Tools & Resources
There is a lot that goes into building a great online presence and keeping it all working for your business. Here are some of the tools and resources that I regularly use, in no particular order.
Siteground* - My preferred web host. This is where I host my own sites. Great support and a solid service.
Beginner's Guide to Social Media - Need to understand more about how to market on social media? Start here.
Beginner's Guide to SEO at MOZ.com - This is the best place to start for learning about SEO.
Neil Patel - This is one of the top gurus of marketing and SEO.
Ecommerce - WooCommerce
WooCommerce - Tutorial - This is a great free tutorial from WPCrafter. This is your starting point for all things WooCommerce.
WooCommerce - This is the top plugin for ecommerce on WordPress
WooCommerce - Getting Started - This is a great guide for the DIYers on how to get started with WooCommerce.
WooCommerce - Further Education - Need to go a step more in your knowledge? I highly recommend WP101.com listed on this page.
Beaver Builder* - My preferred page builder for WordPress.
Elementor - A good page builder for WordPress.
ShippingEasy - Simplify your shipping and get great discounts on your ecommerce shipping. Free account allows up to 50 shipments per month.
Spam Testing - Find out if your emails are making it to your customers with this handy spam tester.
GSuite* - This is my number one recommended business email suite. Ask me about how you can save 20% off of your first year.
WP Beginner - A great resource for all of your WordPress questions.
Beginner's Guide at WP Beginner - Start learning the basics of WordPress. Whether you are working with a designer/developer or going it alone, this is good information to have.
HTML at W3Schools - Everything you need to know about HTML.
CSS at W3Schools - Everything you need to know about CSS.
Canva - A great online graphic design application. Create social media and advertising images quickly.
MailerLite* - I use this to send automated emails and my newsletter. Great service for email marketing.
MailChimp - This is a great service for email marketing as well.
Hover* - Need a great new domain? This is my preferred domain registrar. It is where I have all of my domain names registered. Hover includes Free Domain Privacy to protect your contact information on every domain.
WhatsMyDNS - A useful tool to make sure that your website registrar is pointing to the correct resources on your web hosting.
HP Instant Ink* - Save on printing on qualified printers. Affiliate Link: You get 1 FREE month of service.
*Links marked with an asterisk on this page are affiliate links. This means that if you click through and make a purchase or sign up, then I get a small commission at no additional cost to you. These are all products and sites that I have personally used and my review of the product or service is not impacted by the affiliate program.