The following list of resources are filled with many I have personally used and I have indicated as such below. If you have any questions about one of the, please let me know.
**Note: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links.
Nexus Affects: Having the right strategy makes all the difference in whether your business will thrive or dive. So, if you are launching today, looking to grow what you have built or are wanting to define your marketing plans for 2015, the Nexus Affects team will strategize with you to develop an actionable plan.*
Platform Building: Domain, Hosting, Design, Email, etc.
GoDaddy – Domain selection is one of the first things you will do after strategizing your business, so if you are looking for a domain, check GoDaddy out. I exclusively use GoDaddy for all my domains.
Bluehost: Hosting has never been easier with Bluehost. They are super easy to use, understand and Sidepreneurs.com hosts through them. It’s ideal for Sidepreneurs, Entrepreneurs, authors, etc., looking to launch their website quickly.
Aaron PiersonDo you love the Sidepreneurs logo, podcast artwork and social platform designs? I absolutely LOVE the work Aaron did for me across all my platforms. You guessed it, I HIGHLY recommend you check him out for your design work. Here is a sample of his design work…
99 Designs – I may never go back to them, but before using Aaron I did find 99 Designs to be a helpful resource in developing the logos for many of my own websites. It’s not as personalized as Aaron, but it is an option for those looking for scores of design options to choose from. I now prefer the more precise and personalized design process with Aaron.
ThemeForest – Without ThemeForest I would have been stuck so many times coming up with the right idea for my website layouts. They have tons of on-demand off the shelve designs to choose from for your, blog, sales page or website.
Podcast Themes w/ Appendipity – I love the themes that Appendipity has created for podcasters. Integration is super easy and they have some of the best video tutorials to guide you through the entire process. I’m using one of their theme for Sidepreneurs.com
Aweber – I love aweber for the ease of use and quick setup time it takes to capture all your contact’s email information. I currently use this email software provider for this website and many other websites I have built for clients.
Mailchimp – A close second to Aweber, Mailchimp is great for segmenting emails and categorizing your subscribers based on their interest. They integrate just like Aweber across multiple platforms and systems.
Infusionsoft – Something I have not used yet, but I hear good things about it AND what I do know about it, it is much more robust than Aweber & Mailchimp to handle multiple streams of email automation.
LeadPages: Create high-quality landing pages, opt-ins, and product launch pages. LeadPages helps you convert your audience into subscribers and/or buyers. There system is simple to use and integrates smoothly into WordPress and multiple email softwares like Aweber, Mailchimp, Infusionsoft, etc.
The Content Authority: If you are online, you know you need various types of content for your website, blogs, podcasts, eBooks, books, webinars, etc. The Content Authority is my recommended choice for all the content I am not writing myself.*
Priority VA: Looking for a service to save you time by offloading virtual tasks? I recommend Priority VA to help you manage your schedule, calendar, travel, research, social media and much much MORE!!! Save time and live more.
Fiverr: Whether you need a design, voice over or some other task done for you. Fiverr is a go to place for those looking to spend $5 per task.
Odesk: I’ve found writers, designers, coders and many other valuable VAs through Odesk. If you are looking for someone to handle a small or large part of your business, this is who I would go with.
*In full disclosure, I own the businesses above marked with an * and have developed the teams of writers, designers and strategists to always deliver exactly what I want, so they deliver at a high level, whether I use them for my websites or client websites. For that reason and more, I recommend these resources.