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At Sanskar Teaching, I take it very seriously when I make a recommendation. I know you place trust in me and therefore I only ever will recommend resources that I've either created or that I use myself. This page is a highly curated and personal list of what I recommend. This list combines things I value and use in running my business as well as what I enjoy using in my personal life. I sincerely hope this is useful for you too.
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Offering online courses to our community has been magical for our business. It has allowed us to provide language learning at the pace of life. All of our online courses are housed on Kajabi because they make it so easy to upload content, design our custom shop and sell to students.
Teacha:able is where we began our sharing of online courses because it is less expensive than Kajabi. It's an excellent place for you to begin as well. Easy to learn and implement. All my digital courses were houses on Teach:able for about 4 years.
Marie Forleo's B-School was essential for me starting this busienss. It taught me everything I needed to know to hit the ground running and is an important reason why I have found the success my business currently experiences. Highly recommended.
I have used a bunch of different CRMs (mailing list managers) over the years and Convert Kit is by far my favorite. It has intuitive, simple design, an amazing Tutorials section, Lead Pages included and analytics that will blow your mind. The features are worth the investment.
I use Type Form for a number of applications: hiring questionnaire for new teachers and employees, for customer feedback from students using my products, to determine the best language level for their students and so much more. It's so easy.
I have used Wix for my website from the beginning. It is the easiest, most beautiful drag-and-drop that anyone can easily learn. Also the cost is super reasonable. (I spent an entire month once trying to design a site on WordPress...try Wix and be happier!
Acuity makes scheduling easy. As my company grew, I needed to do midterm reviews with each of my teachers. I also use this system to allow potential students to schedule trial classes and conferences. If you schedule appointments with anyone for anything, you need an automated scheduler like this one.
Canva has made it so even those of us without graphic skills can quickly and easily make anything beautiful: Instagram stories, Youtube thumbnails, logos, presentations, posters....you name it.
I bulk create. This means I sit down and in one block of time I write a group of social posts all at once so I can then turn my attention to something else my business needs.. Later has always been my go-to and now I schedule Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and sometimes even TikTok post. Such a timesaver this platform is!
As a small start up initially it was really important to be able to use this service to establish my LLC, get my EIN, create employment contracts as well as brand partnership agreements. Use their forms or upload your own and add signature boxes. Electronic signing means the contracts are always there for reference online.
If you want to see the things I use in my everyday life, this is the place to find them. Follow me on the LTK app where I post daily unique content that covers the clothes I wear, the home goods I use, gluten free and dairy free foods my family eats, gift guides appropriate for Desi families and more.
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