Recommended Marketing Tech Stack
This recommended products page is a curated list of the tools and services I recommend most. I have used and tested every recommendation on this page, and I use all of these today today in my businesses. Some of these are affiliate links which means I'll get a small commission for referring you to these tools I love.
Theme, Page Builder & Course Platform for WordPress
ThriveSuite is the all-access subscription to every Thrive Themes product. You'll get Thrive Theme Builder which allows you to make a custom theme exactly how you want it, Thrive Architect to build any page you want, Thrive Apprentice for courses, Thrive Quiz Builder for your quiz funnels, and tons more you need to run your business online. Thrive Suite powers every website I build.
Email Service Providers
I recommend ConvertKit as the entry-level email marketing automation platform for creators, entrepreneurs, and business owners. They have all of the features you'll need, vast integrations with every tool, and great support.
FluentCRM gives you all of the marketing automation powers of external SaaS products, with the features of a CRM, entirely inside your WordPress website! What makes FluentCRM so attractive is its ability to integrate with Amazon SES which means you'll spend mere pennies for your list and unlimited contacts compared to a service like ConvertKit. But you'll have to work a little harder with integrations and getting that Amazon SES account set up.
Carts & Payment Platforms
ThriveCart offers the best cloud SaaS cart and checkout experience on the market. If you're selling courses and looking to integrate with a membership platform or simply looking for a hosted and highly-integratable and feature-rich platform then you must check out ThriveCart.
P.S. I offer AWESOME bonuses to anyone who purchases through my affiliate link including a course on how to use ThriveCart AND my complete Thrive Apprentice course. Learn more here.
If you're a WooCommerce user or looking to start using WooCommerce to sell your products, I highly recommend CartFlows. CartFlows creates a streamlined sales funnel while still utilizing WooCommerce for the checkout. CartFlows can be used with the regular shopping cart experience of your site, or transform WooCommerce into a single-product checkout experience that doesn't feel at all like a shopping cart.
BigScoots is the first truly managed WordPress hosting provider I have found that actually keeps their promises. I needed someone to watch over my sites, proactively keep them running fast, and be there when I need my hosting provider most. Their hardware is blazing fast. The fastest I've seen. And it's reliable. They're not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for when you choose a host. Need someone to just manage your sites for you and give you real peace of mind? Get BigScoots.
CLOUDWAYS (Vultr High Frequency)
If you run a beast of a website, or simply want the most ridiculously fast speeds you can get with a WordPress site, then you need to check out Cloudways. I moved 5 of my big, slow, juggernaut sites with WooCommerce, CartFlows, and all my membership platforms over to Cloudways and the backend of the site is just blazing fast. Cloudways is definitely more technical than other platforms I recommend. Their support won't offer free technical support for your actual site, but if you're comfortable tinkering with servers then they have quite a deal for what you get at that price.
I've been with every major web host out there, and I can confidently say that no one comes even close to WPX Hosting for standard WordPress website hosting. WPX offers very fast customer service. Their response times are nearly instant, and they are available 24/7/365. They offer free migrations, fast servers, and most of all... peace of mind. If you want super-simple shared hosting and none of the tech hassle that goes with it, WPX is for you.