Professional-designer-recommended tools for all the small business design DIY-ers out there
Business Building Tools
Social Media Helpers
If you’re struggling with hashtag generation, check out Display Purposes to get a handy list of suggestions created for you.
I love, love, love my Flexispot adjustable standing desk and under-desk exercise bike! Get $30 off your first order by using my link here.
There’s a ton of places on the web to buy a domain name. My top choice: Google Domains. It’s cheap, easy to manage as part of your pre-existing systems, and simple to share with your team.
There are also a million places to host your web site – not all are created equal. I highly recommend WPEngine for reliability and security. Get 3 months free on annual plans using this link.
Note: If you’re planning on working with me, it might be best to hold off on hosting until we talk.
If you’re looking for a great anti-spam plugin, CleanTalk is what I use for all of my professionally managed sites. It does an awesome job at filtering spam comments and messages, as well as providing extra security.
My #1 theme for WordPress due to its ease-of-use, scalability, and built in visual builder is DIVI from Elegant Themes.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
While I use Google Search Console quite often, a more fun and easier way to get keyword data is using a browser plug-in called Keywords Everywhere. It’s really cheap and oh-so worth it.
Graphic Design Tools
If you’re looking for user-friendly design tools for social posts or quick projects, check out Canva Pro. I use it with my clients all the time and every single one has a great response!
If you’re shopping for business cards, post cards or stickers, my favorite place is Moo.com. If you use this link, you can score 25% off your first order!
If you’re looking for more expansive options, my hometown print shop, Center City Print, does an amazing job!
If you’re looking for a finer print quality with super unique options, I am IN LOVE with Smartpress. Use this link for 15% off your first order!