Below is a list of my recommended resources for a digital nomad, startup company or small businesses.
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I can honestly stand by the recommendations below and are happy to help answer any questions about the products or services.
Web Hosting USA / World:
My top recommendations are inmotion hosting and siteground hosting:
I personally use Inmotion hosting for my sites, this is my top recomendation for web hosting, I used a lot of other web hosting companies and did a lot of research before deciding on InMotion and I’ve been very happy with them:
Siteground is my second recommendation for hosting outside of Australia, they are a very close second as they provide excellent customer service and fast, reliable hosting. However I have a reseller account and I didn’t think their reseller plan was as good as InMotion.
I have taken the earnest affiliate pledge so I won’t list any products that I either haven’t dealt with them or don’t honestly believe they are great.
There are a range of other domain registration and hosting companies that I have used which other sites may recommend as they pay large affiliate commissions.
Of all the companies I have used the only ones I can honestly recommend are InMotion and SiteGround web hosting.
Web Hosting Australia:
If you are an Australian business or your main target market is Australia I recomend using an Australian based web hosting company. This is important for Australian’s visiting your site, speed along with privacy and legal reasons for having your web hosting in Australia if you are from Australia.
Crucial web hosting:
For Australia my top recommendation is Crucial web hosting which I have found to be the best for support, customer service, security, speed and all around a great company.
They have won a number of awards for customer service and I love their “Don’t screw the customer” motto they have listed on the values page.
You can read more about crucial below:
I have reseller hosting with crucial and all Australian websites I have and Australian clients I have dealt with are hosted with Crucial.
Information about web hosting packages are below:
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All my experiences with Digital Pacific have been good and they offer cheaper plans than Crucial, I rate them higher than any other Australian web host I have dealt with except Crucial.
To me Crucial to me is worth the higher cost due to them going above and beyond with customer service and level of support, however if cost is your main concern then you should consider Digital Pacific before looking at any other Australian web hosting companies.
Starting an online store – E-commerce:
If you want to sell products online my number 1 recomendation for setting up an online store is Shopify.
You can sign up and get a free trial using this link:
Shopify Free Trial: https://www.shopify.com/?ref=wd-free-trial
I haven’t used bigcommerce yet but will looking in this as an alternative to Shopify as this has been recommended to me.
There are other ecommerce solutions such as using wordpress but honestly I wouldn’t reccomend running a serious online store on wordpress.
Security and financial transactions with online stores are areas where you really want the most reliable, secure systems and shouldn’t be looking at cheap alternatives as a single bad financial transaction will cost you more than all the money you are trying to save.
Using shopify or bigcommerce will mean you can set your store up quickly, run it on secure systems and do financial transactions easily. The customer experience is better and the apps that connect to shopify make your store as good as any large professional online store with millions of dollars behind them so you can really compete, scale your business and expand quickly.
Resources: in portal
Cloud Storage / office apps
Google apps for work – Link: https://goo.gl/utXQok
Project management / running a remote team: