Resources

Domain Names:

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.

 

Website Hosting:

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 – Scalable 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! Now with inline editing.

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.

Cornerstone Builder – a pretty good visual builder from the folks who built X The Theme (a great wp theme), also has lots of 3rd party addona available see here.

CSSHero – Easily Customize WordPress Themes, live. Edit the CSS of your theme without writing actual code!

 

WordPress Plugins:

Forms:

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 –

WordPress Themes:

Nitro – One of the best ecommerce themes for wordpress

 

Email Providers for your Domain:

Google Apps – custom email and more with Gmail for work. Click here to start your free trial (($5/user/month after trial)

Want to save 20% off your first year of google apps for business? Contact Us for a special code.

Zoho Mail – free email platform you can use with your own domain, get 30 Free Mailboxes when you sign up with this link.

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.

 

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

 

Online Banking:

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:

Google Drive – free 5gb of space (or pay as low as $1.99/month for 100gb). To use your own domain name and best services for you company try out Gsuite

Dropbox – free 2gb of space, sign up with this link and get an extra 500mb of storage.

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:

Images:

Pixabay.com – over 600,000 free stock images

Pexels.com – Free photos for Personal and Commercial use

PicJumbo.com – Totally free photos

Gratisography.com – copyright free pictures by Ryan McGuire

 

Icons:

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

 

Videos:

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.

 

Fonts:

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 –