Are you looking to start an awesome website like Narrow Bridge Finance? Lucky for you, I don’t keep my tools a secret. Here are the tools I use to run all of my websites. Every signup through this page helps support Narrow Bridge Finance and my efforts to keep this site going.
Running a Website
I have used GoDaddy since I started running websites about five years ago. I keep all of my domains there due to the reasonable prices and easy interface.
For my hosting needs, I keep every site on HostGator. The prices are good and the service is excellent. They have helped me troubleshoot problems, mostly that I created myself, and have had virtually 100% up time since I signed up. They offer unlimited bandwidth and domains on the plan I use. Their starter package for one website starts at less than $4 per month.
Theme: Thesis Theme
For all of my sites, I use The Thesis Theme for WordPress. Thesis makes running a WordPress site easy. It has powerful SEO option, dynamic options for columns, headers, and colors. I never regret moving to Thesis and suggest it to any new or experienced blogger looking to have a top quality site design.
Logo: 99 Designs
I had my logo designed with a contest at 99 Designs. More than 20 designers submitted over 100 logo designs. I worked with the designers to pick the one I liked best and used the useful tools to provide feedback and poll my friends. I highly recommend 99 Designs for any logo or graphic project for your blog, website, or print needs.
Business Cards: Moo.com