I’ve been working for myself my entire adult life. These are the tools I use to live my life, travel, and run my business every day. I receive a small commission at no extra expense to you if you click these links and make a purchase. I recommend these wholeheartedly.
ConvertKit – Newsletter
There are a lot of newsletter services out there. ConvertKit is the most intuitive and easiest to use for artists.
Blurb – Make and sell your own art books
I’m currently making my first art book with Blurb.
OptinMonster – Grow your art newsletter
A great plugin making it easy for your website visitors to signup for your newsletter.
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.
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. It links with Stripe and PayPal to accept payments too. Most importantly, it links with…
Printful – Creating, printing, and shipping
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. Without putting any of their branding on the shipping materials or product. Heck, they’ll even put your logo on the box they ship things in. Currently, I have Printful linked to my WooCommerce store on my website. 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.
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