RECOMMENDED ONLINE BUSINESS TOOLS
There are quite a few online business tools you need to be successful online that I use very frequently and that you may like too. They help me to be more efficient or more successful with my business.
Some are essential and some are optional.
Please note that not all of these tools are free and that I may have included an affiliate link, which means I will get a small commission if you decide to buy it. However, the only reason a resource is mentioned here is because I or my customers have used it and seen great results.
WEBSITE CREATION AND HOSTING
Bluehost: Good hosting with WordPress
I use the self hosted version of WordPress for all my websites which requires good hosting by people who know the platform.
Bluehost lets you install WordPress quickly and for free and starts at only $3.95 / month. This is great for all sites that get up to 200,000 monthly visitors.
If you have an established business and get lots of traffic like I do, you may consider getting a virtual private server. I currently host my sites on a VPS at LiquidWeb which I can highly recommend also.
Namecheap: a reliable domain name registrar
I always advice to keep your domain separate from your hosting company. This makes it much easier to move host if you ever need to. You also want to make sure that your register has good practices in place and is reliable. I use Namecheap for all my domains.
Divi: a good premium theme
You will want to use a good theme with your WordPress site. I now use Divi for most new websites I create. This website used the Divi theme and you can create just about a layout with this theme. No html or technical skills necessery!
Active Campaign: for effective email marketing campaigns
To be successful online, you need to start building an email list and and Active Campaign will give you lots of flexibility and functionality to do just that. This is what I use for all my email marketing and weekly newsletters. In addition it controls access to my member site as well.
If you’re just starting out you can also consider Mailchimp which is free!
Thrive themes (includes Thrive leads, architect, quiz builder and ultimatum)
Lead generation is very important for your online business and thrive leads and Thrive Architect will help you build effective landing pages and popup boxes. Thrive quiz builder is also an effective tool to use for lead generation and Thrive Ultimatum will help you to build an evergreen funnel for your products & service. One very affordable membership covers it all!