Allie’s Toolbox of Awesome Stuff

Having to pick through so many different tools and resources can take up so much time — just to later realize that you have changed your mind and want to use a new tool instead.  This can very quickly become a headache, I’ve been there!

As entrepreneurs we like to geek out on tools, gadgets, and all the different online “cool” platforms that we can but I’m sure you know as much as I do that this can take up your time pretty damn quick. Which is why I’ve put together a list of tools that I have used and tested myself, most of them for years, and I wouldn’t recommend anything that I didn’t think would both bring you a lot of value AND safe you a butt-load of time!

#1 Recommended Tool

Divi Theme by Elegant Themes

After years of web design work and building business based websites for others (including simple informative sites to complex ecommerce ones) I have come to absolutely LOVE this one single theme — and I use it for a lot of my projects.  After all the websites I have created from scratch and redesigned, if you asked me what ONE WordPress theme I would recommend, this is it. Get the theme here.

Click the Divi logo for my review on the latest Divi update.

Featured Tools

InstaBranding Blueprint

The InstaBranding Blueprint (IBB) helps busy entrepreneurs build their business on Instagram. Unlike non-descriptive, unspecific alternatives, this blueprint lays out actionable advice that creates #instaresults right away!

Freshbooks

An accounting software that I use to send invoices, log time-tracking, and get advanced reporting on the status of my business expenses and income.  You’ve likely heard it being sponsored on podcasts — and for good reason!

Instagram Related Tools

Grum

Automatic Instagram scheduling tool.

Ink361

Free basic Instagram analytics

Later

Instagram scheduling tool.

Canva

Free graphic design tool

Iconosquare

Advanced Instagram analytics

Instagram Growth

Complete Instagram management.

All Other Biz Tools

CoSchedule

In-depth content marketing calendar.

Member Site Academy

Courses for building membership site

Trello

Collaborative project management

Activecampaign

Automated email marketing

Wirecast

Live stream video production tool

MoonClerk

Recurring payment system

PodBean

Podcast and audio hosting

Dropbox

File hosting service

ToDoist

Daily task management tool

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