My all time favorite tools


Hosting and Domains

Squarespace // This is my current host. If you want easy-to-design and gorgeous websites, this is the one for you. Read about why I love Squarespace right HERE.

BlueHost // The host I used for almost 4 years. Great prices and fantastic services + WordPress recommends them (This is an affiliate link)

GoDaddy // Good server and cheap prices, but a lot of hidden costs

eCourses / Lessons

OEDbUdemy, and Codecademy // $0 - Over 10,000 free online classes to teach you anything you want to know

Build a Profitable Blog // $0 - A free email course dedicated to help you build your blog and make money

Audible // Listen to ebooks for a monthly subscription. 

Productivity & Sharing

Asana // My favorite project management system, free to use and perfect for teams or individual projects.

Evernote // This tool can be used for EVERYTHING, this article has some ideas.

17 Hats // It costs a bit of mula, but if you run any kind of online service business, this tool will do EVERYTHING

Money

Wave Accounting // A free online accounting and invoice system, comes with great tools and resources.

PayPal // If you’re online, you need a Paypal account, everyone uses it and it’s free.

Stripe // A payment processor much like Paypal with less fluff.

 

Design & Stock Photos

Creative Market // My all time favorite place to buy design resources. Great prices, thousands of products and fantastic service.

Free Stock Photos // This blogger listed 42 places you can find free (and cheap) stock photos.

Death to the Stock Photo // Get a bundle of high quality stock photos emailed to your every month for free!

Social Media / email

CoSchedule // Organize your blog content and social media into one system. Get more visitors to your site and connect to Evernote, Buffer and Google Analytics.

Buffer // A great way to share your content on social media, I wrote a blog post about it here.

Convertkit // A  newsletter service (like MailChimp), easily customizable and simple to build.

Feedly // Easily follow your favorite blogs. Save, share and send posts to friends or quickly add them to Buffer.

Podcasts

Smart Passive Income // This podcast was what made me want to start blogging. Pat has fantastic tips, interviews and lessons from people in all different fields..

The Influence Network // Awesome ladies interviewing amazing people. I’m obsessed with this podcast series.

The Chalene Show // She's HANDS DOWN my favorite person to listen to. She also has Build Your Tribe. I listen to both on repeat.

Marketing

Vistaprint // Printed material, business cards, paper products – they ALWAYS have promo codes, google before ordering.

Zazzle // Designer styled business cards, shirts and other things. Easily customizable but more money.

Moo // Pricing falls between Vistaprint and Zazzle, great pre-made designs and customizable options.

 

ONLINE TOOLS

Eye Dropper for Chrome // Instantly save colors from any website. Perfect for designers.

Fount // Ever seen a font, wanted it, but had no clue what it was? That’s why this website exists.

Amazon Prime // If you purchase 1 thing off Amazon a month, investing in Amazon Prime is well worth the money. You get free two-day shipping, access to thousands of shows books, music and movies and exclusive purchases like Amazon Dash Buttons.

Video & Photo Editing

Vimeo // A professional looking video site, fancier than YouTube, no ads.

YouTube // If you’re posting videos online you should ALSO add them to YouTube

Pixlr // Similar to Photoshop elements, easy to edit and create images.

Canva // Super simple way to make marketing materials, social media graphics or templates, edit the photos and save them all in one place.

Wondershare Filmora // My go-to video editor. It's super cheap, super easy and makes super nice videos even better.