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For Starters

When starting a business, there are 2 immediate steps to consider.  Choose a cloud software suite.  Select a cloud backup service.

1) Cloud Software Suite

What is it?
A collection of cloud computing, productivity, and collaboration tools to run a business. 

Why do you need it?
To get an email address, a calendar, and tools to create documents for your business.

Who do we recommend and why?
Google Workspace.  Everything you need in one place to get things done.  Run your business on a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, or mobile.  Low cost.

2) Cloud Backup Service

What is it?
A type of service that allows individuals and organizations to make a cloud backup of their computer.

Why do you need it?
To create a secure and offsite backup of the data on your desktop or laptop computer.

Who do we recommend and why?
Backblaze.  Unlimited backup for 1 computer.    Automated backups that can be restored easily.  Great value for money.

For Builders

There are 5 initial steps to building your website.  Choose a domain name registrar.  Pick a web hosting service.  Select a website builder.  Pick a theme.  Choose a website compliance service.

1) Domain Name Registrar

What is it?
A company that manages the reservation of Internet domain names.

Why do you need it?
To get a domain name for your website, e.g. “digitalfreedom.com”.

Who do we recommend and why?
Namecheap.  The name says it all.  Let us know if you can find anyone cheaper!

2) Web Hosting Service

What is it?
A type of Internet service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web.

Why do you need it?
To provide a place for your website to live.

Who do we recommend and why?
Cloudways.  Lightning fast with dedicated resources to serve your website visitors.  Includes backups.  Build your website in private, then go live.  No limit on number of websites.

3) Website Builder

What is it?
A software tool that allows the construction of a website without any code.

Why do you need it?
To build your website pages.

Who do we recommend and why?
Elementor Pro.  Create websites and pages using drag and drop interface.  No code.  Offers best support for website themes.

4) Website Theme

What is it?
The overall look, feel, and style of a website.  This includes color scheme, layout, and style elements.

Why do you need it?
To represent your brand and ensure your website visitors have the best possible experience.

Who do we recommend and why?

Astra Pro for blog websites, and simple membership and course websites.  Fast, lightweight, and highly customizable.  Low cost.

5) Website Compliance Service

What is it?
A type of service that helps with observing and following all accessibility laws and regulations that apply to a website.

Why do you need it?
To make your website compliant with the laws of the countries in which you operate.

Who do we recommend and why?
iubenda for privacy policy, cookie policy, and cookie consent banner.  Attorney-level compliance.  Simple and quick to generate policies.

WebsitePolicies for disclaimer, terms and conditions, and DMCA policy.  Attorney-drafted legal documents.  Create policies in minutes.

There are 3 further steps if you plan to build a course website.  Choose a course builder.  Pick a video storage service.  Select a video player.  Even if you are not creating courses, steps 2 and 3 below apply if you plan to deliver videos on your website.

1) Course Builder

What is it?
An education platform for creating and delivering online courses.

Why do you need it?
To help you create and deliver online lessons to your website visitors.

Who do we recommend and why?
LearnDash.  Drag and drop course builder.  Advanced quizzing.  Drip-feed lessons.  Control access to courses, lessons, and quizzes. 

2) Video Storage Service

What is it?
A type of service that allows individuals and organizations to store digital media.

Why do you need it?
To store your digital media, e.g. online course videos.

Who do we recommend and why?
Bunny.  Super low cost.  Storage from only $0.01 per gigabyte per month.  Bandwidth $0.005 per gigabyte transferred.  Minimum cost $1 per month.

3) Video Player

What is it?
A software tool to deliver digital media.

Why do you need it?
To deliver your digital media, e.g. online course videos.

Who do we recommend and why?
Presto Player.  Easy to navigate videos with chapters.  View page content and watch videos at same time.  Integrated with Bunny for low cost video storage.  Settings remembered between watch sessions.

For Marketers

There are 2 preliminary steps for marketing your business.  Choose an email marketing service.  Pick a lead generation tool.  If you are using paid advertising, then there is 1 further recommended step.  Select a funnel builder.

1) CRM Tool (For Email)

What is it?
A customer relationship management (CRM) tool is used by individuals and organizations to manage their interactions with leads and customers.

Why do you need it?
To send emails to your leads and customers.

Who do we recommend and why?
Drip.  Email and SMS.  Dynamic content.  A/B split testing.  Behavior based automations.  Scheduled sending.

2) Lead Generation Tool

What is it?
A software tool used in the process of initiating consumer interest in products or services.

Why do you need it?
To get the name and email address of your website visitors for list building.

Who do we recommend and why?
Convert Pro.  Drag and drop editor.  Mobile friendly.  Super fast loading.  Low cost.

3) Funnel Builder

What is it?
A platform for building the web pages used to take a person from initial awareness of a product or service to its purchase.

Why do you need it?
To take your audience on a journey that starts by making them aware of a problem they have and finishes by presenting a solution they can purchase.

Who do we recommend and why?
Convertri.  Easy to build pages with no code.  Fully-customizable and ready-made templates.  Super fast funnels for high conversions.

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