I am really impressed by SiteGround as a reliable web host. It's super fast, competitively priced, and the customer service is top notch. I don't use them for this site (Showit is also a host), but it is my recommended host for speed, uptime, & reliability.
(but really just stick with SiteGround)
What my website (yes, the one you are on now!) is built on. A fabulous website builder and host with beautiful templates — not to mention fantastic third-party designer themes. Like anything else, there is a learning curve, but it's worth it. Check out: Emma Troy Design for amazing templates
On the surface, ThriveCart seems pretty straightforward. But when set up correctly, it integrates with a lot of other tools and can be really powerful. My fave shopping cart.
Zenler, FG Funnels, Samcart
Simple to use yet very robust, one of the best email marketing platforms and the one I use in my business. Configure your system the way you need to use it (I also have ActiveCampaign setup services).
AppSumo was created with one idea in mind: the tools you need to grow your business shouldn’t put you out of business. Before I purchase any new software, I first check to see if they have an AppSumo lifetime deal or a competitor available. Most deals are under $100 (for life!).
The best way for you to design how your project management works for you. Built with docs, sheets, packs, and more. If this one doesn't work for you, check out the ones below. They are all formatted to work differently.
Notion, Marvin, Asana, ClickUp. Todoist, Wrike
BONUS: Uplevel with Asana (save $500!)
You can plan just about everything in your Plann dashboard, and now they have tons of other planning tools (not just scheduling) to help you organize your social media posts. Grab the affordable annual plan and easily manage all of your social media.
Found was created with small-business owners in mind. That means no account fees, no monthly minimums, and no credit checks. I use Found as my business checking account and I love how simple it is and it connects with many other apps.
I also use Wave Financial to manage my business finances with more in depth reporting, and I bank (personal) and invest with Charles Schwab.
If you haven't yet the budget to hire a part-time or full-time U.S. worker, check out this job search website for Filipino workers. Filter by position, and cost, browse resumes and post up to 3 job positions for free, and when you’re ready to reach out to candidates, you can upgrade your plan for an affordable fee.
If you spend way too much time creating digital assets for your business, or you’re always on the hunt for new templates, fonts, textures, etc. Find out why Creative Market should be your go-to place for easy templates and ready-to-use products.
Envato Elements, GraphicRiver
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