RECOMMENDED ONLINE BUSINESS
The following is a list of recommended resources to build, maintain and grow your business online. It's the same tools that I use personally.
I've been working online for many years and have tried several tools. This list represents the best combination between functionality, features, usability, affordability and good customer support.
Build Your Website
You'll find many people promoting webhosts like Bluehost and HostGator. When I first started out, I used Hostgator… and it was ok initially, but then my sites got hacked, not once, or twice, but four times... and it was during those times that I realized how lousy their support was.
I now use Siteground… it’s much much better, their support is stellar, and it is a higher value for your dollar.
WordPress Website Builder & Conversion-Focus Plugins
Thrive Themes offers a full suite of WordPress plugins and themes that allow you to quickly create beautiful, professional-looking, conversion-focused websites, without the need for design experience or understanding coding.
I use them for my own websites as well as building websites for my clients. The suite includes all of the following:
RankMath is a WordPress SEO (search engine optimization) plugin that can be used to optimize your content to rank better (higher) in search engine result pages. It's similar to SEO WordPress plugins like Yoast and All in One SEO, but better in my opinion.
Getresponse - Email Marketing
GetResponse has been around for a long time and is used many people. It integrates very well with most other online software and services.
Accepting online payments
ThriveCart is simply one of the most elegant and most-loved online cart platforms. It integrates seamlessly with payment processors such as Stripe and PayPal, as well as other online tools such as email marketing services and membership platforms.