As a Website Designer I use a variety of programs and services to run my business. Here are some products and companies that I’ve worked with and give my thumbs up to. (Yes, I do some affiliate credits for some of these websites, but that didn’t affect my decision to include them in this list)

Design Resources

Envato Market Places: Get  professional WordPress Themes, Website pictures and audio. (Just click “start browsing”)

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WordPress Themes, Maintenance, Backup & Mobile Design

iThemes  – Builder, Backup Buddy, Sync and Stash

WordPress Themes

BackupBuddy – WP backup, restore, migration plugin

Backup WordPress Easily

iThemes Sync Pro – Manage multiple WordPress websites from one dashboard!

iThemes Security Pro plugin – Add security to your WordPress website with just a few clicks.

Wp Touch – Turn your WordPress website into a mobile friendly website in minutes

Free WordPress Tutorials section

Free eBooks – Free eBooks on WordPress website design, marketing and maintenance

 

Business Tools

Freshbooks – accounting and invoicing program

FreshBooks

Quote Roller – With Quote Roller’s document builder, your sales team can create and deliver quality quotes, proposals, contracts, and collateral in minutes.

MailChimp – Create newsletters and mail lists

Turbo Tax – Gotta pay your taxes – lol

 

Website Security and Firewall

Sucuri – Malware removal and website security

Sucuri Security

SEO Tools

Crazy Egg – Heatmaps that show where your visitors are clicking

Moz – SEO and website analytics (If you become a member they have many discounts available for other services. visit here – http://moz.com/perks)