Resources
Whether a veteran or newbie, the following resources will jumpstart your business. I’m always vetting new resources that can help you rise above your competition, so check back often. You’ll also see that I reference this page in my articles. Bookmark this page for convenience. If you have questions, give me a call. Enjoy!

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I earn a commission if you decide to use their service. I have experience with these companies. I recommend them because I use them and they have proven to be beneficial (not because of the small commission I make if you decide to use their services).

My Most Recommended
Choosing the right website hosting provider and blogging platform are key considerations. I can share lots of stories about companies that used “premiere” hosting providers that started strong and suddenly went out of business. When it comes to a hosting provider, measure twice, cut once. I highly recommend the following because I know they work and have helped me accomplish my goals. I think you’ll agree.



Website Hosting & Blogging

  • Bluehost: all of my websites are hosted on Bluehost and what I recommend for clients. Easy to use, 1-click automatic WordPress installation and outstanding customer service. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using Bluehost.
  • Elegant Themes: This is the WordPress theme and framework that all of my websites run on. They promise stellar design, advanced features, and unparalleled support. I find them them to be very user-friendly allowing even the newest of newbies to manage their own website from the beginning. SEO optimized, competitive pricing, and great quality.

Images & Photos

  • iStockPhoto: This is where I purchase royalty-free images that I use on my sites.

Email Service

  • MailChimp: I’ve used MailChimp for years. Flexible design. Great automation. Advanced analytics. Responsive templates.

Advertising

  • Google Adsense: Is an advertising placement service by Google. Designed for website publishers who want to display targeted text, video or image advertisements on website pages and earn money when site visitors view or click the ads. Free to use, but you have to register for an account.
  • Google Adwords: Is an advertising service by Google for businesses wanting to display ads on Google and its advertising network. You set a budget for advertising and only pay when people click the ads. Focuses on keywords.
  • BeaconAds: Have used Beacon for many years. Religious ad network providing automated marketplace for placing ads on religious websites.

Analytics

  • Google Analytics: A free analytics service offered by Google. Tracks and reports website traffic. A must for anyone with any type of website.