This is a list of all the things that I recommend for getting started online.
Web hosting. WordPress themes. Email marketing tools.
HostGator – I have a bunch of sites here. Easiest setup for everything.
WooThemes – I love Canvas. It’s a great minimalist theme that is crazily customizable. And WooThemes has dozens of other really great themes to browse and use.
Thesis Theme for WordPress – A popular theme amongst professional bloggers. Easy to change most bits of layout and design. Great SEO features.
Genesis Framework – This framework/theme has developed a huge following. Made by the great folks at Copyblogger means it’s good stuff!
Profits Theme – This is a really great tool for Landing/Sales pages and membership sites.
Gravity Forms – Fantastic tool for creating any sort of form on your site. Very powerful if you need more than 1 simple contact form on your site.
Aweber Email Marketing – Best choice for newsletters, broadcasting your blog, and for managing your (IMPORTANT!) list of clients and future clients.
MailChimp – Super easy to use. Lot’s of great templates. Free untill you have 2000 people on your list.
[If you purchase something, I will feed & clothe my three boys.]
[Or maybe just get them more Pokemon cards. Yeah!]