Here are some products and services which add a ton of value to my life. They make my day is a little better, my work a little easier, and I wholeheartedly recommend these.
ConvertKit – Newsletter
There are a lot of newsletter services out there. ConvertKit is the most intuitive and easiest to use for artists.
Blurb – Self-publish books of your art
I’m currently making my first art book with Blurb.
BlueHost – Domain name and hosting for artists who just need one website
It’s easy to set-up WordPress with and is less than $4 a month.
Media Temple – Hosting more than one website
If you have many creative side projects that each requires its own site, Media Temple Grid would be the hosting provider to go with.
Deadline Funnel – Personalized launches
Deadline Funnel increases art sales by using personalized deadlines for each of your art newsletter subscribers.
FreshBooks – A simple way to manage your business finances
Keep track of your expenses, easily send invoices, collect payments, record your business expenses – FreshBooks makes the mind-numbing process of managing your business financials a piece of cake. Or a cookie.
GeneratePress Theme – A premium WordPress theme for your art website
Store, blog, galleries….anything! The GeneratePress theme makes it all look great. It works great with the WooCommerce store plugin and is FAST. The best part, you don’t need to be tech-y or know how to code to customize the design. Everything is drag-and-drop.
Teachable – Make money teaching what you know
Teaching has become a fun branch of my art business. If you’re a creative who wants an easy way to offer a course, Teachable, is one of the easiest ways to create your class, no crazy coding or heavy plugins for your website needed.
WooCommerce – Selling your art and other products on your WordPress site
A simple free WordPress plugin making it easy to sell your art and other products.
Printful – Printing and shipping your art products
Printful makes it easy to put any of your art on ANY kind of product and sell it on your website. Yes, someone can purchase a product (print, poster, clothing, etc. with your art on it)directly from your art website. Then automatically print and ship the order for you. I have Printful linked to a few prints here on my site (using WooCommerce). But it integrates with almost every store option out there.
TeuxDeux – Productivity
A streamlined and simple app allowing you to only add daily and long-term tasks.