If you’re on a budget and cannot afford to hire an Agency for your businesses marketing or development. Try hiring a freelancer.
Freeeup.com – Finally! A hand-picked top affordable talent hiring platform. Graphic Designers, Marketing Professionals, WordPress developers, Video Editors, and more. Beats Upwork and Freelancer by a landslide! Sign up here to try them out.
Fiverr – Great for inexpensive graphic designs like logo design, flyer and print designs. I suggest hiring people who have portfolio example work that you like. Keep in mind that if you like a designer for logo design, they may not be good at other types of design, so stick to using them for the past work you can see that they do. Also feel free to message a few freelancers before choosing who to use. Always get the original editable source files even if you don’t know how to use them, save it for future use.
NameSilo.com – Flat fee (no raising rates), free domain privacy, easy to use and no bloated marketing (don’t use Godaddy, they slowly hike up their prices and bombard you with ads)
BustaName.com – Tool to help you find an available Domain Name for your business or idea.
WPengine.com – Great Managed WordPress Hosting Solution (only for WordPress) includes 1 click staging area, built-in security, free SSL, great support, performance testing and suggestions, free CDN for higher hosting packages.
Cloudways is no longer recommended due to a huge drop in tech support and customer service quality.
Cloudways -cloud hosting through major cloud hosting providers like VULTR, AWS, Digital Ocean and Google Cloud with proven speed and security for WordPress, Woocommerce, Magento, Drupal and many other platforms. Free SSL, Advanced Cache. Does NOT have: cpanel, email accounts, email sending ability by default (you will have to do some additional setup for it to work), domain hosting (you will have to host your domains elsewhere like Namesilo).
A2 Web Hosting – Cheap, fast WordPress hosting with good basic phone support (won’t help like Managed WP though)
WPXhosting.com – Managed and Optimized WordPress hosting for the best price with great ticket support, free SSL certificates, and business email accounts!
Website backups and migrations – BlogVault – Trusted by the best managed wordpress hosting providers.
WordPress Visual Builders
Elementor Builder – an up-and-coming front-end visual builder with a free and pro version. Includes amazing layouts that can be imported and edited with a few clicks.
Beaver Builder – the fastest visual builder to work. Compatible with any theme. Doesn’t slow down your site like many other builders. It’s a worthwhile investment.
CSSHero – Easily Customize WordPress Themes, live. Edit the CSS of your theme without writing actual code!
Gravity Forms – The best premium form plugin for wordpress.
Gravity Wiz – A premium plugin addon for gravity forms that is well worth the money with tons of amazing features!
Updates and History:
Simple History –
Easy Theme and Plugin Updates –
Nitro – One of the best ecommerce themes for wordpress
Email Providers for your Domain:
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Email Forwarding – Configure email addresses link [email protected] to forward to your current email address. Follow these instructions to send and receive mail from within your current email account with a custom email domain.
Virtual Office Resources:
TravelingMailbox – Office and Mailing Address, for as low as $15 per month, you get a real street address and digital scans of all your mail! More convenient than a PO Box at the Post Office or using your home address. You can order the app to shred, forward or open and scan any piece of mail.
Phone Systems & Call Tracking
CallTrackingMetrics – Starting at $19/month you can route, track, record and transcribe all your calls. Route calls to your cellphone or multiple phones, create phone menus, track adwords and other ads conversion rates and more. Great alternative to CallRail with more tracking features and better transcriptions.
Invoicing and Credit Card Processing:
WaveApps.com – Client Invoicing, Credit Card Processing, Accounting and Payroll option
Stripe.com – 2.9% + $0.30 flat rate, free woocommerce plugin, support recurring payments
Capital One 360 Checking or Savings Account for Personal – Earn interest on checking and Savings account, have multiple savings accounts, no minimums, no fees, free ATM’s all over the US, and use of regular Capital One Branches banking services.
Capital One 360 Checking and Savings Account for Business – Same benefits as Personal.
Cloud Document Syncing and Sharing:
Amazon Cloud Drive – Unlimited storage for photos for Prime members and 5 GB for videos, music, and other files. Or pay $59/year for unlimited storage!
Find Images, Icons, Videos and Fonts for Web and Print:
Pixabay.com – over 600,000 free stock images
Pexels.com – Free photos for Personal and Commercial use
PicJumbo.com – Totally free photos
Flaticon.com – Tons of great free icons for any occasion, Customize icon color and download as PNG, SVG, EPS and PSD ! (beware of paid icon ad popups)
Flaticons.net – Free icons by category, customize size, color and background before you download
Font Awesome – Free icon library for web
Coverr.co – Free stock video backgrounds for your site
Pexels – Lots of free video loop backrounds for your website.
Videezy – Many flags and other color design video loop backgrounds.
PartnersinRhyme – Free video backgrounds, must have flash enabled to view videos on site.
Google Fonts – Free fonts easily integrated into any website
FontSquirrel.com – Free Font Utopia
Screen Sharing, Screen Recording, and Screenshot Tools:
Lightshot – Free screenshot tool. Able to upload screenshots to their server with one click and share link instead of manually sending images.
Monosnap – Another free screenshot tool for Windows or Mac.
Screencast-O-Matic – Simple free screen recorder (with pro version available), no installation required. Works via your browser!
TeamViewer – Offering what other programs charge money for, for free! Share your screen with team members and clients or have clients share their screen with you and give you control of their computer. Control your computer from your phone and many other great features.
Video Editing and Production Management:
Frame.io – Track versions and changes. Team or client can comment on videos that are being edited at the exact timestamp, they can even draw on the screen. Plugs into Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Slack.
Project Management, Team Communication and Ticket Systems:
Asana Project Management –
Meister Task Project Management –
Slack Team Chat –
Freshdesk Support Ticket System-
Toggl Time Tracker –