Welcome to my resources page!
Here, you will find all of my favorite products and tools that help me run my business and simplify my life. Just click the bolded text to go straight to each site.
Note: Some of these links may be affiliate links. This doesn’t mean that I’m promoting a product solely for the money because that’s far from the truth. I’d share these links regardless of affiliation. However, if you’re willing to support a hardworking mama and business owner, I’d appreciate it. Either way, I hope these resources help!
- Siteground – Website hosting. I use Siteground in conjunction with WordPress. (Get hosting as low as $3.95/mo here.)
- Gmail – For emails.
- Google Drive – For storage.
- Dropbox – For storage.
- Boomerang For Gmail – For emails and scheduling emails.
- Last Pass – For storing usernames and passwords.
- Grammarly – I use Grammarly to spellcheck and edit my writing on my website, client websites, and more. While there is a premium version, I started off with the free version and it worked well for over two years.
Marketing & Sales:
- Quickbooks Self-Employed – Bookkeeping. This allows me to track my income and expenses, invoice, and pay my taxes online. (Get 1/2 off your first 6 months here.)
- Tailwind – Pinterest scheduler. (Get your first month free here.)
- Planoly – Instagram photo scheduler. (Get your first month free here.)
- Mailerlite – Email marketing system.
- SmarterQueue – Social media scheduler. Allows me to post on Twitter and Facebook, plus I can recycle posts. (Get your first month free here.)
- Linktree – Allows me to add multiple links to my Instagram bio.
- WiseStamp – A custom signature for email. Allows me to market my services without spamming.
- Moo – Business cards.
- Christian Healthcare Ministries – This is what my family uses for healthcare. While I always recommend doing your own research, using a
healthsharehas saved my family thousands of dollars in medical costs. My family is covered under the gold tier, but there are more affordable tiers available.
- Kindle Fire (Kids Edition) – While I don’t offer my daughter unlimited screen time, her tablet comes in handy during errands, or when I just need 30 minutes to work on something really important. I also love that the case is
kid(and even adult) proofed. No more cracked screens!
- Crayola Color Wonder – The best invention for artsy kids everywhere. My daughter can color and draw as much as her heart desires, and I don’t have to worry about markers on the wall! This keeps her occupied for hours. (You can also grab refill paper here.)
- Divi – My blog’s theme.
- Social Warfare – Social media sharing plugin. (Get the premium version for just $29/yr. here.)
- Creative Market – Marketplace for premade graphics, stock photos, website themes, and more. (Get 10% off your first order here.)
In My Office:
- My Writing Desk – I’ve had this desk for over 3 years. We’ve moved over 5 times within those 3 years, and it only has one scratch on it. Perfect little desk and it can fit in just about any space. If you have an Ikea near you, you can pick it up in store!
- Desk Lamp – For when I’m working in the evening and don’t have much natural sunlight. The mint blue/teal color is my favorite.
- Pens – These are my favorite pens. They are felt tip and write solid and dark lines, without smearing! They do wear down after a while, but I can get quite a few months out of just one pen.
- Hanging File Desk Organizer – While I don’t have a lot of paperwork, I do like to print off some planner printables and items like old contracts before clearing them off of my computer. This keeps them organized and out of sight until I need them.
- Fireproof & Waterproof Safe – This is for my most important documents. Items like my child’s birth certificate, tax returns, and more go into this safe. It’s convenient to know that it’s one less thing I have to worry about if disaster strikes.
- A Whiteboard – I love having a whiteboard to write down quick thoughts, goals, and even important deadlines. If you want a more “sophisticated look, try an acrylic board.
- Asana – My task management system.
- Toggl – My time tracking system.
- Tomato Timer – Time tracking that follows the Pomodoro technique.
- Evernote – My personal hub for organizing thoughts, plans, and more.
– An app that plays Lo-Fi genre productivity music. Loffee
- Fiverr – If you need a simple task done, or if you want to branch out and start outsourcing, Fiverr is a good place to start. While it won’t be the same as an assistant, it can help you boost productivity and get more done in less time.
Earn More Money:
- $10K VA – The #1 course to purchase if you’re looking to earn more money as a virtual assistant.
- Castbox – Listen to podcasts on the go and subscribe to all of your favorite podcasts in one easy app.
- Coursera – Education is important, and not just in the traditional sense. Whether you’re a college graduate or didn’t go to college at all, keep learning with Coursera. (My favorite course: Achieving Personal and Professional Success Specialization)
- Ed2Go – Looking to pick up new skills for your business? Check out Ed2Go. You can learn just about anything on this platform and pay as you go. (I love this one: Mastering Project Management with PMP® Prep)