The following resources are carefully picked consultants and businesses that I recommend for all services that I don’t offer.
Remember to always use an email address that you will continue to have long-term, in case your credit card expires and the registrar needs to contact you via email. Need to find the owner of a domain or see if yours is registered in your name? Do a “whois search”.
Of course I can assist with domain setup if you need help.
Transfer a domain for $9 or buy a new domain for $10 per year.
Buy your domain at Namecheap »
Transfer a domain for $8 or buy a new domain for $12 per year.
Buy your domain at GoDaddy »
Transfer a domain for $7.75 or buy a new domain for $10 per year.
Buy your domain at Name.com »
I suggest Intermedia email services to my clients that need hosted Microsoft Exchange email services. The price is $8/month per email address and they have a minimum of 3 email addresses per account.
Total minimum cost: $24/month.
Email archiving services are offered by Intermedia as well.
Purchase and setup email accounts at Intermedia »
I suggest FuseMail email services to my clients that simply need a plain email service with great support. The cost is $2/month per email address and they have a minimum of 5 email addresses per account.
Total minimum cost: $10/month.
Include email archiving services for a total of $5/mailbox/month.
Purchase and setup email accounts at FuseMail »
iStockPhoto has high quality stock photography for a reasonable price. They started the “reasonably priced” stock photography category back around 2000, and are at the top of the list for selection, quality and price. Photos suitable for a web or print project range in price from $5 to $70.
View, buy and download photo’s at iStockPhoto.com »
Deposit Photos has good quality stock photography for a better price than iStockPhotos. Photos suitable for a web or print project range in price from .50 to $4.
Buy a subscription and the price is even lower. You can get a 3 day subscription for $19 which allows you to download 10 photos of any size, each day. If you buy the subscription go ahead and download the highest resolution photos for each one you choose.
View, buy and download photo’s at Deposit Photos »
More stock photo options can be found at Photo Xpress. Get a Monthly 25 Plan which allows 25 downloads per month for $37.50. That’s $1.49 per photo.
View, buy and download photo’s at Photo Xpress »
Dreamstime stock photos features a week-long subscription allowing up to 70 photo downloads for $45, or you may buy single photos low as $1.25 per photo.
View, buy and download photo’s at Dreamstime »
Bigstock Photos features a good selection of high quality stock photography starting at $5 per photo.
View, buy and download photo’s at Bigstock Photo »
If you’re in an industry that requires website archiving check out Reed Technology. They can automatically archive your website on a custom schedule to ensure compliance with federal and local records management policies. What’s more they provide outstanding personal service.
Review their archiving services and contact them for a customized quote: Reed Technology »
Email newsletter design
If you need an email newsletter designed Blue Print Media can help. They offer multiple levels of service depending on your needs.
View email newsletter pricing at Blue Print Media Studios »
Assistance with written content and translation
Offering Spanish translation services and comprehensive marketing and consulting services to bridge your business to the Spanish speaking and Latino community.
They offer English to Spanish translation services as well as assistance with Spanish domain names.
Check out Market to Latinos »
Copyscape allows you to see if your website text content is being copied by another website. If you have someone creating blog posts or writing website content, you can check to make sure that the content they create is unique.
To use Copyscape you simply paste the URL of one of your web pages into their copy checker. Their program will come back with any copies of your text it finds on other websites.
Search for copies of your page on the web at Copyscape »
Print Services – Online
Red Tag Print Sale is the retail division of 4 Over, which I prefer for online printing.
Check out Red Tag Print Sale »
A bit less expensive than Red Tag Print Sale, but still high quality and great value.
Check out UPrinting »
Although I host most of our normal websites, some custom website clients choose to buy their own hosting. I refer them to Rochen Hosting. I use Rochen Hosting as my source of very high quality server space for my own website, and my clients’ websites. Rochen makes use of the Colo4 data facility in Dallas, Texas to provide security, connectivity, and environmental controls for their servers.
Check out Rochen Hosting »
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Social Networking
Although I don’t specialize in SEO, I can provide some tips for do-it-yourselfer’s and some links to reputable companies that can assist you. Learning the ropes yourself can save you a great deal of money and provide valuable ongoing knowledge about building traffic to your website but it does require a significant time commitment. If you’re simply too busy, then check with the companies listed below.
SEO Moz has a great “do it yourself” toolset for SEO. The SEO Moz Pro software comes with a free 30 day trial In addition, they have great free articles where you can learn the SEO ropes from experts.
Check out SEO Moz »
I recommend Zephoria to my clients that need Search Engine Optimization services. Dan Noyes and his team offer high quality personal service.
Check out Zephoria »
I also recommend Virante to my clients that need Search Engine Optimization services. Jake Bohall and his team offer high quality personal service.
Check out Virante »
Other SEO Tools and Links
Clicky is a real-time analytics tracking tool (like Google Analytics, but better). Get started with a free account, and see how it works.
Solo SEO is a tool that provides a list of search links that show sites that may be worth pursuing for link building campaigns.
MailChimp is my favorite choice for email newsletters. It’s got every feature you might need and is easier than any other email newsletter tools.
Prefer Constant Contact over MailChimp? They’re also a good, reputable service for your email campaigns.
Do It Yourself Website Builder
Need a website but have a really tight budget? Weebly is the answer for do-it-yourselfers. With Weebly, every business can have a free website if they’re willing to spend a couple of hours on the setup. Weebly is by far the easiest web builder tool we’ve tried. Paid plans are available that include a few more features, and they start at $4/month.