I have already vetted these products for you; these are products I know and use in my work! I am an affiliate of some of them, which means I may get a small commission if you click on one of my links to their website. Let’s take a look!
Bluehost.com – Great for the beginner, smaller sites and for the budget-minded, this website hosting company makes it SUPER easy to get started. See my three most recent blog articles on how to go from start to finish with this hosting company for a VERY affordable rate! Affiliate.
SiteGround.com – My other favorite hosting service, SiteGround.com, has a great reputation for hosting WordPress websites and offers speed and a superb caching tool for an even faster website. This service offers easy access to an array of tools. Their customer service is excellent and they are priced extremely competitively!
I have used this service for many years. There was a time when stock photos cost hundreds of dollars and you either had to pay that money, go without images, or make your own. But several years ago, iStockphoto.com, or iStock by Getty as it is now called, finally made good stock images available to the masses. You can purchase them one at a time, or purchase credits if you know you will be back for more (the more credits your purchase, the lower the price per image). They also offer illustrations and video. A tried and true service!
This is an amazing website that lets you pull graphics together for blog articles, web images, PDF documents and many more formats. You may be thinking, “I have no ability to create decent looking layouts!” Well, my friend, they provide you pre-designed pieces with graphics and type already in place. You can keep they layout only changing the text, or you can change the colors and text, add your own logo, upload a stock image you already purchased, and there you have it! Many times their graphics are free, and your image is ready for download as soon as you have created it. Some of the illustrations and photos cost $1. Yes ONE dollar. Pretty sweet, huh?!
This website is really my go-to for themes. I do have other sources I use, depending on the project, but Themeforest has so many themes to offer. They are rated by buyers, you can see theme developers’ information such as how long they have been developing themes, how many they have and how well people seem to like them. Also you can view a complete demo of any theme!
This is the book ALL voice over professionals need to make sure you know the legal aspects of the work you do. It includes super helpful stuff like how to write and understand contracts, how to collect late payers, issues about liable and slander, and much more. This is a must!