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I've tried millions of tools over the years to find ways to make business life easier and without a doubt these are the top ones I use to run my business (other than my design programs)

While some of these tools are free I have definitely learnt that I need to invest in the products that increase efficiency and at the end of the day allow me to make more money.

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Wise allows me to set up international bank accounts and recieve money quickly from overseas. I also save a significant amount on fees every year after switching from paypal.

Get a free fee transfer up to the value of $900NZD


Slack is a messaging tool which allows me to easily communicate with my retainer clients. Slack business groups like ‘Ladies Get Paid’ are great for networking and finding new clients.

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Shottr is a small, fast, human-sized screenshot app built for those who care about pixels. Scrolling screen capture, pixelate or remove objects, colour picking, text recognition are just some of the many amazing features.

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If you want an email marketing service that is intuitive to use AND looks amazing then Flodesk is for you. Beautiful templates customizable to your brand and flat fee pricing!

Get 50% off your subscription


Harvest is time tracking software that makes it easy to track my hourly and retainer work with great reporting functionality. It seamlessly integrates into my workflow and reminds me of idle time to ensure my tracking is 100% correct.

Get a FREE 30 day trial and $10 off your first month


I use Xero for all my accounting and invoicing. It allows me to set up different templates for different currencies as well as track my cashflow, prepare GST returns, reconcile transactions and much more!

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