WEB

See some of our go-to web resources that we recommend to small business owners. Click on each logo to go to each website.

Hostgator*

Website Hosting

We’ve used Hostgator on our website for years and we can’t say enough about their customer service and the way they address any issue we have. If you need web hosting, we highly recommend Hostgator!

SSL Hopper

HTTPS Checker

We recommend SSL for all of our websites. Google now identifies HTTP websites as “not secure”. This can cause visitors to lose trust in your business. This tools let you know if you are good to go with SSL.

EWWW Image Optimizer

Website Image Compression

Images are the main culprits to slowing down website loading times. Image compression is necessary so you don’t lose conversions while visitors wait or click off your website.

Smush

Website Image Compression

Here is another WordPress plugin that will compress large image files so your website will load faster. The free version will compress up to 50 images. 

Pingdom

Website Speed Test

Pingdom is a free speed test to let you know what is costing your business precious conversions. Tip – always use the location closest to you for the best results.

GT Metrix

Website Speed and Optimization Checker

GT Metrix is one of the leading website checkers that will let you know what is slowing down your website. Always use the location closest to you.

SOCIAL MEDIA

See some of our favorite tools for social media Click on each logo to go to each website

PromoRepublic*

Social Media Graphics and Scheduling

If Hootsuite and Canva had a baby, it would be PromoRepublic! On this platform, we schedule posts across ALL of our social media accounts without paying extra. We also schedule evergreen content for repurposing and create amazing graphics that we can customize with our client’s  brand colors and fonts.

Tailwind

Instagram/Pinterest Scheduling

Tailwind is THE scheduler for Pinterest and Instagram. You can join Pinterest tribes to get more shares of your pins. PLUS – they post directly to Instagram so you can plan and schedule your grid in no time. Lastly, they give hashtag recommendations so your post are found online.

Canva

Social Media Graphics Warehouse

Unsplash gives HD quality, royalty-free photos for commercial use. They only ask that you give credit to the photographer when you use their images for your social media and/or website.

Unsplash

Social Media Graphics

Unsplash gives HD quality, royalty-free photos for commercial use. They only ask that you give credit to the photographer when you use their images for your social media and/or website.

Haute Stock

Social Media Graphics

HauteStock is great if you want to upgrade your images and pull from a lesser used pot when you’re searching for the perfect graphic. You can receive free images monthly or subscribe for access to their complete collection.

CreateHer

Social Media Graphics

CreateHer is stock photo heaven for women of color. Other stock image collections are limited when it comes to showing lifestyle and professional women of color. They offer free images every month or a paid subscription for full access

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

See some of our go-to tools for project management. Click on each logo to go to each website

Dubsado*

Client Management System

Dubsado is our one stop shop for tracking tasks from team members, sending invoices, time tracking, and creating customized proposals. We create custom portals for each client so they can view and pay invoices, send messages, and sign documents.

Trello

Project Management System

Trello is the standard for assigning tasks if they are not using Dubsado. It’s the universal tool used for businesses and households that want to stay organized and efficient.

Book Like A Boss*

Calendar Scheduling

Book Like A Boss is our scheduler of choice. We created a customized scheduling page that is also embedded on our Contact page. BONUS: BLAB automatically schedules our appointments in Zoom & in our calendar when a potential client books a call. Ultimate time saver! 

EMAIL MARKETING

See our list of preferred email marketing providers below.  Click on each logo to go to each website

Lemlist

Email Marketing

Lemlist is an amazing tool for a growing business that needs to grow a list quickly. You can create emails to send to cold traffic and track your results for follow up.

Mailerlite*

Email Marketing

Mailerlite  is great for creating professional emails, automated sequences, and campaigns that we tag to various lists. We use Mailerlite for landing pages and pop up forms too.

Mailchimp

Email Marketing

Mailchimp is one of the biggest brands in email marketing. It’s a great tool for startups since the system is free until your first 2000 subscribers. They have other amazing features are now part of a paid plan. 

OTHER RECOMMENDED TOOLS

See our list of miscellaneous tools below. Click on each logo to go to each website

Beacon

Ebook & Lead Magnet Creator

If you want to make an ebook or a lead magnet to build your list and  grow your online following, Beacon is the best way to do it. Just add content > style your pages  > publish and share on social media > track your results.

Lumen 5

Video Creation Platform for Business

This is a great tool for bloggers. Lumen will turn your blog posts into fabulous videos that bring them to life. Just upload your blog and make a few edits then you’re off to sharing your video across social media. Quick and easy!

* Just a note that I am an affiliate for some of these services so I will earn a commission if you sign up. But hey, how much is good info and streamlined processes worth to you? smiley