Resources

Madalyn's Top Resources for services, tools, products and books

Welcome to my Resources page. I have put together a list of services, tools and products that I use and highly recommend. What you see below has helped me build my business to what it is today.

Please note some of these links are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. I recommend what you see on this page because they are incredibly helpful and useful to me and I think it would be helpful to you too.

Social Media:

SocialJukebox
This is my go-to tool for sharing my “evergreen” content on social media, especially Twitter. I can basically “set it and forget  it.” And it saves me a TON of time! This is helpful for your blog posts and other articles and information that you want to share on social media more than once. Evergreen content are posts you’d put out today, next week, even three months from now. It never grows stale. SocialJukebox is the perfect solution for this.

ManageFlitter
I love this tool for managing my Twitter account. I can easily clear out profiles that are not following me back, discover influencers, set up searches to uncover people and brands I should be following, and so much more. The PowerPost feature is my favorite because I can set up tweets to publish at the best times. ManageFlitter does all the heavy lifting here. Try this tool and see how these awesome features will help you “work smarter not harder” on Twitter.

Website Hosting & Email Marketing:

Bluehost
As a digital marketer for the past 22 years, it’s important that I have a reliable hosting company for my websites. I have been using BlueHost since 2010 and I have to say it is the BEST website hosting company on the market today. BlueHost prices start as low as $3.95/month. When you combine that with their helpful customer service, you have piece of mind that your website is running securely on the internet.

Constant Contact
Send great looking emails that drive big results! I’ve been using Constant Contact since the late 90’s and they are, without a doubt, one of the best tools in your arsenal when it comes to marketing. Sign up for a FREE account today (no credit card required) and see why everyone raves about them.

Books:

Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk (available for pre-order)
I’m so excited to get my hands on the new upcoming Gary Vaynerchuk book, Crushing It! It’s due out on January 30, 2018, and available for pre-order now. I can guarantee it will be an instant best seller and smashing success. Vaynerchuk is a personal branding genius. His new book will illustrate how to build your brand and influence using social media tactics to amplify your message.

Rise and Grind by Daymond John (available for pre-order)
I love Daymond John, not just because he’s a killer shark on ABC’s Shark Tank. It’s also because he’s an amazing entrepreneur who hustled his way to the top, creating something from nothing with his apparel company, FUBU. He released a great book in 2016, The Power of Broke, that blew me away. And now with his latest, Rise and Grind, he shares how to use grit and persistence to fuel your success.

Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
If there is one book you should invest in right now, it’s the latest from Tim Ferriss. While it’s a big book (623 pages), it’s an easy read. Touted as “short life advice from the best in the world,” it’s a compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world’s top performers. You get cool advice from iconic entrepreneurs, elite athletes, billionaire investors, popular actors, and a variety of interesting people doing amazing things in the world. The book is transformational. You won’t be disappointed.

Entrepreneurial You by Dorie Clark
This is my favorite new book! I just read it and am wow’d by the amazing content from Dorie Clark. She’s the author of two other books that I’ve read: Stand Out and Reinventing You. In Entrepreneurial You, Dorie shows you how to monetize your expertise, create multiple steams of income, and thrive in this new economy.

The Tao of Twitter by Mark Schaefer
Mark Schaefer is a master on Twitter. And his book, The Tao of Twitter, is the world’s best-selling guide to this mega platform. Now in its fourth edition, it’s been revised and expanded to include even more. It’s great for beginners and those looking to learn new strategies.

Social PR Secrets by Lisa Buyer
Excellent book that will show you how to optimize, socialize, and publicize your brand. It’s a public relations, social media and digital marketing field guide with 30 chapters and 75+ actionable tips. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down.

Winning at Social Customer Care by Dan Gingiss
This is a wonderful book sharing how top brands are creating engaging experiences on social media. So great examples in here!

[If these books appeal to you, join my new Book Club where we have virtual meet ups and vibrant discussions. To join, email me your request.]

Educational:

My online courses – I have free and paid courses that will help you become Twitter Smarter.

Social Media Marketing World – this is hands-down the BEST social media marketing conference I’ve ever been to. You can catch me speaking there in 2018, sharing my thoughts and insights on Twitter Tools. The conference is February 28 – March 2, 2018. They have a variety of tickets if you go in person: all-access, creators, community. If you want to see me speak, you’ll need the All-Access Pass. There is also a virtual ticket, which means you’ll get videos of every presentation and that will include mine. The best part is you don’t have to travel! Either way, you’ll get lots of valuable information, tips and incredible insights from the leading social media marketing experts from around the world.

Profitable Blogging Framework
I contributed to the Profitable Blogging Summit earlier this year. My friend and colleague Kirsten Oliphant put together this framework from the past two summits. It includes over 60 videos from 50 experts in blogging, social media, SEO, and business. The program also includes a Facebook group made up of other bloggers working toward full time income for support & collaboration. And you get downloads like the Profit Planner that will give you a 6-week sprint toward short-term goals. If you’re looking for proven strategies used by successful bloggers and social media experts, this is for you.

Modern Social Magazine – I’m a regular contributor to Modern Social magazine. I love it because it’s filled with expert tips, tools, how-to’s and marketing strategies to win in online social media business. Many of my colleagues contribute as well like Pay Flynn, Gary Vaynerchuk, Kim Garst, Jenn Herman, Owen Video and more.

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