RESOURCES FOR SIDE-HUSTLERS
TOOLS FOR THE SIDE HUSTLE
There are a million different tools and resources out there for you to choose from. Email marketing platforms, CRMs, website builders, oh-my! With all of the options available, I’ve gone through my fair share of tools and boiled down some of the must-haves for your side hustle!
Psst – I’m not an affiliate with all of these companies, but I’ll let you know in the description.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud offers up its best-in-class creative software for a low monthly subscription–it’s the best deal on this page so do not pass it up! You get access to Photoshop, Premiere, Lightroom and more for $39.99 a month or $19.99 if you’re a student. This is one of my most often used tools!
Email marketing should be more than just a monthly newsletter. That’s why I love Active Campaign. Active Campaign delivers with powerful automation features, an intuitive UI and an email builder that crushes its competition (AC > MailChimp allll day.) They also have features for SMS marketing, on-site chat and more. Active Campaign is a must-have for the serious side hustle.
WORK FOR HIRE
When I need a very specific task, done fast at a generally low cost, I got to Fiverr. They have highly specialized tasks available as products that you can buy through their marketplace. Literally anything from logo design, to SEO, sales call and more. You have to vet the talent to make sure it’s solid, but you can get some really great, valuable services done through the platform.
INVOICING & EXPENSE TRACKING
The first ever payment processor I set up at age 12 was PayPal. They have been around a long time and are one of the tried and true solutions for processing payments, sending out invoices and tracking business expenses. Not to mention that when you sign-up, you get a free business debt card that gives you 1% cash back on ALL purchase. Wha?! PayPal runs my business more or less–don’t miss out.
RIDICULOUS SOFTWARE DISCOUNTS
As I started building up my side hustle, one of the places I frequented the most often for software was App Sumo. App Sumo has some of the most ridiculously amazing software deals on the web–better than anywhere else I’ve seen. It’s not an exaggeration when I say I’ve saved thousands of dollars using App Sumo. Check out what they have on their website and land a deal!