DOMAINS & HOSTING
SiteGround is our preferred host for many reasons but it comes down to our 3 biggest: Security, site speed, & customer service. There are so many mediocre hosting options available but if you want a better service and a better experience, SiteGround is the best choice.
Not many people know that you can register domains with Google. Domain registration can really be done anywhere, including with SiteGround. However, if you have multiple domains to manage, Google is a great way to keep them organized. And especially nice for businesses without a physical location, Google includes privacy protection for free.
If you're using the same password everywhere, you're making it way to easy for hackers and thieves. A good rule of thumb - if you can memorize a password, it's too easy. LastPass is the tool we use to keep track of our passwords, share company logins with the team, and ensure our client logins are on lockdown.
When the worst happens and a website gets infected with malware, we turn to Sucuri. They're the best in the business to clean up every last trace of malware and they'll keep monitoring your website for a year to ensure it doesn't come back.
There are many, many email services available today and out of them all, ActiveCampaign is our very favorite. It's got every single bell and whistle you could want, but it's also simple enough for businesses that just need a basic solution. Best of all, ActiveCampaign is available at a great price, starting at just $9/month.
Working with websites, we're dealing with thousands of details, plus timelines and team member assignments. The TeamWork platform is how we keep everything functioning. Highly recommended for teams, especially if you need to track time for some tasks.
One of the easiest tasks to automate is scheduling meetings. When you have your meeting types and availability set up in Acuity, it's practically on autopilot. This one tool is a big time saver if client meetings or discovery calls are part of your business model.
We use G Suite for the exceptional benefits with email, Google Drive, easy access to Google Analytics and more. It helps our team use our business email addresses for everything Google offers rather than confusing things with a second email address. Ask us about a promo code to save 20%!
There are several shopping cart options available to online businesses, but SamCart is our favorite. With SamCart, our products and services can be purchased easily online and the checkout process always looks great and works as it should. It looks great and saves us time maintaining something else so it's a big win for us.
If you've received a proposal/contract from us, you've seen how Proposify works. All of our proposals and contracts are kept in Proposify, even the internal agreements we use such as non-disclosures and contractor agreements. If you use proposals and/or contracts in your bnusiness, definitely check out Proposify and you'll quickly see what a time savings it is.