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This page highlights some of my all-time favorite resources. I have personal experience with every single one of these tools, courses, and books. I will never recommend something I don’t personally stand behind. No sleazy tactics or spammy junk from me!
I’ve been using ConvertKit for myself and my clients for the past two 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 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.
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. (What did I tell you about customer service and ease of use at the beginning ?)
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.
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, PLUS you’ll have extra security from scrupulous online hackers. LastPass offers free and paid versions, so I suggest starting with the free version and upgrade as needed.
If you’re looking to escape your 9-to-5 and learn how to work from home, Elizabeth Wiegner's course is the place to start! She’s taken the questions and guesswork out of getting your work-at-home business started with a refreshing no-fluff, no-BS approach. You’ll learn everything from taxes and health insurance to creating your brand to landing your first client — and SO much more. I highly recommend this in-depth course and only wish it existed when I started my work-from-home business!
•••PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BOOKS•••
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt
The Freelancer’s Bible by Sara Horowitz
Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight
Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin
Superfans by Pat Flynn
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business by Elaine Pofeldt
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham
Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean
Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams