These tools are all sites I have personally used and would 100% recommend.

Some links are affiliate links but I will NEVER advertise something I wouldn't personally use


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

TED // $0 - If you haven’t heard of Ted, you need to check it out.

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.

Dropbox // Free online cloud storage. Just like Evernote, this article gives you more reasons to love Dropbox.

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.

Mint // Keep track of your accounts in one place

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. Plus you can add multiple members, giving prime to the whole family! (This also makes a great gift for friends and family).

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.