Choosing the right tool for the job can be tough!
I’ve put together a list to help you decide so you don’t waste your valuable time doing days, and weeks, of research. I’ve only included resources that I’ve loved and used for my business or for a client.
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HoneyBook is similar to Dubsado, but I believe it’s much simpler to set up and use. The layouts are user friendly and make it easy to find what you need.
I even became a HoneyBook educator because I love their system! (Get 50% off with my link!)
LastPass is an incredible organization tool. It stores all your passwords securely and allows you to share them (without showing them!) with team members, contractors, and clients.
Just download the browser extension and let LastPass take care of the rest.
Zoom is the go-to video conferencing tool for online entrepreneurs. They have everything from free meetings to paid webinars. It also allows you to share your screen, which is one of my favorite features.
ConvertKit is the Queen of email marketing. It’s intuitive and has excellent metrics to help you along. Also, it offers the most features for sales funnels and automations.
I love to hear a client say “I’m thinking of switching to ConvertKit. What do you think?” My answers is always “Yes!”
Flodesk is the new kid on the block in email marketing… and I’m in love! They’re still adding some basic features, but it’s already amazing.
It’s easy to use, inexpensive, and comes loaded with some gorgeous templates. This is what I use for my own business, and I could not be happier! (Get 50% off with my link!)
Wave is the perfect accounting software for beginners. It’s free to use and pretty easy to learn. It doesn’t offer as many features as it’s paid competitors, but you still get a lot of bang for your buck.
Canva is the only graphics tool I use. I’ve made everything from my logo, to Pinterest posts with it.
The pro version makes organization easy with the ability to save your branding elements and keep everything stored in folders.
Creative Market is the place to shop for fonts, graphics, and icons of all varieties. I’ve used them many times and keep going back. I could, and do, spend hours at a time browsing through their selection.
Pixistock is fantastic for stock photos, but they also have a TON of Canva templates and one of the best social media calendars I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t manage my social media without their membership!
Trello is a visual organization tool. Think of it like index cards.
You can write stuff on the front, write more on the back, organize them, move them around, etc. Luckily for us all, Trello is much easier to keep up with than index cards.
Yoast SEO is a must-have WordPress plugin for bloggers. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be a big challenge but Yoast takes the guesswork out of the process!
If you want traffic from search engines like Google, you’ll definitely want some help to optimize your SEO.
Teamwork is a great project management tool if you have a large team. Teamwork gives you absolutely everything you need to organize your projects. There are sections for tasks, messages, notebooks, files, links… you name it. They’ve thought of everything!
I also use Google Office Suite for creating documents and spreadsheets which is included for free.
OneDrive is the go-to cloud storage system for Windows users. It boasts the most options for sharing files including password protection and expiry dates.
Their paid plans include the Microsoft Office Suite and start at very reasonable rates.
Dropbox is a great all-around cloud storage system for everyone. There aren’t any bells and whistles (like the office suites available with Google Drive and OneDrive), but I love using it to store pictures and videos that I want to share.
SiteGround is the best website hosting with stellar customer support! I solemnly swear that I will never recommend BlueHost to you.
If you can afford it, sign up for 3 years at a time. It’s MUCH less expensive when you first join. I’ve been using them since 2017 and couldn’t be happier.
Build your website on WordPress. Everyone who starts with something else eventually moves over. Save yourself a lot of heartburn and just start here.
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