This is my ever-growing list of resources, software, and plugins that I use and trust for my business.
WEB HOSTING PROVIDER: The hosting provider is the company that makes your website available on the Internet 24/7. They hold all the files for your website.
BLUEHOST: $5.95+/month VIEW BLUEHOST PLANS
DOMAIN NAME: The domain name is your address on the Internet (ex. www.pretty-pages.com).
NAMECHEAP: $2.99+/year START YOUR DOMAIN NAME SEARCH
SELLING PRODUCTS ONLINE: Selling physical goods? I highly recommend Shopify - easily handles the details like taxes, live shipping rates and can even be connected to drop-shippers.
SHOPIFY: $29+/month TRY SHOPIFY FREE FOR 14 DAYS
WEBSITE BUILDER (For Web Designers): Using website builders/plugins for WordPress are popular because you can build a custom website fast with the ability to make changes to the entire site easily.
Beaver Builder: $99+. It is unique because it is a plugin and theme and with those two features you can build a custom website without coding. PLAY WITH THE BEAVER BUILDER DEMO
WORDPRESS THEMES: Themes provide the the overall design or style of your site if you are going to use WordPress as the software to have your website created.
STUDIOPRESS: $99.95 (includes WordPress theme & Genesis Framework) - Get the Pro Plus Membership ($499.95) & get access to download the entire theme collection including future themes! BROWSE STUDIOPRESS THEMES