Write and Publish a Book
Storychief is a slick and powerful distribution engine for your written and rich-media content. Create content in Storychief once and send to your blogs, Medium channel, and social media platforms in just a few clicks. You can also automatically send out alerts to other people in your network if you want to.
I use Storychief every day and cannot recommend it highly enough.
Create and Sell Online Courses
Course Sales and Distribution
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100% my favorite platform for creating and selling online courses and digital products. For the price, Podia offers unparalleled value for money with unlimited video and digital asset hosting, course creation, sales, and affiliate management, email list management, sales page creation, and private community and membership. Instead of complex systems requiring several plugins, payment platforms, and a host of other bells and whistles, Podia brings all under one roof and allows me to concentrate on what I do and enjoy best – creating content to help other creators!
Email List Building
SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) & Process Creation and Assignment
Flowster is a powerful yet easy-to-use software that makes workflow/process/SOP creation and assignment easy. Having all of your standard operating procedures in granular form in one place allows for great freedom because you create them once, and can use for many months/years. The ability to create flow templates and update in one place that then populates everywhere is helpful.
Keep your team on the same page, and free yourself from repetitive tasks. If you have a team, or plan to in the future, finding a place to develop and distribute your library of processes and systems will pay dividends.
Freedcamp is a simple, clean, affordable, task and project management platform that makes team and project processes and management simple.
My favorite features include:
- The ability to create custom task templates that include specific fields relevant to the business. For my publishing flow I have fields for genre, penname, wordcount, etc.
- The ability to move tasks from one board/team-member to another. In my flow a book can move from writer, to editor, to cover creator, to formatter, etc.
Bookbrush is one of the most intuitive and versatile image creation services/software on the market and has grown into a mature product with lots of features. Bookbrush is particularly streamlined for social media and ad image creation for authors and comes with hundreds of templates to produce 3D images of your books, plus lots more, including video and website asset creation.
Repurpose is one of the most powerful content repurposing and distribution engines available. I use it almost every day to pull the feed from my podcast and automatically create audiograms for Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, and Youtube. Once a flow is set up it is completely hands off and turns one piece of created content into many. Used to its full potential Repurpose could also create and schedule snippet audiogram and video creation and drip out ongoing content without any further manual intervention.
Simple Podcast Press is a fabulous piece of software that pulls the RSS feed directly from your podcast and automatically creates a blog post on your WordPress website with a player, and optional share and subscribe links and optin for your chosen email list provider. The plugin also comes with nice widgets to highlight your episode stream, latest episodes, and subscription buttons.