Website Platforms & Website Hosting

Here are the website platforms I use and recommend.

SquareSpace [Link]

Squarespace is a DIY hosted platform great for small-to-medium-sized websites. Helpful marketing options include:

  • Blogging
  • Podcasting (easily submit your podcast to iTunes)
  • Ecommerce, shopping, shipping, inventory, and built-in Email marketing to communicate to customers
  • Email list building with built-in MailChimp integration
  • Built-in forms and Google Doc integration
  • No updates, plugins, or security issues for you to manage

Squarespace Example Sites I Created with My Clients

Wordpress

Wordpress is a go-to standard for medium-to-large websites. Wordpress requires more technical expertise but offers a variety of options to empower your marketing, like:

  • Hugely popular for blogging and content marketing
  • Plugins to do everything from podcasting to ecommerce to email marketing integration with Mailchimp, Convert Kit
  • Themes of every size and shape
  • Large support community and development firms who design nothing but custom Wordpress sites

Wordpress Hosting

I put all of my clients on one of these three hosting platforms:

  1. Cloudways
  2. Flywheel
  3. Siteground

Wordpress Example Sites

Here are few Wordpress sites I created or collaborated on with clients.

Tilda [Link]

Tilda is a lesser-known hosted DIY solution. It is one of my favorites for personal brands and non-profits. There are a variety of options to empower your marketing and business, like:

  • Hugely popular for blogging and content marketing
  • Plugins to do everything from podcasting to ecommerce to email marketing integration with Mailchimp, Convert Kit
  • Themes of every size and shape
  • Large support community and development firms who design nothing but custom Wordpress sites

Tilda Example Sites

Here are few Tilda sites I created with clients.

Carrd (Landing Pages)[Link]

Carrd is a beautiful, simple, landing page builder at a killer price. I use it all the time.

Carrd Example Landing Pages

Here are few Carrd landing pages I created with clients and for my own businesses.

Email Marketing

My Preferred Email Client (for checking my own email)

  • Polymail (plays great with Gmail and Google Apps)

Social Media Management

  • Agorapulse (schedule, publish, and reply all-in-one)

Marketing Books

All Marketers are Liars (Tell Stories) by Seth Godin

Building a StoryBrandby Donald Miller

Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy