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Website Hosting and Domain Registering
Bluehost – website hosting with very affordable plans so you can get started right away including a 1-click installation of WordPress.
Firsthost – this is my company since 1996 that I use for hosting and buying domain names. If you are getting started, select the shared hosting plans. Once you are ready for the next level or want to do ecommerce, make sure you use a Dedicated IP. If you are already using a Virtual Private Server or a Dedicated Server, you will find very competitive rates and excellent customer service.
StudioPress – premium wordpress themes used by over 130,000 companies, and that I use for most of my websites.
ThemeForest – over 17,000 themes and templates starting at $3. I would pick the Avada theme (the most popular theme) which is a responsive multi-purpose theme.
Merchant and Affiliate Programs
ShareaSale – use them to find products to promote on your website that are related to your content.
LongTailPro – to find the keywords to use this software is a must. I use LongTail Pro for all of my keyword research. This software will help you find targeted traffic which every blog needs.
VideoMakerFX – video creation software so you can create amazing videos. I use this software to make affiliate and product reviews. You can save time making videos and it is easy to use.
Wishlist Member – wordpress plugin that I use for my membership site. Quickly build a membership site, online courses, and communities with Wishlist Member.
Wishlist Insider – already have Wishlist Member? Then you will want to join the online community to share and learn tips on how to grow your membership.