Want a peek behind-the-scenes of my business?

 

I know I'm always curious what tools and resources others use to organize and run their creative businesses (and life in general). From email management to web hosting, graphic design to music notation, digital file storage to online course hosting, the tools and apps you see listed on this page are ones I personally use, love, and recommend.


Please note: some of the links on this page are affiliate links, which means if you decide to purchase through any of them, I will earn a small commission. I only recommend products I use (and love!) myself. Thank you for your support!

 

Productivity


Evernote

An app for note-taking, planning, organizing, and archiving.
I use Evernote to write/archive all my blog posts, outline new courses, plan for the year, and keep track of goals.
Read more about how I use Evernote here.

Asana

The free app I use to organize workflows, publishing
schedules, launches, and content creation.

TickTick

The simple, no-frills task management tool I use to
organize my to-do lists and recurring tasks.

Zapier

A tool that connects apps you use and automates certain
tasks for you. It's sort of like having a virtual assistant, 
which is awesome.

Planoly

A visual planning tool for scheduling and automating
Instagram posts. I use it to batch-upload photos, write captions,
add hashtags, and schedule content for each week.


Business


Squarespace

The easy-to-use website builder and hosting platform
I use for my site. No coding required!

Flodesk

The brand-new email marketing and automation
tool that’s built for creative small businesses. This is the
tool I use to send my email newsletters and deliver
digital download content. Read more about
how I chose this platform here
.

Podia

A simple, well-designed, and easy-to-use platform
for teaching online courses and workshops and
delivering digital downloads. Read more about
how I chose this platform here
.

Wave Invoicing

The free online invoicing tool I use to create, send,
and manage my monthly studio invoices.

G-Suite / Google Drive

From email hosting/management to a place to store and
organize course files, email list sign-ups, surveys, analytics,
website copy, and worship planning documents,
it's safe to say that my business/life runs on Google.
(Save 20% for your first year! Email me for a promo code.)
 

Adobe Illustrator

I use Illustrator to create all the graphics and images
you see around this site: blog post graphics, icons, logos,
header images, resource library graphics, and more.
(Teachers and students save up to 60%!)


Music


Sheet Music Plus

My go-to for sheet music, anthems, instrumental music,
and so much more. I love that they have so many digital
downloads available - no shipping costs or waiting for
music to arrive in the mail!

MuseScore

A free, robust music notation software, perfect for writing out
last-minute hymn transpositions, handbell descants, flute obbligatos, and student compositions, just to name a few of
the ways I've used it lately.


Life


EBATES

A free and easy way to earn cash back on
your everyday purchases.
 

HelloFresh

A flexible meal-kit delivery service featuring weekly selections
of unique recipes and pre-measured ingredients shipped right
to your doorstep. Our favorite at-home date night!
(Save $40 on your first box!)

Betterment

Described as a “smart money manager,” this online investing
tool covers everything from retirement savings to everyday checking/savings accounts. I love that my investment portfolio
is automatically managed and diversified for maximum returns.

Amazon Prime

From the 2-day shipping to the unlimited music streaming to
the TV shows and movies, Amazon Prime has it all.

Books

Looking for a few new book recommendations?
Here’s my book list from the past few years
Categories include: business, relationships, health & lifestyle, 
personal & intellectual, and spiritual.

Mint

An online budgeting tool that pulls all of our accounts into
one easy-to-view dashboard so we can keep track of how we’re spending, saving, and investing from month to month.