This is the beginning of a list of resources we use to do the work we do. Some of these may include links that generate affiliate revenue at no charge to you. However, we’re sharing our top resources regardless of affiliations.
BOOKS FOR CREATORS
The Art of Work, by Jeff Goins
The Artist’s Way – a Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron
Resonate – Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences, by Nancy Duarte
The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield
The iCreateDaily 90 Day Goals Journal
PHOTOS and IMAGES
Ryan Moran’s, Freedom Fast Lane
This podcast is especially tailored to product developers working in the ecommerce space. This could also provide inspiration for creators seeking to sell your creations on Amazon and other eCommerce platforms.
Gary Vaynerchuk – master of social marketing and motivational tirades; Avoid if expletives bother you. We’re not fond of them, but he’s a brilliant businessman and marketer and deep on motivation and mindset.
We’ve written more about favorite podcasts in this article.
Podcast Website Hosting
Podcast Websites – Podcast Websites is a great all-in-one podcasting platform service, and the one that we use. The owners are awesome and the service is excellent, plus they have all the training videos you need to get up and running.
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Best Podcast Microphones:
- Best starter mic: Logitech Clearchat
- Best mid-range microphone: ATR-2100
- Best mid-range microphone we use: Blue Yeti
- Best high-end mic: Heil PR 40
WPXhosting.com rocks hosting management with the very best 24/7 chat support. WPX is especially beneficial if you have more than one site, because their monthly rate starts higher than most. WPX is the third hosting platform we’ve used and it is the best one in our experience, for hosting our sites. The 24/7 chat support always goes over and beyond what’s expected, and often help us solve things that aren’t even on their list of services. We love that WPX offers free SSL certificates and make the installation process super easy.
See our Gratitude podcast episode for more on WPX.
Epik.com also offers great customer service. We especially like using Epik as our domain registrar because their base-line domain prices are the best, without having to have a “bulk” membership like on GoDaddy (about $6 less than GoDaddy), AND their privacy is free. They also have a great design team, and 24/7 support most of the time.
GoDaddy.com – A good all around host; can be helpful if you’re just need hosting for one site and if you need a lot of assistance with some simple “plug-n-play’ kind of features. But it’s a higher annual registrar fee at currently around $15 per year, (it’s currently under $9 on Epik). GD also tends to have a lot of upcharges for some basic services, such as privacy and SSL certificates.