Resources and Tools We Love
I only recommend the tools I use and love. There are some affiliate links below. If you make a purchase, I make a commission at no extra cost to you and it helps us produce more and better content on the site. Thank you for your support!
Hardware (microphone, shock-mount, stand, audio interface, computers, etc.)
Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone (I like this mic better than Yeti)
Neumann TLM 103 SET w/ EA1 Shockmount and Aluminum Case (the ultimate upgrade for podcaster and musicians)
MacBook Pro 13'' (for on the road recording)
iMac 27’’ (for home editing)
By the way, you don't need all the tools above to start your podcast. Check out my studio setup guide below to find options that are $, $$, $$$., plus how to hook them all up.
Software (podcast editing, recording, transcription, hosting)
Skype (for business meetings and podcast recordings before 2017)
Zoom (podcast recording since 2017)
Libsyn (for hosting the podcast) - use promo code FEI when you sign up to get the remaining month and next month free!
Descript - the first ever editing tool that allows you to edit audio using transcription
Sonix.ai - our preferred transcription tool, you get 100 minutes free if you sign up using our link
Music Radio Creative - our first voice intro was purchased from them. They also offer jingles, commercials and more
Running a blog, podcast and email marketing
These are the exact tools I use to run my freelance marketing business at Feisworld LLC
SquareSpace: Web Design and Development
ConvertKit: For Feisworld email marketing. Very modern, easy to use - key features include segmentation, automation and tagging
AWeber: alternative solution for email marketing. Great company and people.
ClickFunnel: effective landing pages that convert potential buyers to customers
LeadPages: effective landing pages that converts clicks to sales, with beautifully designed templates
OptinMonster: conversation optimization toolkit with 2-step opt-in and geo-targeting features
Teachable (another great alternative to Thinkific)
Screen-o-matic (very easy to set up on my iMac. I love using this software for recording YouTube tutorial as well)
File management & sharing
Google Drive (G-Suite)
Backblaze What we use to backup everything on our computers, hard drives, etc. It’s very affordable and data is easily retrievable
Invoicing and Collection
Meeting Scheduling and Calendar Management
Acuity Scheduling The best way to schedule your meetings with anyone. Acuity pulls your schedules together (i.e. Google, Outlook) and have you choose your availabilities that are open for different appointments for others to schedule. This is a must-have for my podcast recording, client consulting and catch-up with leads.
Design and Business Essentials
Canva DIY design for non-designers (templates for social, book covers and more)
99 Designs have multiple designers compete for a winner design for your business
Moo pricer than most, but they look amazing
Vistaprint more affordable business cards, also flyers, banners, rack cards, etc.
Social media management and automation
AgoraPulse Feisworld has a small team and we have limited time for social media curation and publishing. AgoraPulse allows us to preplan and reuse existing content across all social platforms
Bonjoro a very cool software to boost engagement between you and your audience
TubeBuddy a brilliant software I wish I knew sooner, also YouTube certified