Fave Online Tech Tools

I created this page to provide you with a one-stop shop to find all of the Canva and Website related tools and programs I currently recommend to my clients and subscribers.

Note that some of the resources below may be affiliate links. I only ever recommend tools and resources that my team, my clients or I have used and found to be effective.

If you do use one of the affiliate links, it will cost you nothing to use but I will receive a small commission …. which I will use to fund my Starbucks habit!

DESIGN RESOURCES

Email & Email Marketing

  • Google Workspace: This is the email hosting provider I recommend if you are looking to set up a professional domain email address for your business.
  • ConvertKit: This is my preferred email marketing provider and it is what I use to manage all of my own list building activities. This is a paid service.
  • Convert Pro: Convert Pro is a great tool to look into if you’re looking to add a pop-up to your WordPress website (e.g. for exit intent offers or opt-ins).

Domains & Hosting

  • Namecheap: This is my preferred domain name registrar. Solid customer support, without the crazy upsells like certain other domain providers that shall remain nameless. 😉
  • Siteground: If your website is self-hosted (e.g., if you have a WordPress based website), you will want to have a solid website hosting provider, as lot of the cheapie hosts can result in a slower page speed. Siteground is the hosting provider I use for my own websites.
  • WPEngine: An exceptional option for managed WordPress hosting.

Backups & Security

  • VaultPress: If your website is WordPress based and you don’t have a solid backups system in place with your hosting company, you need VaultPress for backups.
  • Sucuri: This is the security plugin I recommend. I can tell you that every client we have on Sucuri has been spared entirely from security threats.
  • iThemes Security Pro: If you’re DIYing your site without a developer to support you, this is the route I’d probably recommend to more easily add a layer of protection to your website.

Page Speed Optimization

  • Googe Page Speed Insights: PageSpeed Insights is a tool you can use to assess your website’s page speed as Google sees it.
  • Imagify: If your website is on WordPress, I highly recommend getting an image optimization plugin, and Imagify is the tool that I use for my websites and my clients’ sites.
  • WP Rocket: If your website is on WordPress, I highly recommend getting a premium caching plugin, and WP Rocket is the tool that I use for my websites and my clients’ sites.

Organization & Project Management

  • Asana: Asana is the online project management tool we use internally to stay on top of our admin, marketing and website development projects.
  • Basecamp: Basecamp is also designed to help organize projects, tasks and teams and it’s what we use for client facing project management. It’s a super intuitive interface that my clients love.
  • Google Drive: Google Drive is a file storage service that allows you to access your documents, pictures and files and it’s incredibly handy for collaborating with team members and clients for content planning and sharing documents.
  • Dropbox: DropBox is an online, cloud storage system that allows you to access your documents wherever you are. It is definitely one of the easiest ways to organize and share files with colleagues and clients.
  • Evernote: Evernote is an app designed for note taking, organizing, task management, and archiving. It’s a handy way to streamline your office environment and organize all of those little post-it notes that are likely covering your desk. from a jumble of notes and folders into a single digital storehouse.