I’ve put together an ever-growing list of must-have tools and resources for you. Everything that is listed on this page are tools or services that I have personally used and recommend! 🙂
For Your Stream
Software & Apps
ActiveCampaign: Increase engagement, convert more customers, and grow your business faster with smart email marketing, intelligent marketing automation, and automated sales pipelines.
MailChimp: Simple email marketing service that is great for beginners and new bloggers or entrepreneurs.
For Your Website
Domains & Hosting
Namecheap: The only place I will register my domains from! They always have the most affordable prices and usually provide FREE Whois protection every time you renew.
DreamHost: I have tried many web hosts since 2003 and I can honestly say that DreamHost is one that I’ve stayed with the longest. The support is amazing and quick! If you sign up using my link, you will receive $50 off shared hosting. 🙂
Learn to Code
Code School: This site is so much fun to use to learn code! You earn achievements and level up for completing each course — like a game!
Codecademy: Another site to learn code. It’s free!
Try Ruby: This helped me learn the basics of Ruby super quickly. I highly recommend it!
WordPress: I’ve been using WordPress since it launched in 2003 and I have never looked back. I have tried other content management systems, but always end up back to WordPress. Definitely my favorite!
Squarespace: Super easy to use with many features that you can add to your site with the click of a button.
Color Contrast Check Tool: This is an incredibly helpful tool when testing color combinations for your site or designs.
ConvertPlug: This is a popup plugin that is so versatile that no other plugin will ever be needed for popups on your site! It also integrates with many other WordPress plugins and almost any email marketing services you can think of — including MailChimp and ConvertKit!
Gravity Forms: The only form plugin I will ever use again.
Visual Composer: A versatile page builder that helps you create appealing pages on your website in minutes.
For Your Life
Asana: My absolute favorite project management tool EVER! It’s free to use and provides SO. MANY. FEATURES. Not only do I use it for business, but I also use it for my home and personal projects. If I could marry a software, Asana would be it. 😂
Toggl: I use this to track all of my time whether I’m working on projects or getting lost on Pinterest. I love seeing where I spend my time! And it’s free!
Trello: I love love love Trello for project management and still use it regularly!
Tools & Gear
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