Resources to Build Your Own Website

If you’re about to embark on the wonderful and sometimes frustrating journey through the construction of your own website, you’ve probably been steered toward WordPress. With good reason! Its the only website builder I use for my client jobs, unless Im building a web store (see ecommerce below).

Here are the resources I use every day for self hosted wordpress sites.
Hope it helps you build your own website!

Preferred Webhosting
This is the only host I use: HostGator

Awesome Pro WordPress Page Building Tools
Clean WordPress Theme by Elegant Themes: Divi Theme
Conversion Focused WordPress Themes: Thrive Themes
Wordpress Builder Plugin – for any theme: Visual Composer for WordPress

Must Have WordPress Plugins
Completely block comment spam: Zero Spam
Hackers have no chance: Wordfence Security
The best seo plugin around: WordPress SEO by Yoast

Email Marketing
If you’re selling a product or service or want anyone to come back to your website, you HAVE to have a mailing list.
The free one: MailChimp
The best one: AWeber (30 day free trial)

e-Commerce Store Builders
Big Commerce
Shopify