You have the ideas, they have the tools.
Whether or not we end up working together, I know for a fact that you will need from the following list of resources to launch your products and/or services online.
Hosting, domain, email, contracts, dropshipping, lead magnets, template designs…
You don’t have to go with all of them, but go ahead and order your starter pack a la carte.
Quick note: some of these suggestions sometimes have affiliate codes, which means that if you end up buying any of their service(s), you get a sweet deal and I get a referral fee for bringing them your business. It’s a symbiotic relationship where I curate great services, they offer chill deals for you, and I get to fill my beer tip jar.
For the moment, I’ve intentionally kept the list short & sweet to not overwhelm you with analysis paralysis so you can get to market, faster.
Domain + Hosting + Email + SSL
You have no choice in this. Namecheap is exactly that when you’re just starting out. It gives you an extremely affordable price point to launch your online presence. Their interface & c-panel layout make it easy to navigate to what you’re looking for in a few clicks. And their support has improved A LOT over the years.
Newsletter + Marketing Automation
MailChimp is one of my favorite tech firms without the stuffy techy bro feel.
Create and categorize your target audience goals based on your campaign objectives:
- welcome emails
- drip automation
- optional code-free customizations
- free for up to 2,000 subscribers
UI/UX Kits, Themes, & Templates
Are you a Mac-head, Sketch App-loving designer with the aesthetic chops? Then this gallery offers the top designs that will 11/10 do the leg work for you so you can focus on customization to fit your prototype and get to pre-selling and beta, faster.
Whether you’re a PC or Mac guy, these web themes & templates are well-documented with the development stacks you love to work with and the theme authors provide top-notch support that makes you a believer in beautiful code all over again.
No design/dev skills? No problem. In fact, you’re in a better position because your first objective is to validate and pre-sell your idea before you spend time and money into building something that potentially nobody wants. Check out these robust Keynote presentation templates to walk into to those early investor/beta tester client meetings with the confidence of a five-year-old right after he learned how to make pasta necklaces (you don’t have to know-it-all, just more than your client).