Knowing which tools to use for your online business can be confusing, and a little overwhelming too because there are so many products and services to choose from.
To save you the time and bother I've put together a list of the best tools and services that I have tried, tested, and used in my own business over the years and in the businesses of clients that I work with, and that I recommend you consider using to get started with your business.
But, I don't want to just overwhelm you even more with a long list of everything (there's a lot!) I have used and leave you to just sort though it all ...
So below, you will find the bare essentials that you need to start your business on the lowest possible budget.
Note: some of the links below are affiliate links, and I will get a small commission for referring you. The commission is at no additional cost to you, but just want you to know that I'd recommend them regardless of any affiliate commission.
I always use and recommend NameCheap. Prices are amongst the lowest online and they offer a wide range of domain name extensions. Plus, support is good too.
Bluehost is my recommended hosting provider to get started with. You can get hosting for 3 years for less than $100.
I use a Genesis theme from StudioPress on this site and on most sites that I setup for clients. They are cleanly coded for security and speed, and support is first class.
In my experience Beaver Builder is the best easy to use drag-and-drop page builder to create professional looking landing pages.
You'll need an autoresponder account to build your email list. I recommend Aweber. I used it for many years myself and still do now for clients that I work with.
Adding professional looking email optin forms to your blog is super easy with the help of Thrive Leads. This is the only optin form plugin you'll ever need.