My content system is ever-evolving. While everyone has a unique system for creating content, especially across various platforms, Justin Welsh's courses, Content OS, and LinkedIn OS gave me a huge kickstart in getting good systems in place.
I do a lot of my writing verbally using AudioPen to get a first draft out. I love it because aside from being much faster than typing, I can do it on walks which is where most of my good ideas appear.
I organize my content writing schedule and distribution in Google Sheets, and I write in Google Docs. I use Readwise to organize and tag highlights, Kindle highlights, and web pages for future reference in content I plan to write.
To organize my thoughts, I use MindMeister to create mind maps. I also use this to create graphics for social media.
I use Hypefury to schedule tweets and LinkedIn posts, as well as Instagram and Facebook posts. Another thing I love about it, over the other tools, is that it can auto-retweet posts after a certain amount of time, and it can auto-plug them after they get a certain amount of engagement, which I use to plug my newsletter on popular tweets.
I use Aware to engage on LinkedIn at about 10x the speed I otherwise could. It enables me to create custom feeds to focus on the people and content I want to engage with.
Marketing sites, landing pages, testimonials
SaaS and info products
Crisp.chat serves as my go-to on-site messaging communication app.
Intro.co is my choice for consulting, scheduling, and management
Growth and inspiration
My newsletter, the SaaS bootstrapper is published on beehiiv - hands down the best newsletter publishing platform, in my opinion. And while I use beehiiv, I bought Mastering Convertkit and it changed the way I think about, and approach email marketing, much of which can be applied regardless of what email publishing platform you use.
The Texts app has been a game-changer for consolidating all my message inboxes, ensuring I don't drop the ball on conversations.
I use Wise as my main account for my business. For accounting I use Quickbooks, and Gusto for payroll.
As far as communities, IndieHackers should be everyone's first stop for finding like-minded people and sharing and reading each other's stories.
I'm also a member of Trends.VC, which, along with the community, puts out the most amazing in-depth reports about everything you can think of related to online pursuits. I pay the fee each year in a heartbeat just for these reports.
If you’re early on The Mom Test is invaluable for learning how to ask customers the right questions at any stage of the journey, but especially when looking to discover and validate valuable ideas that will sell.
For artistic inspiration (yes, SaaS bootstrappers are artists!), Steal Like an Artist is a great, quick read. Show Your Work!, by the same author is what helped me really understand the what and why behind building in public.
The Mind Illuminated changed the game for me when it comes to meditation, and creating a consistent practice.