This is the entire list of tools I use to run my business + my go to learning resources for certain tools. There are over 50 tools listed from what plugins I’m using for my site to what I drink to stay caffeinated 🙂
Some of these links are affiliated links meaning I get a small payment if you purchase through my link or free service, it’s no additional cost to you. All of these tools are the exact tools I use and I would share them with an affiliated link or not.
WordPress with a Genesis Beautiful Pro Theme (edited) hosted by SiteGround
Plugins (main plugins):
Yoast for SEO
Bloom for email opt-in forms
Divi Builder (sales page and home page)
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Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights
Of course the wordpress.org help is a great resource too. Since WordPress is an “open” platform there are tons of help out there. Also most hosting companies also supply good learning resources/articles.
Paypal + Stripe : Payment processing services
Acuity : Pay portal + scheduling
Typeform: for my more in-depth client questionnaires
Trello to organize emails (CRM)
Google Docs: notes/documents
(also Skype or phone but transitioning to Zoom)
Gmail + Canned Responses : email communication
I explain canned response a bit more in this post.
Photos: I take all my own photos either with iphone or Canon Rebel SL1
I often edit using the Instagram app, you can turn your phone to airplane mode and then edit using Instagram as normal and then hit share. It will say Failed and you hit the x button and Remove, turn off airplane mode and it will save the picture to your photo roll.
Go to learning for graphic design and photography: Skillshare. Here are a few I found particularly helpful
Google Apps (gmail, calendar, docs)
Grammarly: Grammer checker
LastPass: Password management
Google Analytics: Website + Thinkific insight
MemberVault: Course hosting. They are an amazing company, they offer a free trial and SO much training to their community. In April 2018 I replaced Thinkific with MV, and super happy I did.
Ipad Pro w/ pencil: with apps Notability, GoodNotes, Procreate
Amazon Prime for office supplies and BOOKS!!!
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Caffeination provided by The Jasmine Pearl Tea Co. 😂
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