PODCAST GEAR & RESOURCESTOOLS I USE OR RECOMMEND
Tools of The Trade
Running an online business is hard. There are a lot of pieces to the puzzle. I like puzzles and figuring out the best tools to get stuff done. My criteria are usually nice design, easy to use and affordable. I pay for quality, but I like free or cheap best. This page is a list of everything I use (some more than others). It’s always changing.
My Gear on Kit
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Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe CC is the lifeline of my business and I consider it a bargain at $50/month for what you get. Photoshop, Lightroom, inDesign, Illustrator Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition….
FreshBooks is the easiest way to invoice and manage your expenses and track your time. Make getting paid easy, use FreshBooks. It’s going to cost you $25/month which is tough at first, but it’s so worth it to not have to stress about sending invoices. I’m a fan. Visit FreshBooks.
SiteGround Web Hosting
SiteGround. This is my web hosting company of choice. Click here to learn more.
Elegant Themes is the best. One price for unlimited themes with no limit to the number of websites you make. This site is made with Extra Theme, but MikeMurphy.co is on Divi 3.0, which is the flagship theme. Extra is more magazine style, which I wanted for Podcaster Toolkit.
Design & Graphics
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Big Resource List
Booking.com: If you are traveling in Europe, this is the site to book accommodations and other travel needs.
1Password: Password manager. Would be locked out of everything without it. Game-changer.
Backblaze: The best cloud backup solution I have used. Unlimited backups $5/month!
Calendly: Very cool scheduling tool. Integrates with Google Calendar.
Dropbox: No explanation needed. A must-have
Google Apps For Business: If you do one thing for your business, install Google Apps.
Medium: Write & publish articles. Love Medium.
Ecamm Live: My new favorite live-streaming tool. Go live to YouTube, Facebook, Twitch…
Wirecast by Telestream: The industry standard for live-stream broadcasting and switching.
OBS: Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is the free open-source alternative to Wirecast. Even though it’s free, it is a powerful tool.
Audible.com:Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks
Skillshare: One of my new favorites for tutorials.
Audio & Video (Editing)
Adobe Audition: The best audio editor. Period.
Adobe Premiere Pro: The tool I use to edit video.
Adobe After Effects: The fun tool I use for motion graphics.
Auphonic: A bit of magic. Upload a file and it spits out a really good quality file. Impressive.
Descript: Transcription and more.
GarageBand: Oldie but goodie for making music and editing audio.
Screenflow: Powerful, easy-to-use screen recording and editing software for Mac.
SiteGround (Hosting): The best hosting company with equally as good customer service.
Divi Theme by Elegant Themes: Words cannot say enough about how great this theme framework is.
Extra Theme by Elegant Themes: This site is built on Extra. I rather like it :D.
Stock Photos & Graphics
The Fancy Deal
The Stocks: Hispster Heaven.
Unsplash: Good images
CompFight (Photos): A FlickR search tool