I’ve always felt like the best and most succinct page on a website should be the resources page. So, consider this the hub of everything you need for your business. I’ll keep adding to it so check back often. I recommend bookmarking it for use down the road!
Full Disclosure: A few of the links on this page are affiliate links. I earn a commission if you decide to purchase them (at no additional cost to you). Know that I have personal experience with all of these companies and I share them with you because they’re what I use and what I need as an entrepreneur, not because of any monetary incentive. Please DON’T spend your hard earned money on these products unless you feel you need them or they’ll help you achieve your goals. Your money is better spent taking your kids out to dinner and getting something nice for your spouse. 🙂
SEO Keyword Research
- Ahrefs: I’m not even sure what to put in the description here because I use this tool in every single aspect of my business. It’s my go-to keyword research tool, as well as link prospecting, outreach, and it’s absolutely essential to the strategy and competitive analysis work that I do for clients.
Website Hosting for SEO
- Flywheel: All of my websites are hosted on Flywheel. I find it super easy to use, 1-click WordPress installation and great customer service. Seriously, like the best customer service ever. When my homepage suddenly redirected to a random blog post and destroyed my search rankings, they investigated it within 24 hour and explained what plugin was causing it. If you are serious about building something that matters, you should absolutely use Flywheel.
- Also, full disclosure: I recommended BlueHost and Hostgator for years (as evidenced those two affiliate links), but their service is so awful. I had so many bad experiences with them and so have thousands of others. Whatever money you think you’re saving by going the cheap route you WILL lose. Flywheel all the way!
WordPress Themes for SEO
80-90% of the top-performing photographer websites I’ve found (and I’ve reviewed HUNDREDS of them) are built on WordPress. Your website is different than your portfolio site or your client-side site.
- StudioPress: This is the marketplace that sells all of the themes that my sites currently run on. Be honest, you see the design of this site and it looks pretty pro, right? If you want to look like a pro AND have a site that coverts, StudioPress is the way to go. Go check it out. You’ll be able to see what template I’m using here. 🙂
YouTube & Video