Tools & Resources for Creative Business Owners - Digital Grace Design

Since starting Digital Grace Design in 2017, I've used a lot of tools and resources while growing my business and honing my workflows.  Here are my curated favorites that I know you'll love too!

Please note that some of these links may be affiliate links, meaning that I may make a small commission if you choose to make a purchase after clicking one of these links - at no additional cost to you.  That said, I would never share a product I didn't use and love myself.

I hope you love these tools and resources as much as I do!  Enjoy!

Not sure which website platform is right for you?

With so many website platforms available it's hard to know which website platform is best for you and your unique needs. Analysis paralysis, anyone?!

Take this quiz to find out which is best for you - Showit, Wordpress, Squarespace, Wix, Webflow, or ProPhoto!

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While you're here, why not take home some free goodies?

Showit SEO Checklist

Download this FREE 16-point SEO Checklist, and feel confident that your Showit website is set up for SEO success!

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Insta "Link in Bio" Template

Snag your FREE, customizable Instagram "Link in Bio" Template for Showit!  No more off-brand Linktree pages for you!

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Custom vs Template Quiz

Not sure whether a custom or template website is the best choice for your new website?  Take the quiz to find out!

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Service Providers I Trust

These are service providers that I've used in my own business, and would gladly recommend to you!  Click their names for more info.

Lawyer for Creatives: Paige Griffith

Website & Content Copywriter: Kayla HOllatz

Pinterest Management: Kate Wilkinson

Instagram Management: Delegate & Elevate

Client Gifting: Lavender & Pine Gifting

Tools I Swear By

These are tools I've used in my own business and love!  They make running and marketing your business easier and more streamlined.

Showit

My website design platform of choice!  Infinite creative freedom, integrated Wordpress blog, easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface, awesome customer support - what more could you want?

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Shopify Lite

Shopify Lite is probably the easiest way to integrate eCommerce into your Showit site.  And at only $9/month, you won't be racking up tons of extra fees to sell your products.

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Podia

I run my Simple Showit SEO course on Podia, and love it!  It was easy to set up, my students love it, and it has a flat monthly fee to use - making it more affordable than most platforms.

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Canva

While I use Illustrator and Photoshop for client branding projects, Canva is a quick and easy-to-use online tool that's perfect for creating on-brand social media graphics and more!

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Honeybook

Honeybook keeps my client processes organized with proposals, contracts, invoices, scheduling, and automated client invoice payments.  Use DIGITALGRACE for 50% off!

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GSuite

GSuite is essentially Gmail for businesses.  Add credibility to your business with a branded email address (like sarah@yourbusiness.com) for just $6/month.

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The Legal Paige

Paige has everything you need to run your business legally - from contract templates to website privacy policies (did you know those were legally required?!)  Use SARAH for 10% off!

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ClickUp

Are you a checklist'er like me? I've tried tons of project management platforms, and ClickUp is my absolute favorite - hands down.  And bonus - it's completely free!

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Flodesk

Flodesk is an email marketing platform that makes sending beautiful, on-brand, high-converting emails easy and, dare I say, fun?! Use DIGITALGRACE for 50% off for life!

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Interact

Looking to add a fun, interactive quiz to your website that also helps you grow your email list?  Then Interact is for you!  Create your quiz today and start growing your list tomorrow!

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Tailwind

Tailwind allows me to grow my Pinterest following through automated posting, and tribes that spread my content faster.  In just an hour, my pins and content are scheduled for a whole month.

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Ellevest

Ellevest provides financial planning, retirement planning investing, and financial education for women - by women.  Invest and work towards your financial goals for as little as $1/month.

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Loom

I use Loom for website tutorials, sharing brand presentations, and to answer questions that are just easier to explain verbally than written.  Just record your screen, and share the link - so simple!

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Zoom

Zoom is my go-to for all video calls and meetings.  Meet "face-to-face," no matter the distance.  It's easy-to-use, consistent, and dependable.  For calls of less than 40 minutes, Zoom is free!  

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Google Analytics & Search Console

Track website traffic, where folks are finding your website, and what folks are searching for when your site shows up in search results - all for free!

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Hotjar

Hotjar allows you to see how folks are interacting with your website (where they're clicking, what they hover over, etc), so you can make changes to create the best user experience you can.

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Recommended Reads

Each of these books has played a special role in my business growth and how I view marketing.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  Click the covers to learn more or purchase!

Building a StoryBrand

Start with Why

Marketing Made Simple

The Power of Moments

Untamed

Brand Brilliance

How to Style Your Brand

How to Write Copy that Sells

Linchpin

Smart Women Finish Rich

Steal Like An Artist