern than Roboform and most of my colleagues use this tool, which is why I recommend it.
I love WiseStamp's paid version for my e-mail signature. I can use custom social icons, premium templates and no WiseStamp Branding. For $4 per month it becomes a mini-marketing tool because I can also add extensions that send people to my latest blog post or Freebie for example.
Ah, I absolutely LOVE Zoom! I barely use Skype anymore. The quality is so much better and I use it for my one-on-one client conversations as well as group coachings. And they even offer webinars which I haven't tried yet, but will surely check out as well.
Online accounting software for small businesses. Xero is my tool of choice.
EMAIL MARKETING & LISTBUILDING
ActiveCampaign is my e-mail marketing tool of choice. I switched to it at the end of 2015 when I needed to create more complex sales funnels. I love how it integrates with all my other tools !
If you are new to E-Mail Marketing and lists, you can start with Mailchimp which is a great tool. It's free for smaller lists and you can use it to send out regular newsletters. If you want to build a bigger, more complex list and send automated emails, I recommend you start directly with Aweber.
Aweber is what I've used for my newsletters and all my automated e-mails for about 4 years. It's a tool that grows with your business and I appreciate the friendly and helpful customer service team.
In order to grow your e-mail list, you need people to sign up. Thrive Leads is an awesome plugin that helps you create opt-in forms for your website.
Pop-up Ally has a great free version, to create 2 simple pop-up opt-in forms for your site, and an even better paid version.
GOAL SETTING, APPOINTMENT SETTING & SCHEDULING TOOLS
I tested various different scheduling systems, did a ton of reseach about the functionalities and this is the winner: Acuity Scheduling. I use it for my onboarding process because it lets you create very detailed intake form questionnaires. Love it!
ONLINE TRAINING I RECOMMEND
FbInfluence 2.0 is a great training program by Andrea Vahl that contains all the information you need to be successful on Facebook.