Here are some of my top recommended resources and tools that I think you could find valuable. Some of the links are affiliate links but please note that my recommendations are based either on my personal experiences or on the strong endorsements by people I trust.
All-in-one Website Builder with WordPress Power including hosting:
- StudioPress Sites (I am very excited about this new offering as I have very good experiences with their products and this is a great deal!)
Domain name registration*:
- Namecheap (get your firstnamelastname.com or .me or .net or the like)
Email list management providers:
Social Media Management:
Content management and membership platform: Rainmaker
Landing pages and conversion optimization: Leadpages
Miscellaneous tools: Pretty Link Pro
* I always recommend that people grab their own domain name matching their personal names as closely as possible before someone else nabs it. I also tend to dream up business ideas in the shower that I probably never will do anything about but some of them I go out and register anyway just in case The two domain name registrars that I am using (special promotions can vary depending on when you check).