When starting a new business there are so many resources you need to know about to help you have a successful business and make things run smooth! Here are some of my favorite links that I hope will help you build a great website and business!
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Website and hosting
Bluehost– A place to purchase your website domain. I have been using them for years.
Sign Making Supplies
Oramask 813– This is my favorite vinyl to use for stencils. I use this on a daily basis. Swing Design has been the best place I have purchased from so far.
Paint- Right now I currently use Waverly brand chalk type paint from Walmart.
Transfer Tape– My favorite transfer tape is from Expressions Vinyl and I purchase it from Amazon for fast shipping.
Fifo Bottles– These bottles are a amazing! It’s my number asked question on FB Live videos, what are the name of those bottles. I store my paint in them which is great for sign workshops and no mess!
Vinyl Cutting Machine– Silhouette Cameo 3 is what I currently use to cut all of my stencils for sign making.
Roll Feeder for Silhouette– This is a great tool so that you don’t have to cut vinyl and add to mat. You can cut longer than 24 inch pieces which is a huge time saver.
SVG files- I purchase files from Etsy, Hungry Jpeg, and I make my own.
Photography Equipment and Editing
PicMonkey– Great resource for making Pinterest pins and digital files.
Canva– I’m currently paying for the monthly subscription for Canva. There are a lot of great options for Pinterest pins, social media kits, and E-book covers.
Adobe Photoshop Elements– I’ve been using Photoshop Elements for 9 years now. There is no monthly fee and it is a great resource without being overwhelming like Photoshop can be.
Photography Lighting– I bought this kit for $50 bucks and it is a great starter kit for taking your own product photos.
D-Ring Light– I use this light for my FB Live videos.
Camera– My current camera is a Nikon D610. This is a professional series so if you are just starting out I would recommend the 5000 and 7000 series.
35mm lens– This is my most used lens. It is the perfect addition for your DSLR camera. I never take it off these days. I use it for portraits of my children and product photography.
Snapseed- This is hands down the BEST app for your phone to edit photos.
Decor Steals– This website is where I get a majority of my home decor. Their shipping is $5 which is great when ordering furniture! 9 times out of 10 if you see something you like in one of my photos, the answer to where it is from is Decor Steals. More Awesome themes