FREE Course + Workbook
full step-by-step tutorial
InDesign Tutorial + Cheatsheet
Anatomy of the Perfect Planner
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InDesign Tutorial for Newbies
Resize planner pages
Create the Perfect Planner
FREE 5-Day Beginner Course
Id vs Ai vs Ps
64 InDesign Product Ideas
How-To Print White Text
For Total Newbies
Which is better?
What Can You Create?
Print Production Tutorial
BlueHost is a great affordable option if you’re just starting out and also has the added benefit of free, unlimited email service.
WPEngine is the gold standard when it comes to hosting your WordPress site. I use a combo of the two:
- BlueHost for domain registration and email
- WPEngine for website hosting
Graphic Design + Video Editing
I use the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite for everything! Once you have a monthly Creative Cloud membership, you’ll have access to the entire suite of applications. My most used apps are:
- InDesign to create planners, workbooks, cookbooks, magazines and e-books
- Photoshop for web design and social media graphics
- Illustrator for logos
- Premiere for Video Editing
- Dimension for Product Mockups
Like Email, I’m so torn. I absolutely loved Course Cats but after their recent upgrade, things stopped working so I switched over to Thinkific but I’m still considering Teachable instead. I know – so not the definitive answer you were looking for but quite honestly, there are things that I love about all 3 platforms:
- Course Cats It’s so easy to use once you get the hang of it and you can self-host it on your own site
- Thinkific Must more customizable than Teachable but definitely not as pretty
Client Scheduling + Invoicing Tools
While I did try Dubsado for a hot minute, everything I emailed was a hot mess. Invoices were sent at the wrong time for the wrong amount to the wrong people on the wrong dates. Dubsado was so confusing to use, I’m still not even sure today if I closed my account or not. While the appeal of additional functionality was appealing, I could never get even the most basic functions in it to work so I reverted back to Honeybook + Calendly.
- Honeybook Easy to set up + pretty to see as a client
- Calendly Could there be a more user-friendly scheduling tool? I think not!
Social Media Scheduling
I use a combo of eClincher + Tailwind but if you’re a blogger, then CoSchedule is the best tool for you.
- eClincher I use this for everything but Pinterest. While it can schedule to that Platform, it is not listed as an official partner on Pinterest’s site and as you may recall Boardbooster shut down because of this
- Tailwind They are obsessively in love with giving Instagram advice so you might be confused when you sign up to use them but they are in fact an official Pinterest partner and can be used for scheduling Pinterest pins
- CoSchedule They do it all! Except integrate both ways with Google Calendar.
I LOVE Crowdcast. They have excellent customer service but more important, it just works. Which is something you normally take for granted w/software but after the 80th webinar on my old platform where it was me alone with fifty emails from people telling me they couldn’t get in to the webinar, I switched to Crowdcast and it’s never happened since. Plus you can go live to FB and YouTube simultaneously.