Tools and Templates
something fun and free

Ever wonder what I use in my business?

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TOOLS for Design

Canva

Currently one of the most popular design tools available, you can use Canva to create anything from a powerpoint presentation to social media posts. Start with a template or design your own.

Adobe Creative Cloud

As a graphic designer, this powerful suite of tools is a must. Even if you aren't going to use the full suite, Adobe makes it easy to sign up for a single product, such as Photoshop.

Creative Market

A hidden gem of templates and graphics, I use this service for myself and for client projects. Use this service to create professional designs yourself, or expand on what you can offer for clients.

TOOLS for Business

Square Payments

One of the easier payment processing tools out there, if you click on this box and sign up through this link, you get 0 credit card fees on your first $1000 of transactions!

Convert Kit

This is such a powerful email marketing tool that you'll think you've hit a pot of gold. Easily target specific audience profiles and create signup forms, landing pages, email automations (funnels), sell products, and more with just one incredible platform.

The Contract Shop

Protect both your business and your website with attorney-reviewed contracts. These are a fraction of the cost of a custom-prepared document and cover more then what you might copy/paste from the internet (which is illegal, by the way!).

TEMPLATES

If you are looking for a jump start, look no further. Get clarity on your business goals and plan a marketing strategy with my free business plan, or take your website traffic to the next level with my free SEO guide!

Get a boost with these free professional tools to help you start growing your business or creative freelance career today.

Durango Lean Business Plan template
Free Lean Business Plan Download

A lean business plan is an easy way to get started—make notes about your target audience, plan your marketing goals, organize revenue and more. Download the same lean business plan I use in Trello! *Requires a free Trello account.

Free 8-Page SEO Guide Download

Learn how to show up on the first page of Google with this SEO guide that walks you through how search engines work and what you can do to beat your competition.

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