I'm Mike Wozniak:

I help companies modernize their technology and licensing strategy for maximum effectiveness, efficiency, and profitability.

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I've assembled a list of a few products and services I have enjoyed. Maybe you will enjoy them too!

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Company / Domain Names and Hosting

Brainstorm cheap domain names my favorite registrar

There are a lot of domain name registrars out there, and I'm surprised that some of them still charge $40/year for domain name registration.  GoDaddy stepped in to shake up the domain registrar industry, and that they did!  While I still like them and have registered a few domain names with them this year, I have recently discovered a long-established company that is MUCH better and cheaper.  Obviously GoDaddy has done well if they can afford to pay for Super Bowl commercials.  It seems that this new registrar is the next one to shake up the domain registrar and hosting industry!  You just can't beat domain registration for $8.88/year...  Go snatch some domain names...  Just because you can!

Want a really cool tool to quickly find unique domain names?

Brainstorming domain name ideas?  YEP, I have the most perfect app for searching for company/domain names!!  This app is free and one that I'm using today to brainstorm my own new business ideas.  You will get why I like it from the moment you type in a few keywords for the market you are planning to serve.  The funny thing is that someone just told me about the app yesterday, and I immediately saw the value.  I was wondering why an app like this was free and the most amazing thing hit me today...  this free app for checking company domain names directly ties into my favorite domain name registrar (see below).   How cool to realize that two of my favorite new tools actually work together!

WordPress

WordPress Theme and Conversion-Focus Plugins

I consider a Thrive Themes membership to be a Must Have for any WordPress website.  The full membership is only $19/month and includes 9 fully-integrated plugins, a visual editor, and the be-all, end-all WordPress theme which allows you to customize all aspects of the site.

Don't like subscriptions?  Think $228/year is too much to spend on something like this?  Trust me, it is WELL worth every penny because I guarantee it will allow you to create beautiful, conversion-focused content for your website without needing a web designer.  I guarantee you would spend way more than this amount on a web designer, and if you do just some basic things on your site, you will earn this back in no time!

If you are only wanting a visual editor and/or a flexible theme for your existing website, these are available for separate, one-time purchases outside of a subscription.

Thrive Themes offers a 30-day money back guarantee.  My entire website is built using this tool without a web designer!

Still not sold?  Just get a free Thrive University account to access free resources to learn how to improve your business.  The free training is great and free!

WordPress Backup Plugin

This is the best plugin to not only perform automated, regular backups but more importantly - get them OFF SITE!

Marketing

AWeber EMail Marketing

While I've been a long time user of Infusionsoft for our SoftwareKey.com site, for the MikeyJoey.com site, I'm using (and really enjoying) AWeber.  For simple email list building, it is great and starts out at $19/month.  I recommend that you check it out here.

MeetEdgar

Edgar is a social media management tool that saves hours a week by eliminating the time-consuming busywork from your scheduling routine. By storing all of your social media updates in an unlimited library, Edgar is able to share your content automatically. You never run out of things to post, your updates get the chance to be seen by new people, and you can finally take a break from babysitting your social media!

Productivity

Rocketbook Beacons

Capture, organize, and broadcast important notes, diagrams, and big ideas on any whiteboard or wall surface in real-time.  No need for expensive new hardware or software.  Just four restickable "beacons" for any sized surface and one futuristic smartphone app that connects with cloud services you already use!

PILOT FriXion Gel Ink Pens

Unlimited do-overs allow you to write, erase, and rewrite repeatedly without damaging your documents.  The eraser tip won't wear down or leave crumbs behind.  No one will know it wasn't perfect the first time!  These pens are perfect for writing notes down in a Rocketbook.

Rocketbook Lined Reuseable Notebook, Letter

The Rocketbook notebook provides a classic pen and paper experience, but is built for the digital age. While it feels like a traditional notebook, the Rocketbook is endlessly reusable and connected to all of your favorite cloud services. It is the perfect tool for those who want an endlessly reusable notebook to last for years, if not a lifetime.

Rocketbook Lined Resuseable Notebook, Executive

The Rocketbook notebook provides a classic pen and paper experience, but is built for the digital age. While it feels like a traditional notebook, the Rocketbook is endlessly reusable and connected to all of your favorite cloud services. It is the perfect tool for those who want an endlessly reusable notebook to last for years, if not a lifetime.

Software

TextExpander

Your time is valuable.  Don't spend it typing the same thing over and over.  TextExpander uses abbreviations to expand simple things like your phone number, email, or address to be used in emails, forms, and more.  This productivity hack will AMAZE you!  Click on the logo above for a 20% discount on TextExpander's Life Hacker Subscription.

AppSumo

The tools you need to grow your business shouldn't put you out of business.  AppSumo partners with popular software companies and startups to bring you insane deals on software.  Get access to highly discounted software and worthwhile freebies.  Their selection changes regularly, so don't wait too long.

Miro

Miro is by far my favorite tool so far this year and will be the feature of at least a few blog posts.  In the meantime, Miro enables distributed teams to get work done.  From brainstorming with digital sticky notes to project planning.  It is the infinite, online whiteboard that never runs out of space.Click the logo above to learn more or get a free account.

TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit helps make life a little easier with help for everyday home project.  From shopping to handy work, TaskRabbit has you covered!  Click the logo above for $10 off your first task.

GetUpside

Kick the gas stations while they're down.  I save $0.15-0.32 per gallon, even with gas prices being as low as they are right now! Sign up using the logo above, and get an additional $0.15 back per gallon on your first purchase.

Hardware / Tech Gadgets

Lepow Upgraded 15.6" Portable Monitor

This 15.6", 1080P Full HD monitor is built with portability in mind. The Lepow Portable Monitor has both USB-C and Mini HDMI connections (with cables included), so it can be connected to your PC or Mac notebook, or even your smartphone, for the convenience of having a second screen. Perfect for travelling, whether in an airplane, or out on your back patio!

MacBook Pro 13.3" (Renewed)

With 8th-Generation Intel Core processors, MacBook Pro reaches new heights in computer performance.  The quad-core processor on the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar now makes it up to twice as fast as the previous generation.  So when you're powering through pro-level processing jobs like compiling code, rendering 3D models, adding special effects, layering multiple tracks, or encoding video, you'll get everything done.  Faster.

Microsoft Surface Arc Mouse

Slim, light, and ready to travel. The Surface Arc Mouse is designed to conform to your hand - and snaps flat to fit easily into your bag.  Connects via Bluetooth.  The Surface Arc Mouse lets you scroll both vertically and horizontally for easier, more intuitive navigation.  Plus, enjoy precise tracking, with optimized left and right click.

Anker USB-C Hub for MacBook

Expand your MacBook's USB-C ports into 1 Thunderbolt USB-C port, 1 USB-C data port, 2 USB-A ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 SD card slot, and 1 microSD car slot - all from one ultra-compact hub.

Plantronics Voyager Legends Bluetooth Headset

Unsurpassed audio and comfort, voice commands, smart sensors, and incoming caller announce. Smart sensor technology reacts when you put the headset on, letting you take a call without a click. Voyager Legend announces who’s calling - just say 'Answer' or 'Ignore.' Simply tap the voice command button to check battery level, connection status, and more. Interact with Siri, Google Now, or Cortana by pressing the call button.

Otium Bluetooth Headphones

With a state of the art earphone design, these sweatproof headphones are perfect for running, jogging, biking, hiking, or going to the gym!  

USB Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter

Does your computer not have built-in Bluetooth?  No problem! With this USB Adapter, any desktop or laptop computer can easily use a wireless mouse or keyboard.  Not sure how to check if your computer has Bluetooth built-in?  Just check your device manager, or system settings.

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Portable Waterproof & Shockproof Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 is the 360 degree wireless speaker that blasts loud, insanely great sound with deep, powerful bass in every direction–everywhere you go. It was designed to get wet, muddy, and beat up. PartyUp allows you to wirelessly connect to up to 50 Ultimate Ears speakers and takes your party where no other sound system can go. Caves. Mountains. Lakes. Rooftops. You name it. 

eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack

The eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack boasts supreme organization, unlike any other backpack you've ever seen. With a streamlined look and sophisticated design, this pack will take you everywhere you need to go. Featuring several padded tech pockets for all your devices and several internal and external pockets make this bag a dream come true. Plus, the vented airmesh back panel and contoured straps make for an incredible fit.

Tile Essentials

Let me count the freaking times that these have saved my life, and the lives of everyone to whom I have recommended them.  Stay tuned for a future blog post about how fantastic these are.

Travel Accessories

If I had a penny for everyone who asks "when is your next trip?" I would be rich!  Yes, I LOVE to travel!  Here are my favorite travel accessories:

YAMIU Travel Shoe Bags

These shoe bags are fantastic for keeping your suitcase organized!  Just put your shoes in these bags when packing, and these waterproof bags will keep your shoes from dirtying up the rest of the clothes in your suitase!  Not traveling for a while?  No problem!  Use these bags to keep dust off of the lesser-used shoes in your closet!

BAGSMART Electronic Organizer

Large quantity of cables? Lots of small PC accessories? Packing and organizing is easy when you use this electronics accessories organizer.

Gowraps Luggage Handle Wrap

Having trouble finding your bag in the sea of black luggage at baggage claim?  Make your bag stick out with these flexible, comfortable luggage handle wraps!  Just make sure you don't buy the same color as me, okay?

Cruise Luggage Tag Holder

 Just print out your luggage tags, and slip them inside the protectors, zip the top then attach them to your bag with the included metal ties.  Each cruise tag holder comes with a strong braided stainless steel metal tie.  They easily attach just by screwing the threaded barrel connector tight, keeping your tag on your bag.  Each tag has a unique zip top closure that will protect your tags from coming out or getting wet.  You know your luggage will show up safely to your cabin. 

Gonex Dual Sided Packing Cubes

These packing cubes have compartments on either side, which makes packing a breeze!  Use both sides to help keep clothes together, or use the separate sides to keep dirty clothes away from clean clothes!  These cubes are also soft-sided, which means if you don't fill them completely with clothes, they won't take up extra space in your suitcase.

Gonex Compression Packing Cubes

If you are having trouble deciding which clothes to pack, these packing cubes are great for reducing the amount of space you are using in your suitcase!  Simply roll the clothes you would like to take, place them into these bags, and then zip up the compression zipper to compress the contents.  It's so easy, and convenient.

TSA Approved Clear Toiletry Bag

Going through TSA is never fun, but it can be easy!  I love using these toiletry bags  as a way to keep all of my cleansers, moisturizers, and other toiletries together.  An added bonus is that these bags are TSA approved, and comply with the 3-1-1 rule for security screening.

Household Tools

Luxe Bidet Neo 120

The Luxe Bidet Neo 120 is a cold water mechanical bidet, equipped with a single wash nozzle and dual control knobs that are simple to operate.  During use, the nozze drops below the guard gate and retracts when not in use.  The Neo 120 features an innovative self-cleaning sanitary nozzle that rinses the nozzle with fresh water.  The bidet comes with standard US fittings and everything needed for installation.

Cork Pops Wine Bottle Opener

The original Cork Pop opener puts a pop of fun in all your special occasions.  Just insert the needle into a wine cork and push the button - the cork will pop up with a classic, satisfying sound. Each cartridge opens approximately 60 bottles of wine!

Cosequin Joint Supplement for Dogs

Cosequin is the #1 veterinarian recommended retail joint health supplement brand and has scientifically researched ingredients.  Cosequin for dogs is available in a tasty chicken flavored chewable tablet to help your dog maintain healthy joints and support joint mobility.

Books

Dare to Lead: Brave Word. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts - Brené Brown

Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less - Michael Hyatt

Productivity is about getting the right things done.  New York Times Bestselling author, Michael Hyatt, has created a total productivity system hat's much more than endless box checking. Proven by over 25,000 professionals, this system helps overwhelmed leaders achieve what matters most so they can succeed at both work and life.

The Checklist Manifesto - Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.  In riveting stories, he reveals what checklists can do, what they can't, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields.

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage - Mel Robbins

Using the science of habits, riveting stories, an surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art, and business,  Mel Robbins explains the power of a "push moment." Then, she'll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self. 

The Alchemist: A Fable about Following your Dream - Paulo Coelho

Coehlo's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure.  His quest will lead him to riches far different - and far more satisfying - than he ever imagined.  Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose - Eckhart Tolle

In A New Earth, Tolle expands on the powerful ideas contained in his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. 

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself - Michael A. Singer

By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.

The Surrender Experiment - Michael A. Singer

Michael A. Singer tells the extraordinary story of what happened when, after a deep spiritual awakening, he decided to let go of his personal preferences and simply let life call the shots.  As Singer takes you on this great experiment and journey into life's perfection, the events that transpire will both challenge your deepest assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a radically different way.

Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen - Donald Miller

Miller's StoryBrand process provides readers with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching readers the seven universal story points all humans respond to, the real reason customers make purchases, how to simplify a brand message so people understand it, and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media.

Invisible Selling Machine - Ryan Deiss

What if you really could automate and perpetuate your entire sales process, and literally makes sales while you slept at night? In the Invisible Selling Machine, entrepreneur Ryan Deiss, walks you through all 5 phases of the prospect/customer lifestyle, and shows how each step can be automated and perpetuated to invisibly convert strangers into friends, friends into customers, and customers into raving fans. If you want to grow your business and your customers just happen to have an email address... this book is for you.

Strengthsfinder 2.0 - Gallup and Tom Rath

To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment in 2001, igniting a global conversation and helping millions to discover their top five talents. In its latest national bestseller, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment, language of 34 themes, and much more. While you can read this book in one sitting, you'll use it as a reference for decades.

Browser Plugins

The Camelizer

Do you do a lot of shopping on Amazon?  I know I do!  This plugin is a must for anyone who shops on Amazon, because it will show you how much the price of a product has fluctuated over a period of time, which will help you to know whether or not it's the right time to buy.  If you think the price may go down, you can even set an alert that will let you know when the item you're watching has dropped within your price range. Click the logo above to install this plugin to Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.

Honey

Speaking of saving money, this plugin does all of the work for you! If you are on a retailer's website, Honey will automatically search for discount codes that you can then incorporate right into your shopping cart. Click the logo above to start saving money on everyday purchases!

UMatrix Script Blocker

UMatrix is one browser plugin that I use every day to customize and protect my web browsing experience. UMatrix automatically blocks certain scripts (like Facebook Tracking Pixel, or other hidden scripts loaded into web pages or advertisements) to protect your computer from malware. It also allows you to customize what information you share with website owners.

Miscellaneous Tools

Audio Transcription Made Simple

Completely free mobile apps - REV and REV Call Recorder

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