Business Resources

Your online business is only as effective as the tools you use. These are my must-haves for running a successful freelance writing business. From client and project management to SEO and writing tools, it's all here.

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A Freelancer's Guide to Choosing a Niche

The Pitch Perfect Checklist

A Freelancer's Guide to Setting Rates

The Client Breakup Roadmap

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My Favorite Tools

Stuff I love and use

Google Workspace

Biz / project management

Google Workspace is my go-to for all things related to my business. From email and file sharing to project drafts and form building, I love that everything is one place.

Trello

project management

Of all the project management tools I've tried, Trello is my favorite. It helps me stay on top of deadlines and see upcoming projects.

Evernote

organization + planning

Next to Trello, Evernote is my go-to for jotting down ideas, taking client notes, staying organized, and planning content, courses, and digital products.

Toggl Track

productivity tracking

Toggl makes is super easy to track your productivity and how you're spending your time so you can bill clients accordingly. It also integrates with apps like Trello.

Grammarly Premium

writing tools

My ride or die writing tool! Grammarly goes above and beyond to ensure your writing is polished and professional.

Headline Analyzer

writing tools

Coschedule's free Headline Analyzer makes writing blog post titles that drive more clicks and engagement a breeze.

SEMRush

SEO / Marketing

SEMRush makes it easy to drive traffic with SEO-driven content by helping you find relevant and high-performing keywords.

Moz

seo / marketing

Moz offers a variety of free SEO tools to improve search ranking results and drive traffic to your website.

Acuity Scheduling

appointment scheduler

Skip the back and forth when scheduling client calls with Acuity. Just set your availability and let Acuity do the rest!

HelloSign

contracts / onboarding

HelloSigns simplifies the contract signing process. You can easily send, sign, and collect legally binding signatures in an instant.

FreshBooks

bookkeeping / invoicing

I'll always love WaveApps, but if you're looking for a more robust bookkeeping platform, Freshbooks is my favorite.

LastPass

Password Management

Never forget your password again! LastPass offers secure password storage with its free browser extensions.

Canva Pro

graphics

I use Canva Pro to create graphics, optin freebies, and social media content.

MeetEdgar

social media scheduler

Short on time? MeetEdgar will be your new best friend! Use it to put your social media on auto-pilot.

Website Must-Haves

Tools I use to build a beautiful, money-making website

SiteGround

web hosting

SiteGround is the best host for WordPress. It's affordable, easy to use, and has stellar customer service. 

Squarespace

Web hosting

My business site is hosted by Squarespace and I love that I could easily customize templates or create a page from scratch.

Elementor Pro

Website design / landing pages

Elementor Pro is worth the investment for creating beautiful landing pages or your entire website. No coding required!

WPTasty

pinterest sharing

If you're tired of trying to create hidden pin images in your blog posts, you need WPTasty. There's no coding whatsoever, so it's super easy to use. Works like a charm!

WPForms

FORMS / SURVEYS

WPForms is the leading form and survey plugin for WordPress. The drag and drop editor makes it simple to use and you can easily customize the forms.

OptinMonster

list building / email marketing

Boost conversions and grow your email list with beautiful popups from OptinMonster. I noticed a huge increase in new email subscribers within the first week.

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Pixistock

stock photos

Pixistock is more than a stock photo membership. Get access to graphic templates, a done-for-you content calendar, and more!

The Contract Shop

contract templates

There's nothing like the peace of mind from knowing your freelance business is legally protected with an airtight contract.

Catch

benefits management

With Catch, freelancers can take the guesswork out of self-employment taxes, retirement planning, health insurance, and more.

Ellevest

wealth building

Ellevest is a goal-focused financial advice and investing platform designed to put more money in the hands of women.

Behind the Scenes

Products I use to make the things happen

HP All-In-One

I researched computers for what felt like forever and couldn't be happier with my choice.

Sudio Bluetooth Earbuds

These earbuds help me get in the zone and limit distractions. Great sound quality and super comfy!

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

When I'm traveling light, my tablet is a must. With it, I know I'll have easy access to what I need.

Winsley Office Chair

I'm at my desk for long hours and this desk chair is easily the most comfortable I've ever owned.

LED Desk Lamp

This lamp is awesome. It has 5 brightness and color levels and built-in USB charging ports.

Amazon Echo Show

I use my Echo Show every day to play music, ask Alexa questions, make calls, and more.

PowerSheets Planner

The PowerSheets Intentional Goal Planner is the only goal-setting tool you'll ever need.

Full Focus Planner

Click below to get $10 off my go to planner for staying productive and organized! 

Courses

take your skills to the next level

Killer Cold Emailing

Copywriting for Creatives

eBook Best Seller Bootcamp

Write Your Way to 1K

Get Smarter Every Day

Books for freelancers + entrepreneurs

Everything is Figureoutable

Learn how to overcome obstacles, a lack of time and money, and feelings of imposter syndrome to build a biz and life you love.

Atomic Habits

Get incredible insight into the science of how (good and bad) habits are made and learn practical strategies for forming habits that help you achieve your goals.

The Freelancer's Bible

Regardless of your niche or industry, this is a must-have book for new freelancers. Learn the ins and outs of freelancing, from self-employment basics, finding clients, and more.

The Money Book

The Money Book offers practical advice and strategies to those who not only get paid irregularly but also have to account for taxes, retirement savings, and out of pocket expenses. 

You are a Badass

Perspective matters. Sincero teaches you how to improve your mindset and change your life.

One Million Followers

Learn how to grow your social media presence in 30 days with this actionable guide.

Big Magic

Feeling uninspired? Big Magic will help you get your creativity flowing and give you the feels!

The Slight Edge

Learn how to improve your life and make smart decisions that get you closer to your goals.

You are a Badass at Making Money

Sincero teaches you how to develop a positive money mindset to achieve wealth.

Invested

Town takes the complex topic of investing and turns it into straightforward lessons and strategies.

The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing

This guide provides new freelance writers the basics for getting started in the field.

Content Inc.

Content is king. Pulizzi teaches readers strategies to develop and repurpose content that resonates with their audience.