We’ve spent thousands of dollars trying out junky products so you don’t have to. This resource page will provide you with our favorite tools and resources for starting, running and growing your photo booth business. Disclaimer: Some links on this page will provide us with a small commission (at no additional cost to you) to help support this site. Please read through our Affiliate Disclaimer if you have any questions.

Website & Hosting:

Bluehost
 – I’ve used a lot of hosting providers and this one is by far my favorite.

WordPress – Content Management System for custom websites.

Themeforest – Well made WordPress theme for those who like custom sites.

Zenfolio – Photo gallery hosting for delivering, selling and printing your photos.


Gear & Equipment:

Amazon – Great place to search for random photography products.

BH Photo Video – Good for buying just about anything related to photography and videography.

Adorama – Another great place to buy camera gear.


Backup Solutions:

Backblaze – Unlimited cloud backup solution for all drive connected through wire to your computer. Best price I could find.

ChronoSync – Another time based app that can sync drives or folders from one place to another. Helpful to apply automated backups of specific folders so you’re not doing redundant tasks all the time.

Design Tools:

Canva – Create beautiful designs with your team. Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations and more.

99 designs – Work with top graphic design freelancers! Trusted by over 400k companies.

Upwork – Find freelancers and freelance jobs on Upwork – the world’s largest online workplace where savvy businesses and professional freelancers go to work!

JPEGMini – Compress images fast without losing image quality

Lightroom – A must have for cataloging images from events. Great for editing lots of photos from a shoot.


Crowd Funding:

If your needing some startup capital any of these sites can help you launch a campaign. Just don’t expect people to give you money unless you really drive it:

Legal & Insurance:

LegalZoom – Register a business name and setup and entity to make things legal with your state.

The Hartford – Get business general and liability insurance for your company.

Hill & Usher – Unsure what insurance company to go with they will help you through the process.


Communication Tools:

Google Mail – Managing all day to day emails

Google Calendar – Managing all events for our business

Mail Chimp – Managing our e-mail newsletter communication

Postable – Simple way to send out customized thank you cards to clients


Productivity Tools:

Calendly – Book appointments and meetings on the fly. No more back and forth emails.

Text Expander – Drop in boiler plate text into any application including your phone. All messages sync to dropbox.

One Password – Quickly log into your favorite sites without having to remember your usernames and passwords. Saves so much time!

We Transfer – Easy way to transfer large files.


Organization Tools:

Evernote – Organizes everything in our life.

*Dropbox – Cloud solution to keep all your local files and folders backed up. Easy for sending files to clients.

Google Drive – Place to store all your google docs. Similar to Dropbox but less personal and more for a business.

Trello – Project management & Task lists for creative minded people.

XMind – Mind Map your ideas for visual organization and structure.

Advertising:

The Knot – Great place to begin advertising photo booth rentals for weddings.

Google Adwords – Create ads to promote your brand toward people searching online for answers.

Facebook & Instagram – Create ads to promote your brand toward people browsing on social media.

Buffer – Automated web app for managing your Instagram posts and other social media.

SEO:

Google Analytics – The way to view your sites traffic and statistics.

Google Web Master Tools – Another part to your sites traffic that is important to manage.

SEO Local – Easy way to let this service submit your site and match your information across multiple places for local search.


WordPress Plugins:

Gravity Forms – Good plugin for creating custom forms of all various types and stores them on the backend just incase you don’t get the email from inquiries.

Yoast SEO – The SEO plugin is a must have for WordPress to optimize your pages and posts properly for search engines.


Print Resources:

Real Thread – High quality water based screen printed t-shirts. The best I’ve seen. Fast turn arounds. Really good customer service.

Moo Cards – Best quality for the price. Amazing customer service and simple to send and receive orders.

Photo Flash Drive – Should you need custom usb drives.

Mag Cloud – Perfect solution for a catalog or pricing guide. Something we give to clients if we meet in person with them. Makes a big statement.


Accounting and Invoicing Tools:

PayPal – Quick way to send money and invoice for collecting payments.

Stripe – Simplified way to receive funds online from clients.

Quickbooks – The online version is really good for bookeeping, budgeting and payroll.

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