Resources

[vc_row full_width=”” css=”.vc_custom_1461446375585{margin-bottom: -70px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=””]Since starting in 2004, I’ve used hundreds of tools & resources to design & build websites.  The resources below are the best of the best.

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have tested and used every resource on this page, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” css=”.vc_custom_1461446369448{margin-top: -70px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][us_separator size=”small” thick=”2″ text=”Web Hosting”][vc_column_text css_animation=””]

bluehost-web-hosting-imageBluehost

Before finding Bluehost, I worked with 3 or 4 other hosting providers that provided low cost web hosting services.  I quickly found out that the low cost translated to terrible support and frequent, unexplainable downtime.  With Bluehost, I still get the low cost hosting, but the support is amazing and my website has only gone down once in the 7 years I’ve been a customer.
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CodeCanyon

Before finding Bluehost, I worked with 3 or 4 other hosting providers that provided low cost web hosting services.  I quickly found out that the low cost translated to terrible support and frequent, unexplainable downtime.  With Bluehost, I still get the low cost hosting, but the support is amazing and my website has only gone down once in the 7 years I’ve been a customer.
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Another member of the Envato family – GraphicRiver is a great place to find graphic and design resources for your website, business and brand.
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studiopress-linkStudioPress

I’ve used the Genesis Framework by StudioPress on more web design and development projects than I can remember.  It’s lightweight, fast & uber-customizable.
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themeforest-linkThemeForest

I’ve leveraged Themeforest for WordPress themes for years now.  The key to using this site effectively is to buy highly rated themes from highly rated authors.  Otherwise, you could end up with a mess on your hands!
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LegalZoom

I’ve used LegalZoom to start several businesses, both for myself and for others.  Using LegalZoom will help ensure you’ve covered all necessary bases in forming your business & can help out with other things like getting a patent, trademark, copyright and more.
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Lean Domain Search

Type in your keyword(s), and Lean Domain Search will spit out hundreds of available .com domains to choose from.  Click on any given domain and you’ll be able to see if the Twitter handle is also available.
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Panabee

Type in two or more keywords and Panabee will mash them up to create new business name ideas.  We used this to come up with the name “Volcally” – a mash up of “volunteer” and “locally”.  Cool tool!
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