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25 Resources for the Self Doers

Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Without a long introduction - enjoy this list of programs, software, and websites that we use to operate Food Story Media. We've been able to maintain a small team by utilizing the thousands of resources available to us and these are the ones we find most helpful. Sure, they take a bit of learning - but isn't that a good thing? You have the world at your fingertips...literally.




Accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses. This online platform offers

bank management, inventory management, invoicing, payroll functions and has options to set up Direct Debit with your clients.

File hosting, storage, and sharing. Dropbox also syncs to your computer locally making access to files easy while maintaining your computer storage.

A project management platform that enables organizations to manage tasks, projects, and teamwork.

Email marketing + newsletter creation software with user-friendly templates + fully customizable aesthetics to fit your brand.


Freelancers for any special skills you don’t have. The company provides a platform for freelancers to offer services to customers worldwide.




Social media management + scheduling software. Compatible with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter + Pinterest.

Lets you securely process credit card payments, track your sales, create invoices, and more from your smartphone or tablet.

A graphic design platform created for beginners that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other visual content. It is available on web and mobile and integrates millions of images, fonts, templates, and illustrations.

Internet domain registrar and web hosting company.


A free and easy-to-use tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps. If you verify and edit your business information, you can both help customers find your business and tell them your story.


A keyword tool that visualizes search questions and suggested auto-complete searches in an image called a search cloud. - We use this for blog topics such as this one. 🤓


The filmmaking industry's go-to library of high-quality royalty-free music for videos, YouTube, advertising and films.

A leading cloud-based development that makes it easy for everyone to create a beautiful, professional web presence. Promote your business, showcase your art, set up an online shop, or just test out new ideas. The Wix website builder has everything you need to create a fully personalized, high-quality free website.

A timeline-based video editing software. FSM Productions approved. 🎥👌

Software that is extensively used for raster image editing, graphic design and digital art.

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor. It is the industry standard for logo creation, along with other identity elements.


InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting software application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and e-book.

This software allows you to view PDFs offline and online. It also allows you to create, edit, and manage documents as well as send E-sign documents to recipients.


A complete photo editing and organizational platform. It allows importing/saving, viewing, organizing, tagging, editing, and sharing large numbers of digital images.

An E-commerce platform that allows you to sell around the world on websites, social media, Amazon, and eBay. If you’re looking to add price tags to your social media posts – this is the place to start.

A video hosting, sharing and services platform.

A trusted marketplace for buying, selling and renting equipment…

(and just about anything else).



Stock images and photo bundles for blogs, website, and content.

a colour search engine where you can that also provides the technical breakdown of colours and hues.

Premium stock images, but we love this because you can de-code the colour palette of any photo you find + choose.




- FSM Team Stay Extraordinary



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