These are the tools, apps, programs, + software I use to grow my business (and keep it functioning).

*This page does contain affiliate links, but I would only recommend resources I know + love!

 
 

Creative/Visual

Creative Market*: Great resource for fonts, patterns, and other design needs. Super inexpensive and lots of variety!

TheShop: Affordable templates + designs for your business.

Moo*: An easy to use and affordable printing option for your business cards and other print needs.


Client

Slack: I love Slack as a tool for communication with clients, especially when they are a part of a larger team. It's so easy and quick and doesn't keep me bogged down in my inbox.

HelloSign*: An alternative way to send contracts to clients that is easy to use (perfect for starting out - it's free!)


Operations

Bench.co*: I finally outsourced bookkeeping and working with this company is a legit DREAM, plus they can scale with you as your business grows. Mention my name (Kaitlyn Kessler) and get an additional free month on your trial!

TheContractShop*: Protecting yourself and your business should be a pretty high priority. Literally so many contracts here for whatever your business venture may be.

BlueHost*: One of the easiest to use web-hosts out there. Great for getting started! Learn more by clicking here.

ConvertKit*: Hands-down my favorite tool. Perfect for emailing your audience with newsletters, sales funnels, and more. Learn more here or here.

SendOwl*: How I send out digital materials (like my eBook).

DropBox: Where I store my whole business. Inexpensive for a ton of storage and easy to use on a Mac.

Squarespace: My preferred platform for my own site and for building out client sites. Learn more here.


OTHER

Ultimate Bundles*: An affiliate program that I have worked with for over a year and highly recommend.

Social Media

Pinterest: Absolute necessity for bloggers to share content and drive traffic to your website. Join my group board here.

BoardBooster*: My favorite Pinterest tool. Learn more here.

SmarterQueue*: This makes social media scheduling SO EASY. It's affordable, easy to use, and will save you hours upon hours as far as social media goes. PS you can get a free 30-day trial using this link! Learn more here.


Organization

Evernote: Where I house all my ideas and ramblings (I use the mobile app a lot too!)

Google Apps: Necessary for so many reasons - your email, Google Docs, etc.

TheShop: Printable planners + kits to get more organized.

Trello*: I am finally on the bandwagon, folks. I've battled between different systems for a while and determined for the size business I have Trello is the easiest to use, the most compatible with using on my phone, and the prettiest to look at (it matters, ok).


Education

Flawless Funnels*: I love this easy to digest course for setting up funnels and making more passive income!

Building Your Base: My eBook will walk you through creating a foundation for your business and brand.

Systemize Your Branding: A Masterclass I co-hosted about implementing systems in your branding and business to save you time and energy!

Let's Get Clients: A series that will take you from 'just another fish in the sea' to 'the unicorn that is also swimming in the sea + getting lots of clients'

Essentialism by Greg McKeown*: A legiiiit game changer for my business. I highly recommend to anyone that feels stressed trying to do #allthethings and wants to get back to doing what they love.