I Have been in Internet Marketing for more than 5 Years Now! During these years, I have tested countless products & services. Here goes my recommendations!
Before I go ahead and talk about my recommendations, please understand that some of these links are affiliate links. Meaning, I will get a commission from the company if you purchase some of these products (at no extra cost to your end). This helps me to make extra bucks and I also get to test a lot of new products. It is a win-win for all of us, I believe. Another very important thing to note is that you do not really need all of them. Tools & software are only there to help you grind. The hustle is on your own though in most cases.
WEBSITE BUILDING TOOLS
If you are thinking about launching an online business (in any form), the first thing you need is a domain. Namecheap is my go to solution for domains. I have more than 70 domains with them and I have never had an issue. I am a big fan of their customer support too. Always live, 24-7 chat & phone support makes our lives really easy.
There are other domain providers out there such as GoDaddy who will give you $1 or $5 deals to get hooked and then start charging renewal fees of $15/year. Namecheap is flat. I like them.
After we have our domain, the next thing required is a hosting. I blindly trust Siteground when it comes to hosting. They offer super cheap packages with great service & more than enough storage required. This website (Khalidfarhan.com) is hosted with Siteground. That tells you about my trust on them. Their regular shared hosting is around $3 a month and I don’t think you can get a better solution anywhere else. Once again, the 24-7 support is amazing. Whatever your problem is, they will be there to solve you. Great for especially starters.
Most of us build website on WordPress platform. I am sure you are going to do the same. If that’s the case, Themeforest is your go to marketplace to get a great theme. Most themes cost anywhere between $40-$60 and you can use them on as many sites you want. Themeforest has around 40,000 themes and there’s no way you will not find a theme for your business there.
I started Internet Marketing back in 2011 and it wasn’t this easy back then to create websites. WordPress is a live savor and it is completely free. It is an open source CMS which you can use to build brilliant looking websites. Almost 70% of Internet now uses WordPress to build sites. It is simple, it is easy and it is super effective. Most hosting platforms (Siteground for example) has WordPress installer in them so you do not really need to manually use WordPress these days.
If you are building an eCom store or are planning to launch a Dropshipping business, Shopify is your go-to solution. They have actually changed the eCom game for many. Super simple dashboard, easy layouts and great series of apps and themes to help you kickstart. Shopify stores are also selling well. All in all, a very good investment.