tools of the trade - resources

I want to share with you some of the tools I use in creating content, editing photos, hosting my courses, and so much more! The ones that are bold I use daily. Just to be transparent, when you click on these links, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. I appreciate the clicks, as I can buy maybe a cup of coffee or two to keep fueled up and create more relevant content! 🙂


My professional camera is a Sony a7C with various interchangeable lenses but my fave is the 24-70mm. See more in the Sony Store.

GoPro Hero 11 Creator Edition action camera

Instagram Post Planning

Planoly – scheduling for Instagram

Hosting Courses


Creating Graphics

Canva – Pro and free version

As a designer for over 30 years, I’m well-versed in Adobe Creative Suite, so I use LightRoom on my iPhone and laptop to edit images.

Canva’s Color Palette Generator – you can upload a photo and it will automatically generate a palette for you, or you can choose from a selection of ready-made palettes.


BigVU – for recording videos on phone and computer using a built-in teleprompter
Use promo code 2MgdHY3p Note: To receive the $20 off, the promo code must be entered in the BIGVU checkout while on desktop (not mobile). 

StreamYard – for recording videos with presentations alone, and also streaming to Facebook Live and YouTube Live. 

Stock Photos



Podbean – Unlimited Hosting Plan

Podbean – Business Hosting Plan

Website Hosting


BackBlazedaily computer backup to the cloud

Monetizing Your Blog


Email Marketing


Accounting + Finance

QuickBooks Online

Square Up – for accepting payments from anywhere using your phone or laptop

For Travel Agents

Travefy – itinerary-building

Printing and Swag




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