Team PicksThe FUSION Team has a lot of great ideas and many TOOLS up their collective sleeves — and, being the Team Players that we are – we wanted to provide you with updates featuring our Teams’ Picks – SHOWCASING WordPress Plug-Ins, Web Applications (APPS), and other great online production tools! Do you have a FAV tool that you’d like to share? Well then we’d love to hear from you — just send us an email at Team Picks and we will give your suggestion a test run!
This months Team Pick is PlusThis – software to help you do more with Infusionsoft…or as their website says, it “Makes Infusionsoft Awesomer”. PlusThis took the most common Infusionsoft feature requests and created a library of add-ons to help you do more with Infusionsoft without doing any custom programming. A few of the features include:
- Split Testing for your landing pages and emails
- Video tracking and segmenting for your membership or web site
- Comprehensive GoToWebinar integration including easy registration and attendance details
- Run expiring offers with Infusionsoft
- SMS text notifications for things like appointment reminders and purchase confirmations
- Run events or classes? Check out the “Easy Check-In” plugin.
- Create customized landing pages based on contact data or tags
If you use a Mac and work with a lot of different files and clients like we do, then you need a reliable FTP application to keep track of all your different accounts in an organized, functional, and most importantly for me, visually appealing way. Enter TRANSMIT.
Transmit is a comprehensive FTP program that can also be used for working with Amazon S3 accounts and WebDav. Before Transmit, I was using a combination of a Firefox plugin to handle AS3 files and Filezilla to handle my FTP accounts. Transmit allows me to have them all organized into one app. I setup different folders for each client, inside of which are their FTP account(s), AS3 accounts, and more.
Transmit is only available for Mac users at this time, and does cost $34 to purchase. But it looks good, works super fast, and is worth every penny.
Click here for more information: http://panic.com/transmit/
This app is perfect for the busy entrepreneur and frequent traveler. It always feels like you leave for your trip and forget to pack something you need. Stow will help you out. The app offers packing list templates for all of your traveling scenarios and lengths. No need to worry about forgetting an extra pair of socks or your all too important iPhone charger, STOW has you covered.http://stowapp.com
Whether you operate a brick-and-mortar storefront and want to expand online or are just entering the eCommerce arena for the first time, Authorize.Net offers reliable and effective payment processing solutions. This company boasts a large and loyal client base. And in addition to it’s widely used payment gateway, it provides hosting services, shopping cart software and everything else you need to process credit card payments online. Authorize.Net offers every service a merchant needs to do business, but if you’re just getting started, the whole process can be intimidating.
In contrast to many other services we reviewed, Authorize.Net operates their own successful payment gateway rather than contracting it out. If you already have a merchant account, a highly customized web store and feel comfortable with some of the technical aspects of configuration, the service is among the most economical and reliable. In fact, many other merchant account providers integrate the Authorize.Net payment gateway into their service plans—it’s that reliable.
Leadpages is an easy way to create Mobile Responsive landing pages, launch pages, sales pages, and other “conversion pages” (it’s also Facebook compatible). If you look at some of the “Big Name Marketers” you’ll recognize the LeadPage (they don’t spend much time customizing the templates).
This is a hosted solution with very fast servers. It has all the features – built-in split testing, pre-populate landing page fields, built in SEO options, countdown timers, buy buttons, and loads of dynamic elements.
If you need multiple landing pages for various sites and domains, I recommend LeadPages for ease of use and conversions.
Managing all your business and personal passwords can be a difficult task to accomplish reliably and securely. Roboform Everywhere allows you to sync all your logins on different devices and browsers using a cloud based solution so you can manage your account from anywhere.
Roboform also simplifies the task of filling out web forms. You can create different identities for use in filling out the forms and you can choose to enter sensitive data (such as Your credit card numbers) automatically or manually.
So if you need a secure password manager, we recommend Roboform Everywhere.
At Fusion, we’re GoToMeeting power users. So much more effective to run team meetings when you can see each other’s computer screens and visual explain a project or concept. But not everyone wants to pay the hefty monthly fee for GoToMeeting, or uses it often enough to justify the expense. The next best thing? join.mejoin.me combines instant screen sharing and powerful meeting tools in an app that anyone can use to present, train, demo or concept. join.me is designed to be intuitive and accessible, providing features that you’ll use every day for everything from show-and-tell to formal presentations. For meetings with under 10 participants, you can get a join.me FREE account. If you need more people or fancier features (like recording the meeting), you can signup for a join.me PRO account starting at $13/month. For more info, visit: https://join.me
Similar to Pagemodo, a new social media marketing tool is GroSocial. I enjoy using this social tool for more than one reason, it’s super easy to use, has an easy drag-and-drop campaign builder, integrates with Infusionsoft, and provides detailed analytics to measure your results.
With GroSocial you can create unique promotions, sweepstakes, and contests to gain more fans and potential customers. They also have a design team ready to whip up custom designs and campaigns for your Twitter and Facebook pages. All emails from your promotions are automatically tagged in Infusionsoft too. Sign up for a free GroSocial trial today.
P.S. Be sure to take their complimentary kickstart class for solid social media marketing tips!