Below are some of my favorite branding tools, business tools and lifestyle resources. I’m all about streamlining life and business so that we have more time to enjoy the fun parts of both.
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BRANDING TOOLS & BUSINESS RESOURCES
Canva is a really great tool for creating and storing your branded graphics. It is a free tool unless you purchase any of their pre-designed graphics (which are super affordable anyway.) I have a useful tutorial so you can learn how to create Canva design for your home-based business branding.
I have used several web hosting companies in my time, and I have found Blue Host to be the most user friendly. It integrates really nicely with WordPress, and they have good customer service.
I use Mailchimp for my newsletter and emailing needs. I have only been using Mailchimp for a few months, but I do really like them. It integrates really nicely with WordPress and other apps including Facebook, which I find extremely handy.
FONTS & GRAPHICS
The Hungry JPG is a great resource for various branding elements. Fonts, photos, templates, graphics and WordPress themes. They make branding seem super simple and provide all of the design elements you could need to splash a little pretty all over your website, business cards or logos.
I love Moo. They have a great, easy-to-use website, and their products are higher quality than a lot of the generic mass-printing places. You can choose one of their designs or customize your own. Another great feature is your ability to print multiple design options in one batch. This can come in handy for printing stickers for multiple team members or different products or services you might want to showcase. They have postcards, stickers, business cards and full stationary suites.
I have been using Elegant Themes for several years. They have so many theme choices to work with any brand with customization capability. There are also several widgets for things like optins and commerce. Personal plans are available as well as developer plans for those that manage more than one website.
I’m all about streamlining life, and that includes clothing. It’s important to look and feel good, and self care seems to be one of the things that gets pushed way down our list. Having clothing that has been hand selected for my life, body & budget feels pretty alright by me.