GETTING GOING ONLINE TOOL RECOMMENDATIONS
Start with a free website: WordPress.com
Get a custom domain name: Hover
Email autoresponder: MailChimp
Hosting for a self-hosted WordPress site: WP Engine
Social media scheduler: Buffer
WordPress Social calendar and scheduler: CoSchedule
ONLINE COURSES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Teachable – For anyone just getting started
Other options to consider:Simplero – IntermediateInvanto – Early Adopters / Advanced
My first choice setup recommendation:Thrive Themes Membership Plan – Theme, Opt-ins, Landing Pages, Quizzes and so much moreWishList Member – Membership Protection WP PluginLearnDash – LMS WP Plugin
My second choice setup recommendation:OptimizePress – a combo theme/plugin that could be used in place of Thrive Themes, WishList and LearnDash – though with some limitations.
Payments:Stripe – Payment GatewayStripe Direct – WP Plugin for simple purchase buttons
Other options:Paid Memberships Pro – Membership Protection WP PluginSamCart – Custom shopping cartThrive Cart – Custom shopping cart
These are some of the more common tools and resources that I use, or consult clients on, or have researched, and recommend – specifically for people who aren’t yet setup in any way. They are not ALL needed. For people who have existing components in place my recommendations may differ based on their needs. To get specific recommendations based on your needs and requirements please consider booking some Coaching or Strategic Planning sessions.