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We know how overwhelming it can be to navigate the internet and find the best tools for building and marketing your business.   At Think Media, we want to use our years of experience and knowledge on what works and what doesn't, to help you scale your success.  Check out all of the resources our team uses for different facets of our business.  If you have any questions, shoot us a DM on Instagram (@seancannell) or an email at [email protected].  

Let's crush it.

VIDEO EDITING TOOLS

Marketing your business and creating YouTube videos involves a lot of editing and there are a ton of options out there. Here are some of our favorites for photo and video.

What We Use - Intermediate to Advanced 

Adobe Premiere Pro

This is our favorite video editing software. We use it for most of our YouTube videos and for a ton of social media content.

Click Here to Try Adobe Premiere

 
What We Use - Beginner to Advanced 

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud allows you to access a bunch of tools that can help you manage photos and videos, build web pages, along with cloud services and packs for businesses of different sizes.

Click Here to Try Adobe Cloud

 
 ⭐ What We Use - Beginner to Advanced

Envato

This is an incredible site for digital assets and services including video animation templates.

Click Here to Check It Out

 

Beginner to Advanced

Vidchops

This is a monthly video editing subscription service that frees up your time and ensures that your videos are ready and consistent for you to upload. 

Click Here to Try Vidchops for 10% Off

What We Use - Intermediate to Advanced 

Rev

Adding captions to your videos can dramatically improve viewer retention and make it easier for people to follow along with what you're saying. We use Rev on our own YouTube videos and it's super easy to link your account to your channel so you can directly add captions.

Click Here to Try Rev for $10 Off

 

Beginner to Intermediate 

Filmora

If you're on the lookout for an upgrade in your video editing software but are on a budget, Filmora is an affordable tool that offers a ton of options for creators wanting to level up.

Click Here to Try Filmora

 

⭐ What We Use - Smartphone Users

InShot

This is the smartphone app our team member Heather uses on a regular basis to edit videos directly on her iPhone! This is a free app, perfect for anyone just starting out.

Click Here to Try InShot

 

⭐ What We Use - Beginner to Advanced

Storyblocks

This site has stock video you can use to spruce up your b roll and make stunning ads.

Click Here to Try Storyblocks

Intermediate to Advanced

Best Hard Drives for Video Editors

Once you start creating and editing a lot of videos, you'll likely find the need for additional storage of your files. You also may need a way to speed up your editing process.. learn more in this video and get our hard drive recommendations below 👇

Click Here to Check Out Our Favorite Hard Drives

Learn How to Edit

Music For Your Videos

⭐ What We Use - Monthly Subscription

Epidemic Sound

An important part of creating YouTube videos is finding music without worrying about copyright issues.  Epidemic Sound is home to a large variety of tracks that you can use for your videos to add dimension and increase watch time.

Click Here to Get a Free Trial of Epidemic Sound

 
⭐ What We Use - Monthly Subscription

Musicbed

Musicbed offers monthly subscription plans that allow you access to streaming, advertising, social media planning, and podcasting services.  

Click Here to Start Your Free Trial of Musicbed

 

Soundstripe

Soundstripe offers a variety of royalty-free music options for content creators through a variety of monthly subscriptions. This is a company founded by musicians that constantly updates their library with new and engaging music.

Click Here to Try Soundstripe and Use the Code THINKSOUND For 10% Off

 

 

Get All Our Best Filming Recommendations On Our Gear Guide. 

 

 

KEYWORD RESEARCH TOOLS

CHeck out these tools for finding keywords and video ideas that will help you grow your channel while giving you all of the analytics you need to track your channel's growth.

⭐ What We Use - Smartphone Users

VidIQ

VidIQ is our top recommendation for creators who want to master keyword research and figure out which videos they need to be creating. You also can access information about what's trending in your niche and track the progress of your YouTube channel.

Click Here to Try VidIQ Boost for FREE for 30 Days

 

Learn How to Get MORE Views Using the vidIQ Channel Audit Tool in this Video

LIVESTREAMING TOOLS

Livestreaming is an incredibly powerful tool for growing your social media or YouTube presence.

Beginner

Be.Live

Hosting livestreams is an incredible way to connect with your audience and build your brand.  Take it a step further by using live-streaming software like Be.Live so you can customize your streams and improve the quality of your videos.

Click Here to Try Be.Live

 
⭐ What We Use - Beginner - Intermediate

Streamyard

This platform makes advanced streaming options accessible to anyone even with very little computer experience. Use the link below to get a $10 credit when you sign up.

Click Here to Try Streamyard

Intermediate - Free

OBS

OBS is a free platform that provides many integrations and advanced tools for livestreaming.

Click Here to Check Out OBS

 

⭐ What We Use - Beginner - Advanced

VMix

VMix is an advanced livestreaming tool for those who want to have versatile features and the ability to connect professional equipment.

Click Here to check Out VMix

 

Streamlabs

Streamlabs is a widget that you can use to stream video games on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook. It also allows users to collect donations from their fans.

Click Here to check Out Streamlabs

Get the ultimate guide to streaming on YouTube!

Are you an Inner Circle member?

If you are, you have a bonus course in your membership area which shows Sean's entire Live Streaming process - from how he prepares, to the actual live stream, to the process of optimizing and marketing afterwards. If you'd like to know how YOU can get this course, email [email protected]

PHOTO EDITING & GRAPHIC DESIGN TOOLS

Creating valuable content and online courses is incredibly important, but making sure those who need your help and services know about it, equally so.  Marketing is a dynamic and ever-changing world and having the right systems and software to keep up is crucial.  Check out these resources for getting your message out there and to your ideal clientele, using any platform.

What We Use - Beginner - Free

Canva

Canva is a beginner-friendly, free website that allows you to design images for your website and social media platforms from scratch or using templates that are sized for you, based ton the platform you're using. 

Use Canva for Free

 

⭐ What We Use - Intermediate to Advanced 

Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop

This is how Sean and our other editors make all our thumbnails. This tool is incredibly advanced and used by professionals.

Click Here to Check Out Photoshop

 

 Envato Graphics

This site specifically provides various stock images, icons, and backgrounds you can use to diversify your content.

Click Here to Try Envato Graphics

 

Shutterstock

If you need edited and vibrant stock photos to create websites or post on your feed, Shuttershock is the perfect subscription.

Click Here to Use Shutterstock

 

All-inclusive - Monthly Subscription - $$

Design Pickle

Design Pickle is a monthly subscription that allows you to submit your design ideas to a group of professionals who can give you different options for what you're trying to create.  With quick turnaround and options for comments and revision, you'll definitely nail down the perfect image.

Click Here to Check Out Design Pickle

 

Done-For-You - Monthly Subscription - $$

Monster Thumbnails

This is a service provided by our good friend Little Monster. They have a done-for-you service with various packages available.

Click Here for Monster Thumbnails

How To Make Thumbnails

MARKETING TOOLS

Creating valuable content and online courses is incredibly important, but making sure those who need your help and services know about it, equally so.  Marketing is a dynamic and ever-changing world and having the right systems and software to keep up is crucial.  Check out these resources for getting your message out there and to your ideal clientele, using any platform.

Some of the best marketing tools you can invest in our educational resources. Here are two of our favorites:

 

⭐ What We Use  - Beginner-Advanced - $

Inner Circle

Join the exclusive Think Media Inner Circle Membership and we'll teach you step-by-step everything we've learned for growing a seven-figure media company online and what's working right now to dominate with video online. 

Get More Info About Inner Circle Here

⭐ What We Use  - Beginner-Advanced - $$

Marketing Impact Academy

This course changed our lives. Marketing Impact Academy features the latest cutting edge marketing and business growth strategies from the industry's leading experts. It's continually updated and created not as a course you need to "finish," but as a library or "your marketing guru on speed dial" that you can access any time you're ready to take your business to the next level. It only opens twice a year - so jump on the waitlist so you're the first to know when it opens up.

Join the Marketing Impact Academy Waitlist Now

Texts

⭐ What We Use  - Beginner-Advanced - $$

Avochato

This is our go-to platform for using text messages as part of our marketing and text notifications. We are able to set up texts and create recipient categories so targeted messages go to different members of our community about upcoming events and offers. 

Plus, if you use the referral code THINK53, you'll receive a bonus of 5,000 message segments when you sign up. 

Click Here to Try Avochato

Social Media Scheduling

Beginner - $

Planoly

Remembering to post on Instagram and trying to figure out what you should do every day can be overwhelming.  Planoly allows you to plan your posts ahead of time so you can save time and energy and be able to focus on other aspects of your business.  

Click Here to Use Planoly for Free

Beginner - Advanced - $$

AgoraPulse 

AgoraPulse is the all-in-one social media platform that allows you to integrate Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more so you can manage and plan your posts and engagement all from one place.

Click Here to Try AgoraPulse

 

 
 
⭐ What We Use  - Advanced - For Teams - $$$

Sprout Social

Sprout Social is an advanced social scheduling tool for teams and business wanting in-depth analytics and tools.

Click Here to Try Sprout Social

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email Marketing

Beginner - Free

Mailchimp

Mailchimp offers all the basics when you're getting started with an email list. Whether you're working on your email funnel or writing monthly newsletters, Mailchimp is a great place to start.

Click Here to Use Mailchimp for Free

 

Intermediate - For Teams - $

Constant Contact

When you're ready for the next step in your email marketing campaign, Constant Contact makes a great next step with more advanced marketing and analytics.

Click Here to Check Out Constant Contact

 

 
⭐ What We Use  - Intermediate-Advanced - $$

Kajabi

Kajabi is the perfect all-in-one solution for email marketing, creating online courses and digital marketing funnels.

Click Here to Try Kajabi for Free

 

Advanced - $$$

Get Response

An advanced email marketing solution for business owners.

Click Here to Check Out Get Response

 

 

 

In a matter of a few years we turned a hobby YouTube channel into a 7-figure business. If you want to know all the lessons we learned along the way, check out our new podcast, Think Marketing. 

PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS 

Knowing what to do and how to do it is definitely important but figuring out how to get work done efficiently and consistently is what will really change the game for your business.  Here are our favorite tools for planning projects, time blocking, and managing a team.  

⭐ What We Use - Contractors & Teams

Toggl

When you start hiring employees to take your business to the next level, managing everyone's time can be overwhelming.  We use Toggl to track projects and see how much time our employees are spending on different projects in order to track efficiency and figure out where we need to focus additional efforts.

Click Here to Toggl for Free

 

⭐ What We Use - Contractors & Teams

Slack

Communicating with members of our team on a daily basis is crucial and to make sure nothing is lost in unorganized email threads and texts, we use Slack so we can organize conversations based on specific topics and keep track of what is happening.

Click Here to Try Slack

 

⭐ What We Use - Contractors & Teams

Monday

Here at Think Media, we have a lot of projects we are constantly working on and two make sure we are making progress, managing what has been completed and what hasn't is crucial.  Monday allows you to create and assign projects for your entire business and take notes and track completion.  

Click Here to Check Out Monday.com

 

⭐ What We Use - Contractors & Teams

1Password 

Keeping track of the log in information, financial details, links, and Moore for a business can be overwhelming.  1Password allows you to create folders and categories for different parts of your business and put in the information you need to manage all of your accounts.

Click Here to Try 1Password 

 

⭐ What We Use - Good for Everyone

Google Drive

Google is a free resource that you should take advantage of for managing and organizing invoices, business documents, contracts, and more.  With a variety of organizational methods available, including drives and folders, you'll be able to keep track of all of your paperwork without wasting previous time searching your computer for everything you need.

Click Here to Check Out Google Drive 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOOLS FOR BUILDING ONLINE COURSES

One of the biggest sources of online income is selling digital courses based on a creator's expertise and experience. It is estimated that by 2025, this will be a billion dollar industry, so right now is the best time to get started. If you're not ready to sell a physical product or want a way to monetize on the valuable information you provide people, a digital course is the perfect step to take.

Here are our favorite course building tools online.

What We Use - All inclusive - Beginner to Advanced 

Kajabi

Kajabi is an all-in-one platform that allows you to build digital courses, develop marketing sequences, sales funnels, and manage your community all in one place.

Click Here to Get a Free Trial of Kajabi

 

Thinkific

Thinkific allows you to build courses fromo scratch and also use interactive software to get feedback from yoour customers and community memberss in oorder to really build your base and tribe.

Click Here to Try Thinkific

Beginners - $

Teachable

If you want to just focus on making digital courses from scratch or using a template, Teachable is perfect because it it has options for a variety of courses.

Click Here to Check Out Teachable

ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS

We believe that the most successful leaders and businesses are those that invest in their education.  We regularly take courses online that will build our skills so we can keep up with changing and growing trends and make sure we adapt, along with our businesses.

⭐ What We Use - All inclusive

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers video courses in software, creative, and business skills for everyone from individuals pursuing entrepreneurship to teams in established businesses ready to expand their reach.

Click Here to Try LinkedIn Learning

 

 

Skillshare

Skillshare hosts a variety of online courses taught by industry experts in any niche.  From design, to photography, to public speaking, you will definitely find a course that speaks to your skillset and craft.

Click Here to Get 2 Months Free of Skillshare

 

 

Pluralsight

Pluralsight is a platform that hosts trainings for web development and IT based on monthly and annual subscriptions, so you and your team can keep up with the latest trends.

Click Here to Check Out Pluralsight