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The best tools, products + services around to run a
better business

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Must have business tools

Getting Organised!

Project Management – Asana

No matter who we work with – bloggers, coaches, photographers, creatives, educators – the first thing we always recommend is getting a project management tool set up. Asana is our absolute favourite + we use it to organise everything from running multiple businesses, to staying on top of our chores + cleaning rota! The best thing is, it’s free!

If you want help getting your projects, processes + systems set up, we can help.

Content Calendar, Spreadsheets + So Much More – Airtable

We’re big fans of spreadsheets here at Organise + Grow which is why we absolutely LOVE Airtable. You can do so much with it like adding attachments + files, creating calendars, running a team, managing finances, managing your launch strategy + much, much more. Join for free now.

CRM/Client Management – Dubsado

Dubsado is what we use to manage our client information, contracts, invoices + payments. You can also schedule appointments + track your time in Dubsado too. 

Get 20% off your first payment here. 

Planner (Paper) – Passion Planner

There’s nothing quite like writing your plans down on paper. This year we wanted to get really intentional + strategic with our plans (including getting Mark working for the biz full-time which was a 3-year plan that we achieved in just 4 months!) I (Dani) love the Passion Planner as it helps me stay on track with monthly goals + daily tasks, plus I love writing on paper! Get 10% off your Passion Planner here. 

Website

Platform – WordPress

WordPress.org is the platform we use to build our own + our clients’ websites on. We love the flexibility, ease of you + functionality of it.

Hosting – Siteground

We host all of our websites with Siteground – it’s great value for money, has fantastic up time + incredible customer service! Plus prices start from just £2.75 per month.

Page Builder – Elementor

Elementor Pro is our favourite page builder for WordPress sites. It has an easy-to-use drag + drop interface + a TON of different blocks + integrations meaning there’s total flexibility and nothing you can’t do!

Page Templates – Bluchic

Landing pages are a crucial part of creating a great website + growing your email list. Whether it’s an opt-in freebie or sales page for your latest product or service, it can be heard to know where to start. That’s why we use the landing page templates from Bluchic.

Theme – Bluchic

Want your website to look as good as ours? Bluchic are our go-to for elegant, feminine, professional looking themes that are super easy to install + customise. Check out their full range here. 

Legal + Finances

Legal Templates – The Contract Shop

Keeping your business legal should be pretty high up on your list of priorities. To make sure that everything O+G does is done the right way, we get our templates from The Contract Shop. Why? Because everything there is prepared by a Lawyer + can be easily customised to your biz.

Some of the templates you might find particularly useful are:

 

Finances – Xero

We actually have an accountant who does all of our tax returns etc. (we’d definitely recommend hiring someone to do this for you, it saves you a whole bunch of time + stress!!) But, on a day-to-day basis (well, weekly basis) we use Xero to track our income + expenditure. 

Checkout System – Thrivecart

Create high converting checkout pages, upsells + affiliate campaigns with Thrivecart. It makes increasing profit easy by offering one-click upsells + product bump offers, plus embed your checkout anywhere to increase sales! Thrivecart also makes it really easy to set up + manage your own affiliate program (see below for more info on creating your own program)

Images + Graphics

Images – Styled Stock Society

Wondering where we got all of the gorgeous images on this website + our social media accounts from? They’re all from the incredibly talented Elle at Styled Stock Society. Join the membership today for access to over 2,000 stock images in a range of colours + styles to suit everyone!

Icons, Fonts, Graphics, Templates – Creative Market

I, Dani Fairhurst, have an addiction to buying things on Creative Market. We (I) purchase all of our icons, fonts + some of our social media templates from Creative Market. Plus you receive 6 free goods each Monday when you join their mailing list.

Creating Graphics – Canva

Ask an graphic designer + they will tell you that the Adobe suite is best for creating graphics because…it is. But it’s also tough to learn. If you want quick + easy to use, Canva is exactly what you need. 

Canva Social Media Templates – Bluchic

If you’re using Canva, make your life SO much easier by investing in these gorgeous templates from Bluchic. This pack includes templates for:

  • Instagram posts

  • Instagram posts with content upgrades

  • Instagram quotes

  • Instagram webinar

  • Instagram sale

  • Pinterest post

  • Pinterest post with content upgrade

  • Instagram stories post

  • Instagram stories post with content upgrade

  • Instagram stories webinar

  • Instagram stories quote

  • Instagram stories sale

  • Facebook + Twitter posts

  • Facebook + Twitter posts with content upgrade

  • Facebook cover

  • Twitter header + content upgrade button! 

Get your templates here.

Social Media

Instagram – Planoly

Say goodbye to spending all day on Instagram. Plan your content in advance + auto-post on Instagram with Planoly.

Pinterest – Tailwind

Pinterest is an incredible tool for driving traffic (+ potential clients) to your website. You can automate the whole pinning process + share your content with fellow Tribe members with Tailwind. Start your 30 day free trial now.

Others – SmarterQueue

We LOVE SmarterQueue! It makes posting to Twitter + Facebook a breeze, especially with their evergreen feature which allows you to recycle posts you’ve already created. Start your 30 day free trial now.

Creating + Selling Digital Products + Courses

Podia

Podia is where we house all of our digital products from free courses to paid products. It’s super easy to use, reasonably priced + offers an built-in affiliate program tool (great for starting your own program but you should also check out Zoe Linda’s Affiliate Program Toolkit below for how to get started). You can use Podia for digital products, courses + memberships. Join Podia today here. 

SendOwl

If you’re not interested in selling courses or memberships but you do want to sell other digital products, SendOwl is a great option. We used this to sell ebooks when we first started our business a few years ago. It’s affordable + easy to use, plus it’s a trustworthy name to your audience. Get started with SendOwl today. 

Marketing

Email Marketing – Convertkit

No matter what kind of business you are running, you need an email list! Convertkit is our go-to email marketing service provider + we use it on 3 different businesses of our own! It has an easy to use form builder, endless automation options + great reporting functions. Start your free trial now.

Quiz Creator – TryInteract

Everybody loves a quiz, there’s no getting away from that! So it should be no surprise that creating a quiz for your audience to take is a great way to gain more subscribers for your email list. Our favourite tool for creating online quizzes that integrate with your chosen email marketing service provider is TryInteract. Try it now for free. 

Opt-in Templates – Vanessa Ryan + Basil & Bark

We have so much love for Vanessa + Alysha (there’s more about their templates below!) But both of them create amazing opt-in templates from opt-in buttons + workbooks to ebooks + planners – perfect for enticing people onto your email list! Check out Vanessa’s templates here + Alysha’s templates here. 

Creating Your Own Affiliate Program – Zoe Linda’s Affiliate Program Toolkit

If you sell digital products + courses, one of the easiest ways to make more sales is to start an affiliate program. That way, other people market + sell your products for you! My amazing friend, Zoe, has created a toolkit to show you every step of creating your own affiliate program, finding people to join your program + how to look after them once they join. It includes lots of tech guides, as well as templates to help you get off to a flying start. Get the toolkit now. 

This toolkit goes perfectly with Basil & Bark’s affiliate promo pack templates too!

Amazing Templates

Opt-In Templates (+ More) – Vanessa Ryan

Vanessa is the opt-in Queen! And in her online store she has a whole range of templates for Adobe + Canva to help you create the perfect opt-ins + freebies. Choose your style + get your hands on templates for workbooks, ebooks, planners + more!

Biz Templates (+ More) – Basil + Bark

Basil + Bark is another one of our go-to’s for templates. Love our services brochures? They’re created using a template from B+B. Love our affiliate welcome packet? You guessed it, it’s a template from B+B. Check out their full range of templates here. 

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