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Recommendations

When I need to buy something, I’m kind of a geek about researching and finding the best option. I spend hours looking at all of the resources online, the reviews, and looking at all the pros and cons.

I thought you’d appreciate the benefits of my research to help you get your business online.


Website Hosting:

Siteground* – it’s inexpensive, reliable and the support is great (if you don’t mind Romanian accents.)


Learning Management Software – or Course Teaching software:

Hosted:

Teachable – has graduated pricing depending on how many customers you plan to have. Easy to get started and it looks really great. Always a plus in my book!

WordPress plugins:

You’re going to have to pay for a yearly license to get a decent one, but the price varies. Also realize that you may need additional plugins for all of the functionality that you want.

Learndash – not too expensive and a really good academic software.

Access Ally* – I decided to go with this one because of the great reviews, the focus on entrepreneurs who market online, my experience using someone else’s site, and how pretty it is! I got a special deal for you – your first month for $7! Access Ally*


Email Service Provider for Newsletters:

Drip.co *– right now this is what I’ve moved to after using Mailchimp (cheap but not enough automation), Aweber (automation, but added on later so not intuitive or easy), and Convertikit (automation, but not quite enough). Drip works well with AccessAlly and has great visual email marketing automation tools. The biggie in the business is Infusionsoft, but it costs a fortune and is hard to learn. Drip is free for up to 100 subscribers then is reasonably graduated from there! So if you plan to have free offers in exchange for an email address and want to send them an automated email sequence, this may before you.

*Ambassador Link – I research all of these products long and hard and only recommend the best. Some of them will give me a small recommender’s fee if you use my link to sign up. Often, you also get a deal by using my link. If you think this is fair, great. If not, feel free to go directly to the site and not use my link. No worries.