Welcome to the Creative Trek Resources section, a curated list of the tools and resources to help you along your journey. I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the companies listed here are crucial to running my business.
Creativetrek was built on Strikingly. Strikingly is an excellent one page website solution. I took Creative Trek off of Wordpress because it was such a hassle and expensive to manage. I need absolutely no coding or design experience, and I can build a beautiful, mobile site quickly and easily. You can even make a site from your Facebook page or an instant resume from your LinkedIn profile in one click! Strikingly's philosophy is pretty inspiring as well. Check out their manifesto here!
FreshBooks: By far the fastest way to invoice clients, track time & run your small business in the cloud. They have the best interface, great customer support, and an awesome explainer video. I'm an artist and I even enjoy doing my books now!
Fine Art America / Pixels
Fine Art America / Pixels is the leading on-demand publisher and distributor for artists around the world. Iv'e been using them for over 5 years and only downside is you don't get to know who is buying your work.
On the upside you can upload their images, set their prices, and instantly sell prints to a global audience of art collectors. Fine Art America fulfills each order on behalf of the artists - taking care of the printing, framing, matting, packaging, shipping, collecting payments from the buyers, and sending profits to the artists. Each print is manufactured at Fine Art America's production facility and delivered "ready-to-hang" with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Creative Class is a great online course and community for creative freelancers founded by bad-ass web designer and writer Paul Jarvis. It's a friendly community of freelancers and a quick way to improve your business with this an easy online course.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links on this page are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you, and it's an easy way to help support the show . I recommend these companies because I believe they have great products or services.