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Web Hosting & Domain Names

If you don’t already have a domain name (IE: www.yourname.com) then you need one pronto! Most web hosts will register your domain name for you when buying hosting. So what is “hosting” exactly? Basically you need to store the files that the run your website on a web server. Web Hosts offer this service for a monthly or annual fee.

So what can you expect to pay? Domain names are typically $20/year and basic hosting is around $10/mo. This varies, of course, depending on the extent of your needs. (An ecommerce site needs a more robust hosting package, for example).

  • SiteGround Officially recommended by WordPress.org. Fast loading speed and knowledgeable support with inexpensive starting plans for WordPress.
  • HostGator This reliable host offers fast loading times and one of the cheapest starting plans for WordPress sites.

Email Marketing

Email marketing is when you send out bulk email to your target audience. Why use a service? Not only can you create beautiful emails using templates, but you can track your message’s clicks and engagement. Best of all, all the sign ups and unsubscribes are taken care of automatically!


Taking Credit Card Payments

It’s easier then you think to accept credit card payments.

  • Square Best if you want to accept payments in-person and online
  • PayPal Best if you want to accept payment online only

Printing Services

Don’t already have a local print shop that you work with? No problem! I’ve had wonderful experiences printing online (and saving a few dollars too).


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Misc Tech Stuff

I also recommend that you use these basic services on your computer…


Just a heads up, some of the recommendations on this page contain affiliate links. Rest assured, I only promote services that I have experience with and truly believe will be a value to you. Please let me know if you have any questions!