RESOURCES

Tools and resources for creative businesses

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used.

GSuite

Every business needs a website, an email address, and a place to store your documents.  G Suite steps in to cover your email and storage needs to give you a more professional appearance.  

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Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing

Michelle at Making Sense of Cents is the expert of affiliate marketing. She created a personal finance blog that makes over $100k per month from her blog. I took her online course and learned so much. If you're looking to monetize your blogging, you need to take her affiliate marketing course.

Hedge: Media Backup Software

Hedge is by far my favorite software tool for video. Gone are the days of slow manual transfers and worrying about transfer errors. Hedge is super fast, and follows best-practices for ensuring your media is safe and secured.

Read our Complete Media Backup Workflow featuring Hedge


HoneyBook CRM for Creatives

HoneyBook is an absolute game changer for creative business owners, who do direct client project booking. It’s well designed and keeps everything simple while taking out a lot of the tedious tasks of preparing quotes and contracts. Another neat feature is the community building aspect of the platform, touting “Community Over Competition”. With over 50,000 creatives, you’ll often see local lead sharing and collaboration offers. When I switched, I moved all my email templates, quotes, and contracts over and made very few changes to them – however, my lead engagement shot up immensely and I’m spending much less time following up with leads.

Read: 10 Reasons Why I Switched to HoneyBook

FreshBooks Cloud Accounting

Freshbooks is one of my favorite accounting tools to run a small business. Accounting and invoicing is the bane of my existence as a business owner, but oh so necessary. I love Freshbooks because it simplifies the entire process and makes keeping track of expenses a lot less painful. On the client end, invoices are easy to view and pay online and the software will even handle the follow-up process to make sure clients don’t forget about you.

Check out some of my other favorite business tools.

bluehost Web Hosting

If you're looking to start a WordPress blog for cheap on a quality host, choosing BlueHost is the best way to go. Head on over to my post "How To Start A Blog" to get started!

Courses & Learning

Creative Live 

Creative Live is one of my favorite online education platforms. One of the best parts is that alot of the courses are free to watch and the content is phenomenal. 

CreativeLive is a platform for creative entrepreneurs in the photography, design, art, and video space. You can watch any class when it's livestreamed for the recording or purchase the course for viewing anytime. It's an easy way to learn new skills without spending a bunch of money.

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