free & low-cost tools to
put your business online.

I update this page several times a week as I research and find new tools that you can use to build your online business platform.

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Hosting Services

#1 Pick is SiteGround for hosting an online business. Get 80% off your first year! I wrote a post about why I choose SiteGround as my host platform to run my online business. SiteGround is the platform I use to host my WordPress website & blog, membership, courses, domain name, and professional email address.

All-In-One Solutions

#1 choice for all-in-one is Podia. It’s one of the only true “all-in-one” platforms where you can manage your entire business.

Build a Stan Store for a link in bio solution. You can sell courses, memberships, digital products, and bookings.

SEO Tools

#1 pick for Optimizing Content is RankMath. This app makes optimizing your content for search engines super easy – even for novices! SEO is a critical process for helping your content rank on search engines. Follow the step-by-step suggestions to boost your SEO in each page and post.

#1 pick for Keyword Research is KeySearch. Find the right keywords for each post as well as optimize your entire site for SEO.

Answer The Public is a tool that generates keyword suggestions based on real user questions. Use it to help find appropriate keywords for your content as well as content ideas. Their free account gives you 3 free searches a day.

Graphics & Digital Product Tools

#1 Pick for creating graphics and digital products is Canva. I have been using it for well over a decade now and couldn’t live without it! They have a free and pro version. I upgraded years ago to the pro version because I wanted the extra features. It’s a low-cost tool that is worth every penny and more.

Webinar Platforms

My #1 choice for a Webinar Platform (if you use WordPress) is WebinarPress because you can start hosting an unlimited number of webinars (either live in-person or with pre-recorded videos) with an unlimited number of attendees for free. This software will capture email addresses for you as well. When your business grows, you can upgrade to pro to get more customized features.

Another good free platform is Sessions. They have a free version that is good for small webinars up to 25 attendees and 1 hour max per session.

Scheduling Platforms

My #1 Scheduling Platform if you’re using WordPress is the Simply Schedule Appointments plugin. It’s super easy to use and the free version works great.

Freelancer Services

One of the easiest and least expensive places to get help on a job, service, or online project is through Fiverr.

Membership Platforms

My #1 choice for a membership area is Paid Memberships Pro. Their free version is fantastic, but they also have a paid upgrade option.

Podcast Platforms

My #1 choice for recording your podcast is Riverside. If you pay yearly, it is only $15/mo and when you pay monthly it is only $19/mo.

My # 1 choice for distributing your podcast is Spotify for Podcasters.

Ecommerce Tools

If you are using WordPress for your website and blog, and want to control sales management yourself, then the WooCommerce WordPress Plugin is a great choice for building an online store where you can sell digital or physical products.

#1 Pick for taking payments online is Stripe. Millions of companies use stripe to accept and send payments online and in person. It is a solution you can trust and grow with.

Online Marketing Services

#1 Pick for email marketing is Flodesk (get 50% off your 1st year with this link plus you can try it for free). What I love about Flodesk is its ease of use, beautiful templates, and unlimited resources! No subscriber limits, no email send limits.

#1 Pick for automated chat responses is ManyChat. Automate responses to comments on your posts using ManyChat. This works on FB, IG, and WhatsApp.