Below is an extensive list of entrepreneurship resources I use for building and managing websites and side hustles.
Building a Website:
The go to platform for creating an ecommerce store. It’s intuitive design, small learning curve, flexibility, etc are all great selling points. Until further notice, do not use anything else.
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) which is a fancy term for software that allows you to create and manage digital content (think blog posts, images, videos, files, databases, etc), typically with an easy to use front-end interface.
I’ve used WordPress to create blogs, splash pages, social media platforms, Kickstarter clones, landing pages and more.
Over 20% of websites use WordPress to manage their sites. That’s a lot of sites.
WordPress is very easily installed on any hosting plan. My preferred choice is BlueHost.
Shopify has a great selection of free themes to get you started but eventually you will want to upgrade to a premium theme. I’ve used premium themes from both Out-of-the-Sandbox and Mile High Themes and have been extremely satisfied.
A massive library of WordPress themes. You can find everything from blog themes, to Pinterest clones, to Crowdfunding sites and more. Create place to start your design search.
I love Elegant Themes. For a yearly payment, you get access to all 87 of their themes and their plugins. I use these guys to build client websites.
Great collection of themes and you get their drab and drop builder with any purchase.
Not ready to go with an upgrade? No worry. This site has a great collection of free themes to choose from.
Domain Name and Hosting:
My favorite domain name and hosting company. I love the straight forward, low pricing and the cPanel control. my go to for hosting my websites and buying domain names.
Great place to buy domain names. I typically buy my domain names with BlueHost but have used NameCheap in the past without any complaints.