The Tools and Resources We Use to Run and Grow UpJourney

WordPress Hosting

We host UpJourney with Kinsta.

Email Marketing

We found Drip to be the best email marketing solution for our needs. A bit more expensive than the rest(see alternatives below) but more user friendly and more feature rich when it comes to segmentation and automation.

They also offer a free plan up to 100 subscribers if you are just getting started.


  • Aweber is affordable, easy to use and has great deliverability. They offer 1 month FREE Trial
  • Active Campaign – powerful email automation but with strict rules against affiliate marketing so not suitable for many bloggers

Lead Generation

We use OptinMonster for our email lead generation. Very easy to setup and they offer a lot of tools: content upgrades, sidebar forms, in-line forms, exit popups…

For a quick way to get out more out of it check out our OptinMonster review.

WordPress Theme

We use the Schema Theme from My Themes Shop. It looks good and is one of the fastest and most SEO optimized themes.

Grammar Checker

To keep the articles free of grammar mistakes we use and recommend Grammarly.

Influencer Management and Outreach

As we focus a lot on relationships to build our business we use a dedicated tool for this. The folks at Buzzstream have built an amazing tool for this.

Keyword and Competitive Research

Semrush is great to find the keywords that you and your competitors rank for.

Other Resources:

Briefcase – big curated list of apps for your online business for one low monthly fee

WpEngine – one of the biggest and most known WordPress Hosting companies

Thrive Themes – WordPress themes and plugins focused on conversion

Ninja Outreach – our 2nd favorite outreach tool with extra prospecting features