resources

Here are some of my favorite business tools.
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List Building & Engagement

ConvertKit
ConvertKit offers more powerful marketing automation to small business owners at an affordable price. Among other things, ConvertKit allows you to fine-tune the days of the week and even the times that your subscribers will receive your automatic email sequences. It makes it easy for you to work with your email list no matter your skill level.

MailChimp
With MailChimp, you can send 12,000 emails to 2,000 subscribers for FREE. While I’ve helped ad agencies set up MailChimp to market to their design customers, this is also a good option when you’re just starting out in business because it’s easy to use, and it’s free while you build your list.

MissingLettr
Missinglettr creates automatic social media campaigns by taking your blog posts and creating social media posts that you approve then share via a schedule. Great for long-lasting, “evergreen” content. It drives traffic for an entire year!

Nathalie Lussier
Take Natalie’s free 30 Day List Building Challenge and find out how to start your mailing list. If you need to build your email list, her FREE 30 Day List Building Challenge can help you.

Hosting

Namecheap
More affordable domain names and domain name renewals here.

Siteground
I’ve tried several hosting companies over the years and Siteground is the one I use personally. They aren’t the cheapest option but they don’t seem to have problems that other hosts I’ve tried have!

Design

Canva
Canva is a free graphic design tool website that makes design more accessible. Create designs for web or print, blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so on.

Creative Market
A platform for design content from independent creatives around the world. Bring creative projects to life with unique logos, graphics, images, brushes, backgrounds, templates, fonts. Some great free stuff!