A few of my favorite things…

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Business Development

Boss Mom’s Raising Your Business

When you need a step by step process to building your business, I highly recommend the Raising Your Business Program by Dana Malstaff over at Boss Mom. It has helped me map out the life I want to live and to build the business so I can live it!

Click here to check it out! You won’t regret it!

Project Management

Trello

My all time favorite tech tool! I use it for my business, project mamangement, client management and communication/ sharing of files. I even use Trello for my home and family planning too. 

When it comes to planning and organizing, Trello is a must have! It allows for visual planning and integrates with the calendar too!

Email Provider

If you have been in business for any length of time, then you surely know that growing and nurturing your email list is a MUST!

The best way to grow your list is with a lead magnet or sometimes called an opt-in freebie.This is usually something that offers some value, a quick win, or action steps that pre-empts the product or service you provide. The best way to nurture your email list is to communicate with them often. Automated sequences and triggers are very important for this automation. The following email providers offer segementation and automation in simple ways and are super affordable.

MailerLite

Convertkit

Styled Stock Photos

It is no secret that we are obsessed with shiny objects and things that look “pretty”. We like to show off our brand with elegant styled pictures that catch the eye of our ideal person, but where do we get these images?

I mean there is licensing and creative commons to think about when you Google images and we need to be careful to make sure we have permission to use those images.

I love this site for stock photos! They are pretty and offer a variety of styled stock photos.

Other Favorite Tools

Photoshop

You are going to need a place to design all the things for your blog or business. I use and recommend Photoshop! I used this before I was even a designer. With plans starting as low as $10/ month, why not?

Acuity Scheduling

You are going to need a reliable scheduler for your business calls and coffee chats. Acuity comes with bells and whistles, but also offers a free plan making it a great option to grow with you.

Social Media Tools

SmarterQueue

This my favorite social media tool of all time! They offer re-shares, which is epic for sharing old content. They offer RSS feed sharing not just for your own blog, but for any blog. So you can set up to automatically share content to yoru social media from your favorite bloggers. Game changer!

Click here to get an extended free trial of 2 months – that’s an extra month for free!

Later

Later is another one of my favorites! They offer a way to plan out your Instagram feed and Pinterest. You can upload a ton of content on your desktop, set up a share schedule and the mobile app will notify you when it is time to post.

Click here to check them out!

Tailwind

This is another great tool for Pinterest and Instagram. What makes Tailwind so special is the tribes! You can post one or more pins to your tribes and then share pins from the tribe. It is a share hub where everyone contributes and repins!

Click here to get $15 of Tailwind credit!