Here’s the Pagli insanely useful gift list for real estate agents and small business owners in your life.
Every business owner needs practical tools to succeed. Add in some fun and you have a recipe for increased confidence and productivity. All of these items are tested by me, and Above and Beyond approved.
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Blue Yeti USB Mic – When the pandemic hit these mics flew off the shelf. Why? Because they are one of the best at an affordable price. If you’re zooming, presenting, or podcasting this mic is essential for crystal clear audio.
Laptop Desk – If you work from this desk will increase your productivity and happiness from the comfort of your couch. Everyone should look forward to going to the couch-office.
Folding Laptop Stand – I initially purchased this for DJing, but quickly realized it’s my new standing desk. Sitting is the new smoking. Maybe you’ll start rockin’ beats on the weekends.
Pro Writing Aid – This tool is an automatic editor for your writing. I was a Grammarly user for a long time and gave Pro Writing Aid a try after receiving many heartfelt email offers. Saving $70 bucks on a year’s subscription was also enticing. Whether you are creating social media posts, web pages, real estate listing remarks, or blog posts, this tool will help you write better. The editor goes way beyond spelling and grammar to help you improve your writing style and structure.
Inkletech Ring Light – Good lighting is everything when you are making videos. This light ring is perfect for bringing your bright ideas forward. It comes with a mount for mobile devices or DSLR cameras, a travel bag, a six foot stand, and a remote control for the light and your phone. I got mine for $84 on Cyber Monday, reduced from $199.00. Whoa!
iPhone Video Bundle:
If you want to make professional looking videos from your smartphone, these tools are essential.
Pop Voice Lavalier Lapel Mic – This lapel mic plugs into the microphone jack on your phone and makes your videos sound professional. Your viewers will feel more connected to you. If you have an iPhone 7 or newer, you’ll need an adapter for the headphone jack (I’ve got you covered, that’s next on the list). $13.99
Apple Lightning Headphone Jack Adaptor – There are many adaptors out there but this is the only one that I found that works with the Lavalier mic. Buy it direct from Apple for only $9.00
Victiv 72” Camera Tripod – It’s compact and easy to use with smartphones or DSLR cameras. Place it on your desktop. Go full length. Take it with you wherever you go for more stable videos.
Skillshare Membership – Wouldn’t it be cool to have access to thousands of classes ranging from entrepreneurship to marketing and design for only $99.00/year? You can! Skillshare has you covered. An hour a day goes a long way.
Find Your Writing Voice – by Chris Brogan – Every marketer needs to find their tone of voice. It’s a critical part of your foundation for a strong marketing strategy and what your audience will connect with. Chris teaches you to write like you are having coffee face-to-face with an old friend. This book is easy to read, full of a-ha moments, and writing exercises.
Aqua Notes Water Proof Note Pad – Once the water gets goin’ the ideas start flowin’. Some of the best ideas are born in the shower. Now you can write them down mid-lather.
Titita Portable Charger and Power Bank – This charger saved my life multiple times. It works great on smart phones and iPads/tablets.
WD 2T Elements Portable External Hard Drive – Finding a good external hard drive requires a lot of patience. There are so many opotions and just as many conflicting reviews. This one consistently ranked high and it’s easy to use. Compatible with MAC and PC.
Entrepreneur Magazine Subscription – Each month you’ll get inspiration from industry leaders and hear success/failure stories from other entrepreneurs. We’re all in this together.
Atomic Habits – by James Clear – Your time is valuable. James presents strategies and a framework to form good habits and break bad ones. Can’t we all use this?
Christopher is a Personal Branding and Productivity Coach empowering real estate agents and small business owners to stand out in the crowded marketplace and increase productivity. He’s grown his personal brand as a real estate broker in NY & ME, Global DJ, and Coach. Everything he teaches revolves around real-world experience, not textbook advice.