Recommendations

 Website design, effective SEO & online marketing strategies for wellness practitioners, Yoga teachers, health & life coaches, helping you attract more clients

 

I created this page to share my recommended list of tools & software to get you started with your new website. 

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won't list anything on this page that I haven't verified and/or personally used.



WEB HOSTING PROVIDERS

 

BlueHost

BlueHost is a web hosting services provider whose platform is built to complement and support small and medium-sized websites. BlueHost works best with WordPress powered websites., BlueHost also offers a free domain so you don’t need to purchase your domain elsewhere such as GoDaddy.

You can get started from $3.95/month for a Basic Plan which I recommend when you are starting out. Click here to get started!


SITEGROUND

SiteGround is a web hosting services provider offers speed, functionality, and a number of useful add-on features. The platform has three separate data centers located in the USA, Europe, and Singapore, which allows users the freedom to choose from three different locations for their website’s servers.

You can get started from £2.75/month (UK) or $3.98/month (US).  Click here to get started!


DOMAIN NAME PROVIDER

 

GoDaddy

I purchase all my domain names through GoDaddy. If you selected BlueHost as your web hosting provider, you can get a free domain through when you set up your account with BlueHost so you don’t need to purchase your domain through GoDaddy. Click here to purchase your domain today!


PROFESSIONAL EMAIL ACCOUNT

 

G-Suite

Having a custom domain email address is important as it makes you appear more professional. I recommend signing up with G-Suite instead of going for the email software included in your web hosting provider as G-Suite comes with free 30GB cloud storage. 

You can get started with G-Suite from £3.30/month or £33/year (UK) and  $5/month or $50/year (US). If you live in the UK, please contact Risa for a 20% off coupon code.


CREATIVE SOFTWARE

 

CANVA

I use Canva to design simple graphics for images used for social media posts including Pinterest images. I also use Canva to create my free e-books and guides.

It offers tons of templates to choose from and you can sign up for free!


LOGOJOY

Logojoy is a Logo Maker which enables you to instantly generate beautiful, unique logo for your business. It's totally free to make your logos and you only pay for a design when you’re happy!

You can purchase your logo for $20 if you want a basic law resolution logo, or $65 for a premium package with high resolution logo (you'll also get one with transparent background and black & white version!) with full copyright and a brand guideline. You can also edit your re-design your logo if you change your mind and download it again for free. Click here to get started!


 

GIMP

If you are comfortable designing your own logo, I highly recommend GIMP! I use combination of Canva and GIMP for all my design work. GIMP is a bit like PhotoShop but a free version! Click here to download it for free.


EMAIL SERVICE PROVIDERS

 

ActiveCampaign

This is my current email service provider and I highly recommend it if you are more of an advanced email marketer (or willing to learn new software!). ActiveCampaign has a great automation feature (where you can automate your marketing & sales email sequence) and you can easily segment your contacts based on their actions or behavior.

For example, if that contact opened a particular email and clicked the link to your sales page, you can automate an email reminder to be sent out to that particular contact about the service/product you are selling. It’s genius!

You can get started with ActiveCampaign from $9/month (if you have less than 500 contacts) or $17/month (500+ contacts). It also offers a 14 day free trial.  Click here to get started!   


ConvertKit

This is another great email service provider. I haven’t used ConvertKit personally but I heard so many good things about it so I wanted to list it here.

ConvertKit has a great automation feature similar to Active Campaign and comes with 4 landing page templates and 3 opt-in form styles.

You can get started from $29/months up to 1000 contacts. Click here to get started!  


APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING

 

Acuity Scheduling

I recommend Acuity Scheduling for new coaches as you can sign up for free. However, it doesn’t give you many great features like other appointment scheduling software such as Satori.

You could also sign up for $10/months which will enable to customize to suit your brand and automatic appointment reminders. Click here to get started!