Benrequena's Tools and Resources

Products that I use and recommend.

Here is a list of tools and resources that I strongly recommend to help you manage your visual content and digital marketing. 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.

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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. 😉

Updated: October 1, 2017

Build Your Website

Siteground Web Hosting

Siteground LogoHighly 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.

Namecheap Domain Registry

#1 FOR DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION

Namecheap is my go-to domain name registrar. The prices are great and the service is even better. The control panel is user-friendly and I don’t need a doctorate to get things done on my domains.

OceanWP WordPress Theme

#1 FOR BUILDING WEBSITES & BLOGS
OceanWP is the fastest growing theme for WordPress. It’s an innovative theme that works great with page builders, but is best when paired with Elementor.

Awesome WordPress Plugins

Social Warfare

#1 SOCIAL SHARING PLUGIN
Make it easier than ever for your audience to share your content around the web with the most beautiful, lightning-fast social media sharing buttons built to boost shares and drive more traffic without slowing down your site.

Yoast SEO

#1 WORDPRESS SEO PLUGIN
Make it easier than ever for your audience to share your content around the web with the most beautiful, lightning fast social media sharing buttons built to boost shares and drive more traffic without slowing down your site.

Elementor Page Builder

#1 WORDPRESS PAGE BUILDER
A front-end drag & drop page builder for WordPress that enables you to create high-end premium designs, without touching a line of code. It’s free and easy.

Create Visual Content

Canva

#1 SOCIAL SHARING PLUGIN
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 allows you to instantly create thousands of pieces of visual content with just your logo, some text, brand colors and an image or two that you upload into the system.

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.

Optimize Your Photos

JPEGMini

JPEGmini is a robust image optimization tool, trusted by tens of thousands of photographers, that reduces photo file size by up to 80% without compromising quality.

TinyPNG

Make your website faster and save bandwidth. TinyPNG optimizes your PNG images by 50-80% while preserving full transparency!

ImageOptim

Removes EXIF metadata, such as GPS position and camera’s serial number, so that you can publish images without exposing private information and reduce photo file size.

Find Photos & Creative Assets

Shutterstock

Search millions of royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, and vectors. Get inspired by ten thousand new, high-resolution images added daily.

Creative Market

Bring your creative projects to life with handcrafted design assets like photos, patterns, icons, and fonts from independent creators around the world.

Record & Edit Videos

Screenflow

ScreenFlow is an award-winning and easy to use video editing, screen recording, and sharing tool that allows me to create screencasts, video tutorials, presentations and more.

TubeBuddy

TubeBuddy’s channel management browser plugin helps content creators, brands, and networks save time and grow their brands directly from within YouTube.

Publish Your Content

Hootsuite

Manage all your social media in one place. From finding prospects to serving customers, Hootsuite helps you do more with your social media.

Tailwind

Save time scheduling to Pinterest and Instagram, post at the best times for engagement, grow together with Tribes, get more actionable analytics.

Buffer

Buffer is an intuitive social media management platform trusted by brands, businesses, agencies, and individuals to help drive social media results.

Some of the links above 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.

🔥 Let’s Discuss!

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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