RESOURCES I’VE USED TO GROW MY BUSINESS:
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 love Bluehost mainly because of the ease at which you can set up your website. In one click, you can automatically install WordPress.
Furthermore, you get a free domain when you purchase your hosting through Bluehost. To top it all off, their customer service (which is available 24 hours) is simply amazing!
Read my step-by-step guide to learn how to start a blog from scratch! Screenshots included.
The Divi theme is by far one of the best and easiest to use. Its drag and drop functionality makes it super customizable!
It comes with pre-made layouts that you can select. You can adjust fonts, colors and sizing with just a few clicks.
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!
This is officially the best Pinterest course I’ve ever taken that has actually had an impact on my traffic. I highly recommend it to anyone struggling with manual pinning or getting clicks and impressions.
Read my manual pinning method to understand how I’ve implemented the tips in this course!
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 am a huge fan of Teachable because it has brought me closer to my dream of Passive Income along with SendOwl.
I am now able to create super informative and educational courses and Teachable handles everything for me from easy payments to a well-formatted Affiliate System.
It’s very easy to add videos/text/images/any other files to your course and Teachable is a Godsend for Course Creators! Take the 30 day free trial!
Whether you’re writing on Social Media or you’re editing your blog posts, Grammarly will scan your text for any grammatical boo-boos and suggest edits!
Save yourself from oodles of time proof-reading and get this baby right here!
I’ve picked up a lot of drawing skills from Domestika. I learned a lot of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Procreate tricks and my illustrating techniques have definitely improved after watching tons of tutorials on Domestika.
Use the coupon code STRAYCURLS-10 to get an additional 10% discount on any course you want!
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!
WACOM CINTIQ 13″
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 all my illustrations on Stray Curls.
The best part is you can do everything you want while being on the move. I can sketch in cafés, airports, and whatnot! 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!
FREE BLOG PLANNER
I’ve searched high and lo’ for a printable blog planner that’s cute and has little illustrations on it and found none. So, I’ve created my own!
Download my free 12 page blog planner right here!
FREE EBOOK CREATION GUIDE
Do you want to create and sell an eBook from scratch? Grab my 25-page master guide to learn how to do that!
FREE 5 DAY EMAIL COURSE
Ever say no to free cookies? Then take my free 5 day email course that will teach you how to double your blog traffic and get more conversions!
Learn how to hone in your niche! Includes an SEO hack as well!