Our recommended tools to amplify your results...faster!

Nerd Gear Guide

The battle-tested gear, software & resources we use.

The right tools can easily 10X your results in every area of your business.

 

That’s why we invest a HUGE amount of time constantly reviewing, testing, implementing & optimizing gear, software and systems.

 

This page contains a list of the coveted few that make our shortlist of recommendations and that we use to run Let Your Nerd Be Heard. Everything has been battle-tested in our own business and either helped us get to where we are today – or is currently being used to take Let Your Nerd Be Heard to the next level.

 

It goes without saying that we only ever recommend resources we know and trust, but before we dive in – an important disclosure:

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Where possible, we register as affiliates for the products and services we use & recommend. Many of the links we share on this page are affiliate links, which means if you click these links and make a purchase we may earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you, and in some cases these links may even unlock savings or give you additional bonuses we’ve negotiated. You can check out our full Affiliate Disclosure here.

YouTube Optimization & Growth

TubeBuddy

YouTube Optimization & Growth

TubeBuddy completely transformed the way we run our YouTube channel. It streamlines everything from keyword research & competitor analysis, to everyday channel management tasks. There's a free plan to start, but we recommend at least the Pro plan for most people.

Video Editing Software

Camtasia

Video Editing Software
[Windows and Mac]

Awesome editing software, with powerful screen capture tools built-in. Great for anyone who isn't interested in the advanced Premiere / Final Cut editing functions, or even those who are that need solid screen capture software.

Filmora

Video Editing Software
[Windows and Mac]

Filmora is a great editing solution for anyone who’s an absolute beginner, right through to an intermediate level that’s looking for a super simple editing tool that doesn’t hold back on the power and features either.

Screen Capture, Graphics, Thumbnails, and Design

SnagIt

Screen Capture
[Windows and Mac]

Snagit lets you quickly capture a process, add your explanation, and create visual instructions.

 

 

 

Canva

Online Graphics Editor

A super powerful online graphics editor you can use to quickly whip up ALL your fancy thumnbnails, channel art and other designs yourself, fast and easy! There's a few players in this space now, but Canva is our #1 pick due to its ease of use, and a huge range of features.

Biz Template Babe

Canva Designer Templates

Streamlining beautiful content creation with easy-to-use fully editable designer Canva templates, courses & tools...so you can get back to having fun building your brand and making money!

WordPress

Siteground

WordPress Hosting

Super affordable WordPress hosting platform with 24/7 support and great features! Excellent for getting started & scaling up. We first hosted letyournerdbeheard.com here, and easily upgraded as we grew. It's a reliable webhost that allows our site to run smoothly with no kinks.
 
 
 

Elementor

WordPress Page Builder

Incredibly powerful 'drag-and-drop' page builder you can install on almost any WordPress theme. Elementor can help you build your entire website and create beautiful landing pages that are super custom to YOU. This drag and drop page builder is a game-changer especially for those who can't afford fancy lead gen software yet. We recommend upgrading to the $50/year plan to unlock even better features.

Astra

WordPress Theme

Fast, super optimized and packing a ton of features and it works great with Elementor page builder!







Time Management

Acuity Scheduling

Client Scheduling

Never ask “what timeworks for you?” again.

Clients can quickly view your real-time availability and self-book their own appointments—and even pay online, reschedule with a click, and eliminate 100% of the drudgery.

 

 

 

Google Calendar

Email and Calendar

Incredibly powerful 'drag-and-drop' page builder you can install on almost any WordPress theme. Elementor can help you build your entire website and create beautiful landing pages that are super custom to YOU. This drag and drop page builder is a game-changer especially for those who can't afford fancy lead gen software yet. We recommend upgrading to the $50/year plan to unlock even better features.

Plutio

Proposal, Contracts, Invoices, Tasks

Plan and structure work in a way that’s best for you. Set priorities and deadlines. Share details and assign tasks. All in one place.

Follow projects and tasks through every stage. You know where work stands and can keep everyone aligned on goals.

 

 

 

Web Tools

Otter

Transcription & Closed Captioning

Generate notes for meetings, interviews, lectures, and other important voice conversations.

Create closed captioning files to be uploaded to your YouTube video.

StreamYard

Live Streaming

StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms.

Thrivecart

Shopping Cart

A shopping cart for your website that includes sales funnels. Includes built in affiliate and JV features for the Pro version.

Video Gear

Microphones

Mobile Microphones

Tripods

Lighting

Paul's Live Stream Setup

Cameras

Justin's Zoom and Live Stream Setup

Justin's Video Editing and Gaming PC