Software and Apps

DUBSADO*

Free Trial to Start! Per Dubsado, the trial has no time restrictions if you have up to 3 clients / leads. I love this option to test things out without the pressure to upgrade to a paid version. I was using it for free for at least a year before I upgraded. Cool, right?!

Dubsado is an all-in-one option that saves me so much time, energy, and space. What I love about this is that client portals, emails, payments, contracts, and invoices are all in one place. Dubsado has a great support network and community and is always coming up with new updates or additions to simplify the CRM process… and our businesses. It has a gorgeous interface that is intuitive and easy to use, and it is extremely affordable. No more paying for separate platforms for contracts, invoices, bookkeeping, time tracking, and more. If you choose to upgrade, you will get 20% off the first month or year!

Go to melissamaria.com/dubsado to sign up or use promo code happy20!


TAILWIND*

I use Tailwind and love it. I find it easy to pin my posts and reshare others. I am still on the FREE trial! I am not a Pinterest expert at all, and TW gains points from me for ease of use, its tribes feature, and its capability to add pins to a queue so I can remain active and have scheduled posts going when I am not around. It is pretty much automated for me since I am not into spending all my time online! If you have been wanting to grow on Pinterest, you can try Tailwind. You can always deactivate if it doesn’t seem like something you want!


TRELLO*

You can organize both your business and personal lives. I LOVE the visual organization and find this very helping in planning out my monthly, weekly and quarterly goals. The drag and drop option saves me so much time and energy, especially when I need to create flexibility within my plans. Go to melissamaria.com/trello to sign up for your FREE account!


ASANA

I use Asana to check off tasks that repeat. This platform keeps me accountable on a daily basis and helps me stay focused and on track to meet my goals. You can share and delegate tasks and check in on your team. If you ever want to learn more about how to use Asana, I have a recommendation just for this below!

Go to asana.com to set up your FREE account!


TEACHABLE*

Teachable blows my mind. I am in the midst of creating a course and couldn’t wait to share about this software. I am simply awed by the amount of resources available to paying members - including workshops, events, and past trainings. They also offer many free opportunites for non-members who are business owners, such as summits, live trainings and webinars, and more. These alone are worth checking out - they are FREE! It helps that Teachable lets you get started for FREE to see if you like it before you purchase. Win-win! Click to learn more and also see what events are coming up!


BENCH*

Another genius time-saving and sanity-supporting app? Bench.

I like Quickbooks and Wave, don't get me wrong. But when it comes to my business, I find it stressful to take care of the numbers myself. I am relieved to outsource here because time matters more to me than trying to do it all on my own.

Getting a team of professional bookkeepers is a game changer for my business. I love spending more time with family, giving excellent client care, and doing things in my zone of genius, so having someone take care of the books while I am doing all the things I want is HUGE. Time back instead of freaking out over the numbers? Worth it. I also love having access to my bookkeepers - who have been pretty kind and accessible so far. Whew.

Check them out here and get 2 free months of bookkeeping instead of the usual 1!


CREATIVE MARKET*

Every week you get 6 FREE goods to download. I have downloaded gorgeous social media images and graphics as well as fonts. There is nothing like it on the internet.


Business Building Memberships and Masterminds

PROFIT PLANNER LOUNGE*

We often feel overwhelmed and waste time working on the wrong things. With this profit planner monthly membership, I have learned how to automate a lot of my tasks, take back my time (goodbye 50+ hours/week and no sleep!), and plan for profit. Haley Burkhead is a genius when it comes to automation and profit, and has a lot of testimonials from happy CEOs. I ended up continuing my membership month after month because I cannot imagine trying to figure things out on my own. Her FB community is AMAZING - I have made connections, gotten support, and made friends. I would love for you to check it out even for a month! P.S. You get Asana for the Entrepreneur course as a FREE gift once you join through my link!


FRESHLY IMPLEMENTED*

I have been a member of Amber McCue’s mastermind for two years. She has free Planathons twice a year where we create plans and goals to scale our businesses with ease {go here!}. Amber is a gem - she is accessible, knowledgeable, and down to earth - no matter what stage of business you are in, Amber will direct you and guide you in a way that feels good. I knew I had to sign up for her mastermind as soon as I heard her speak, and it has made a huge difference in the way I run my business. Join the Planathon - it is free - you will get so much knowledge and feedback from just that alone.

If you want to learn more about her mastermind, then go here: melissamaria.com/fresh



Inspiration + Encouragement

SHINE APP

This app is literally changing my life. You get daily inspiration via email or text in bite sized nuggets. Life and business can be tough sometimes, and receiving the daily messages (on the weekdays!) makes me feel better, happier, and supported. I highly recommend that you check this one out for a week at least because I truly believe it will make a difference for the better!

Go to melissamaria.com/shineapp to sign up for free!

MY RESOURCES

For a list of podcast interviews and articles I have been featured in, check out more resources here! They may be helpful to you!


DISCLAIMER:

*Some links above are affiliate links. That means I may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through them, at no additional cost to you! I only include what I believe in and trust, things I have taken for myself or invested in for a period of time before recommending to anyone. I prefer to vet things out first… those that pass the test come highly recommended. You are under no obligation to buy - many of the options here come with free trials so you can test them out if you choose to (I personally love free trials - they give me a chance to see what fits my needs and those of my business). If you have any questions or would like to know more, please feel comfortable to reach out by clicking on the lower right-hand button labeled “contact us”!