These tools and resources are all tools I have or still am using currently. I would never recommend anything that I don’t believe in. Some of these are free!
Affiliate Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links, meaning at no extra cost to you, I might make a small commission if you decide to buy something and this money will be used to feed my poor lil’ munchkins – I call dogs. They are perennially hungry, my little ones.
I’ve tried a lot of email-marketing software, but none can compare to Convertkit. I was able to more than double my list of email subscribers thanks to Convertkit. Not only is it super easy to set up countless opt-ins and tag multiple sections, but the back-end is extremely user-friendly and helpful!
Thanks to its key insights, I was able to understand what works and what doesn’t. This is a very important metric that helps Convertkit users perform much better! Take the free 14 day trial!
I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for Tailwind. Tailwind helped me get to 18,000 pageviews in my 3rd month of blogging and helped me more than triple my blog income so, it’s totally worth the price.
I highly recommend you use Tailwind as soon as you start your blog. Read my guide on how I used Tailwind to gain 18,000 pageviews in my 3rd month of blogging!
SendOwl is the best way to upload digital products and sell them. It’s extremely easy to set up and once its set up, you can just watch your sales pour in.
What I love most about SendOwl is the Affiliate Dashboard, because anyone can sign up to become your Affiliate and sell your products for you using their custom links. Selling digital products has helped me earn over $600 each month. I describe how I set up evergreen sales funnels in this post.Take the 30 day free trial to see how amazing it is!
I’ve picked up a lot of skills from Skillshare. I learned a lot of Photoshop and Illustrator tricks and my illustrating techniques have definitely improved after watching tons of tutorials on Skillshare.
Skillshare usually costs $10 a month, but because you’re a Stray Curls reader, you can get a 30 day trial and access over 17,000 classes! No commitments, feel free to cancel any time!
One of the best Invoicing softwares I’ve ever used. I love how easy it is to set up professional invoices. You can easily track all your payments and your Clients can pay you using any payment method.
You don’t have to keep reminding your client to pay. This software comes with inbuilt reminders. It also keeps track of your Taxes so you don’t need to sit and calculate it for each month. And yes, it enables multi currency! Sign up for the 30 day trial now!
Every illustration on this website is created with my Wacom Cintiq 13″. I get asked this a lot. I first draw my sketches using a pencil and paper, then transfer it into Photoshop/Illustrator and use my Wacom to draw over it – thus creating a digital illustration. See my step-by-step video guide here on how to make illustrations.
This baby helped me become an Illustrator. It’s expensive but it’s an investment. I’ve made my living as an Illustrator thanks to my Wacom.
IPAD PRO 12.9″
If you love drawing/illustrating, then this is by far the best thing you can buy. I currently have an iPad Pro 12.9″ and I’m using it with ProCreate to create these amazing comics!
The best part is you can do everything you want while being on the move. I can sketch in cafés, airports and what not! And it’s utterly brilliant! My illustration quality has improved and ProCreate is just $10. This iPad is one of the best investments I’ve made as an Illustrator. And if I had a choice between my Wacom and the iPad I’d definitely go for the iPad because it’s portable, sleek and illustrating is too easy with it!