Here is a resource page where you can come to learn about web basics and parts of digital marketing.
WordPress: Best blogging platform I know of. I have been using it for more than 8 years. Almost all my websites run on WordPress. Makes it really simple to create a website that grows with your business.
WordPress Premium Themes: This blog runs on a custom designed theme. You do not need one to get a beautiful design for your website or blog.
Pick a pre-built premium theme from WooThemes, Thesis or Genesis Theme. All these are supported by companies that you have won the trust of thousands of customers. Take a look at one of my websites powered by Genesis Theme Framework.
Dreamhost: More than 90% of my websites are hosted on Dreamhost. Easy to use, 1-click automatic WordPress installation and excellent customer service. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using Dreamhost for your first site.
Email Subscriptions & Marketing
Mailchimp: One of the best email marketing software provider for those starting out. Free for up to 2000 subscribers. Here is a step by step guide to getting started with email marketing.
Google Analytics: Google’s free website tracking and analytical tool. A must have for anyone with any type of website.
If you care about building a business, then I suggest that you read following books.
Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling by Michael Port
This books is targeted at those running a services business but has some key priciples that can be applied to even an enterprise business. Direct Outreach methodology is this book is one of my favorite.
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber
Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less by Sam Carpenter
Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You by John Warrillow
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