Below is a comprehensive list of the resources that I love and recommend to my clients. I use these tools in my own business as well to make things run smoothly and my life easier!

Now, what are you waiting for? Scroll down to start browsing and enjoying these wonderful tools!

Note: Some of the links below are my affiliate links which just means that I receive a small commission when someone makes a purchase. I only share links to tools/resources that I truly love and by using these links won't cost you anything extra! In fact, you will likely save money.

business tools

contracts, invoices, & more

My CRM of choice due to its robust features and ability to customize forms. The first 3 clients are free and you can save 20% with my link below.

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website platform & blogging

I couldn't recommend Showit enough for building your service website on! It's easy to use and allows for you to customize as much or as little as you want.

get 1 month free   

Notes & project management

Notion is a workspace that I personally love for all of my notes, documents, & project management. This is how I keep track of goals, content plan, tasks for each day, etc.

check out notion    

legal templates for creatives

If the legal side of your business seems overwhelming, check out these templates that make it so easy to get legit. From contracts to website policies and more!

shop templates    

fonts, graphics, & more

Creative Market is my go-to place to source fonts & graphics but they also have a large library of design assets like stock images, templates, and so much more!

shop assets    

easy-to-use design platform

Canva is a really easy-to-use design platform if Adobe seems overwhelming to you! They have so many resources & templates for quick, easy designs.

design with canva   

analytics & marketing

Semrush is a great way to see how your SEO, social media, and marketing avenues are performing by providing detailed reports & suggestions for improvement.

check out semrush    

Keyword research

Ubbersuggest is a great way to conduct keyword research so you know what keywords will help improve your SEO for your website.

try ubbersuggest   

content planning

Use Planoly to plan out and schedule all of your social media content. I love that you can see your instagram grid before posting so you can plan out a pretty feed.

try planoly free    

Email marketing

MailerLite is a really great option if you're dipping your toes into email marketing and wanting to give it a try! They have a free option to start.

try mailerLite    

beautiful designs & easy to use

My personal favorite email marketing is Flodesk because of how easy it is to make custom, beautiful designs for your emails and opt-in forms.

save 50%    

ConvertKit is another great email marketing option and has all the functionality to market, grow, and manage your email subscribers.

try ConvertKit    

The very best website builder

I couldn't recommend Showit enough for building your website with! It's easy to learn and use and allows for you to customize as much or as little as you want.

get 1 month free    

website assessment

want an expert's eyes on your site?

You've worked on creating your website and you're in need of more engagement, inquiries, and bookings then it's time schedule an assessment with your website doctor (hi, that's me!) to give you a detailed diagnosis so you know exactly how to see better results.

$197

What's included

In-depth assessment report

Links to resources/tools I recommend for you

60 minute call with me to go over notes & questions

book audit    

for photographers

photography business education

Looking to learn from the best in your industry? Taylor White offers resources from free guides to courses you can invest in to help grow your photography business.

 Check out her highly valuable free resources (honestly, I can’t believe she’s offering them for free!)

free resources    

work with taylor

full-time photography blueprint

Get access to Taylor's proven roadmap to become an ideal client magnet, booking out your calendar, and grow to full time photography success! 

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1:1 coaching

For photographers looking for a hands-on mentorship to take your business to the next level. 

learn more  

copywriter for photographers

Erica is a copywriter just for photographers who want  to translate their personalities into their most powerful marketing asset. She has a mind for SEO & marketing so your copy not only sounds good, but will entice your audience to book with you! Work with Erica 1:1 with her signature 3 day offering or shop her templates for a DIY approach. 

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for designers

stock images & mockups

Moyo is my go-to for stock images and mockups to show off client projects with! They have such beautiful options to choose from.

shop Moyo    

coaching for designers

I offer coaching calls for designers dipping their toes into starting their own business. We can chat about  booking & managing clients, design critique and more!

schedule a call    

web designer library

membership for showit designers

A full library of Showit templates, canvases, mockups, and more to help you create a site for your clients or template shop so much faster! 

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BEAUTIFUL FONTS

Jen Wagner creates stunning fonts and is a great resource to find that perfect font you've been searching for your design project.

shop fonts   

stock images, videos, & more

Styled Stock Society is a membership that allows you access to hundreds of stock images, videos, social media graphics & content, and so much more!

check it out     

stock images & styling blocks

Sourced Co. is another really great resource for stock images, especially for designers with a target audience in the wedding industry.

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free link in bio template

Stop letting LinkTree (or similar platforms) hurt your business. Create a branded experience, access and analyze data, and reap the SEO gold with a link page on your own website. Grab the free template below to use on your Showit website.

get template     

free resources from PDC

Free step-by-step SEO guide

Inside this guide you'll find tips you can implement for your website right away to lay a strong SEO foundation and start seeing better SEO results to help organic leads easily find your site in Google searches.

get the guide     

e-commerce

For just a few products

If you have a small shop, around 10-15 products or less, I highly recommend using Thrivecart on your Showit site to embed a cart and checkout experience. You can also host a course through Thrivecart and affiliates as well! I love that it’s just a one time fee when you sign up.

try Thrivecart   

For lots of products

If you have more than 10-15 products, Shopify is going to be the best website platform for you with vast options and apps to allow for the functionality and needs your shop has.

Try Shopify   

ready to work together?

hand over the creation of your new website and branding to a design expert to spark deep connections.

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Hey, I'm Kara! Designer & Owner of Palme Design Co.

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