Kit#10 Sam Brodie

First name: Sam
Last name: Brodie
Country: United States
Occupation: Startup founder

Where to find Sam online:

Sam, what do you do?

I’m the cofounder of Offsprout, a WordPress-based website building platform for freelancers and design agencies.

What is your background?

I became a web design freelancer during my senior year of college and did that for 3 years before founding my web design and marketing agency, called JurisPage, in 2013. Along with my cofounder, we grew JurisPage for 3 years until it was acquired in 2016.

Now I’m working on a new venture, Offsprout, which is a WordPress-based website building platform specifically created for freelancers and design agencies.

Your favorite tools to help you with your work?

I’ve tried tons of different to-do and mind-mapping apps but I always come back to Workflowy. It’s incredibly simple, but allows me to get my ideas out quickly and organize them effectively. Then I can break to-dos out of those ideas and check them off as I go.

Active Campaign is an email marketing platform. I’ve found that it does most of what Hubspot does on the email marketing front for a fraction of the cost.

This is a newer tool for me, but so far it’s the best conferencing tool I’ve ever used.

CloudApp is a really easy way to create support documentation screenshots, gifs, and videos.

Of course I have to give a shout out to my own tool, Offsprout. In my (totally unbiased) opinion, Offsprout is the best tool out there for building websites with WordPress.

Your favorite tools on a personal level?

Great way to see all of the subscriptions that you’re paying every month.

Best podcast app that I’ve found so far.

Not a fan of their branding, but this is a great platform for sharing your calendar and allowing people to book time with you.

Your absolute favorite tool in one sentence?

It may seem like it’s too simple, but if you use it for to-dos and mind mapping for a month, you’ll realize it’s all you need.