I’m often asked for recommendations. Here’s a list of services that I personally use for myself or clients.
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If you’re looking for speed and reliability, consider SiteGround. They do monitor your usage closely and track the number of site visits per month, so compare plans to make sure you’re selecting the appropriate one. You can easily upgrade to larger plans as you grow.
Once you put hard work into your website, you need to ensure you’re regularly backing it up. I use and recommend UpDraftPlus for “set and forget” maintenance.
Don’t let the name of this one fool you; this gem is for websites of all kinds, not just recipes. Tasty Pins allows you to optimize each of your posts for Pinterest by adding multiple pin-worthy images to each post that only show up when a user goes to pin your content. This way you can provide lots of pinnable options without cluttering your post. PLUS you can optimize each image by adding a suggested pin description, alt text for an SEO boost, and so much more. It’s incredibly affordable and comes with a satisfaction guarantee. A must have!
Tailwind is a simple to use, but powerful, social media scheduler for Instagram and Pinterest. My favorite Instagram perks include: scheduling, automatic posting, 9-grid preview, suggested hashtags based on popularity, saved hashtags for future use, and analytics. My favorite Pinterest perks include: scheduling, recommendations, promotions, analytics, and invaluable Tailwind Tribes.
Using an approved Instagram partner is important to keep your account safe. Later lets you visibly plan and schedule your Instagram posts and stories too. With advanced features like analytics and hashtag suggestions, this is more than just a scheduler. You can also curate content to repost from other accounts.
MiloTree is the clear winner for sleek, easy-to-use popups that grow your social media followers and email list. Pop-ups for Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, and email all included PLUS you can choose to have them rotate so visitors see a different one each time.
Drive traffic to your business by sending text messages to your customers with updates and promotional offers.
Another text option if SlickText is out of your budget.
MailerLite is an email marketing provider with a generous free tier. Create landing pages, target groups, and run automations with ease thanks to its intuitive layout. The priced tiers include more subscribers than ConvertKit at the same price point.
Another email option with beautiful forms, landing pages, automations, and integrations with other services. The number of features and subscribers are are more limited than MailerLite at each tier, but it’s an impressive option. If ConvertKit is in your budget, it’s a great choice.
With nearly 30,000 fonts available, you’re guaranteed to find one you love. These font sets feature hand-drawn, brush, and vector letterforms, along with extra character sets and embellishments for headers, text, and display.
If you are a font collector like me, then you will love this website! You can preview ANY word or phrase with ALL of the fonts currently installed on your computer. This is so helpful when looking for that perfect font for your project.
When you don’t have the perfect font already on your computer, head over to Google Fonts to browse endless options. Use them online or download to your computer.
Think of this as a premium version of Google Fonts. If you have the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, you have access to thousands of fonts too!
Haute Stock is a styled stock photo subscription site with gorgeous photos designed for female entrepreneurs. You can grab FREE stock photos when you join the email list, plus monthly freebies and branding tips.
Branding your content is so important! Use this app to save your watermark size, transparency, and placement. Then you can apply it in bulk to your uploaded photos. I have templates saved for vertical, horizontal, and square photo sizes.
In spite of being techy, I am hands-down a paper planner girl. After trying lots of options in the past, I continue to go back to the Erin Condren life planner year after year. Plus she has lots of other stylish accessories to go with it.