Resources

You have landed on my resources page! Here I provide you with useful resources, tools, applications, and websites to help make your life easier.

Whether it’s for web hosting, buying a domain name, setting up a WordPress blog, learning to code a website, starting an online business—it’s all here! I recommend adding this page to your bookmarks for convenient future reference.

Transparency disclosure: Please keep in mind that some of the following resources are my affiliate links, and I’ll earn a small commission should you decide to make a purchase — at absolutely no cost to you! Keep in mind that I have thorough experience with each and every one of the following tools & websites, and I am only recommending them as they have been useful to my line of work. Don’t spend your money on any products or resources unless you think they will make your life a bit easier.

Digital Ocean

I use Digital Ocean for all my websites, I found it being economical and easy to use, been using them for the last 3 years.  Get started with Digital Ocean.

GoDaddy

I use GoDaddy to purchase my domain names, as it’s one of the best website to find & purchase your domain names.

Dashlane

I’ve given up having to remember a bunch of passwords long ago. I literally have hundreds of accounts scattered across the Internet, and it was impossible for me to remember all of the passwords, so I’d end up only having two or three variations of the same password — which is very insecure, and frustrating because you still have to remember the variation. With Dashlane, I only have to remember a single secure master password in order to log in to any of my accounts. I use this tool everyday, and I suggest you consider adding it to your tool belt. Dashlane is available for all your devices, for both Mac & Windows. Check out Dashlane here.

Code Editors

Coda 2 for Mac

I strongly recommend Coda 2 for Mac. A beautiful User Interface with tabbed navigation, a super sidebar, and a simple layout. The features are outrageous and extensive, with code folding, smart complete, auto indentation, GIT integration, a built-in terminal, iCloud support — to name a few.

Sublime Text

A full fledged code editor that features side-by-side mode for comparing documents, full screen mode, and a whole bunch of other great features. One of the best editors out there.

TextWrangler

TextWranger is a very simple yet capable text editor. It’s a very good option for those who are just starting to code as you have no choice but to hand-code everything — since there are no extra features.

Invoicing & Time Tracking

Ballpark

Ballpark lets you track your time, send estimates & invoices to your clients, manage your contacts, and lets your clients pay you online using their credit card. Try Ballpark for free.

Invoice Home

Invoice Home is an ultra intuitive and simple invoicing solution for freelancers and small businesses at a cost that anyone can use and afford and we think we’ve succeeded.

Freshbooks

Freshbooks is one of the most popular tools for cloud accounting. Track your time, send estimates, send invoices and get paid! An invaluable tool to have as a freelancer. Try Freshbooks Free for 30-days.

Free Invoice Generator

Need to get an invoice out quickly, I use this Free Invoice Generator.

Intuit Quickbooks

Get paid faster – Create quotes and invoices wherever you are, with a few taps.

RescueTime

A free application that runs in the background and tracks your computer usage. You receive weekly reports letting you know when you’re most productive, and what you’re wasting time on.

Security & VPN

NordVPN

NordVPN gives you military-grade protection online at a low price, and you can access all your favorite sites without restriction. NordVPN never log your activity when using NordVPN servers, which are operated under the jurisdiction of Panama, where there are no mandatory data retention laws. So you can always trust your privacy to us.

How to build a Website

Makeawebsitehub.com

Great resource on how to select and build a website

 Makeawebsitehub.com/best-website-builder/

Here is a thorough list of various website builders

Web & Graphic Design

HTML5 Cheat sheet

And here’s a handy HTML5 cheat sheet

Envato 40% off – ‘Corporate Campaign’

Great place to get discount on plugins, themes, code snippets – there are new hero item that’s on sale for 24 hours only. You’ll want to come back each day and check what the item is.

photodune

Great place to get your images from, if you do not take them yourself.

codecanyon

Great resource for finding scripts, WordPress plugins.

GIMP

From custom graphics to website mockups, to photo editing, I rely on GIMP.

Camtasia

Camtasia goes beyond most screen recorders allowing you to edit your recordings and produce videos without switching between apps.

Record whatever part of your screen you need, down to the pixel. Camtasia’s precise crosshairs make it simple to capture windows, regions, or your entire desktop.

Here are other resources that I use from time to time:

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