Top Resources for Course Creators and Group Coaches
As you look to scale your online course or coaching program to multiple six figures, seven figures, and beyond, there are a ton of software options that will compete for your attention.
Which ones are the best? And how do you know if they’ll work for your business? We’ve put together this page to help you make answering those questions fast and easy so you can get back to focusing on what matters most: serving your audience.
This page includes our team’s tried-and-true favorite products that not only help us hit our revenue goals year over year, but help us do so in the most efficient way possible.
Organize Your Business
Without systems, your business can’t run. The software recommended here is essential for laying a strong foundation for your business from the get-go so that as your business and team grow, you maximize your time—and minimize growing pains.
You need a system for tracking projects and deadlines. Full stop. The Circuit Sales System team has found Asana the easiest system to use for turning project chaos into clear, step-by-step task lists. And, as you add team members—whether on staff or freelance—you can assign specific tasks with set due dates. Knowing exactly who is doing what, when, helps projects stay on track and your business move forward!
From QuickBooks to WordPress, there’s an account (and password!) for everything these days. For business owners, it can be a massive memory headache trying to remember them all (unless, of course, you’re using the same password for everything—which we strongly discourage!). The Circuit Sales System team effortlessly secures its online presence with 1Password, which creates complex, randomized passwords for new sites, and auto-fills them when you return to the site.
Bonus perk: It starts out free for 14 days so you can test it out yourself!
Your time is in high demand and we believe it should be spent where it matters most—growing your business, not drowning in a sea of email threads trying to arrange meetings. Calendly puts many of your scheduling tasks on autopilot, meaning you can balance your multiple roles and responsibilities with ease and have the freedom to accomplish much more in your business!
Bonus: It’s FREE when you start out with basic scheduling.
Google Drive is the Circuit Sales System team’s go-to cloud storage system for seamless collaboration. Not only does it allow us to work together in real-time to create and manage documents, but we can also share work effortlessly with people outside of our organization (and control the level of access they have!).
Bonus: All you need is a Gmail account to access it and all free Google Drive accounts come with 15 GB of storage, which is plenty to get started!
Grow Your Team
Whether you already have team members or freelancers you work with or are still wearing all the hats, at some point you’ll need to hire additional help. The software and services recommended here can not only help you find your next A player, but ensure you retain top talent with a headache-free payment process—for you and your team.
If you work primarily with freelancers and contractors, Hubstaff might just be the right time-tracking tool for you. The Circuit Sales System team swears by this user-friendly platform for paying our freelancers, boosting productivity, and tackling those oh-so time-draining admin tasks. Freelancers just hit play when they begin working, and voilà! Time tracked and invoices paid in a snap. It’s a lifesaver for businesses big and small!
Bonus: Hubstaff also integrates with popular apps like Zapier and Slack, and is always working to add more!
In the world of entrepreneurship, delegation is the key to growth! Outsourced Doers bridge the gap between time-strapped business owners and talented virtual assistants. (Seriously: our team’s Doer has been next level!) From recruiting, shortlisting and interviewing talent, to setting clear work expectations and managing the legal side of things, they take care of all the heavy lifting so you can channel more energy into building your business.
Bonus: The difference in time zone means tasks are often magically completed as soon as you log on in the morning!
OnlineJobs.ph is a niche job board that gives employers access to a vast network of skilled remote workers throughout the Philippines. Looking for your next virtual assistant? Thinking about hiring a graphic designer? Its simple filtering system and slick interface allows you to find a range of high quality freelancers fast. And unlike other popular outsourcing platforms like Fiverr and Upwork, OnlineJobs.ph isn’t designed for one-off projects. Most Filipinos on the website are seeking full-time (or part-time) work, so it’s the perfect choice for long-term collaborations!
For many small businesses, hiring and paying employees can be a time consuming and complicated process. Gusto is an all-in-one payroll solution that simplifies the process, saves time, and gives you that “peace of mind” when it comes to ensuring your business is in compliance with local, state, and federal laws. The Circuit Sales System team uses this intuitive platform to pay employees of the company (who especially look forward to the “you’re getting paid!” emails on paydays!).
Sell Your Offer
Circuit Sales System entrepreneurs know that the only software that’s a must for building a Circuit is Deadline Funnel. The rest? Use what you’ve got and what you love! That said, we’re often asked for our favorites. Here’s the software we use to sell and scale our programs.
Circuit Sales System
There’s a lot of software we need to sell our digital courses or programs. But all the software in the world isn’t going to matter if you’re not connecting the right audience with the right message at the right time.
Find out how you can do just that—and sell your course every day on autopilot—with our free, on-demand video training.
It’s frustrating when you pick a platform to build out your course, only to discover you need 13 extra plugins and software services just to keep things running smoothly! That’s not the case with Kajabi, the elite “one-stop-shop” software for selling online courses. Circuit Sales System students will be familiar with this platform as this is where the CSS is built, and we love the continuous improvements and new features making our team’s—and our students’—lives easier.
Bonus: Take advantage of their 14-day free trial, so you can fully explore the impressive library of templates and tools Kajabi has to offer.
When it comes to achieving DIY digital marketing success, Leadpages is the go-to solution for creating landing pages, pop-ups, alert bars and even complete websites. Its easy drag-and-drop builder means even the most anxious technophobe can design professional-looking web pages in a matter of minutes (without having to hire someone else or learn coding skills). We rely on Leadpages for our own opt-in pages and appreciate the countless resources that make sure you’re getting the most out of this powerful tool.
Follow in the Circuit Sales System team’s footsteps and discover the magic of Drip to elevate your email marketing game. With incredible workflows, intuitive design, and a sophistication that sets it apart from the rest, Drip’s easy drag and drop email templates allow you to design and send irresistible emails without being a tech wizard. Its easy-to-understand email metrics make it simple to run effective A/B tests on your content to help you grow and engage your audience even more.
Bonus: Start with a 14-day free trial to see how you like it!
Ready to turn those clicks into cash? Meet SamCart–where selling online is not just easier but also more profitable! This web-based checkout platform is designed to make it easy for entrepreneurs to offer a product AND maximize conversions. In fact, their co-founder claims the average user makes 3–5 times more revenue compared to using other online shopping cart software (bit of a game-changer, right?!). The Nicki K Media brands use a combined sales and checkout page on SamCart and simply love how it streamlines the entire process.
If you want to make more sales, you *have* to use Deadline Funnel. This is by far the biggest no-brainer of all the software we’ve mentioned and the ONLY software that is a must for building your Circuit (no competitors even come close). This powerful tool uses personalized deadlines to make sure your subscribers receive your best marketing message at the time they are most interested, helping you to generate more sales (even as you sleep!).
Note: this page contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase via one of these links, our company may receive a small commission that we put toward bringing you even more free resources. Our team only recommends services we’ve used and stand behind.