Want to know the secret to being my most productive within my biz?
Here’s a list of all of the systems I use…
Do I actually use any of these tools?
Yes, I do. A few of these tools I’ve been using for close to a decade now. For those that I have outgrown, I still recommend because they are great places to start for beginners or anyone who have a small budget.
Before you get to clicking on these links, here’s a quick disclaimer:
Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to sign up for a trial or even make a purchase, I will earn a small commission. Keep in mind that this commission comes at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products or services I personally use and have found to be of value and worth the investment. The fact that a commission could be earned holds no weight.
Please understand that I have experience with all of these systems and companies. So, please do not invest any of your money into these systems, tools, or resources unless you truly feel that they could help you achieve the goals you have set for your business and even if your life. It’s not mandatory that you use or purchase anything I recommended here. Nevertheless, thank you in advance for any purchases you may make through my links.
Now that’s out the way, here are my recommendations…
Like anything, overtime the tools may change based on budget, needs, or if the company goes out of business but everything below is what I am actively using today.
Domain, Website, Hosting
I’ve been purchasing my domains separate from my hosting provider for years. I recently made the switch to using NameCheap (aff link) for all of my needs. What I love about them is that you now get free lifetime access to Whois (Privacy) Protection and they’re still pretty affordable.
For sites (& blogs) I prefer to use the self-hosting version of WordPress, which means I need to host them someplace. WP Engine (aff link) hosts this site, ArtiatesiaDeal.com. WP Engine is web hosting specifically for WordPress sites. I would only suggest you switch to a WordPress focus web host if (1) you can afford it, (2) you website has outgrown the regular shared hosting options that are provider by sites like Host Gator (aff link).
One thing I didn’t realized was that WP Engine doesn’t not provide email services like many other hosting providers. So to get my professional email addresses for the VA business I am using G Suites, which is a collection of collaboration & productivity apps for business provided by Google.
For general client calls and text messaging, I use Google Voice.
Project Management & Organization
Updated: December 11, 2018