DIVI is the smartest, most flexible theme in the Elegant Themes collection, and the only WordPress Theme you will ever need.  There are unlimited possibilities with this theme and you don’t need to know CSS or HTML code to use it! This is the most user-friendly and elegant theme I have ever used.  With this theme, you can create ANY type of website – no need to look for a specific theme – just use Divi!

Monarch is an easy-to-use Social Sharing Plugin with increased sharing and better design. Choose from over 35 Social Networks.  You can also choose button shapes, colors and hover effects.  Display Network Names & Social Counts and add your sharing button in five different locations:  floating sidebar, above or below content, on images & videos, as an automatic pop-up or an automatic fly-in.  It’s also designed to work on mobile devices and come with dashboard and stat analysis options.



You can’t go wrong with Bluehost. They have complete hosting solutions starting at $3.95 per month, and they offer back-up technology and site-lock services. They also have the best support team I’ve ever dealt with!

dropbox-windowsDropbox is the best option for cloud storage and sharing.  Store and share all of your photos, files, and videos with this easy-to-use platform.  It’s safe, reliable and easily integrates with many other services and applications. Available on all devices and free to use.



Instantly capture images and record video on your computer—then share them with anyone. Jing is a great tool for adding basic visual elements to all of your online conversations. Free Download.


Canva is a simple design tool for everyone. Create designs for web or print with this easy to use online tool.  Great tutorials and free to use.


Gather all of your ideas, articles and photos in one place.  I use Evernote not only for content gathering and inspirational ideas, but also for task management.  Available on all devices and free to use.


AnyMeeting offers FREE web conferencing and webinar service with no time limits or restrictions.  You can have up to 200 attendees per meeting, along with screen sharing, conference calling and much more.




PicMonkey is an Online Photo Editing tool with great photo effects, filters and extras, like adding frames, text and even collages!  Free to use.

Freshbooks is an all-in-one accounting tool.  Gather expenses, handle your online invoicing, track time on your projects and tasks, export files for accounting/tax purposes. Available on all devices and free to use.


StealthSeminar offers free training for this automated webinar service.  Features include live streaming to iPad, iPhone and iPod, broadcast your webinar online – live, auto-segment to your auto-responder, chat log review system, webinar and teleseminar automation…and much more! 

hootsuite lofoHootsuite is a Social Media Management Dashboard – manage multiple networks and profiles simultaneously, schedule posts and messages, and use their analytic tools to measure how well your social media efforts are being received.  Integrates with many apps and free to use.



Easily manage email campaigns and mailing lists with MailChimp.  User-friendly interface and great tutorials!  Free to use.

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If you want better search rankings and traffic, then WordPress is the only platform you should be using for your website or blog.


Asana is a great Project Management and Collaboration tool.  Manage projects, tasks and workflows.  Simple and easy to use.  Free for teams up to 15 people.

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Not ready to commit to hosting yet? Need a free web platform to get started?  Try Weebly – one of TIME’s 50 Best Websites.  User-friendly platform with drag & drop capabilities.  Make a free website, blog or online store.

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