Our Creative Hustle Podcast

The One With The Tools & Tips

March 21, 2021

Episode Summary: 

Week three of the “Our Creative Hustle Podcast” finds Kaycee Lemongello of Kaycee Lemondrop, and Amy Ford from Bloom and Grow Media discussing all things tools and tips for Etsy and Shopify! Follow along to find out their best advice for using apps with these platforms.


Apps can make eCommerce stores more efficient and help us expand our reach. ERank is an affordable app that Kaycee requires for all of her Etsy clients. This is a valuable, affordable tool for SEO and researching your competition. Amy and Kaycee talk about what a good ranking is and give examples of what you should look for when doing your SEO research. These tools help the seller really niche down and get specific with their keywords. 


For Shopify, Amy uses Pop Up to encourage customers to join her email list. Kaycee is researching Zorex and is looking forward to playing around with this app more. Quickbooks is an app both entrepreneurs use to keep their finances organized for their businesses. For affiliate sales, Kaycee discusses the value of the Affiliatly app which allows you to pay a commission to people you invite to be affiliates for your product. This app has flexible options for the user. Overall, with any app you choose, it’s important to read, research, and understand the apps you are thinking about using because this is an investment in your business.


  • Favorite apps for Etsy and Shopify
  • Add Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest,) to the back end of your website
  • For Etsy, Kaycee requires ERank for all her clients
  • Trends.pinterest is another go-to for Etsy
  • Kaycee also uses Keyword Explorer
  • Amy uses Pop Up on Shopify
  • Kaycee is looking into Zoorix
  • Both use Quickbooks
  • For Affiliate Sales, Affiliatly gives you some control
  • Always read reviews, research the program overview before committing
  • You do not need all of these apps at once



ERank: https://erank.com/

Pinterest Trends Tool: https://trends.pinterest.com

Keyword Explorer: https://moz.com/explorer

Pop up: https://apps.shopify.com/   - there are several to choose from

Zoorix: https://apps.shopify.com/zoorix

Quickbooks: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/

Affiliatly: https://apps.shopify.com/affiliatly

Etsy Integration into Shopify App: https://apps.shopify.com/etsy-marketplace-integration


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IG - @bloomandgrowmedia

FB - bloomandgrowmedia

Email: amy@bloomandgrowmedia.com

Web: https://bloomandgrowmedia.com

Follow Kaycee:

IG - @kaycce_lemondrop

FB - KayceeLemonDrop

Email: kaycee@kayceelemondrop.com

Web: https://kayceelemondrop.com/

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