After getting a lot of questions about what tools and resources I use to run my creative business, I thought it would be helpful to put together a resource page to help you with your business. For more resources, support and training, join our Facebook community here.
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Free Guides and PDFs
Planners + Books
⚡️Stressing over social media? You could have digital exhaustion. It's indicated by feelings of inadequacy, frustration and desperation. When you stare at your phone, computer and inbox, all you see is a big question mark, right? Even now, you're overwhelmed by what to post next. 👑 How to solve your digital exhaustion:
✅ Be PROACTIVE. Create a plan for your content. Write it down. Anticipate the holiday rush. Schedule enough time to get it all done. Then, track your progress and keep movin' on up! That's why I LOVE The Content Planner. Crush your goals, take control of your blog and social media content! This is truly the only planner that has worked for my business, and trust me, I've tried them all!
The Ultimate Girl Boss Library
This is the only other planner that I have stuck with the longest but I use this for scheduling my actual appointments, family obligations, and list out my daily to-do's!
Never stress over finding "the dress" again! Rent the Runway has saved my butt more times than I can count AND I've partnered with them to offer you $30 off your first rental!
Email Communication & Management
Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real - messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.
Boomerang adds scheduled sending and the easiest, most integrated email reminders to Gmail, helping you reach Inbox Zero.
Vocaroo is an online tool that allows users to record, send, and download voice messages. This is a GAME-CHANGER if used when responding to emails! You can literally chop your email time from hours to minutes with this tool.
The best email service provider I have tried to date (and I've tried Mailchimp, Infusionsoft, Mad Mimi, Mailerlite...)
Need an ironclad contract made by a professional lawyer? Christina Scalera has incredible contract templates available for all creatives.
I use this tool for Pinterest Marketing, Scheduling, and Analytics. Schedule posts, get actionable analytics, and monitor your brand with this Pinterest scheduling tool! Get your first month free by clicking the link!
The app I personally use to edit my Instagram photos to make them come alive.
What I use for my Facebook Lives! It is an all-in-one live video production platform for Mac. Ecamm Live puts the power of Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Periscope video streaming at your fingertips.
Thinkific is the all-in-one platform for independent experts and entrepreneurs to create, market and sell online courses.
A tool that allows you to add urgency to your funnels in the form of countdown timers unique to each of your subscribers or webpage viewers.
With ScreenFlow screen recording, you can record any part of your monitor while also capturing a video camera, iOS device, microphone, multi-channel audio, and more.
I'm always asked where I find all of my fonts or images that I use in my graphics... This is one of the main websites!
SumoMe is a suite of free tools that can be used to grow your website’s traffic. The SumoMe tools are easy to install and work on any website.
Blogging + Podcasting Tools
Create unparalleled recordings with your computer using Blue's best-selling Yeti family of USB microphones. Very good microphone to make voice over, podcasts, interviews, and so on.
Economical solution to help get your best vocal recordings with your external microphone. A great add-on if you record any kind of audio.
To get your microphone off your desk and out of the way (and better overall audio since it doesn't pick up as much background noise while being on your desk).
Perfect for recording tutorials or YouTube videos, this lightweight tripod with adjustable-height legs and rubber feet will be sure to keep your camera or ring light steady.
Want to record video with your phone? This mount screws right onto your tripod.
A must have if you plan on doing FB lives, taking in-studio photos, or recording videos in general. I would suggest grabbing a tripod to put it on!
Products and templates created for the success of professional wedding professionals. I personally fell in love with Design Aglow when I first met them at the expo during WPPI 2015 in Las Vegas.
Many of you have been asking where to find AFFORDABLE, beautiful looking magazine and welcome guide templates for your clients. Well - put those party pants on because I've got some kickass news for you! I've teamed up with my friend, Rose, to offer 20% OFF your entire purchase when you use the code WEDDINGBOSSLIFE
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This is the app that has changed the game of saving for me. I have been able to FINALLY wave goodbye to the days of confusion and stress about saving for taxes.
It automatically withdraws money from your account and puts it into an external savings account. There are no fees to set it up or transfer funds. There are lots of different ways you can use Qapital for both personal and business savings.
Qapital allows you to set up “rules” for savings, which basically function under a “if this, then that” premise. The rule that is the equivalent of rainbows and unicorns for me is the “freelancer rule.” if a deposit comes into my business checking account, 30% is automatically deducted and put into my Qapital account. Translation=I automatically save for taxes, and that the money is out of sight, out of mind. #winning