As we have journeyed through the process of creating Bonbon Break, we have found a few companies that have REALLY served us well and we would like to give them a proper shout out to say “Thank You” for making each issue happen!
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Bluehost is the company we use to host our site and who we purchased our domain through. Whether you are a pro or a novice, they are the epitome of customer service and they will get you started. Believe it or not, THEY called ME after a couple of days to see if things were running smoothly. Customer service at that personal level is a rarity and greatly appreciated.
StudioPress Themes for WordPress, oh yes, we are talking about the Genesis framework here. Love. Love. Love. If you have a vision for a way you want your site organized, this framework will take you there. Just for kicks, look at the Serenity Theme. It is where Bonbon Break started, so you see what I mean about flexibility? You can make it do what you need it to do. Straightforward. Classy. Loaded with SEO options. Go with Genesis. It can grow with your site.
We use AWeber (click on the graphic) to send out our weekly newsletters. With all of the hubbub going around about Feedburner, we are really happy with making this choice and investment. We have a VERY low return and complaint rate (read: rarely does our newsletter end up in Spam) and it is a wonderful plug and play newsletter. They have a large variety of turnkey templates you can easily modify to represent your personal style. AWeber also provides it’s users with built-in analytics to see how many readers are opening your messages and clicking through. In addition, there are many other utilities within their services that we haven’t even begun to explore with regards to communicating with our followers, but we will keep you posted as we find them!
We used Zazzle to create our business cards, but now that we have uploaded our logo there, the possibilities are endless. The interface is VERY easy and you have a ton of options to make your product your own. Keep your eyes open for The Bonbon Break Store…coming soon!
Many of those beautiful affiliate links that you see on the right sidebar of Bonbon Break are from Sharesale and Linkshare. Again, they both have a user-friendly interfaces and a HUGE selection of great companies to choose from to monetize your site. Start earning money on your site today!
Web Design Elements are now available at iStockphoto.com.
Acquiring images for that perfect post can be difficult or take WAY TOO MUCH TIME. iStockphoto takes care of that for you. Type in your keywords and instantly, you have dozens of high quality photo choices at a very reasonable price. I cannot say enough about this company and the easy of using their site. Hint: buy the credit packs, you save a bunch!