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The Business of being an MC

These are the Tools that I use every day in my business of being an MC.

They help me organise my schedule, connect with my clients, maintain my website, drive traffic to my website and much more. Some are free and some have a small cost.

Disclaimer … a few of the links below are affiliate links. That means I get a small commision if you decide the Tool is also right for your business and purchase via my link. There is no extra cost for you to do it via my links and the small amount raised goes in helping keep ExpertMC active.


OFFICE TOOLS

OK, let’s look at a few common activities around the working office of a busy Master of Ceremony and see which tools I find are the best. I’ll give you my Best Recommendation for each and in a couple of instances an alternative.

YouTube Resources

I get a lot of traffic to my own MC site via YouTube which is good for my own business, and of course this resource site gets a lot of traffic as well.

I have built the subscriber base here up to 4,000 ( June 2018) and over 500,000 views, which is not too bad considering this is a very small niche.

Just about all of the techniques I use are based on those outlined in this book … Tube Ritual Volume 1 –  Jumpstart Your Journey to 5000 Subscribers.

As you can see I’ve nearly hit his target of 5,000 subscribers, so I hope he’s working on Volume 2!   Check out the current Amazon price

 

The other tool I highly recommend is an online browser add-on. I believe it’s available for most modern browsers. It’s called TubeBuddy. It saves me time and gives me great insights and many SEO advantages.  It’s also free to install!        DETAILS

 

Website Tools

# Webhost.

Your clients need to be able to find you, read about you and see some footage. I’ve tried most of the bigname Hosting companies over the years – GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostGator etc. My current favourite without a doubt is SiteGround.

Faster, more secure and they have great Customer Support. Any issues setting up a site or running the day to day operation, they are there to help. Plus they have a great backup system. All that and about the same price as the others. Plus they help you move an existing site over to them!  Read about SiteGround Here

# WordPress Theme.

Widely acknowledged as the very best WordPress Theme. Very flexible, very fast, very good built in SEO and a great community support Forum. Thesis Details

ActiveCampaign

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I love ActiveCampaign. I’ve been using it for over 5 years now, automating different aspects of my business!
If you use MailChimp, Aweber etc this really is the next step forward and allows you to do incredible things.

There is a free trial, great support, great community. I can’t recommend it enough. Click the image for info

DropBox

Another must have. I keep my current Office & Project Files here. A great backup and way to share larger files with others. Dropbox details

Some people use Dropbox to deliver important files and proposals to their clients when they are out on the road.

Evernote

I don’t know what I’d do without this. But sharing notes, reminders and clipped webpages between Desktop, Phone and Ipad, it is a lifesaver. I also know I don’t use it to it’s fullest potential, but I love finding people who have never heard of it and watching their faces light up when they see just some of the things it can do. Evernote Details

Thrive Leads
I’ve just started using these on a couple of my sites and I’m really impressed. So are my readers. The do subscription boxes, themes, landing pages and more. If you use WordPress, you need to check this lot out. Click the Image. They also come out with new features every month, with great training.

List Building Plugin for WordPress