For those that know me, researching and reviewing small business tools is what I do! Since I’m often asked to share my recommendations, I’ve curated some of my favorites below.
Before digging into these resources, an important disclosure:
Some of the links below are affiliate links, but that does not impact my recommendations. I have either used each of these tools myself or analyzed them in great detail. If you visit a website through one of my links and ultimately make a purchase, you pay nothing extra, but I earn a small commission which helps me provide all this content to you for free.
SiteGround: I use SiteGound to host this website. Google now considers pagespeed a major ranking factor for search. When I switched from Bluehost to SiteGround the time it took for my page to load was literally cut in half. Click a few links and you will see just how snappy this website loads. SiteGround is specifically optimized to run WordPress websites fast.
Finding Graphic Designers
Penji: Penji offers unlimited graphic design for a flat monthly fee ($369/month) with no contract. That’s one month’s work for less than the price of a single logo. You get a dedicated web designer at a very good price. Here’s my full review of Penji.
Get 15% off your first month with coupon code: GEOFF15 (enter at checkout).
Starting an Authority Site (free course)
Authority Hacker: Mark and Gael at Authority Hacker have a great free training for anyone looking to build or scale affiliate websites. I personally never miss their weekly podcast.
Starting an Ecommerce Business (premium course)
Online Course Platforms
Getting a Deal on a New Car
FindTheBestCarPrice.com: Need to buy commercial vehicles or a company car (or a personal one)? I’ve created a simple RFP process that anyone can do to negotiate the best car deal. And I’ve got tips for buying more than one car at the same time as well.
Marketing & Software Development
Grant Spark: If you need help with anything above, my agency, Grant Spark can help. We are a creative team of marketers, software developers, and online course creators. To apply to work with us, send me, Geoff, an email (Geoff AT ddiy.co) with a brief summary of your goals.