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Welcome to the Tools section of the Tech Comm Tools website. Here is where you'll find a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for creating content and running a small online business. I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to running my business (or were crucial to developing Tech Comm Tools to where it is today).

Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, here's an important disclosure:

Most links below are affiliate links, which means that if you use my link to make a purchase, I earn a commission at no additional cost to you.
I have experience with all of these companies. I recommend them because these products help me create content, not because of commissions I make if you decide to buy something. 

If I've helped you discover or use these products, please use my links to purchase. But don't spend money on anything unless you feel something will help you achieve your goals.

Adobe Software

I use Adobe CC apps and Adobe TCS apps just about every day.
My favorite Adobe TCS apps: FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Captivate, and Acrobat
(Acrobat is in both CC and TCS).

FrameMaker add-ons

My pal Rick Quatro, of Carmen Publishing, has some amazing plugins for FrameMaker that will knock down repetitive tasks like template maintenance and table imports to just a few clicks. I cannot more strongly recommend his products!

Here are my favorites:

FindChangeFormatsBatch My #1 recommended Template Designer tool. 
Read my review and watch how I did a 10-minute document conversion with FindChangeFormatsBatch



Video hardware


DSLR Camera

Video software


Heil Sound PR40 Microphone

Focusrite 2i2 Audio Interface

Lights, miscellaneous

LED lights (battery powered)

LED light power supply

Radio-controlled outlets (for LED panels)

Light stands

Green screen

Internet marketing

ConvertKit - Email list


SamCart - Shopping cart

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SamCart's 1-page funnel online course (I highly recommend this)


Social Media Marketing World

Attend Social Media Marketing World (primary for internet marketing)

Society for Technical Communication (STC)

Society for Technical Communication Annual Summit (primary for tech comm)



Educational Resources

Jeanine Blackwell (Create Six Figure Courses)

Pat Flynn (Smart Passive Income)

Jeff Walker (Product Launch Formula)

John Lee Dumas (Podcasting Paradise)



  • AdRotate
  • ConvertKit (allows form insertion)
  • Header Footer Code Manager
  • Image Elevator
  • beaverbuilder  WordPress page builder


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