The early days of starting a creative business are a roller coaster. It’s exciting! You have new ideas and dreams and they’re actually starting to materialize into something beautiful that helps people and actually PAYS! But also… how do you know what to do first? When? What kind of programs and software will set you up for success?
This spring marked three years since I started my creative business as a copywriter, and there are three online programs I invested in close to the beginning that have been crucial for the success and health of my business.
If you’re ready to launch a website that will make your creative service or product be attractive and compelling to your ideal client… try Showit. I can’t recommend it enough. It is a drag-and-drop web designer, making it so simple to customize your website according to your brand design, what your client will be attracted to, and what will demonstrate the value of your service or product in the most effective way possible. It is one of my favorite things. If you want to get a free month of Showit, you can click here– I’ll get a free month too if you use my link. 😉
Bonus: one of my favorite Showit website template shops has a code for you to use, too! Click here to go find the 10% off code.
Need client management software? A place where you can send emails, create invoices, and manage projects? I’ve used Honeybook from the very beginning of my business. It has an easy dashboard that you can navigate from and templates to use for contracts, questionnaires, invoices, and almost anything you need. It integrates easily with Zoom, Google, and your bank to make sure that everything works seamlessly. You can click here for 25% off your subscription!
If you need a reliable and beautiful email provider, try Flodesk. I use Flodesk for weekly emails, monthly newsletters, fun freebies for my clients, and any marketing campaign I implement. I love that they also have lovely templates that are easy to customize and you can also schedule anything and everything ahead of time if you are like me and don’t always have space in the particular time you want to send an email. You can sign up here for HALF OFF your first year of Flodesk!
Find your ideal client
If you’re just starting your creative business, you’re probably already trying to nail down who exactly you are marketing to. I made a guide to finding your dream client so that you can write your messaging and copy as effectively as possible in your website, your client communication, and your email list! Click here to get the free guide to finding your ideal client.