Resources

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page to share my favourite products and services.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links to products that will earn me a commission. I am recommending them because they have been helpful to me or are companies that I trust, not because of the commissions that I may earn from you using these products.

Blogging: 

  • WordPress: The #1 Blog Publishing Platform. Free and easily customizable with a wonderful support forum.  Both my blogs run on the WordPress Platform.
  • WordPress Plugins: Download plugins, widgets, or customizable elements for your WordPress blog.
Blog Themes:
  • Thesis Theme: I use this theme on my Art blog. It’s a paid theme, you can customize the design and functionality but you’ll need to know how to code.
  • Hybrid Theme: The theme I use on this blog. It’s free and you can customize the design and functionality but you’ll need to know how to code.
  • StudioPress: A fantastic selection of ready made paid themes, choose the one you like and you’re practically ready to go. If you’re not great at designing and coding then Studiopress is a great option.
  • Headway Themes: A selection of paid themes with the option to drag and drop sections of your layout, no coding knowledge required.
Hosting:
  • Webhost4life: I have been with webhost4life for the past 2 years. Great service and I haven’t had any problems at all.
  • BlueHost: I’m including Bluehost because they offer a 1 click install for WordPress, which makes it easier for non techi folks.

 

Shopping cart:

  • EcWid:  Free & paid plans. (I use the free one) Excellent knowledge base and support forum. Very easy for non techi people like me 😉 I’ve written an article all about it, so you can read it and see what you think.
  • E-junkie: This shopping cart is used to sell your own digital products, like e-books. It’s compatible with Paypal Standard, Paypal Pro, Google Checkout, Authorize.net, TrialPay, Clickbank & 2CheckOut. Very low price to use. You can also use this service to set up your own affiliate program to enable other people to promote your products.
  • Paypal: You can sell your own products through them by adding paypal buttons to your site. You’ll also need an account to configure with and accept payments from the above shopping carts. I don’t have a business account, just a premier account.

Email Newsletters:

  • Mailchimp: Free to send up to 12,000 emails per month. Lots of video tutorials to help you get started.

Internet business courses:

  • Become a Business Goddess: With Leonie Allan Dawson. This 5 week course can be taken anytime. It’s a downloadable e-course with lots of bonus materials. It’s basically a blueprint for turning your passions into an abundant business.
  • Art of Action Course: With Tara Gentile. This course runs for 6 weeks and is available occasionally throughout the year.  It will help you to approach your creative goals with confidence, identify the results you want & the actions that produce them and most importantly, find strength in community & collaboration.
  • Website Kickstart: With Tara Gentile. I took this 6 week course in April 2011. I designed this site during that course. I highly recommend it if you’d like to learn what goes on behind the scenes of a theme. It also gives you the flexibility to create and style your own site. I really enjoyed it!

Membership forum:

  • Goddess Guidebook Circles: Leonie Allan Dawson runs the forums along with several goddess helpers. There are over 1000 members and it’s a very active and supporting community. You have access to all Leonie’s e-courses and meditations plus a wonderful community to build relationships with and brainstorm all your creative ideas. It’s well worth a look!

If you have any questions about any of the courses or products, please contact me and I’ll be happy to answer them.