Building your own site or blog is imperative today!! It is a great way to develop your personal brand and become an expert on a topic. Here are several tools that fully endorse (and yes I will make money if you click through on some of these).
Host Gator – All of my sites are hosted on Host Gator because they are a top notch company. It is easy to use and their customer service is literrally available 24/7!!!
Elegant Themes – I realize Thesis and Genesis are probably the two WordPress themes that the pros utilize, but the most important thing you can do when starting out is JUST GET STARTED. Elegant themes is awesome…they offer 76 different themes for under $40. The themes are customizable, unique, and the customer service is Awesome.
Mail Chimp – If you are looking for a great newsletter, then look no further! MailChimp is easy, professional, and best of all in most cases FREE. Check them out and tell us what you think!
iSimplify – If you really don’t want to create a website yourself, then iSimplify will do it for you!!! The cost is only $499 (and yes that is a good deal) and you will have a professional, great looking site in 10 days! They will help your business 10 fold.