I’ve been doing this a while and I’ve come across a lot of tools for managing social media, creating content, and designing emails and websites as well as some incredible courses, resources, and freebies from some of my own coaches and mentors.
Below is a collection of the things I would recommend you check out to make your life a bit easier and your business thrive. Some are paid, some are free with paid upgrades. Some affiliate links included.
Trello Training:[FREE TRAINING] A FREE and in-depth look at how the many ways to use Trello to automate, organize, and plan your business including a look at the boards used to do it!
Free to Paid Journey Roadmap:[FREE WORKSHEET] Easily work through how to seamlessly nurture your audience into your paid products and how to make sure you create free and paid content that actually converts.
Find Your Value:[FREE WORKSHEET] Use a series of simple equations and exercises to help you work out your pricing designed to make sure you are charging the right amount.
Raising Your Business –[BUSINESS MUST HAVE] The program from my mentor Dana Malstaff all about showing you how to think through decisions in your business, create the right programs & content in the right order, grow your brand, & automate your business.
Planoly [INSTAGRAM] – Visually plan your posts with a drag and drop system that allows you to schedule, analyize top performing content and respond to comments.
SmarterQueue –[FACEBOOK] My favorite tool for scheduling and recycling the easy to create variations of my content. Categorize and schedule your categories to make sure you never miss a thing.
Trello – I couldn’t manage without this tool. It’s a totally free and easy to use visual tool to manage projects and clients and organize anything. Seriously, sign up, it’s free!
Tailwind [PINTEREST] – Offering analytics and an easy to use visual drag and drop system to schedule pins and repins.
Preferred Contract Templates
Non-Disclosure [NDA] Agreement: Contract to protect your business and information for New Hires or Collaborations.
Social Media Manager Contract Template: For those of you offering social media management services or looking to have your own contract for the one you hire.
7 Days to a ‘Legally Legit’™ Business: A fantastic course designed to get your business legal!
HemingwayApp – This is a great tool for writing. It’s like a spellchecker, but for style. It makes sure that your reader will focus on your message, not your prose.
Post Planner – An easy to use platform that allows you to find the top performing content on the web by searching keywords relevant to your audience. It’s the easiest way to have never ending content to share which positions your business as a go-to resource in your field.
Adobe Spark – Use one of three Spark apps on your phone to create social graphics, web stories which allow you to combine photos and text into layouts, and video where you can create slide shows, add music and narrate with your own voice.
Wordswag – Automatically designs text on your photos in creative and eye catching ways.
LR/Instagram – A plugin for lightroom that lets you publish directly from your desktop to your Instagram account.
Design, Email & Web
Creative Market – An endless database of affordable graphics, photos, themes, fonts, and creative resources.
Siteground: This is the hosting site I use for my WordPress websites. I have had a great experience with everything after trying many different hosts over the past 10+ years!
Adobe Suite – Featuring Indesign, Photoshop, Lightroom and more.
Convertkit – An email service that features flexible opt-in forms that can go anywhere on your site. It features a variety of automation services to help you convert your leads to sales.
Mailchimp – This email service is super easy to use, offers a free plan that is actually really great, and is fun to use thanks to the sassy little monkey.
I’ve collected some of my favorite tools and trainings throughout my years as a social media professional and web designer and I am excited to share them with you!