Tools & Resources

I only list the tools and resources that I personally use and recommend. Some are affiliate links (will have an asterix next to them). I will update this page as I develop my business and expand the range of tools/resources that I am using.

If you have any questions, then please email me at admin@aliwade.com.

Stamping Business

Web Hosting

Siteground*

I recently moved over to SiteGround, as so many other bloggers recommended them. They made the move from another hosting company quick and easy. They have a choice of plans and I will do a blog post soon outlining how to sign up with them. Click on the affiliate link below for more details.

Design

Canva*

My go-to for any designs (whether for this website, social media or many personal projects) is Canva.

Try Canva Pro Today

Affinity

I stopped using Adobe software last year due to the monthly cost. I have used Serif products for a long time, so decided to try Affinity (Designer, Photo & Publisher) when they were offering them at a discount price (including the iPad apps). Currently they are offering a free 90 day trial

Procreate

I finally bought an iPad about 18 months ago mostly because of the Procreate app! I kept seeing the wonderful designs and art being created with it, and the long list of Skillshare classes and YouTube tutorials that I wanted to join in with. It hasn’t disappointed. Download it in the App store.

Pinterest

Tailwind*

A super easy way to plan, schedule and analyse your Pinterest or Instagram posts.

Tailwind Visual Marketing Suite

Education

Skillshare*

I have been a student with Skillshare for many years – classes and workshops. I recommend it to everyone. I am now using it to learn more about Procreate, Affinity Designer and designing my own digital products. Click on the affiliate link above to get a 2 months free trial. Email me for 30% discount code on Annual Membership.

Creativebug

Creativebug has a huge range of classes to choose from. They offer a 30 day free trial.

Affiliate Marketing

Shareasale*

Awin*

Social Media

LYNX*

I have been testing LYNX in one of my Instagram account’s Bio. It is really easy to edit the links, delete and move them around. Find out more HERE.

Blogging Tools

Shortpixel*

ShortPixel is an image optimization and compression API and WordPress plugin that helps improve your website performance. In other words, it reduces the size of your blog images and that will make your blog load faster. I really saw a difference when I installed it.

Find out more HERE.