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My Favorite Business Tools I Use on the Daily ✨

January 13, 2023

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Hi! Hannah here! There are so many programs that play a huge part in my day-to-day and how I run my business that have been SO helpful for me over the years. Today I thought I would peel back the curtain and share my favorite business tools that I use:

Editing Workflow:

Photo Mechanic – SUCH an essential tool that allows me to cull through thousands of RAW images in a short period of time!

Adobe Lightroom – I edit every single photo in Lightroom, so this is an absolutely essential tool for me. I couldn’t imagine doing it any other way!

Adobe Photoshop – Photoshop is also incorporated into my editing workflow, for some of the more pesky retouching needed for certain moments. Having a basic understanding of some of the tools in Photoshop has been really valuable!

PicTime – My go-to online gallery hosting for clients. It’s clean design, ease of use, marketing automation and integrated shop are just a few reasons it’s my favorite! Sign up and use my code: 457Z5V for a free month!

Business Support:

Honeybook – My hub for client communication, booking, invoices and more! It was an absolute game changer for my productivity when I started using Honeybook. You can get 20% off your first year here.

Narrative – quite literally the only way I blog, because it makes it so easy and quick!

Flodesk – I have always avoided email marketing because all the software felt clunky, hard to use, off brand until I found Flodesk. In just the few months I’ve started to use it, it has made my life so much easier, and now I can confidently and quickly send out beautiful emails. Get 50% off your first year, here!

Tailwind – The best tool for my team when scheduling pins for Pinterest and content for Instagram throughout the month!

Google – Might seem like a given, but I would not survive without my gmail + google calendar. I love time blocking, organizing and scheduling all things business and personal within it.

Smart Albums – This is the software I use to design albums for my clients! The cloud proofing makes it so easy to make edits and changes, and I love how streamlined the process is.

Quickbooks Online – I use this for my bookkeeping and it makes everything super easy when it comes to tax season!

Canva – I use Canva religiously to create graphics for social media, freebies, my investment guides, educational guides and more. It makes beautiful design so easy and attainable and I couldn’t love it more.

That’s all for now! Did any of my favorite business tools surprise you? Let me know if you found this helpful and would like more educational blogs with practical resources.

Disclosure: I only recommend programs I use and pay for myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission.

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