I’ve compiled some great resources for you to help you be successful on the Internet.
Great, not free resources
Backblaze – keep your computer backed up off-line for as little as $4 a month per computer. This has been a real life saver for me. Even if you back up to an external hard drive, they can fail too! Believe me it happened to me 3 years ago!
Zoom – Modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems.
Awesome Screenshots – This is my go-to screenshot program. It has a plugin for most browsers.
Lastpass – I cannot live without this! This is a way to generate and securely store all your passwords. The Pro version lets you use it on your phone & tablet too for only $10 a YEAR.
Name Ideas Generator – The hardest part of any project is coming up with a unique name. Name Ideas Generator is a FREE tool that suggests possible domain names based on the keywords you enter. Voila’!
PDFill Free PDF & Image Writer – this is my go-to PDF maker 🙂
Goodsync – Keep the files on two or more computers synchronized. Fast and easy. The Pro version is worth the small price.
Dropbox – For online file sharing and syncing. Great for sending me large or many files! I have the Pro version, but most can get away with the free version.
Evernote – I use MS OneNote because it came with my MS Office 365, but Evernote is a great, free alternative! Keep all your notes in one searchable location, with categories, images, and web-clipping capabilities.
FileZilla – A good basic FTP (file transfer protocol) program for moving files to and from your website host.
Mozilla Thunderbird – A great alternative to Microsoft Outlook.
Tweetdeck – For managing Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, GoogleBuzz, MySpace and Foursquare social media posts on your desktop computer or mobile device.
These are some companies I recommend to register a domain name. But I most importantly DO NOT recommend GoDaddy under any circumstances any longer!
- https://domains.google – YES! Google offers domains AND custom email services! Privacy is INCLUDED with each domain registered or transferred to them. Yahoo!
- https://www.hover.com – highly recommended AND they offer email service too. Privacy is INCLUDED with each domain registered or transferred to them.
- https://namechk.com – find not only domain names, but any social media names that may be available too
- https://www.namecheap.com/ – very good company.
- https://whois.icann.org/en – go straight to the issuer of ALL domains. This is a safe place to see if a domain name you want is available or not.
- Google’s Startup Guide for SEO
- How Search Engines Work by Google’s Matt Cutts (Youtube Video)
- Google Analytics Official website
- https://pixabay.com – FREE photos you can use anywhere
If you sell ANYTHING on your site you’re required by most payment gateways to have a Terms of Service Policy clearly on your site.