The Best Tools To Grow Your Interior Design Business

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Hola! I have compiled some of the best tools, websites, resources and blog posts to help you grow your interior design business.

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Trying to find business resources that are actually helpful (and free) can be trying. Leading you to become a drunken wino- but it doesn’t have to be that way. 

Interior Design Software

Wordpress Websites Only

  • Bluehost | Been a customer many, many years. Great place to get your domains at and to host your Wordpress website.

  • Backup Buddy | A must for your WordPress website if your host doesn’t do it automatically for you. (WordPress Only)

  • WPCurve | For just $79 (at the time of this writing) they will do unlimited small tweaks on your Wordpress website.

  • JetPack | Easy to understand stats and a few other goodies (WordPress Only)

  • Gravity Forms | This was one of the best investments we have ever made. Use it for your client questionnaires, contact forms, any type of form that you want to look super awesome! (WordPress Only)

  • OptIn Forms | Create email list opt in boxes for the bottom of every page and post.

  • Tweet Old Post | Get more life out of those old blog posts, this automatically tweets out old blog posts for you (WordPress Only)

  • Shareaholic | Cool sharing and related post plugin all in one

  • Testimonials | Share your glowing testimonials from your clients that rotate to show the next automatically (WordPress Only)

  • BluChic | Wordpress Themes

  • Beaver Builder | Wordpress Templates

  • A Prettier Web | Wordpress Themes

Squarespace Websites Only

Email Marketing Services + Tools

  • Mailerlite | Easy to use email marketing software

  • ConvertKit | It's easy to use and you can try free for 30 days.

  • Sumome | Awesome tools to grow your email list easily on your website and also see what people are really doing on your website.

  • OptinMonster | I love this to grow my email list with pretty forms

Collect Payments

  • SendOwl | Use this to sell subscriptions, digital products, memberships, etc.

  • MoonClerk | Collect recurring payments

Social Media

  • Tailwind | Pinterest is my #1 Platform and Tailwind helps me automate all my efforts there. And you can schedule Instagram, too!

  • Buffer | Great tool to post to a bunch of different places.

  • Post Planner | To make it easy for me to schedule and find new things to post on my Facebook page.

  • Hootsuite | Keep track of Twitter conversations, mentions and messages with Streams

  • Share As Image | Find text on the web, quotes you love, highlight and click your Share As Image bookmarklet to create a cute image on your social networks. You can include your logo, too.

Misc. Goodies

  • Trello | Online Project management that's awesome

  • Pocket | Find stuff on the web to read later, save it with their bookmarklet

  • Screencast-O-Matic | What I use to record my videos of me teaching straight from my desktop

  • AllTop | Interior Design Blogs curated in one spot Tip: Add your blog feed for more traffic.

  • LastPass | Keep track of all those passwords

  • Blog Title Generator | Type in your topic and find intriguing blog titles to use

  • Evernote | Keep track of every piece you source in your design projects

  • Moo | I just love their mini business cards

  • Zoom | Host video meetings, conference calls and record them from inside this easy to use service.

  • Fiverr | Need a quick job done dirt cheap? From graphic design to transcription, there’s lots of help there

  • Hiver | Email management for you and your assistant

Books You'll Love

Graphics & Pics

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