benrequena tools and resources

The tools and resources you need to succeed.

In order to create and manage your visual content and digital marketing, you’re going to find yourself considering investing in tools and resources to make you more efficient and effective. But with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to figure out which ones to trust.

I’ve been there. So to help, here is a list of tools and resources that I strongly recommend. I have tested every recommendation on this page and still use most of them. I’ll continue to add new tools as I test and use different strategies to promote and grow my own businesses.

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I may get a commission if you decide to purchase. However, none of the costs of these resources have been increased to compensate me and this in no way affects my suggestions. I only recommend products I know and trust. My main goal for this list is simply to provide the best recommendations for you. It’s another way for me to continue #ChasingThankYou.

Updated: October 1, 2017

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This is a long list, so if you don’t have the time to go through all of it now, or if you’d like to come back when new tools and resources have been added, pinning this page to Pinterest is an easy way to save it now, to read it later. 😉

Most Recommended

Namecheap

Highly Recommended!

#1 FOR DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION

Namecheap is my go-to domain name registrar. The prices are great and the service is even better. NameCheap includes a whole load of goodies with every domain registration that other registrars don’t. The control panel is user-friendly and I don’t need a doctorate to get things done on my domains.

Siteground Hosting

Highly Recommended!

#1 FOR HOSTING WEBSITES & BLOGS

I can’t say enough good things about Siteground. All of my websites are hosted on Siteground because the service they provide is stable, secure and super fast thanks to the special tools they've developed in-house for WordPress users and the expertise of their support team is legendary.

WordPress.org

Highly Recommended!

#1 FOR BUILDING WEBSITES & BLOGS

WordPress is open source software you can use to create websites, blogs, or apps. Over 60 million people and 28% of the web uses WordPress, from hobby blogs to the biggest news sites online. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

Create Visual Content

Canva

Canva is probably the most popular DIY design tool. Canva allows anyone to easily create beautiful designs and documents using Canva's drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts. 

RelayThat

RelayThat is a visual content creation app that allows you to create thousands of pieces of visual content with different layouts and sizes using just a handful of common assets that you upload into the system. The major benefit of this app is the ability to create so many designs instantly while maintaining a cohesive visual brand. It's like magic.

PicMonkey

PicMonkey is a photo editing and graphic design app. It's most often seen as a direct competitor to Canva, and they do share a lot of similar features and functionality. One area where PicMonkey stands out is its photo editing capabilities.

More Tools

I plan on dividing these tools up into easy to follow sections, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. 😜 So you're seeing my mess right now and I'm totally cool with it. Because...

We all need reminders sometimes.#bencouragement

Posted by Ben Requena on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Graphic River

Creative Market

Shutterstock

Hootsuite

Sprout Social

Postplanner

MailChimp

ConvertKit

Social Warfare

Yoast SEO

Screenflow

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Are you currently using any of the tools above? Is there an app I should check out or add to this list? 🛠  Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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