BlueHost is a great affordable option if you’re just starting out and also has the added benefit of free, unlimited email service.
WPEngine is the gold standard when it comes to hosting your WordPress site. I use a combo of the two:
Divi is a must-have theme that powers all of my WordPress sites – it’s an easy to use Drag + Drop editor for non-techies.
Email Marketing Service Provider
Even though Convertkit has a native integration with Thinkific, I’ve switched back to Drip + Mailerlite. Convertkit had lots of technical issues and extremely slow response time to questions…like 2 weeks. I use Mailerlite for my Reader list because it has a native integration with Prolific Works [formerly Instafreebie]
Graphic Design + Video Editing
I use the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite for everything! Once you have a monthly Creative Cloud membership, you’ll have access to the entire suite of applications. My most used apps are:
- InDesign to create planners, workbooks, cookbooks, magazines and e-books
- Photoshop for web design and social media graphics
- Illustrator for logos
- Premiere for Video Editing
- Dimension for Product Mockups
Landing Page + LeadBoxes
While almost all email service providers offer this functionality, I can confirm that they’re all pretty ugly to look at which is why I’m sticking with LeadPages. You can have Landing Pages, Leadboxes, Lead Digits and more using their platform.
I LOVE Crowdcast. They have excellent customer service but more important, it just works. Which is something you normally take for granted w/software but after the 80th webinar on my old platform where it was me alone with fifty emails from people telling me they couldn’t get in to the webinar, I switched to Crowdcast and it’s never happened since. Plus you can
- LIVEstream to FB + YouTube simultaneously
- LIVEstream using a DSLR for a higher quality picture
- Charge attendees
- Automatically download a recording
- And so much more!