Domain Name & Hosting
GoDaddy: GoDaddy is a great service for finding, buying and registering domain names. They also make it easy to sell domains if thats the kind of game you are getting into. Never had an issue working with their customer service when I was was unsure of what to do. Just choose to chat with someone and its usually just a few minutes.
Bluehost: Bluehost is 100% recommended for starters with a low budget. Installation is simple. Just buy your hosting and follow the instruction for the "bluehost 1-click wordpress install". (You must already have a domain name )
CMS (Communication Management System )
Wordpress.com & Wordpress.org: WP is the most popular CMS. There have been a few competitors who've tried to take its place but, if you ask me (and millions of others), its the absolute best. You can adjust a lot of the features, add plugins, themes, email automation systems, etc.
MyThemeShop: Has awesome themes for bloggers who are looking to have a SEO Friendly site. All themes are responsive, search engine optimized, and WordPress ready. MyThemeShop also features Portfolio, App, e-Commerce and all around Free themes! There customer service is top tier, they have never failed me.
ThemeForest: Hundreds of WordPress Themes ready for you to utilize but thats not where it stops. If you aren’t using WP, this site has a bunch of different themes that can be used with you CMS you decide to use. They also have plugins, images, video editing, eCommerce, real estate themes, and much more.
Logos & Designs
Fiverr: Fiverr is a marketplace where you can get, just about, any service for 5 dollars. Its awesome for the entrepreneur that can’t afford to spent thousands or even hundreds on logo design, video production, editing, advertisement, etc. If you have reservation about ordering from fiverr.com, at least check it out first- read some reviews- order something to test it out. Its basically the price of coffee and a bagel.
Video Creation: Tutorials and Editing
Camtasia: Camtasia is a screen recording software and editor made by TechSmith. You may have seen it used on YouTube or any online course you may have taken. but never knew what was being used. I like Camtasia because its easy to use and allows you to add graphics, voice overs and effects that allow for a strong presentation or class lecture. So if you are putting together a webinar, a YouTube tutorial or creating a Udemy course. this is the video software to use.
Content Planning, Forms, Spreadsheets
Google Drive: I use Google Drive for almost anything when it comes to documentation. I used it to write my first eBook, upload and save PDFs, work on group projects (sharing) and creating list of blogs, bloggers, ideas, statistics, etc. Its gotten to the point that I’m annoyed with someone does use Google drive or have a Google account (no worries, you are OK though). Some of you reading this may think it foolish if someone doesn’t have Google drive but trust me, they are out there. Honestly, the best part about saving and sharing with Google drive is I don’t have to remember what computer I wrote a doc on or where my flash drive is- as long as you remember your Google account password- your good to go.
Thrive Content Builder (TCB) is one of the best plugins out. You can builded beautiful, well optimized post and pages on your site in minutes. You can make sales pages that stand out and tell a story visually, without compromising your time and content. It made by the guys at Thrive Themes and is one of many awesome products they offer. You can make tables, sales charts, data elements, post grids, etc. Check it out for yourself!
Thrive Leads makes creating optins easy! Its compatible with many of the top email automation services. Capturing leads with Thrive Leads makes list building seamless! After you create your lead magnet, upload the files and connect to Thrive Leads. You can also to A/B testing and create multiple optin forms to see what works best for your audience
MailChimp: Simple, easy and Free. A beginners Paradise. If you are looking for automation you can check their prices but I'd suggest using a different mail service, like...
Active Campaign: Here you can create multiple funnels for your mailing list. Segmentation is key when you want to scale and make more sales. Active Campaign can definitely do the trick.