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Total Tools:  6

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You can rest assured, however, that my integrity is much more important to me than money.  If I do not feel it would benefit you, I won’t post it — no matter how much someone is willing to pay me to do so.  

Astra Theme

my theme

Join over 700,00 users, including me, who build websites with Astra.  I use the Pro version.

  • Offers a large library of gorgeous pre-built websites 
  • Customize without code
  • Made for page builders like Elementor and Beaver Builder
  • Astra uses Vanilla JavaScript
  • Feather light, it needs less than 50 KB of resources compared to the 300 KBs most other themes require.
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Canva allows you to create beautiful logos, social media covers, flyers and much more free.

Their easy to use drag and drop feature has virtually no learning curve.  Best of all, you can download your creations without a watermark.

You can also upload your own photos and clip art for use in your creations. 

There is a paid version, and some style elements come at a fee, but I have found there is more than enough free content for the average user.

Most of the content on my site was created with Canva’s paid version.

Gammarly

From grammar and spelling to style and tone, Grammarly helps you eliminate writing errors and find the perfect words to express yourself.

I love Grammarly!

PDF Escape

FREE

Need to make simple edits to a PDF and don’t want to pay for an expensive program?

Easily drag and drop your files, then add text, whiteout areas you wish to hide, add images, annotate, password protect your documents and more.

 Their tagline is “always free, no gotchas.”  

Online storage is limited to 10 documents. This is not a problem, however, just delete document from PDF Escape after downloading to your computer 

Short Pixel

get 100 / give 100

Use my link above and we’ll both get 100 extra images this month!

In my humble opinion, ShortPixel is the best tool for image compression on the net.

I have tried several similar tools, including the highly recommended Smush, which caused problems on my site.

Shortpixel does the job,. It is easy to use, straightforward to set up, integrates with Cloudfare (if you use it), has affordable monthly plans or you can buy “one-time” credits as needed.

There is a free plan of 100 images a month if you are a light image user.

You can bulk process images, has PDF support, and many options.

If you run a website, check it out.

UABeaver Builder

The Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder is an ever-growing library of customized creative widgets to help you put your ideas into action.

It expands what you can do with the Beaver Builder Page Builder.

I use the Elementor Page Builder and UA for Elementor, but if you have already built your site using Beaver Builder, this addon pack is for you.

UA Elementor

I USE & ❤

The Ultimate Addons for Elementor is an ever-growing library of customized creative widgets to help you put your ideas into action.

It expands what you can do with the Elementor Page Builder.

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