Recommended services

Use the links below to visit and register for third party services. These are services I frequently recommend and use myself. In many cases I am also an affiliate.

Domain Registration/Hosting

Register your domain at

Sign-up with Flywheel managed WordPress hosting.

Sign-up with
Sign-up with SiteGround managed WordPress hosting.

WordPress Plugins

WP Google Maps: Create your own custom maps of your service locations or other resources.

MyBookTable allows you to have your own bookstore that links to online bookstores where visitors can buy the book.

WordPress Themes

There are thousands upon thousands of possible themes you can use to build your website. Some are better than others. My favorites are:

My very favorite theme —  from Elegant Themes  — is Divi because it is exceptionally versatile:


Divi WordPress Theme

I’ve also found Organized Themes to be a good resource, especially for Nonprofits: Browse themes by Organized Themes

I’ve used the Enfold theme by Kresi for several small business websites.

A popular marketplace for themes and more is the Envato Marketplace.

If you use one of these themes and build your own website, know that I can provide training, maintenance or be a support resource.

Design Resources

Promo videos – It’s like stock photo, but with video. Get 10% off the first 3 months of your subscription.
Unsplash – Beautiful hi-res photos. Free to use.
Depositphotos – A good marketplace for affordable royalty-free stock photography.

Use Cover Actions Pro to create 3D book cover mockups in Photoshop.

Free online photo editor for managing cropping and resizing images: Befunky

Printing Services

Start using Moo online printing service.

Form-building Services

The forms you build with these services can stand alone or can be embedded in your website.

Paperform: Create beautiful and responsive forms.
WuForms: User-friendly and many reports included.
Jotform: Easy form builder with lot of integration options and a good support forum.

Business and Marketing Resources

Receive 20% off your first year using Google’s G Suite.

Get a 14-Day free trial at ClickFunnels and set up a sales funnel that is beautiful and automated.

Dropbox provides secure, in-the-cloud file storage that syncs with your computer or device. Sharing folders makes it easy to manage large files with a team.

WhataGraph: A comprehensive digital marketing reporting tool. Pull data from Google, Mailchimp, Facebook, LinkedIn etc. into a single easy to read report. 7-day free trial.

Xtensio – Online tool for building marketing resources, such as your Ideal Audience Persona.

Mailchimp: Email marketing and list management. Free for up to 500 subscribers.

MailerLite: Email marketing and list management. Not as robust as Mailchimp for businesses. But a great tool, free for up to 1000 subscribers.

Productivity or Project Management

Trello is a great tool for capturing, scheduling, and tracking ideas. I especially like to use it for social media and content planning.
Airtable lets you build the system you need to keep your projects, and your team on track.

Social Media Tools

Missing Lettr: Share your blog content on a regular schedule for a year.
Buffer: Share posts with multiple social media platforms from one central location.
Publer: Schedule social posts on multiple platforms including Instagram and Google My Business. Easy to use.
SocialBee: Social Bee is great if you want to schedule a lot of content on a regular basis and organize it by type.
Promo Republic: Promo Republic has assets and calendars to help you get ideas and design great posts.

Website Management Tools

UpdraftPlus – A plugin you can use to make regular backups of your website and save them to your own storage area. Also facilitates website migration.