Tools & Resources

Every project I work on requires a different set of tools. Below are my favorites that I can recommend with confidence, including affordable web hosting, intuitive website builders and even some tools for affiliate marketers.

Bluehost is perfect if you're looking to host a website and not spend much. Starting at only $3.49/month, a variety of hosting plans are available — including the ability to host multiple websites with just one account.


WordPress is the definitive content management system for creators of all kind. From blogging to commerce, it's the ultimate in open-source solutions. Opt for a 1-click install via Bluehost and you'll be getting started in no time.


Squarespace is a powerful and easy-to-use website builder that offers a ton of functionality. Pricing is a little steep at $8/month, but it's my go-to platform for Di Franco University and this very website.


Lynda.com is the ultimate resource if you are looking to learn a new skill. With thousands of high-quality video courses available, there is something for everyone. Every new signup receives a 10-day free trial.


MailChimp is my platform of choice for email marketing. Its drag-and-drop user interface makes setting up email campaigns quick and easy. Access is free for users with less than 2,000 email addresses on their list.


Amazon Associates is the most effective way of generating revenue in affiliate marketing. With thousands of products to make a commission from, this is the best place to get started for new affiliates who are learning the ropes.