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Shop the tools we use in our business! Scroll to see a variety solutions for entrepreneurs, professionals, and businesses.
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Digitize your meeting notes
When we are in meetings, we prefer to take notes by hand. The problem is that it’s not very green, and we end up with countless notebooks that we never throw away. That’s why we love Rocketbook! We can take notes like we usually do, but with their smart technology, we can scan the notes and digitize them. This allows us to both save the planet, and keep a more organized office. Rocketbook reusable notebooks and planners come in different sizes and colors. They even have Cloud Cards to replace index cards. Click here to shop.
Transcription for meetings/podcast
This is a great tool for anyone with a podcast. We record our podcast episodes using Otter, and use the transcript to create the correlating blog post.
We also use Otter in some client meetings (we are sure to let our client know we are recording), as a backup note taker. We love using it when we meet with our coach, as it ensures we don’t miss his words of wisdom.
On a personal note, Mary-Lynn has been experiencing hearing loss so we use Otter when we are interviewing people so she can read text in real time if she doesn’t hear what is being said. She’s able to use this tool in public when her impairment prevents her from hearing. The AI isn’t perfect, but it is really reliable. Try Otter.ai for free.
Protect your data on any device
A VPN, or virtual private network, is a secure tunnel between your device and the internet. VPNs protect you from online snooping, interference, and censorship.
Each subscription covers up to 5 devices, so we both have our laptops and phones covered. ExpressVPN has an app for every device, Windows/Mac laptops, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, IOS/Android phones, and more.
Whenever we work out, we connect to the facilities wifi and turn on our VPN. When we want to work away from the office, we connect our laptops to the coffee shop wifi and turn on our VPN. It gives us peace of mind to know that we are keeping our data safe while on public wifi.
Build a better business, career, and life
We love reading! While we tend to read more non-fiction for personal, professional, and business growth, we challenge ourselves to sprinkle in some fiction to spark our creativity and imagination.
With the Kindle Unlimited plan, you get access to over a million titles, which include ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. You can listen/read on any Amazon device or through the Kindle app on your phone, tablet, or laptop.
George likes to listen to audiobooks when he’s working out on the treadmill. Mary-Lynn prefers to read on her Kindle Fire so she can add bookmarks and highlights.
We love the unlimited plan because it’s a convenient and inexpensive way for endless learning and entertainment.
Say goodbye to paper business cards
Linq Digital Business Card – Smart NFC Contact and Networking Card
We are BIGG networkers, and love this smart 2.0 upgrade for business cards. Not only is it more eco-friendly, but using a digital business card makes it easy to share important information with your network.
With Linq, you can share your contact information, projects, website, social profiles, details about an upcoming event, and more with just a tap!
Have someone tap your card to instantly have your info. No app required on their end.
Reliable & secure website host
Our website has been hosted with SiteGround since 2007. A person we met at a podcasting convention recommended it to us back when we understood zero about websites. SiteGround has amazing uptime (meaning your site is rarely down), our website is fast (load speed helps with ranking in Google), and we are secure from hacking with their built-in web security.
Another thing we really appreciate is their stellar customer support. For small business owners, you’ll be happy to have this reliable ( and always available) tech support on your side if something goes wonky!
We’ve helped several clients get their websites set up on SiteGround and they’ve been very happy. See Siteground hosting options.
Build trust with your customers
AWeber Email Marketing & More
We really can’t say enough about AWeber! Ease of use and great customer support are the main things we love most. Plus they keep incorporating more ways to be able to improve communications to your list with tagging and segmentation options. We’ve tried Constant Contact and MailChimp…while those are nice options too, we’ve found AWeber works best for us. Plus because they’ve been around so long, AWeber integrates with a lot of other tools to help you grow your business from websites to shopping carts. See AWeber plans.
We’ve helped several clients get their websites set up on SiteGround and they’ve been very happy. See Siteground hosting options
Monetize your knowledge
DAP membership plugin
Digital Access Pass (DAP) is run by the dynamic duo Veena & Ravi. We were referred to DAP through a colleague when we were looking for a membership platform that worked with WordPress. We wanted to start putting premium content in place where only members could access it. All of our products above in the BIGG Collection reside in our membership site. DAP is impressively robust and Veena and Ravi keep coming up with ways to make building your membership site easier and easier. We appreciate how you don’t have to buy a package with all the bells and whistles if you aren’t ready yet. You can easily upgrade as your business grows. Learn more about DAP.
Promote your brand everywhere
Missing Lettr Automated Social Media Marketing Tool
One of the hardest things to do as a content creator is to market your content! How can you get longevity out of the work you’ve created? Use Missinglettr. With this service, you can turn every blog post and turns it into a year’s worth of social media posts going to multiple channels! You control everything in your settings and can even move posts around in the calendar.
With this single tool, you can schedule any campaign or single post to go to every one of your social media channels.
You also get stats so you can see how your posts are doing. This service is a BIGG time-saver for us, plus it helps us to truly maximize our content. You can try Missingletter for free.
Speed up the contract process
PDFFiller Upload, Edit, Sign & Export PDF Forms Online
This tool has been such a game changer for us and for our clients!
Turn a static PDF into an interactive online form! The ways we’ve used this is countless:
-For worksheets for our coaching clients
We used PDFfiller to help a client completely digitize their on-boarding process. Their new hires used to be met with a stack of paperwork that had to be filled out and mailed back. By using a combination of PDFfiller and AWeber, we helped our client digitize and automate the whole process, cutting the time to get a new hire processed in more than half!
You owe it to yourself to check out PDFfiller.
Get documents signed faster
There’s nothing worse than when business comes to a screeching halt because you are waiting on a signature. You either have to mail the document and wait for the other party to sign and mail it back. Or send the PDF, then the client has to print it, sign it, scan it, then send it back to you. Client’s love it when you make the process easy for them, and SignNow is a breeze.
Either upload a document you’ve already created from Word, or make one from scratch with the SignNow drag and drop tools. Oh, and the digital signatures are legally binding! Check out SignNow to learn more.
This Audio Technica AT2020-Cardioid Condenser Studio XLR Microphone, is ideal for a home studio, and it’s what we use on the BIGG Success podcast. The sound is rich, and the Cardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of our voices.
For your microphones, you’ll need good XLR Male to Female Balanced Microphone Cables.
We plug the XLR mic outputs into our Zoom PodTrak P4 Podcast Recorder. The best little audio interface money can buy!
When we want to travel lightly, we pack our RØDE NT-USB Mini’s! Never before could you record multiple USB microphones on one laptop until this came along. The mics give you studio quality sound and come with built-in noise reduction and compression.
Another bonus is the free RØDE Connect software that serves as a mixing board on your laptop.
You won’t believe the price either – learn more about NT-USB Mini
Microphone boom arm / stand
Though the RØDE NT-USB Mini microphone comes with a table top stand, you’ll likely want a boom arm to bring it up higher and closer to you. For better sound, you want to get closer to the microphone.
Another advantage of a boom arm is that it prevents the mic from picking up bumps from hitting your table or desk. The RØDE PSA 1 is a nice companion to the NT-USB mini.
We also like the Moukey Boom Mic Stand Desk Adjustable Desktop Microphone Stand. This little stand has the ability to adjust the height, and the boom arm is adjustable too. It holds both our AT-2020 and NT-USB mini microphones nicely, and you can’t beat the price.
Recorder / USB Audio Interface
We can’t rave about this little recorder enough! The Zoom PodTrak P4 Podcast Recorder Here’s just a few of its features:
- 4 high quality microphone inputs with phantom power
- 4 headphone outputs with individual volume control
- 4 programmable Sound Pads + multi-track recording for all inputs and Sound Pads
- Automatic Mix-Minus for call-in phone interviews + remote interviews via TRRS jack and USB Audio Interface mode
The P4 is SO versatile. You can use the audio interface to record directly to your computer, Android or iOS* device. You can use it to to live-stream your podcast, or you can take record straight into the P4.
For podcasters, the fact you can record straight into the computer AND the SD Card at the same time, means you always have a backup of your interviews if one recording function fails.
We could go on and on…the price is amazing…just buy it!
You can record to SD card up to 512 GB. THE SD card is not included.
To record phone calls you can:
For your microphones, you’ll need good XLR Male to Female Balanced Microphone Cables.
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