These are the exact tools and resources I use to run and build my business.
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Online tools and software
These are the exact online tools I use to power my business.
Squarespace - The website builder I use for my business and my recommended platform for businesses looking to start and grow their own online presence.
ConvertKit - My go to for list building, email marketing, and marketing automation.
Acuity Scheduling - Scheduling solution that lets clients view my availability and book appointments online (*Squarespace users get the $15/mo Emerging Entrepreneur plan free.)
Drift - Live chat tool I place on my website to help answer questions and generate leads.
Zoom - Video conferencing and online meeting software I use for support and training calls.
Loom - Screen recording tool chrome extension and desktop app I use to share quick updates and product demonstrations.
Asana - Project management software that helps keep my business life in order.
Evernote - Web, desktop and mobile app I use for note-taking and organizing content I find across the web.
Grammarly - Detects grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in my writing.
Canva - Design tool I use for creating my own graphics and illustrations.
The Noun Project - Website with over a million curated icons I use for web and print.
Unsplash - Website I use for free, beautiful stock photography (integrates directly with Squarespace).
Recommended books I’ve read
Business and self-help books that have helped transform my business and mindset.
Education, podcasts, and courses
These educational resources help me stay on top of my entrepreneurial game.
Hubspot Academy - The very first online training platform I signed up to learn about inbound marketing.
The Smart Passive Income Podcast - Podcast I listen to by Pat Flynn for weekly interviews, strategies, and advice for building my business online.
Udemy - Online learning and teaching marketplace I use to teach myself web design and coding.
Medium - Online publishing platform I use for keeping up on topics like marketing, design, entrepreneurship, and productivity.
Double Your Freelancing Rate - Online course I used to transform my freelance design business.
Seeking Wisdom Podcast - A podcast I listen to from Drift that focuses on personal and professional growth.
Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast - Award-winning podcast I listen to where John Lee Dumas interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs on what it takes to IGNITE your Entrepreneurial journey.
Go to resources to help with your Squarespace site.
How To Use Squarespace To Build Your First Website and Launch Your Online Brand in 1 Day - In this challenge, I’ve created five video lessons to walk you through step-by-step on how to build your website, create a logo, set up a professional email, and launch your brand in just 1 day.
SquareStudio - The Squarespace membership site I use to get access to unlimited plugins, templates, support and a community that helps boost my website presence.
Squarespace Customer Care - When in doubt, reach out to the Squarespace support team for help with your website. I do it all the time and they’re awesome!
Squarespace Resource Guide - A collection of some of the best resources I’ve collected across the web to help businesses with Squarespace.
Free Website Review - I offer a free website review where I analyze your website and offer you recommendations and tips to enhance your website.
1:1 Squarespace Training - I offer one-on-one training and support to help you with your website presence.