Hosting and Providers
Google Domains // Their domains stay the same price and the setup is super simple.
Teachable // I use this to host my courses and the Conrad Hub. They have a free version as well as paid plans.
Google Fi // When I started using my phone for business I had to switch to a network that had service everywhere. I am LOVING Google Fi and it's so much cheaper than my previous phone plan.
Stripe // A payment processor much like Paypal with less fluff.
Quickbooks // This is the system we use at Nora Conrad and it's been a staple in growing our business and keeping our taxes organized. Use my link to get 50% the self-employed version.
Freshbooks // This is a great alternative to Quickbooks if you need something simpler and want to include time tracking.
Capital One // Setting up a business bank account should be easy. Capital One makes it a piece of cake and their online tools are fantastic for our growing business.
Productivity & Client Work
ToDoist // My favorite project management system, free to use but has some seriously lovely upgrades options if you want to pay a little extra.
17 Hats // If you run any kind of online service business, this tool will do EVERYTHING. From client invoicing to quotes to accounting to project management.
Harvest // This time tracker is one of my favorites. I use it with clients and to track my own time, so I pay myself a real paycheck. It's free but there are paid upgrades if you have lots of projects or employees.
Crowdcast // If you plan to host regular webinars or workshops, this is the simplest and most user-friendly platform.
Amazon Prime // You get free two-day shipping, access to thousands of shows books, music and movies and exclusive purchases like Amazon Dash Buttons.
Grammarly // If you want to step up your biz, using proper grammar and spelling is critical. Grammarly is free and a piece of cake to use. I don't know what I did before it.
newsletters & Mailing
Mailerlite // This is the newsletter tool we use for our monthly newsletters, free downloads, simplicity challenge and more. It's a simple, well designed platform that we are absolutely obsessed with. (The prices are great too)
ConvertKit // This is a great alternative to Mailerlite if you're a little more techy or have a massive list. It's a simple and great platform.
ShareASale // Affiliate income is my most consistent and easiest source of revenue in my business. ShareASale combines thousands of businesses with bloggers to help you earn money and businesses get in front of new audiences. (Plus, it's free!)
ShopStyleCollective // If you're a fashion or lifestyle blogger, this tool is perfect for sharing your outfits and home decor while earning affiliate income.