The best tools for running your creative business (and saving time)

I only recommend products and tools that I have personally used and loved in our own businesses. These are my favorites.

You have a million options when it comes to software and courses to run your creative business.

It can be overwhelming, to say the least!.

I've been in business for over ten years, and I've tested them all at this point. These are my recommendations for starting, growing, or scaling a creative business.

Heads up! Many of the links you'll find here are affiliate links. That means that if you click a link and then make a purchase, I'll likely get a commission at no additional cost to you. I wholeheartedly recommend these resources and am not recommending them based on commission. Please see my terms for more details.

Business Essentials

Honeybook

Use Honeybook to organize and streamline your admin work like contracts and invoices.
Use my link to save 50% on your first year!

ClickUp

Use ClickUp to organize and manage your projects including files and client communication.

G Suite

Use G Suite for email, file storage, and collaboration with your clients.

Dotcal

Use Dotcal to easily schedule calls. No more back and forth trying to figure out a time! (Plus the interface is gorgeous!)
Use promo code ERINFLYNN50 for 50% off Dotcal Pro features for six months!

Screencast-O-Matic

Create videos easily to walk clients through concepts, make trainings, and save yourself time!
Scroll down, there's a FREE plan that's perfect to get started! It includes a 15-minute recording time, compared to Loom's 5 minutes!

Be Your Own CFO

Learn how to properly organize your business bookkeeping and taxes, with support from a CPA!

Teachable

If you want to sell courses, Teachable is the BEST. Trust me, I've tried them all. Teachable is the easiest to use, both for creators and customers!

ConvertKit

Automate your emails easily with sequences in ConvertKit! You can automate your funnels, as well as client offboarding and follow-up after a project. Don't need automations? Try this FREE plan!

Contract Vault

Get ALL the legal templates and contracts you need for your creative business, crafted by a real-life lawyer, for just $30!

Website Tools

Pathfinder SEO

Get found online with great SEO! Pathfinder walks you through optimizing your website so SEO is a breeze.

WordPress

I love WP for building client sites that are as powerful as they are flexible.

Beaver Builder

Beaver Builder makes it easy to bring your designs to life using a drag-and-drop interface. (This website was made with Beaver Builder!)

Flywheel Hosting

Managed WordPress hosting with an incredible support team to keep your website running and secure.

Siteground Hosting

Website hosting with incredible support, and the ability to host multiple websites on one account.

NameCheap Domains

NameCheap is great for registering domain names. And they don't try to upsell you things you don't need, like those other companies.

Social Media

Tailwind

Simplify your Pinterest strategy with Tailwind and automate your pinning.

Tweet Hunter

Grow and monetize your Twitter following with this incredible platform!
Use my link to get a free 7-day trial!

Savvy Social School

Learn how to use social media to grow your business and make more sales!

FB Ads Training

Get the 5-part ad formula that helps you sell on autopilot!

Free Trainings

Social Media Rockstar

Grow your business with a simple social media strategy.

Sales Funnel Training

A step-by-step tutorial to get an automated sales funnel up and running in 24-hours.

Evergreen Sales Funnels

Create your own evergreen sales funnel to make sales of your products literally while you sleep!

Courses + Trainings

Be Your Own CFO

Learn how to properly organize your business bookkeeping and taxes, with support from a CPA!

VIP Day Quickstart

Create and launch a VIP Day in less than a week! VIP days are perfect for service providers who want to make more while working less.

Savvy Social School

Learn how to use social media to grow your business and make more sales!

Wandering Aimfully

Un-boring coaching for intentional online business owners. Learn all sorts of great business stuff in a fun way!

Personal

ThredUp

Did you know I thrift most of my clothes? At ThredUp you can thrift shop online! Use my link to get $20 off your first order.

HelloFresh

Who wants to think about dinner? Not me. Probably not you. Let Hello Fresh do the shopping and deliver everything you need right to your door! Use my link to save $40 off your first box.