Toolbox

My favorite free and premium tools can be found below…

I have personally used all of these tools in my online businesses or with clients and can highly recommend them all.

I don’t recommend bad products, so everything on this page is a solid product with good support.

Web Hosting

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  • InMotion Hosting is great for shared hosting and I have also used them for VPS’s and Dedicated Servers. Really good support staff and a reasonable price.
  • HostGator is another option for shared hosting which is really affordable. Make sure to use the coupon code: “BLOGWEBDESIGN25” to get 25% off your purchase. This is a good choice when first starting out.
  • BlueHost is one of the largest hosting providers. Great for shared hosting or VPS’s.

WordPress Plugins

Here are all the WordPress Plugins that I use on most of my websites to allow me sell more products.

WordPress eCommerce
WordPress Membership
WordPress Affiliate Platform
  • Create an Affiliate Program in your WordPress site with WP Affiliate Platform. Get others to promote your products.
WordPress PDF Security
  • Stamp your eBooks with customer details to discourage file sharing with WP PDF Stamper. Unique product.
WordPress Lightbox
  • The WP Lightbox Ultimate plugin allows you to embed your media files (images, videos, mp3 etc) using a lightbox overlay display. Can stream video securely from Amazon S3 as well as encrypt and time limit links.

Applications

Native applications to get things done.

Video Tutorial Editing
  • ScreenFlow – Screen Recording & Video Editing. This is what I use for creating my video tutorials. Highly recommended.

Note: We participate in affiliate marketing programs with the above listed companies where we receive a small commission when products are purchased through the links on this website. All products listed are those that we have either used ourselves and liked, or have used on client projects and found helpful.