Following is a list of resources I highly recommend in hopes they will help you create more easily, understand more completely and make your life easier! I would not recommend them if I hadn’t first tried them, found them useful and trust them. From time to time resources will be added (or removed).
You will notice some have an * by them, indicating I am in an affiliate with them. This means at no extra cost to you I may be compensated in some form for your purchase from them. Again, I would not recommend these resources if I did not already have a great experience with them.
This site and several others I have worked on are hosted on SiteGround. I’ve rarely needed their help with hosting issues, but each time I’ve had a question, a Customer Support person was available within just a few minutes on chat. Help was knowledgeable and efficient with answers and assistance.
SiteGround* – This site and several others I have worked on are hosted on SiteGround. I’ve rarely needed their help with hosting issues, but each time I’ve had a question, a Customer Support person was available within just a few minutes on chat. Help was knowledgeable and efficient with answers and assistance.
Flywheel* – I have limited experience with Flywheel, but have many friends who rely on Flywheel hosting and speak so highly of it. I personally use a Flywheel tool when developing websites and have never had a bad experience with them! I recommend Flywheel if you’re working one-on-one with me. They make it so easy to switch hosting over to you!
Elegant Themes* – I often use the Divi theme* by Elegant Themes as a base when designing for clients, as well as several plugins. I’ve never had to contact Customer Service with questions because there is a huge support network consisting of many Facebook groups!
Make by Theme Foundry – I used this free theme to set up my first website after moving to WordPress.org from Blogger. It’s a great theme that is easy to use if you want to DIY.
Marcy Criner, The Story Stylist – If you want to write the words that feel like you, head over to Marcy Criner, The Story Stylist! I had the privilege of being part of a Write Your Story challenge that Marcy organized a few years ago and can honestly say Marcy inspired me to write! If you need help with your copywriting, need a copywriter, or need some coaching, take advantage of Marcy’s expertise!
Bloom* – This plugin allows you to add branded opt-in forms to your website in seconds! It works great with the Divi theme (as it’s also from Elegant Themes) as well as other WordPress themes. It’s a great plugin to use for opt-ins because it allows you to create your opt-ins in different formats, in a bar across the top of your site, a call to action at the bottom or in your sidebar. It even helps you create pop-ups! This is an essential plugin to help grow your email list!
MailChimp – MailChimp is perfect for sending your newsletters! Create beautifully campaigns that will automatically send to your list. It’s free for up to 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month, and requires No Coding skills! It also keeps track of vital information that will help you connect with your audience better, so make sure to learn all the ins-and-outs so you can use it to your advantage!
Free 30 Day List Building Challenge – Nathalie Lussier has an amazing free challenge for you to work through to build your list. Nathalie outlines every step for you in this fun challenge!
Canva– This free online graphics-creating resource is very easy to use and a great free alternative for creating branded graphics for your website. You have the option to use your own images and ideas, or theirs!
Creative Market* – Pre-made content like images, logos, graphics, brushes, and icons can set your website apart from the rest when used inline with your branding. Creative Market works with individual designers from around the world to curate many creative resources for you.
Photoshop – With a little knowledge of Photoshop, free creative goodies from Creative Market and your brand guidelines, you’ll be creating graphics for your website in no-time!
Pinterest – Pinterest is a terrific source of inspiration, whether it be for colors, textures, fonts or images for your brand identity or ways you’d like your website to look. There are many resources online to refer to if you are wanting to use it as a tool for your business!
Moo.com – Moo is a great resource for your printing needs when developing the branding for your business. Very budget friendly, with great print quality and choice of paper quality, Moo is easy to work with and has a variety of services available whether you need business cards, brochures, stickers and labels and more!
*As indicated above, some of these resources are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you!
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