Resources & Tools I Use
FREE Photo & Video Shot List
How many amazing stages have you been on and have no proof of it for your website or social media? Do you get frustrated when you leave the stage and the photo and video quality isn’t up to your standards?
This one-page printable sheet can easily be handed to every event photographer so you can get incredible footage of any event. Simply tell them “recreate these shots” and watch as your media assets grow with actual usable files.
There is so much that goes into having a website. I’ve tried A LOT of different tools and here is a list that I definitely recommend.
Some of the links I share are affiliate links. This means at no extra cost to you if you click on one and make a purchase, I may receive a commission… but that is not why I am sharing them, I use all of these!
When I started trying to build my first website, I used a very popular host that boasts the cheapest rates.
You get what you pay for and what you don’t pay for. From a lack of customer service to unnecessary steps that confused the process, I was unhappy. A mentor suggested I look into SiteGround and it has been game-changing! I build all of my client sites on SiteGround.
I have no problem with also mentioning that the SiteGround support team has been the best I have ever interacted with. They walk you through everything in language you can understand and if you ask clarifying questions, they rephrase and are great listeners.
If you are sending out emails to subscribers, this one is my favorite! I tried some others that promised premium features but as soon as your business grows a little, they hit you with a big fee.
ConvertKit impressed me with how easy it was to envision the customer journey and create effective emails to help them.
Taxes and finances were the scariest part of starting my own business. I had been using TurboTax (also by Intuit) for my personal taxes for years, and Quickbooks was an amazing addition to my tools. I love being able to easily categorize my business expenses, which is going to be super helpful come tax time!
The link below gets you 50% off your first 6 months!
If you don’t have your Domain secured yet, do that RIGHT NOW.
You should not depend on your designer to have this for you as it is the most integral part to making sure your website and email work correctly for you forever.
Your first domain on Namecheap is usually less than $7 for your first year and you’ll get renewal notices so you never lose it.
When it comes to physical products, I have tried quite a few options. Working with a local printer face-to-face is always great, but if that makes you nervous or you aren’t exactly sure what you want, Vistaprint is a great option.
They have so many options and make the process SO easy and convenient at appropriate prices.
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