Website Essentials
Branding + Marketing
Everyday Essentials

Website Essentials

WebWoodsmen*

WordPress maintenance, security and backup! WordPress support services to save you time and effort. You run your business, they take care of your website. Don’t get that gut wrenching feeling when your site gets hacked and you don’t know what to do! WebWoodsmen will make sure your site is running safely and smoothly 24/7.

 

SiteGround*

I regularly get ask what hosting company I recommend and my go-to hosting company is SiteGround. They have 99.9% uptime, their own unique speed technologies to make your website run rocket fast, free SLL certificate, their own security rules to keep your website safe, great customer service and offer three hosting plans for a reasonable cost. Win, win I’d say!

 

GoDaddy*

Are you wanting to buy a new domain? GoDaddy is the place to do it. They are the world’s largest domain registrar that provides domains at a reasonable cost. It’s always best practice to purchase your domain from a different company than your hosting company.

 

ThemeForest*

ThemeForest is a great place to find the perfect WordPress theme for your business. No matter what kind of WordPress theme you are looking for, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect one at ThemeForest.

 

Google Analytics

A great way to analyze your website traffic to see who is visiting your website the most, which pages and posts have the highest traffic, where your traffic is coming from and more! If you don’t have your website connected with Google Analytics, do it now!

 

AddThis

A great plugin that you can add to your WordPress website to give your users the ability to share your page, follow you on your social media platforms, sign up to your mailing list and many more. The free plan is a great way to start as it includes all the necessary tools. It also includes analytics so you can see how many people share your content!

Branding + Marketing

Chimp Essentials*

MailChimp is an awesome email marketing service but do you actually know how to use it properly to increase sales and grow your email list? Chimp Essentials will teach you everything you need to know to help you grow your audience, get smarter about email marketing and make money from your newsletter.

Pixabay

Pixabay is a great place to find free images, vector graphics and videos that you can use anywhere. On Pixabay you may find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are released under Creative Commons CC0 into the public domain. You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission and without paying attribution. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights. For more information please read more in their blog.

PhotoDune*

Royalty free stock photography site at reasonable prices. PhotoDune has many different photos at various sizes that you can purchase at affordable prices compared to other stock photography websites.

MailChimp*

MailChimp is a fabulous email marketing service that is free up to 2000 subscribers! You can easily create newsletters with their premade design templates, manage your subscribers and track the performance of your newsletters and e-blasts. I love it and definitely recommend it to everyone!

Free Stock Textures

Collection of royalty free stock textures that you can use for personal and commercial use.

Everyday Essentials

LastPass*

Do you have many accounts that you have passwords for? Do you use the same password for everything, which is a huge no, no? LastPass is great and free to get started. It has the ability to save all your passwords and generate new passwords that create extra security for you.

 

DropBox*

DropBox is amazing. I use it allllll the time. It’s an online storage system and works great for sharing files with one another. For example, if you needed to send files to your printers, but they are too large to email, you can add it to your DropBox and share the link to the file with them. It’s free too!

 

SurveyMonkey

Create great basic surveys for free! Great way to get answers from your ideal clients.

 

Google Forms

Another way to create great surveys, forms, and checklists!

 

Google Apps

Are you wanting a custom email address to make you look fancy and professional? I recommend Google Apps which includes:

  • Business email addresses (name@yourcompany.com)
  • Video and voice calls
  • Integrated online calendars
  • 30GB of online storage for file syncing and sharing
  • Online text documents, spreadsheets and slides
  • Easy to create project sites
  • Security and admin controls
  • 24/7 phone and email support

…for only $5US/month!

*I’m an affiliate partner for some of the links on this page and that means if you decide to purchase the products through me I’ll receive a commission.