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