I use Siteground for all of my websites hosting. It has a user friendly website and simple WordPress installation that can be done with a few clicks. You also get a free domain name with your website hosting. I love that they have a local phone number in many countries to call for tech support if anything goes wrong.
Acuity Scheduling is the online scheduling system that I recommend to many of my clients. It enables you to take electronic payments at the time of booking, to sell packages of appointments and even workshops or classes that you might be running. People can also fill in a questionnaire at the time of booking and you can set it up so that Acuity sends out all confirmation and appointment reminders. Lots of opportunity to save time with this app!
Pic Monkey is a user friendly graphic design tool that can do some of the basic functions you’ll find in Adobe professional pacakges like Photoshop. I use Pic Monkey to create logos and pretty PDFs.
Canva is another user friendly graphic design tool that I have used for creating logos, social media and blog graphics.
Coolors.co will help you to generate a gorgeous colour palette to use in all of your branding. Watch out for the quick tutorial when you first use the service which will help you use the site.
Sometimes it’s good to start creating a new brand with a core colour in mind. I like to use the December Hex Hub website a little bit like I would a paint shop – to go through colour swatches and find the perfect core colour for my brand. I can then take the colour code and use that in services like Coolors.co which will allow you to create a colour palette with beautiful complementary colours.
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