Resources and Tools of The Trade

I’ve used all of the products I list on this page, found them useful and believe the product I got was more than worth the price I paid.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.

Generate Press

Generate Press DIY web design theme and plugin
Generate Press DIY web design theme and plugin

If you design small business websites on a tight budget, Generate Press is a must have tool in your armory. It’s light weight, simple, powerful and has great support. It also integrates seamlessly with Beaver Builder.

SiteGround web hosting…

The WordPress Hosting I use
The WordPress Hosting I use

Some hosts stand out as offering a great product at a great price. My current hosting is a SiteGround GoGeek plan. I got a three year deal at half price. I don’t know of any other host offering such a good deal. I’ve used many web hosts over the years. So I have hands on experience of the main hosting companies. I’m more than happy to recommend SiteGround.

Beaver Builder

Beaver Builder

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Beaver Builder is a highly respected page layout builder that can save you hours of work. If you want to build your own home page or landing pages this could be just what you need. Beaver Builder is especially useful for sites that use the old classic editor.

Backup Buddy

BackupBuddy, the WordPress Backup Plugin I use
BackupBuddy, the WordPress Backup Plugin I use

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As your site begins to grow you need a reliable way to back up, test and restore your site’s content in case of an emergency. Backup Buddy does all of this and more. Backup Buddy has a well deserved good reputation in the industry. I also regularly use Backup Buddy to set up a copy of a live website on a local host server. I can then make all kinds of changes to the test site, without worrying about breaking anything.

Camtasia Studio Screen Recorder

Camtasia the Screen-casting Software I use
Camtasia the Screen-casting Software I use

With Camtasia Studio you can easily clean up your screen casts. I make usable videos from so-so recordings.

Invest in your skills and your future
Teach yourself SEO, code, user experience, photography and graphic design. If you build websites there’s an almost limitless number of things to learn. Lynda.com has 4,426 courses and 171,741 video tutorials. If I want to learn any new skills Lynda.com is always my first choice.

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More to come!

That’s all for now folks, but come back soon. I plan on adding a section about the web hosts I’ve used and recommend for brand new WordPress sites.

P.S. If you’ve bought any products through my affiliate links, thank you. It’s much appreciated.