Below are services that I have used highly recommend! These have all been fundamental aspects of my business and those that I set up for my clients.
Shopify is my go-to e-commerce platform. It’s easy enough for beginners yet has the expandability to create complex and high-end online stores and service based websites. I recommend starting on Shopify instead of something less and then having to migrate in order to scale your business.
Always my go-to for both my clients and my own business needs. Start off with the free plan and you can easily send newsletters out, but SO MUCH MORE. It connects to your e-commerce store and you can add pop-up subscription boxes, retargeting emails, automated notifications based on criteria you choose, as well as automated onboarding emails, attractive order receipts, and more. This is the one app I’ve used for almost every site I create. I’ve used other services, but just like MailChimp better.
All my clients need to have domain names – it’s part of having a website. I always recommend NameCheap for domain registration. It’s easy, and it’s not GoDaddy 🙂
This is honestly the single most useful and amazing tool that I use for my business. I wish I had it ten years ago! It manages my contact forms, adding clients to the proper “workflows” I’ve set up and it is what I use for easy client invoicing, contract signatures, proposals, and more.
This is who I use for my own website because security is very important to me as well as monitoring, backups, and other things that regular web hosts don’t provide. It’s worth it.
I’ve used this for several clients who sell services with appointments (beauty services, coaching calls, doctor appointments, and more). It has a free plan which is great but then if you need more, the plans are super affordable and offer great value. Whenever I need to set up scheduling for a client, this is my go-to service.