I get asked a lot about what tools/software/resources I use, when it comes to building a website, growing an email list, getting traffic to my shop, etc.
So, here’s a big list! I’ll add more as I go. I also have an entire Website Tutorial Library that will show you how to use all of these resources (it’s free).
I hope this is helpful to you!
Building Your Site/Blog
Hosting your site: Host Gator
Free WordPress Themes: http://wordpress.org/themes/
The Thesis Theme (This is the theme I SWEAR BY – When you are ready to upgrade to a premium theme, this is the one to look at.)
Choosing fonts for your site: Google Fonts Directory
Adding fonts to your site: Google Fonts Plugin
Finding colors for your site: HTML Color Codes
Simple contact form: Contact Form Plugin
Simple sharing buttons for your posts: Simplified Social Sharing Plugin
Backing up your site: Backup Creator
Growing Your Newsletter List:
Adding optin boxes to your posts: Magic Action Box
Getting Found in Search:
Keyword Research: Google Keyword Planner
WordPress SEO plugin: Yoast WordPress SEO plugin
Creating PDF files without Word: OpenOffice.org
- Please be aware that a couple of the above links are affiliate links! Almost everything I do here on this site is free, and getting a commission from a couple of these tools helps me to fund the site and all the tutorials I’ve created. But, just know that ANY product or service I recommend, I love & use myself, in my own handmade business….. otherwise it wouldn’t make the list.