• Rachael Dowling

Freebie-Friday! Vol. 1

Throughout the year, I keep my receipts from random purchases. Basically things I wasn't able to buy through Amazon Prime.

I've just never been that organized with keeping my receipts tidy. Don't get me wrong... they're not sitting in a shoe box somewhere. They're in a coffee mug. *headdesk*

Just the thought of me trying to get my taxes organized is stressful enough, and I'm going to need some support and encouragement through it!

Business has everything to do with collaborating with others, sharing what you know, and helping the next person. That's how we grow. 

I don't have a "secret sauce" to my business. But I am real with people. And I've learned that honesty, building a good reputation, and hard work will take you far in life.

Well, here are the FREE things I love that make my business run smoothly...

*these are not in any specific order... 

1) Canva  - This is an amazing site that allows you to make advertisements for your business, without needing a degree in design. Most of the basic designs and texts on this site are FREE!

2) Later -  Time to get off your smart phone and start living life. Seriously. Put it down. This amazing website allows you to schedule your Instagram posts ahead of time... FOR FREE! I know, it's awesome. For the free account, you'll be able to schedule 30 posts per month. And, as a bonus, you'll be able to view your content before you publish it. If you don't like a layout, this is your chance to swap photos.

3) SlickText - Marking is so frustrating. People hate seeing junk mail in their inbox. Using a mailing service is expensive. And Facebook ads are everywhere and can cost you BIG time. However... 97% of text messages are read. Why not use what people see? You'll be able to create a client data base and directly reach your client with deals and information. The best part, is that their base package is Free.  

If you're ready to sign up, just follow this link:

If their free plan doesn't give you enough messages, use this code to receive 15% off your first month: RHINO

4) SquareUp - If you're not already accepting credit cards, you need to. Client's who are allowed to use plastic will spend 20% more. Stop worrying about credit card fees... and PLEASE don't charge your amazing customers processing fees either. Credit card processing fees are deductible on your taxes at the end of the year. As a bonus, SquareUp has graphs and pie charts to keep track of how your clients are spending.   << New to square? Use my link for your first $1,000 in transactions with out paying a fee!

**P.S. Don't EVER type in a credit card number when accepting a payment. I made this mistake once... and was charged an extra processing fee. Use a card reader or send them an invoice later. 

I hope this helps in your business journey! If you have any questions, you're always welcome to email me, and hopefully I can help you out! 

If your question requires more than a few lines in an email, let me know and we'll sit down to chat.

Now, go be awesome at what you do. And don't forget to share what you learned with someone else. 

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