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 WordPress Developers
WP Tangerine: WP Tangerine is an easy way to find developers to maintain or code your WordPress website at very affordable rates. They do the recruiting for you and all technical talent is put through a rigorous screening process. Here’s my full review of WP Tangerine.
Get 40% off your first month with coupon code: WPT40 (enter at checkout).
Finding Graphic Designers
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.