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I want to help you grow the best business that you can! I’ve done the DIY route and benefited from the generous freebies of others, a lot of solid training, and some useful tools to help streamline my design workflow and client systems. Here are my best free resources and a sneak peen inside my creative toolbox to help you take charge of your dream!
Tools To Help You Run Your Business
I switched to Honeybook CRM last year to simplify my client workflow and make it easier for clients to fill out forms, schedule meetings, and give feedback. Try Honeybook and get 50% with this link.
Simple, beautiful email marketing. Flodesk is what I use for growing my list because their templates make it easy to stay on-brand and beautiful. They’re still in beta, so get 50% off for like with this link!
While I design sites on several different platforms, I use WordPress Elementor for my own website and online shop. If you want to stay on WordPress but need full control over your site’s look, try Elementor.
Tailwind schedules both Pinterest and Instagram and now includes a 9-grid preview, story pins, and more. Use Tailwind tribes to grow your brand and get a huge amount of repins from fellow bloggers.
Quickbooks is an accounting app that helps you track income and expenses, mileage, tax deducations, and more. Scan receipts and organize your finances into something you can actually make sense of when tax times comes! There are freelancer or larger business plans.
Gsuite has all the goods of Google on steroids. Get more storage space, a custom domain and email address, analytics, and more with this essential business productivity suite. It’s only $6.99/mo.
Creative Resources I Can't Live Without
Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop — Can’t live without ’em. There’s nothing like the way that Adobe connects all my apps and fonts. CC is an industry standard for any designer.
I love using Canva to make social media graphics and of course, my templates. this program makes it so easy to create on-brand designs in many sizes. If you haven’t tried it yet, you must!
Skillshare is coffee for your creative business. It’s also my favorite place to binge-watch. Join Skillshare and get access to thousands of creative courses on demand. Learn wisely.
The Futur is all about the design of business and the business of design. It’s one of the best resources for self-taught designers and those looking to grow into an agency.
Design Cuts is a marketplace that offers great fonts and graphics with extended licenses, meaning that you can use them in multiple projects. They’re also a great place to sell your designs.
Pixel surplus rounds up the most popular fonts and sells them in bundles with an extended license. You can find the luxury look, vintage, modern fonts, and more.
Crella is an affordable subscription site for all your fonts and graphics. It includes all-access to resources made by some of the best designers who sell online.
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