BUILD YOUR WEBSITE
1. GET A DOMAIN NAME
NameCheap – I started to use NameCheap when I got really annoyed with the “biggest” domain company and since then I never looked back. NameCheap has great and transparent prices on domains and SSL certificates and supports the right causes (f.e. net neutrality) I am very happy customer and I can highly recommend them.
2. GET HOSTING
A2 Hosting – fast, affordable, ton’s of features. Servers available in USA, EUROPE and ASIA. My no. 1 choice for WordPress and Woocommerce.
SiteGround – amazing features and speed for newbies, the best choice for starting online stores and businesses. “Go Geek” plan has free SSL and PCI compliance (for accepting credit cards)
Blue Host – good first time experience for newbies
3. BUILD YOUR WEBSITE
Build Web Shop – learn how to build one. My free courses how to build web shops.
Themeforest Get your WordPress theme, plugins, artwork, music, logos, icons you name it on this amazing marketplace and most of the time I get really good value.
WooCommerce – the most powerful eCommerce plugin for WordPress
Receiptful – extremely powerful plugin to create beautiful invoices with upsells. Integrates with WooCommerce. Has a free plan.
Shareasale.com Drive more traffic to your online store using performance based marketing.
4. BUILD YOUR AUDIENCE – MARKETING
GetResponse Build your email list with this verypowerfull and easy to use system. It is my favorite tool to create email lists, landing pages and surveys. I really like their apps and their autoresponders let’s you do marketing magic. Did I mention that they have the best prices? Do not believe me? Try their free 30 day trial. Make sure you signup to their Email Marketing Course (free).
Mailchimp lets you build list of 2000 prospects and send 12.000 emails per month for free. Gives you no excuse to start to build your list right away.
BUILD YOUR BRAND
Fiverr- High quality, on time, under budget Do you like the intro of the podcast? It was done by an artist on Fiverr. Do you need a translation, logo, voice over, video, music or hire fake Arnold Schwarzenegger to prank your friend? Fiverr is a good place to start and will cost you only $5.
99 designs – do you have hard time to find a designer? Create logo or packaging design contests and select the best design.
Wave Apps – create amazing invoices, keep track of them get paid with CC and much more. Very recent discovery. It offers so much more than the competition including accounting, mobile apps, reports all free. Yes. FREE!