A list of trusted resources, tools, and recommendations to help you run your business + website smoothly and simply.
Client management: Dubsado
Dubsado is a business management suite for entrepreneurs. From lead forms, proposals, invoices, contracts, bookkeeping, time tracking, canned emails and even online scheduling, Dubsado rocks them all.
Email Marketing: ConvertKit
ConvertKit is simple yet robust. From simple to embed subscribe forms to custom nurture sequences for new subscribers, it's a new favorite. Their interface is super user-friendly and their support is top notch.
Video Conferencing: Zoom
Zoom has been proven to be the most reliable and clearest connection for video conferences and calls with clients all over the globe. Even here in a rural area, the connection is crystal clear.
Project Management: Asana
Any and all projects are strategically managed via Asana. It's my virtual to-do list that keeps myself (and my clients) on task and on schedule. I love the ability to create templates for frequent projects and easily cloning them for each new project. Seriously couldn't imagine doing business without them!
Password Keeper: LastPass
I couldn't live without LastPass! You have a gazillion passwords to a gazillion accounts. Keep them all secure and organized with LastPass. The best part is it syncs across all of my devices so I'm never far from my login credentials.
Siteground is a long-time reliable host for WordPress websites. Superb support and even better performance keeping your site speedy. Plus their security is top-notch. They even have budget-friendly host plans that don’t compromise any of the must-haves for your site.
WordPress Theme: Beaver Builder
Beaver Builder is framework that’s lightweight, easy to use and grants you the freedom to build virtually any site you desire. No cookie-cutter, out-of-the-box styles here!
Cookie Consent Plugin: UK Cookie Consent
The UK Cookie Consent plugin is one of the simplest and most popular cookie notification plugins out there. Easily customizable + simple to install.
Backup Plugin: UpdraftPlus
UpdraftPlus is an easy-to-use interface that allows you to backup and restore your site with a single click on a schedule that suits you.
Page Builder: Beaver Builder Pro
The Beaver Builder Pro plugin transforms the backend of your site into a drag and drop page builder making it easy to quickly build professional pages + landing pages yourself.
Spam Management Plugin: AntiSpam Bee
Problem with spammy comments and fake form submissions? AntiSpam Bee is a lightweight plugin that blocks spam comments and trackbacks effectively. It is free of charge, ad-free and 100% GDPR compliant.
Stock Photos: Creative Market
Creative Market is usually known for custom fonts, graphics + more creative goodies but they're my secret weapon when it comes to stock photos. Original and budget friendly. Sign up for a free account and receive 6 free products every Monday.
Legal Notices: BizLaw Template Shoppe
Karen Taggart's Template Shoppe has been my go-to for legal docs for quite a while now. She's a licensed attorney and online entrepreneur. From privacy policies, terms and conditions and even client agreements, she's got a template for everything you'll need.
Please note, I’m an affiliate for many of the resources mentioned above. This means I get a small financial reward if you choose to sign up via the shared link. With that said, I only recommend those I fully trust and love, while having personal experience using them in my own business.