Starting my business from scratch, I know just how hard it can be trying to figure out which tools work best, which don’t and which ones are worth the cash.
So, instead of sending you off into the world no wiser than you came here, I thought I’d best share my all-time favourite tools & resources to help you grow your blog, increase your income, systemise your business and be the #bosslady you are 🙌🏼
Please note: Affiliate links are used within this post. I will only ever promote products, tools or resources that I have tried, tested, LOVE & swear by. You can read more about this in my disclaimer*.
Now let’s get to it!
My Favourite Social Media & Blogging Tools for Entrepreneurs
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
I honestly do not know where I would be without Tailwind! I can literally schedule months worth of pins in under an hour & then just add in new blog post graphics as I go. Running Pinterest on autopilot with Tailwind means that I can spend more time on the money-making & creative jobs I LOVE doing in my biz! BOO YEAH. Here more about Tailwind here.
If you’re dying to take the stress out of your Instagram content, then there’s no tool I’d recommend more than Later. It’s a social media scheduling tool, best utilised with Instagram and I use it with all of my clients. With 30 free posts per month, auto-publishing available & loads more, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be using Later!
There’s a reason why ConvertKit is my (& a million other bloggers) go-to email marketing provider. In fact, check out here why my girl Krista thinks it’s the bomb.com! I recently moved over to ConvertKit and girrrlllll it’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! 🙌🏼
Anything I do with my clients, it’s done through Dubsado. This tool is one of the best tools I’ve ever invested in. From preparing contracts & invoices to having my clients fill out forms, questionnaires & feedback, Dubsado makes my life SO. MUCH. EASIER.
The easiest way I’ve found to store all of my client work is through Google Drive. Not only is it a must-have for service providers, but bloggers & entrepreneurs alike. You can get up to 15gb of storage for free with Google Drive and higher storage plans starting at $2.49AUD for 100gb per month (how affordable is that?!)
Did someone say FREE password manager?! LastPass is honestly one of the biggest time-savers in my business; it stores all of my client’s emails, usernames & passwords [as well as my own] so I never have to worry about pulling up records again!
PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN
An online marketplace full of creative goods (who would have guessed), Creative Market has everything you need to get… creative! There’s templates, themes, stock photography & more available for instant download.
My Creative Market Shop
Of course I had to mention this one – it’s my pride & joy! My Creative Market shop is full of styled stock photography sets & social media templates including Instagram templates, Pinterest templates, media kit templates & more!
If you’re no Photoshop pro, then girl, you’ve gotta get onto Canva. It’s basically an easier, much simpler & FREE version of Photoshop. There are loads of free, pre-made templates you can customise to your branding & downloading your designs is just as easy.
There are no other WordPress themes quite like those from Bluchic. These themes are next-level, super gorgeous, feminine & are so worth the price tag. In fact, I think they’re underpriced, they’re THAT good! I’m using the Victoria theme on my website & I just love it!
WEBSITE & HOSTING
I started off with Wix & then worked out how much more WordPress.org (not .com) could do for me! I can customise everything from themes to SEO, plugins & more.
One of the first blogging tools I ever bought was my web hosting through NameCheap. In fact, I actually scored my first ever domain through NameCheap for just $1USD. Can you say B-A-R-G-A-I-N?! Oh, and I also have my email hosting through NameCheap!