TOOLS

I thought it would be helpful to create a tools and resource page that you can always come to for all of your Dadpreneur needs. I’ll add to it as I learn more, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Click on the pictures, buttons or headlines of each tool to get more info.

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

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ONLINE DADPRENEUR TOOLS

BUILD YOUR HOMEPAGE / BLOG

All my websites are running on the servers of WPX Hosting, which is the fastest WordPress hosting available (Google loves blazing fast pages). They have hands down the best 24/7 customer service I have ever seen, which is crucial if you have any questions or run into challenges on your webpage. They also offer a free one-click WordPress installation, making it very easy to get started with your homepage. Highly recommended!


If you´re searching for an all-in-one solution for WordPress, look no further and get Thrive Themes. Thrive Themes includes the best and easiest to use drag and drop Pagebuilder, dozens of pre-done Homepage templates, a lead generation plugin, and much more. I have built all my homepages with Thrive Themes without ever written a line of code, and their support is top-notch.


WordPress is, by far, the most popular open source Content Management System (CMS), used by millions of websites. I run all of my projects on WordPress, and it's free to install, deploy, and upgrade. If you get WPX Hosting for hosting your homepage, you'll get a free one-click installation, which is very easy to set up.

EMAIL MARKETING / LIST BUILDING

When it comes to building your email list, you'll want to rely on a system that is: easy to use, ensures to sending emails to your subscribers' inbox (not the spam folder), integrate with your other tools (such as ThriveThemes, Thrivecart) and is relatively cheap. Over the years, I migrated from Mailchimp to Aweber, and finally to ActiveCampaign. Personally, for me, AC is the best email marketing tool, and I highly recommend it for building your email list.


Thrive Leads is the best lead generation plugin for WordPress and integrates seamlessly with ActiveCampaign. Thrive Leads combines every type of opt-in form you need in one plugin and comes with a highly advanced but very easy to use A/B testing feature. Thrive Leads can be purchased as a standalone license or as part of the ThriveThemes Membership. Don'T look any further to build your email list.


Boost customer engagement with perfectly timed personal videos. Use the Bonjoro mobile app or web recorder to send an engaging video to each contact. People are tired of boring and robotic emails. With Bonjoro, you'll get your message through in the most human way possible, meaning each recipient will trust, listen, and respond to you. You can't get more personal.


Convertbox offers a new easy, and more intelligent way to convert your visitors. Launch personalized offers, lead capture forms, and segmentation funnels to the right visitors at the right time with the easiest, most powerful on-site engagement platform. They are still in the beta phase but offer a sweet lifetime deal.

BUILD YOUR ONLINE COURSE

ScreenFlow is an award-winning video editing, screen recording, and sharing tool. I recorded all my video courses using Screenflow. It's easy to use, and it let you either record video from your computer screen or via your web camera (Mac only).


Thrivecart is one of the best cart software that allows you to sell your online courses. Easily create high-converting cart pages and one-click upsell funnels. Add bump offers, trials, recurring payments and there is even an affiliate hub included. They are still in the beta phase but offer a sweet lifetime deal. 


Teachable is an all-in-one platform for selling and hosting your video courses. I first joined Teachable, because Pat Flynn is one of their investors. After having 1500+ students on the platform from my HTBARP project, I can say that it's working quite well. Teachable is easy to set up and integrates with ActiveCampaign, making the experience for you as a creator as well as for your customers a lot easier.


Membervault is a new player in the course hosting field. Whether you’re running a free challenge or an evergreen course, you can use MVs gamification features, like an unlockable content to increase engagement and completion rates. Your audience can also see all of your products in one place, making it easier to purchase your products. And they have a free plan where you can test everything first! I love their transparency.


Vimeo is the world's leading professional video platform to grow your business with easy-to-use, high-quality video creation, hosting, and marketing tools. You can use Vimeo to deliver your free email video series or paid video course content. In comparison to Wisita, Vimeo is still a cheaper alternative. 

START YOUR PODCAST

Libsyn is the podcast hosting, distribution, and monetization platform since 2004 and is used by some of the biggest names in the Podcast scene. I hosted 100 episodes of my "How To Become A Rockstar Photographer" Podcast and was never let down. Your show is delivered to all major Podcast platforms such as iTunes and Spotify, and the reasonable pricing makes Libsyn a must-have tool if you want to start a Podcast. 


Fusebox, created by Pat Flynn, is the most powerful podcast player for your website. With Fusebox you'll get access to the full player, the single-track player (perfect for show notes posts), and the site-wide sticky player. I used the Fusebox player on my homepage "How to Become A Rockstar Photographer" on both the general Podcast page and the show notes page with huge success.


With Call Recorder you get stunning, high-quality, HD recordings. You can record your Skype video sessions, podcasts and interviews as you see them, or in the unique side-by-side and split-screen modes. I used this tool for recording my 100 HTBARP Podcast epsiodes and it worked awesome (Mac only).


Zencastr is the easiest way to record your VoIP podcast interviews in studio quality. Zencastr records each voice locally in pristine quality. No more dropouts due to a bad connection. No more changes in quality during the show. Nothing but crystal clear audio. And the best thing: the free version is all you'll need!


When I started researching to set up my first Podcast, the Heil PR 40 microphone was suggested by a lot of Podcast superstars. So, I bought it, and I never looked back. The Heil PR 40 is not cheap, but if you want to get the best quality mic for your Podcast, it might be a great choice.

WEBINARS/VIDEO BROADCASTS

WebinarNinja is an all-in-one webinar solution where you can easily create live and evergreen webinars withing minutes. Attendees do not need to download any software and can attend on any desktop or mobile device. I tested a lot of Webinar software (Easywebinar, WebinarJam, GoToWebinar), but WebinarNinja is one of the most reliable tools and easy to setup.


EverWebinar allows you to create a pre-recorded webinar (Evergreen Webinar) that looks like a live event. It's fully automated and a must-have tool when you want to automate your sales funnel. I used Everwebinar to sell my premium courses on autopilot, and attendees can choose a preferred time when they want to watch your webinar.


Zoom is the leader in video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing. I am using Zoom to connect with my friends and clients for my Rockstardads Mastermind group and inner cirlce mentorships. 


The Logitec 922 Pro Webcam delivers full HD 1080p video calling and recording at 30 fps with crisp, clearly detailed and vibrantly colored video. Call, stream, blog and record like a pro. the C920X makes it a breeze to make your video presence stand out from the crowd. I am using this webcam for my coaching calls, webinars and the record videos for my online courses. 

COURSES THAT HELPED ME

Grammy winners. Best-sellers. World-renowned photographers. Chase Jarvis' online platform CreativeLive has handpicked 700+ master creators who also teach the way you love to learn. This is THE platform for creatives who want to learn to master a new craft. 

BOOKS THAT INSPIRED ME

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint. 


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 Ducker will show you how to develop the business of you and build a future-proof business model.


In Russell Brunson's experience, after working with hundreds of thousands of businesses he realized that low traffic or conversions are symptoms of a much greater problem that’s a little harder to see (that’s the bad news), but a lot easier to fix (that’s the good news).

DotComSecrets will give you the marketing funnels and the sales scripts you need to be able to turn on a flood of new leads into your business.


Over the past quarter century, Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life. Now, for the first time, Godin offers the core of his marketing wisdom in one accessible, timeless package. Great marketers don't use consumers to solve their company's problem; they use marketing to solve other people's problems. They don't just make noise; they make the world better.


Since 1996 Jeff Walker has been creating hugely successful online launches. After bootstrapping his first Internet business from his basement, he quickly developed an underground process for launching new products and businesses with unprecedented success. "Launch" is the treasure map into that world-an almost secret world of digital entrepreneurs who create cash-on-demand paydays with their product launches and business launches.


Followers may "like" an Instagram post. Customers may buy a product. But "Superfans" will be your biggest supporters. They will promote you and your products because they know you have made a difference in their lives. They will tell their friends. They will send you encouraging emails. In this book Pat Flynn will give you a step-by-step guide on how to grow your Superfans.


The New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk draws from his popular show #AskGaryVee to offer surprising, often outrageous, and imminently useful and honest answers to everything you’ve ever wanted to know—and more—about navigating the new world. Whether you’re planning to start your own company, working in digital media, or have landed your first job in a traditional company, #AskGaryVee is your essential guide to making things happen in a big way.

DADPRENEUR LIFESTYLE TOOLS

TOOLS TO BECOME THE BEST VERISON OF YOURSELF

Tomighty is a free desktop timer (for both Mac and Windows) specifically designed for the Pomodoro Technique. The Pomodoro Technique is a very simple and effective time management technique that helps you keep focused on tasks that require long periods of concentration. I am using this tool for "deep work" when working on my dream projects.


Get happy. Stress less. Sleep soundly. Headspace is your guide to mindfulness for your everyday life. Learn meditation and mindfulness skills from world-class experts like Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe, and choose from hundreds of guided meditations on everything from managing stress and anxiety to sleep, focus, and mind-body health.


The OURA ring is an awesome sleep and activity tracker which measures the physiological signals of your body, understands your lifestyle, and guides you through your day. I tried different activity trackers, but I never found them comfortable to wear. However, I love my OURA ring. The battery life lasts for one week, it's waterproof, and the ring gets me insights about my body and performance. The OURA ring helps me to become the best version of myself. I highly recommend it.


Gymnastic rings are one of the best training tools for developing a strong and muscular upper body. After hearing Ido Portal suggesting rings to incoporate in your workout routine, I decided to get some and I love them. The rings are very unstable, which forces you to get very strong and they'll work a lot of different muscle groups at the same time. There are different models out there. Make sure to get wooden rings, since they are the easiest to train with. 


Rebounding can help work the muscles in the legs, increase your endurance, and strengthen your bones. There is a scientific study suggesting that 10 minutes on a rebounder will have the same cardiovascular benefit than 30 min of running but without taxing your joints. If you want the best rebounder available, get a Bellicon with bungee cords. Don't make the mistake of getting a cheap rebounder with steel springs.


Himalayan Salt Lamps are known for their therapeutic properties. They release a stream of negative ions which can purify the air against allergens and pollutants. This is said to increase levels of serotonin to relieve stress, alleviate depression & boost energy. I put it in our bedroom and it gives a nice yellow glow, which is perfect for your pre bedroutine or having sex.


The Simplest Way To Start Your Day Happy is to using the science of positive psychology to improve happiness. A study found that keeping a daily gratitude journal leads to better sleep, reduced physical pain, and a greater sense of well-being. Gratitude also stimulates the part of the brain associated with dopamine, responsible for creating new learning pathways. The 5 Minutes Journal is a great tool to improve your mental well-being and feel better every day.

COURSES THAT HELPED ME

Mindvalley is my favorite online teaching platform. They're on a mission to unite the world by teaching wisdom and transformational ideas that our education system ignores. I watched courses about topics such as sleep, nutrition, fitness, and how to learn faster from world-class teachers—highly recommended if you want to start your best life.


Darren Hardys (former publisher of SUCCESS magazine) Insane Productivity course is the bet course in this topic I have ever watched. Unleash your most productive self when you learn the strategies used by today’s elite achievers and leverage Darren’s proven workflows, daily method of operation systems, and proprietary tools to acheive rapid results. This course is not cheap, but definitely worth the price. 


FitnessFAQs was founded by Daniel Vadnal, an Australian Physiotherapist and YouTube's leading Calisthenics and Bodyweight training Coach. His course "Body By Rings" gives you an 18 weeks training plan and includes everything you need to build muscle without weights. This course showed me how awesome rings can work and i am training 4x per week. If you get the course make sure to get "Limitless Legs" for a discounted price when checkout.


Animal Flow is ground based movement, challenging and effective. This system is designed to improve strength power, flexibility, mobility, and coordination for all levels of fitness enthusiasts. You'll learn to move like a bear, crab, monkey and tiger which is not only fun, but will push you to your bodyweight limits. My kids love to jump on me while praticing the moves ;).

BOOKS THAT INSPIRED ME

Tim Ferriss interviewed nearly two hundred world-class performers for this book. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. 


Which habits can help you achieve long-term success and vibrant well-being no matter your age, career, strengths, or personality? To become a high performer, you must seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence, and demonstrate courage. The art and science of how to do all this is what this book is about.


The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. The result is a life-changing book in which readers learn how to enhance their performance via myriad ways including: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity; and developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose.


New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, and Nike’s innovation team. What they learned was stunning: In their own ways, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide.


We rely on willpower to create change in our lives...but what if we're thinking about it all wrong? In Willpower Doesn't Work, Benjamin Hardy explains that willpower is nothing more than a dangerous fad-one that is bound to lead to failure. Instead of "white-knuckling" your way to change, you need to instead alter your surroundings to support your goals. This book shows you how.


No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. If you're serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want.


In The ONE Thing, you'll learn to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, build momentum toward your goal, dial down the stress, and master what matters to you. This book delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life-work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT'S YOUR ONE THING?


The average person is hit with at least thirty thousand messages a day, courtesy of that “red ocean filled with sharks.” Giftology neutralizes that deadly philosophy and equips you with every tool you need to make your message a priority. Every time. This book helped me to connect to industry leaders and mentors and I highly recommend to using the described strategy in your business too. 


Renowned artist, author, and CreativeLive founder, Chase Jarvis, reminds us that creativity isn't a skill—it's a habit available to everyone:  beginners and lifelong creators, entrepreneurs to executives, astronauts to zookeepers, and everyone in between. Through small, daily actions we can supercharge our innate creativity and rediscover our personal power in life.


What if the ability to look, feel, and perform at peak capacity wasn’t the stuff of lore but instead was within easy reach?In Boundless, the New York Times best-selling author and health and fitness leader Ben Greenfield offers a first-of-its-kind blueprint for total human optimization. THE Biohacking bible! 


This book is an entertaining, illustrated adaption of "Principles" and contains the key elements of the unconven­tional principles that helped Ray Dalio become one of the world’s most suc­cessful people—including how to set goals, learn from mistakes, and collaborate with others to produce exceptional results. It's simplfied for readers of all ages and great for teens.


This is a journey through the beautifully hand-lettered messages by award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische. This uplifting and positive book - now a New York Times best seller - encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will try new things, do their best, and be brave. My daughter loves the adventures of this littel rabbit. Get the board book if your kids are young. 


This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who's ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It's a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. 

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