Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a lovely time with family and friends!
I’m so thankful to have the ability to be creative on a daily basis and to be able to make a living doing what I love. I am super grateful for all the opportunities that have come my way in 2018 and I’m really excited for what lies ahead in 2019!
I’m also grateful for YOU GUYS! I enjoy sharing my passions and day-to-day with you and I love connecting with new people all over the world!
I have to be honest, I typically hate shopping, so I’m not always a fan of the after Thanksgiving shopping craze BUT I love a good deal, especially when it’s something that can save me money in my business.
I’ve come across some awesome deals for us running our own design biz or other small business that I wanted to share with y’all! Affiliate links used but these are all products that I personally use and LOVE.
Dudsado is hands down, my favorite tool for running my biz. You set up a workflow once and then your systems are on autopilot. It captures leads on your website (your contact form, for example), can automatically send those leads a proposal, then a contact, then an invoice (in whichever order you prefer.) You can set payment reminders, there’s a client portal, bookkeeping, and just so much goodness. They also JUST introduced a native scheduler where you can have your clients set up appointments with you.
They will be raising their rates from $30 to $35 (monthly) and from $300 to $350 (annually). If you sign up now, you’re locked into these rates! PLUS get 20% off through the links in this post.
Prices go up on Tuesday, November 27th – the 20% off doesn’t expire.
Tailwind is a game-changer for Pinterest. The majority of the traffic to my website comes from Pinterest (and I bet yours does too). With Tailwind, I can set aside a few hours and schedule out content for the entire month. They also recently launched SmartLoop (their most-requested feature ever!), which helps you automatically recirculate your best Pins at the best time for engagement.
$15 credit towards Tailwind Plus
Gotta be honest, I had NO idea what I was doing with my client contracts until I grabbed my template from The Contract Shop!
Within 10 minutes, I had a contract template and was customizing it to suit my business. It was super easy to add in my own details and I feel waaaay more confident knowing my contract has been vetted by someone who actually knows what they’re talking about! I use their graphic design templates and their terms and conditions template.
40% off ALL products
Thursday November 22nd 10pm ET to Monday November 26th
Creative Live is an awesome platform for continuing education or just learning new fun things! They are an online education platform that broadcasts live classes for free. If you miss the live broadcast or want to watch a class again, you can also purchase all of the archives on their site. Enjoy up to 60% off all classes. It’s a great time to kickstart your goals and end the year strong by sharpening your skills in topics like crafting, design, audio, photography, video, music, and business.
SALE DETAILS: 60% off all classes at CreativeLive
SALE DATES: November 22-25
There are lots of other deals out there, but I just wanted to keep this short and sweet with the tools I think you’ll really find useful.