We’ve created this list of resources for you to get started learning and growing your business.
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A one page SEO checklist with everything you need to do before you hit publish on any website page. Download it here
Here are some of the tools we use to run our business.
This website is actually built and designed by yours truly on Showit. The platform is so much fun to work with and is insanely customizable (especially for creatives who really want endless possibilities). I have quite a few Showit tutorials on the blog and I even offer website templates you can DIY yourself. Want to test out Showit and see if it’s a good fit for you? Here’s a link to an extended free trial.
This one should be pretty obvious since I talk a lot about Squarespace over on my blog. That’s because, I’ve built over a hundred websites on Squarespace over the last decade. I LOVE how customizable it is and how fun it is to use. Need a new website? Get started here. Or check out my web design services.
Can’t decide on a website platform? Click here to watch a video about the pros and cons of Showit vs. Squarespace.
I use Circle to run my online community and my group coaching program, Simplified Designer. It’s like a Facebook group, but way better because you have control over everything and it’s organized in a way that makes it really easy for users to find content and interact with one another. Try it out for yourself or read my full review of Circle here.
Descript has saved me countless hours when it comes to editing my videos and podcast episodes. They make editing so simple even if you have no experience whatsoever. I also love that it easily transcribes all of my projects so that everything I create is accessible and SEO-friendly. Try it out for yourself here.
An email marketing platform specifically for creatives. This app lets you design beautiful emails your audience will LOVE and gives you helpful analytics to track your progress. Click here to check it out.
We use HoneyBook to manage all of our client proposals, project files, and ongoing communication. It has easily saved us hundreds of hours. Learn more about HoneyBook here.
Planoly is my favorite tool for scheduling to Instagram and Pinterest. It saves me time and let’s me schedule at the best possible time for audience engagement. Click here to try it for yourself.
I use Thrivecart to sell digital products and courses on my website. It integrates directly with Stripe, it’s totally customizable, and best of all it’s available to purchase as a one-time-payment instead of monthly. Check out all the features here.
This app has (almost) eliminated my need for photoshop. It’s the perfect design solution for all things related to your brand and social media. Check out Canva here.
This app is a life-saver. Notion has completely changed the way we plan, track tasks, and collaborate. It’s like Trello & Google Docs had a love child. Try them out here.
This is where we host all of our courses so our students have an easy way to access all the content inside. Podia has the best support and they are always adding new features. Check them out here.
If you’ve noticed the video chat option I have around my website, that’s VideoAsk! It’s a really unique platform that lets you start a conversation with your website visitors that goes beyond text. Here’s a link to try VideoAsk for free.
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