For Business & Organization
Asana is a project management system and can be used for teams. I use it to keep track of all projects—from client work, to blog content to business development. You can also assign tasks, like content editing, to team members. I LOVE this program.
I use the FREE version.
Squarespace is the best platform for creating websites, IMO. I've tried others like Weebly & Wix, but SS has the most capabilities of any. It's clean & simple with a great user-friendly interface. Perfect for anyone from average Joe to website designers.
$216 per year.
Convertkit is an email marketing tool. I tried MailChimp, but was so overwhelmed by its complexity, and terrible interface, that I switched to CK and LOVE it! It's designed really well, and makes creating campaigns, courses, and broadcasts so simple.
The base cost is $29 per month.
I've used 17hats for the past 2 years and have been happy with it. I used it for invoicing, time tracking, contracts, bookkeeping and more. It's simple to use and has auto emails setup to remind clients when they're late on payments. Perfect for a small biz.
$37/month or $199/year
but here's a 10% discount.
For scheduling and re-pinning Pins to Pinterest. BoardBooster has helped me to grow my Pinterest following and engagement thanks to its
Buffer is a fantastic social media scheduling app. Simple design makes it so easy and stress free to use. The best app out of all it's competitors.
They offer FREE versions and their business account is just $109/year.
For designers, there's no other option. I literally couldn't do what I do without the Adobe suite. InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Lightroom are the programs I use every single day.
The best course I've taken and the best money I've ever spent on my business. It's only offered once per year, in the fall.
Lauren Hooker of Elle & Company
Course cost: $697
A paid course teaching strategies for how to use Instagram for business marketing. It's a video based course.
Hilary Rushford of Dean Street Society
Course cost: $197
*Some of the products above may include affiliate links, but I only recommend products I have personally tried and found helpful.