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Tools and Resources

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Running a business is hard; these resources make it easier.

We’re letting you in on all our little secrets with this curated collection of our top recommendations. For everything from building a brand and managing a business to designing a life you love, these tools and resources are what we actually use day after day.

Big magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

A must-read book for every creative entrepreneur.

Honeybook

All-in-one client management software for small businesses: a must-have tool!

Divi

My preferred WordPress theme for building intuitive templates and custom websites for my clients.

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Design Tools

Adobe Creative Cloud

The gold standard of professional
design software.

Canva

A free online design software with beautiful, easy-to-use templates.

The Noun Project

An enormous icon library that seamlessly integrates with Adobe.

Typewolf

My go-to resource for curated font inspiration and pairings.

Coolors

A fun and free color palette generator that comes in handy for branding projects.

Website Tools

Siteground

My preferred WordPress hosting platform.
Read my hosting review here.

Bluehost

Affordable shared web hosting for small businesses on a budget.

Divi

My preferred WordPress theme for building intuitive templates and custom websites.

WP Rocket

Speed up your WordPress website in a
few clicks.

yoast seo

My preferred SEO plugin for WordPress.
Click here for a tutorial.

Namecheap

A user-friendly, reliable, and affordable domain registrar.

Squarespace

A beginner-friendly website platform with beautiful templates.

MonsterInsights

A WordPress plugin for tracking and analyzing your website analytics.

SeedProd

The WordPress plugin I use for creating simple and beautiful Coming Soon pages.

Marketing Tools

Tailwind

A must-have tool for Pinterest users. Schedule pins for optimal time slots.

Flodesk

Create beautiful emails and automated sequences easily.

Planoly

An intuitive platform for planning and scheduling social media posts.

Project Management

Asana

Intuitive project management software that I use to organize and track all my projects.

Honeybook

All-in-one client management software for small businesses: a must-have tool!

Acuity

A robust and user-friendly scheduling platform that I use to book calls and day rates.

Stock Photos and Graphics

Creative Market

My go-to resource for premium fonts, illustrations, icons, templates, and more.

Unsplash

A huge database of beautiful and free
stock photos.

Moyo Studio

My go-to for premium, minimalist mockup templates and stock photos.

Books

Atomic Habits

An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

Big Magic

Creative Living
Beyond Fear

Building a Story Brand

Clarify Your Message So Customers
Will Listen

The Brand Gap

How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design

Playing Big

Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead

You Are a Badass

How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

The Four Agreements

A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

The Alchemist

A Fable About Following
Your Dream

Ask and It Is Given

Learning to Manifest
Your Desires

Office Supplies

Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse

This ergonomic mouse saved my wrist. Plus, wireless mouse = less cluttered workspace.

Soundance
Laptop Stand

If you experience neck pain like me, a laptop stand is a must.

Coaching and Courses

Spruce Your Studio

Formerly known as Shareworthy Design, this brand design course helped me seriously elevate my branding process and experience.

Flux Academy

Flux offers incredible courses on freelancing, web design, Webflow, and branding. My personal favorite is Web Design Pro.

Aligned Business Academy

A transformative, 12-month group coaching program that helped me scale my business in a sustainable, aligned, and supported way.

Health and Wellness

Melissa Wood Health

A low-impact, online workout program that fuses pilates, yoga, and mindfulness.

the tapping solution

The app I turn to when I need to
de-stress quickly.

Headspace

A beautiful meditation app that’s perfect
for all levels.

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