Houston-based digital strategist, writer, and founder of V Media brand building agency.
 
 
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Below you'll find a categorized list of my favorite apps, sites, and tools I use to run my business and make life easier. (Note: A few are affiliate links, meaning I may receive a small commission or feature upgrade, but I only recommend what I actually use in real life.)

 
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Work + Business

Trello My go-to project management system for organizing my life, business, and clients

Dubsado An all-in-one CRM for creative businesses, combining proposals, contracts, invoices, lead gen, and client management; Sign up HERE using my code 'VMEDIA' to get 20% off your first month

Wave My go-to accounting/bookkeeping software for creating invoices, collecting payments, documenting expenses, and running payroll

Proposify A super sleek business proposal software with a plethora of templates for any business; Sign up HERE and get 2 months free!

Microphone The microphone I currently use to record audio content and podcasts

DSLR Camera The Canon camera I currently use to shoot content and take portraits

Squarespace The website hosting platform I used to build this site

Sprout Social The social media management tool I use to manage client accounts; Start a free trial HERE

Interact An interactive quiz builder for generating leads and growing your email list; Try it for free HERE

MailChimp Email marketing platform to create and manage your email lists

GSuite Use it to create a professionally branded email address and to access all of Google's apps like Google Drive and Google Calendar; Get a free 14 day trial HERE and use promo code 'V3J6MKM76PJJFD3' for 20% off your first year of G Suite Basic or promo code 'V3AHQYYVU3YC4AG' for 20% off your first year of G Suite Business

Focus Keeper The mobile app version of the Pomodoro technique for productivity

Google Voice Create a free phone number for your business that connects to your cell phone

Evernote I use this to take and organize all of my notes. Sign up HERE and get a free month of Evernote premium

Creative

Adobe Creative Cloud A monthly subscription to all of Adobe's programs, like Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator

Darkroom An app to edit photos for the gram (or photos in general)

Snapseed An app to edit photos for the gram (or photos in general)

VSCO My favorite app for applying nice filters on your photos

Unsplash Get free high resolution photos for your website or blog

UNUM The app I use to visually plan my clients' Instagram feeds

Wordswag A cool app to make quick word and quote graphics on your phone

Over An app to add text to images and customize your social media graphics

Unfold An app to create cool Instagram stories

InShot An app to create and edit videos on your phone 

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Money

Mint My go-to app for keeping track of my personal bills and their due dates

Dosh I use this app to get cash back at stores and restaurants. Pays out through PayPal; Sign up HERE and get $5

Cash My favorite app to send and receive money from friends on the go; Sign up HERE and get $5 when you send money for the first time

Venmo Another app to send and receive money from friends on the go

Acorn I use this app to help me save without thinking by rounding up all my purchases; Sign up HERE and get $5 to start (and for a limited time, invite 12 friends and you get $1,000!)

Fudget A budget planning app to help you plan expenses for upcoming purchases, trips, etc

Coinbase I'm a crypto currency newbie, so I use this wallet for basic crypto purchases; Sign up HERE and get $10 worth of bitcoin when you buy or sell $100 of digital currency

Life + Personal

Uber I use this to get around Houston when I don't feel like driving and while traveling; Sign up HERE to get $5 off your first ride

Starbucks Because who doesn't like a good frappe? This app makes ordering and paying super easy.

Headspace A good app to introduce you to mindfulness and meditation

Talkspace Match with a real therapist and get virtual therapy right from your phone; Sign up with my link HERE and get $50 off your first month

DayOne An app for my daily journal/diary entries

Eve A ladies app to track your feminine cycle and health

Nike Training When I'm in the gym without a trainer, I use this app to find good workouts

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