Domain Name - GoDaddy
GoDaddy is the World's Largest Domain Registrar providing Domains, SSL certificates. All my .com, .net and .info domains are registered at GoDaddy and I have been with them for more than 10 years.
Web Hosting - Dreamhost
I use Dreamhost for all my websites. Their Control Panel is simple to use and they provide a lot of one-click installs that you can add to your website. It's perfect for WordPress hosting as well as for personal websites and portfolio. I've been with Dreamhost for more than a decade and the best thing I like about them is how responsive their support is.
Grammar Check - Grammarly
I use Grammarly to make my writing clear and effective. As a non-native English speaker, I often make silly grammar and spelling mistakes and Grammarly for Chrome browser is my best writing assistant. It also goes deeper than spelling and grammar and provide comprehensive writing feedback.
Blogging (Content Management System) - WordPress
WordPress is a content management system that is both free and priceless at the same time. It has a huge community and the core system is developed by hundreds of community volunteers, making it a very robust and powerful content management system. It is one of the most popular blogging software used today. This blog is built on WordPress. Dreamhost provides a WordPress Starter hosting with WordPress Pre-Installed at $2.59 per month.
Web analytics - Google Analytics
I use Google Analytics to track statistics to my websites. Google analytics is free, enterprise-class, and it is very easy to set up. Some of the things I look at from my Google Analytics reports are Browser usage, Screen resolution, Referring sites, Total visits, and Most viewed pages.
WordPress Themes - Divi by Elegant Themes or ThemeForest
If you are after a highly powerful and customisable theme, I recommend Divi by Elegant Themes. Divi is a revolutionary WordPress theme and visual page builder for WordPress. With Divi, you can build your website visually. Add, arrange and design content and watch everything happen instantly right before your eyes. The speed is incredible, the interface is beautiful and the experience is pure magic. Divi theme is suitable for:
- Online stores
- Service Providers
Check out the demo and try Divi for free at Elegant Themes
ThemeForest is a Premium theme provider and they are very famous for WordPress Themes. I have written a review on ThemeForest vs WooThemes if you would like to find out more about their WordPress themes. ThemeForest provides more than just premium WordPress Themes; they have email newsletter templates, psd layouts, web graphics and many more. I often go to ThemeForest for WordPress Themes, newsletter templates and graphics.
Google Products (Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets)
I use Google products for creating content, presentation, spreadsheet and so on. They are on the cloud so I can access them from anywhere.
MailChimp and MailerLite (Email Marketing)
MailChimp and Mailerlite are used for sending newsletters as well as marketing automation. They are great tools to help me in touch with my audience.
Canva (Graphic Design)
I don't know how I used to survive without Canva. Actually, I do - I used Photoshop. But Canva is much, much easier, for designing beautiful graphics to be used for my content and social media. And it's free and web-based.
Buffer & Hootsuite (Social Media Management)
I work full-time and there is no way I can be tweeting or posting status updates during work hours. I use Buffer for scheduling posts on multiple social media accounts at once.
My all-time favourites
Tools for remote work
Slack is a messaging tool for work. Think ICQ, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Chat but for work.
Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service I use to virtually meet with others - either by video or audio-only or both. For 1:1's, workshops, meetings, coaching sessions, and even casual chats.
Are you a remote manager? Check out my book, The Accidental Remote Manager for a back to the basics guide for managers in understanding and adapting the fundamentals of leadership that are critical to surviving the sudden transition to remote working and leading.
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