No one finds success on their own, and for me these were the resources that aided me as I built my killer tribe over the past few years.
The books, courses, software, and companies featured here have earned my trust either because I have experienced them myself, or in a few cases, because I trust the friends I know who have used them.
The 2013 Killer Tribes Conference - Seven keynotes and five breakout sessions from the March 23, 2013 Conference in Atlanta. Featuring Crystal Paine, Ben Arment, Kristen Howerton, John Saddington, and more.
The 2012 Killer Tribes Conference - Nine conference talks from the March 31, 2012 Conference in Nashville, PLUS four bonus interviews. Featuring Jon Acuff, Sarah Mae, Jeff Goins, Derek Webb, Alli Worthington, and more.
by Bryan Allain
31 Days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo - 31 days of exercises and questions to help you focus on why you have a blog, who it’s for, and what it should be about. Guaranteed to help you sharpen your blogging voice, find new readers, and raise engagement levels on your blog. Over 5,000 copies sold!
Community Wins: 21 Thoughts on Building a Thriving Online Tribe – An action-oriented workbook designed to help you take your online tribe to the next level through stories, lessons, and action items. It covers why your tribe IS and ISN’T about you, overcoming obstacles, embracing rejection, engaging with your community, and much more.
This is NOT a Treasure Map – Based on Bryan’s talk from the 2013 Killer Tribes Conference, this short book on frustration, failure, and success will take you 15 minutes to read, but just might redefine the way you look at your creative work.
by Everyone Else
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau – I’ve been reading business books for the past 7 years and this one rocked me like none of the others have. I literally could not go 2 pages without taking notes on something. It was inspiring, challenging, and gave me a ton of ideas. Top of this list for a reason.
The 4-Hour Workweeek by Tim Ferriss – If the book has a flaw it’s that there’s TOO MUCH packed into it. I love Tim because he pulls no punches, and this book is no different. It’s like Tim sits you down, calls you on your BS, and shows you how to chart a new course.
REWORK by Jason Friend and David Heinemeier Hansson – The quickest read of any book on this list. These guys set out to make a great business book in the fewest words possible and succeeded. Filled with a lot of outside the box thinking, I’ve read through it twice and will do so again.
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber – A book that completely changed the way I think about running a small business. There’s a reason this book has sold over a million copies.
Platform by Michael Hyatt – When one of the world’s most consistent and well-respected bloggers writes a book on building platform, you’d be crazy not to listen. It’s chock full of details that beginners will soak in, but there’s enough for the advanced crowd too. Anyone who goes through this book will up their game.
Standard Theme – Over the past 10+ years of being a blogger (and amateur coder) I’ve used over a dozen WordPress Themes with varying results. Since switching Killer Tribes over to Standard in July 2012 I haven’t looked back. Easy customizations for beginners, strong support from the 8-Bit team and child themes for the advanced. I went in skeptical and was blown away. You can’t go wrong with this theme.
BlogRocket Hosting – At $10/month it’s not the cheapest option, but you can be sure you are getting great service from myself and my business partner Matt. If you want something that works, and you prefer knowing the people behind the hosting service, this is a great option.
BlueHost Hosting – Hosting as low as $4.95/month if you sign up for an extended period, one-click WordPress installation, and one of the best reputations in the industry. None of my blogs are currently with BlueHost, but I have enough trusted friends who use them to know they are legit.
The Snowball Mic – One of the best podcasting mics you can find under $100, and if you click the link chances are Amazon has it priced under $69. I own two of them to record interviews on my podcast and couldn’t be happier.
Call Recorder For Skype – There may be free options out there, but I was willing to pay the $19.95 for the peace of mind knowing that the big interview I scored was going to be recorded and archived without any issues.
MacBook Air – I don’t need to sell you on how great a machine this is. I use mine for everything, including podcasting and blogging, and I love it.
Some of these links are affiliate links which means if you click through this site to buy them, part of the sale will go to support Killer Tribes. If you choose to do that, thanks so much for your support! I’m so excited to see these tools help you like they’ve helped me!