A list of my preferred software and services.
Beaver Builder: My preferred page builder because when the plugin is disabled your content is still legible and transferable. Other builders rely on WordPress shortcodes that are slower and lock you into that product without inputting your content.
GeneratePress: A fast, flexible, and secure “friendly” multipurpose WordPress theme and starter templates. It is fast, secure, user-friendly (deep integration with WordPress customizer, designer-friendly (starter templates and works great with page builder plugins), developer-friendly (lots of hooks and responsive support), SEO-friendly (adheres to best practices), wallet-friendly (low cost with unlimited sites and reduced and optional annual price).
Cloudways: The best cloud hosting company for the money. I have been searching for years for a host like this. All my web development projects are with cloudways. wordpress and custom php.
Rackspace: Affordable alternative to Hosted Exchange and G-Suite if all you need it spam free email. $1-2/month per inbox. But they also have exchange email for less than competitors. Great support.
Ultimate Beaver Builder
Gravity Forms: Powerful form software that can turn your website into a functional data gathering and integrate application.
Transaction Pro Importer: Import almost ANYTHING into Intuit QuickBooks (desktop, server, and online versions).
iDrive – Cloud Backup – One account, Multiple Computers/Devices, plenty of storage, one low annual expense.
Note: Some links are affiliate links, meaning I will earn a little lunch money if you use my links and it is much appreciated. And every item on the list I use both personally and professionally.