Resources

This page highlights some of my all-time favorite resources. I have personal experience with every single one of these apps, tools, and memberships. I will never recommend something I don’t personally stand behind.

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Namecheap

I buy all of my domains from Namecheap, both for business and personal use. Their system is incredibly easy to use, especially when it comes to the “techy” stuff. Their customer service is also top-notch.

SiteGround

Siteground is the only web hosting service I’ve come across that’s both affordable AND has exceptional customer service. Other services I’ve used have only one (or neither). You can get started for as little as $3.95/month, and if you run into any issues, their chat support is stellar.

Podia

Podia is an all-in-one digital storefront for creators. You can sell your online course, membership site, or digital downloads all from one place. And the big sellers for me? Their support is super fast and helpful, and you can load your content into the site very easily.

ConvertKit

I’ve been using ConvertKit for the past five years, and let me tell you — it freaking rocks. It’s incredibly easy to use, and if I’m saying that (as someone who leans toward the technologically impaired side), you can rest assured it really is that easy. You can every try it free for 14 days to see if it’s a good fit for you and your business.

Trello

Trello has completely changed how I run my business. Seriously. It’s the best project management software I’ve used and I recommend it to everyone. Trello is incredibly versatile and can be used for basically anything you need to organize and keep track of: work projects, editorial calendars, and even personal things like gifts to buy, recipes, kids’ chores…the possibilities are endless. Get thee to Trello, stat.

Canva

If you aren’t exactly a pro graphic designer (like me), Canva will be your new BFF. It’s by far the easiest tool I’ve used to create website and social media graphics. They have hundreds of templates for anything from Instagram Stories to wedding invitations. I even use Canva to create and print my business cards!

Bonjoro

I’m always incredibly honored when someone signs up for my newsletter, buys a digital resource guide, joins the Freelance Editors Club, or hires me as their business coach. As a special thank-you, I send each and every person a personalized video with Bonjoro. The app is incredibly easy to use and is a fantastic way to build relationships with your clients!

Bookshop.org

Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. They believe that bookstores are essential to a healthy culture. They’re where authors can connect with readers, where we discover new writers, where children get hooked on the thrill of reading that can last a lifetime. They’re also anchors for our downtowns and communities.

As more and more people buy their books online, they wanted to create an easy, convenient way for you to get your books and support bookstores at the same time.

If you want to find a specific local bookstore to support, find them on the map and they’ll receive the full profit off your order. Otherwise, your order will contribute to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookstores (even those that don’t use Bookshop).

(Adapated from Bookshop’s website)

Pixistock

Pixistock is the best site I’ve found for diverse stock photos. The Pixistock Membership (which I’m a member of) is full of stock photos, templates, calendars, planners, and more, with new content released every month. It’s the only site I use for my social media graphics and website!

LastPass

LastPass is my go-to password manager. They can create, store, and autofill ALL your passwords on your computer, tablet, and phone. You’ll never have to remember a password again. LastPass offers free and paid versions, so I suggest starting with the free version and upgrade as needed.

Best Today Guide™

The Best Today Guide™ is the best planner I’ve used (and I’ve used a lot). It’s been a game changer for my mindset and how I approach my to-do list every day.

You Need a Budget (YNAB)

If you’re looking for a new way to budget (both for your business and personal), I cannot recommend You Need a Budget enough. YNAB (pronounced why-nab) is a cloud-based budgeting system that has both desktop and mobile capabilities, and it’s seriously changed my finances for the better.

Biz Template Babe

While I love me some Canva, I struggled with creating a professional-looking resource guide. Enter Biz Template Babe! Her E-book and Lead Magnet Canva Kit was a lifesaver. The kit has over 400 templates to choose from to mix and match and create your own e-book.

Grammarly

While I will always recommend hiring an editor or proofreader when you can, Grammarly is a great option if you’re low on cash. You can install Grammarly on your computer browser and it will give you grammar suggestions on Gmail, Google Docs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, and more.