Everything I use to be successful in my business is listed here. I talk about the items listed here often. Bookmark it and save yourself the time and hassle of having to find these tools and resources.
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Bluehost: RyanBilello.me lives is a WordPress website that lives on Bluehost. It’s extremely affordable and offers excellent customer service. People like Pat Flynn and Michael Hyatt use and recommend Bluehost as well.
LeadPages: There are so many things they can do! My favorite, are their split testing, LeadLinks, and LeadDigits. If you’ve seen my DIY Periscope Guide page, that’s an example of landing page that I use from LeadPages. Remember when I ask people to text PERISCOPE to 44222 for a free resouce? That’s possible because of LeadDigits.
Website development: Dave Shrein is a great friend and excellent website developer. All the design and layout features of this website came from Dave.
Graphic Design: If you’ve seen the podcast artwork for The Inside Scope you can give all the credit to Rob Russo over at boldbrandfast.com. While Dave & Rob created a bunch of what you see, most of the graphic design work I create is done with a free resource called Canva.
Microphone: Audiotechnica ATR-2100 is by far the best microphone for the price. To the untrained ear the difference in audio quality between this microphone and one that costs several hundred dollars is practically undetectable.
Skype: I use Skype for all of my interviews. The quality is excellent and I’ve never had to worry about a dropped call.
eCamm: This software works on top of Skype and is what I use to record my interviews. It’s easy to install and even easier to use.
Audacity: This free audio editing software is what I record the solo parts of my podcast with. It requires tweaks of the audio settings to use.
Post production of audio: Joshua Rivers at podcastguy.co does all the audio post production for my podcast. If you’re not skilled in editing audio and you’re creating a podcast, hire Joshua. He’ll be well worth the minimal investment of dollars in exchange for the time you’ll save and frustration you’ll avoid. Use the promo code “Ryan” and he’ll edit your first episode for free.
Libsyn: This is where I host the audio files for my podcast. It’s easy to use and offers lots of data that helps me gauge how well the podcast is doing.
iPhone 6+: I love this phone. As a long time Android user, this was the first iOS device I’ve ever owned and it’s been superb. I’ll never go back. Great battery and exceptional video quality make this a no brainer for me.
Mounts/Stands: Arkon offers a variety of stands and mounts for phones and tablets. If you see me hands free on Periscope then there’s a good bet I’m using an Arkon mount. Use the promo code Bilello and you can get 10% off your purchase.
YOPO Clip: This isn’t the best overall lens available but for my use it’s great. I especially like that it doesn’t require me to take of my phone case to use it.
Charging: Anker has been a life saver in providing extra juice for my phone. The PowerDrive with lightning cable has been the best car charger I’ve ever owned, and the PowerCore 20100 is the a lifesaver if you’re using multiple devices on the go or while travelling.
APPS AND PRODUCTIVITY
Google Business Apps: These (Gmail, Google Drive, Sheets, etc) have been instrumental in the day to day activity of my business.
WordSwag: This iOS app helps me create quick and brilliant images with text all on from my smartphone. This app is necessary for anyone who’s using social media to build their business.
DO Note: From the creators of IFTTT, comes DO Note. It’s a very simplistic app that lets me type things up and send them off to very specific sources. An example would be, a text only tweet, or an item
Twix: These are by far my favorite candy bar.
Eiffel Bon Bons: Strawberry flavored. No exceptions.
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos: Consumed, preferably, by the bag.