Starting an online business requires some essentials such as domain name registration, web hosting, and various software to handle important tasks. Whether you are starting a blog, dropshipping business, or a sales funnel, I have compiled a list of recommended services that I currently use or have used in the past.

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Domain Name Registration

I have been registering my domain names using for years. They are a domain registrar that I use and trust. No issues at all with this company. You can also get a discount on your domains by visiting first.

Web Hosting

One of the best web hosting providers that I’ve come across is SiteGround. When I discovered SiteGround I was in desperate need of switching hosting providers. I was so impressed by their customer support and the various ways you can reach them (live chat, email, phone.) They handle things quickly and they are very knowledgeable.

I also highly recommend HostPapa web hosting for beginners. The reason is that if you select any of their Optimized WordPress Hosting Plans, they will give you a free domain name and auto-install WordPress for you on your domain. They also have 24/7 customer support and offer a free 30-minute one-on-one training session for new customers.

Blogging Software

I use and recommend WordPress for blogging. It is free to use and most major web hosting providers have one-click WordPress installation. You do not need any technical skills to install WordPress with one-click install.


I highly recommend the AliDropship Plugin. It is a WordPress plugin that turns your WordPress install into a full-featured AliExpress dropshipping business. There are no recurring monthly software fees to use it and you always retain 100% ownership of your store. They also offer a turnkey custom dropshipping store creation service.

Autoresponder Service

If you are wanting to build and maintain an email subscriber list, I am a big fan of AWeber. They are simple to use with all of the features that you need to grow an email list. They have tagging capability and campaign creation. Pricing is reasonable and it is compatible with many other software providers.

Sales Funnels

There are many sales funnel software companies to choose from. However, I was really impressed by the Clickfunnels™ software. It is extremely easy to use and you can have your first funnel up and running in minutes. If you are not familiar with how sales funnels work, I recommend signing up for their free Funnel Hacks web class.