A running list of tried-and-true tools, apps, and resources for creative entrepreneurs last updated June 2020.
This blog post contains referral links. I don’t recommend stuff that my clients and I haven’t loved on our creative biz adventure. I will receive a modest credit to my account should you love these tools and apps as much as I do!
Build Your App Cocktail
We’ve all been there. Your business is growing, your needs are evolving, and your tools and apps can’t keep up with what you’re trying to create. Or you know you could have a better system in place, but don’t know where to start.
I test on average 28 – 80 tools and apps a month across two cell phones, one tablet, and a laptop to find the best and latest tools for creativepreneurs that won’t break the bank and will set you apart in a sea of Instagram accounts.
Many of the below suggestions I use frequently in my own business and creative applications; Some are fan favorites of members of my group, Creativepreneur Happy Hour.
Some require a little bit of techie ability, but most tools and apps are straightforward and can be used by most folks at any point of their marketing path.
When possible, I will include pricing but be sure to double-check on the developer’s website for the most current information.
And if you have a tools, app, or resource that you would like included in this list, use that little convo button on the right hand of the screen to discuss! I am seeking to review more tools and apps this year.
How to get started in building your custom app cocktail:
- Take An Inventory of Tools You Are Currently Using: You’d be surprised how many apps/tools you may be paying for and not using, or an overlap in functionality. I wrote a post about how to check and double-check your current tool/app inventory that you can check out.
- Make Some Room: Delete tools/apps you are no longer using on your phone, and take a look at what browser extensions you’re actually using on your laptop and deactivate extensions you no longer need.
- Archive and Organize Your Cloud: Clean up your phone and computer storage by deleting items no longer needed, or pushing it up to your cloud to tag and organize for future reference. Check out this article I wrote on getting all Marie Kondo on your digital workspace and get inspired.
Ready to get started? Discover new tools and apps for your creative biz:
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