Below is a list of the primary tools and services that I use for not only designing and developing custom WordPress websites but also the tools that I use for growing and managing my creative business.
Some of the tools below are free while some are paid for (Premium). Please take a look, and if there's something you think might be useful, be sure to click on it to learn more.
Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means if you click on a product affiliate link and make a purchase of that product, I will be paid a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I would like you to know that I never list anything here that I have not used myself or 100% trust.
In-House Hosting - I offer affordable, reliable, and secure WordPress optimized web hosting services for your small business website.
SiteGround - If you're looking for a web host provider with 99% uptime, security, and state-of-the-art technology, I also use and recommend SiteGround.
Local by Flywheel - A powerful and simple-to-use tool for developing WordPress websites locally (On your computer).
Brackets - A fully functional source code editor for writing and organizing website code and files.
FileZilla - A popular FTP client for uploading files and folders securely to host files.
WordPress - The ultimate website creation platform.
Oxygen Builder 2.0 - Now the primary WordPress website design and dev tool I use for building all my client websites.
Thrive Leads - The best list building plugin for WordPress.
WPForms - A powerful and incredibly versatile website contact form builder plugin for WordPress.
Genesis Theme Framework - A robust, secure, and reliable child theme framework for WordPress.
Genesis DevKit - A powerful IDE for creating custom Genesis child themes from scratch.
Themer Pro IDE - A complete development tool for Genesis child theme customization.
These are the main suite of graphic design and image editing tools that I use in my business.
Affinity Designer - A complete and professional graphic design software for desktops and iPad.
Affinity Photo - Professional image editing, retouching software for desktops and iPad.
PhotoScape - A free graphic design and image editing tool I've used since 2009.
I'm a huge advocate when it comes to using video to grow your online business. I host a weekly vlog over on my YouTube channel here, if you're interested in checking it out.
Below, you'll find all the tools, apps, and services that I use and recommend for creating and editing video content.
Final Cut Pro - For professionally editing vlogs and marketing videos.
Panasonic G7 Mirrorless 4K Camera - My main vlogging camera.
CamPark Xtreme I+ UHD 4K ACT74 Action Camera - My backup and B-roll camera.
Rode VideoMic (Shotgun) - Primary indoor vlogging mic.
Rode VideoMicro (Compact) - Outdoor video mic.
Zomei 55" Tripod - Primary tripod for setting up my main vlogging camera.
I'll update this page as and when I find and use new tools in my business, so do check back soon, or bookmark this page for the future.
When it comes to personal and client design projects, I like to schedule my workload, keep track of progress, and manage projects effectively. Here are all the tools I use in my business to help me achieve this.