WEBSITE + DOMAIN
Brilliant plugins, code, and templates to enhance your Squarespace website.
If you’ve ever wanted a personal assistant for your website, here it is! Drift helps you generate better leads and provide customer support in real time with it’s live chat feature + more.
Effortlessly schedule appointments with clients. Easy to embed in yourwebsite, plus view and edit your calendar on your smartphone.
Asana is a project management tool that’s super easy to use. Manage yourown projects and your client projects. PLUS - it’s free!
Capture, organize, and share notes from anywhere. Your best ideas are alwayswith you and always in sync between devices.
This is the best time tracking system for a small business. It’s a simple online timer with a timesheet calculator. Use it to track how much time you’re spending on tasks. Perfect for those who use hourly-based pricing.
A true lifeline. GSuite’s file storage and document creations features are second to none. I keep my entire business organized in Google Drive as well as send, receive, and share client files.
Store, send and share client files in an easy, organized way. Dropbox has a free plan but for just $10/mo you get 1TB of storage!
Perfect tool for sending online contracts. No more having clients print, sign,scan, and email their contract back to you. They can sign right from theirinbox.
freelancekit has professional business templates for all types of creative entrepreneurs. Protect your business and look professional doing it. Get 10% off your purchase with code ASHLEENA10.
GSuite for Business offers email, file storage, document creation, a calendar and more! Every business needs a professional, branded email. You can do that with GSuite and still use the Gmail interface. Essential and only $5/mo per user, for businesses.
Streak is a cool, client relationship management tool. It is a free add-on for Gmail that allows you to create processes for your business and organize all your client and all those email threads.
You’ve subscribed to a million websites and newsletter updates. Your inbox is a mess. Unroll.me lets you instantly see a list of all your subscription emails. Unsubscribe easily from whatever you no longer want.
Another great Gmail add-on, Rocketbolt gives you the power to know when your sent emails are opened and links are clicked. Lead tracking made super easy.
Once again, a powerful Gmail add-on. Ever typed an email at 4am while it was fresh on your mind BUT wanted to wait until 9am to send it? Boomerang makes scheduled sending and email reminders possible and easy.
Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your web, video, and social networking sites and applications. You need to know your numbers and Goggle makes that easy to access, all in one place.
Squarespace has its own reporting platform that gives you insight into how your site is performing. Track monthly views, unique vistors, top referers and more from the admin panel of your site or on your smartphone.
Web traffic looking low but don’t know why? Website Grader is a free online tool that grades your site based on key metrics like performance, mobile readiness, SEO, and security. They also offer suggestions on how to fix the issues they find.
MailChimp provides marketing automation for businesses. Send beautiful emails, connect your e-commerce store, advertise, and build your brand. All of the ARTISTRY emails are sent via MailChimp. It’s super easy and looks great!
Money + Payments
Paypal lets you send and recieve money fast, safely, and securely. Use Paypal’s invoicing feature to keep track of client payments. There’s limited customization options but Paypal is widely trusted and easy to use.
If your business has a physical location and you need secure credit card processing and point of sale solutions - Square is for you! Their hardwear is sleek and functional to use in any office or store. PLUS you get a free mobile card reader!
Stripe is another great card processing service that allows both private individuals and businesses to accept payments over the Internet. My Stripe account is integrated into my website (as well as Paypal) to make payments and payment options easy.
Independent contractors and freelancers save more using QuickBooks Self-Employed. If accounting, bookkeeping and paying quarterly taxes scares you, QuickBooks Self-Employed makes it easy, helps you save money on taxes, track expenses, mileage, reciepts, invoices, and more!
MERCH + SELLING
Shopify is an e-commerce platform that helps you sell online, on social media or in person. You can create your own Shopify store or, like I do, use Shopify’s “Buy” and Facebook buttons to sell on other platforms.
Want to make some passive income? Printful is a fulfillment and drop-shipping service. It allows you to make custom items like hats, shirts, and coffee mugs, design and brand them the way you want, and then sell them to your audience. You never have to worry about inventory or shipping orders yourself. They even offer design and product photography services.
Pexels offers free stock photos you can use anywhere and everywhere. These images are free for commerical use and no attribution is required! They also offer free stock video footage.
Another great source for beautiful, free stock photos. High quality and highresolution images free from all copyright restrictions - no attribution required.
Pixieset is designed for photographers to share, deliver, proof and sell online with beautiful client photo galleries. No more sending images via email or Dropbox links. Photographers - sign up for a free Pixieset account today!
Lynda.com can be the perfect solution to staying up to date in your field. It’s an outstanding resource for video-based, online learning. It’s not free but definitely worth the investment. Also, if you’re a student or belong to a professional organization, check to see if they have a membership!
Skillshare is a learning platform with online classes taught by the world’s best experts. Get personalized, on-demand learning in design, photography, business and more. Most classes are free but go Premium for $15/mo and get access to every class. Sign up with my link and get 2 FREE months of Premium!
DESIGN + CODE
Creative Cloud gives you the world’s best creative apps so you can make just about anything. Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, and InDesign are essential to any designer and most creative entrepreneurs. An Adobe CC subscription is one the the most basic and important investments you’ll make for your business.
Phonetic Eyewear’s computer glasses work to filter and reflect the harsh blue light from your computer and devices and helps to ease the symptoms of digital eye strain. Get 10% off your purchase by using code ASHLEE10.
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