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Learn how to start, launch, and grow your business website with any budget

NOTE: The following resources are mentioned in our free e-book “The Foundation of Website Success.” If you haven’t read that book, you should before proceeding with the following resource links.

Market Research

  • Customer Persona
    A guide from Start Web Smart: Learn how to develop Customer Personas for your website marketing campaign.
  • SurveyMonkey
    An online survey service which can help you research your market. Create questionnaires and get to know your customers.


  • Write With Influence
    A copywriting course by Amy Harrison—Persuasive Writing for Modern Marketers.
  • Get A Copywriter
    A place to find copywriters for that next sales piece, website landing page and more.

Website Images

Website Development

    Start a blog or build a website in seconds without any technical knowledge. provides hosting, domain name, and limited functionality.
  • is different in that it’s free, but no hosting or domain name is included; this version of WP allows more flexibility. Listen to our podcast on WordPress.
  • Beaver Builder
    A WordPress plugin that allows you to design and customize your website visually without writing any code; just drag and drop.

Website Hosting

  • SiteGround
    Feature-rich managed WordPress hosting with premium support. I recommend their cloud hosting for high traffic, resource intensive websites. Start Web Smart is hosted with SiteGround.
  • FlyWheel
    Exclusive WordPress managed hosting built for designers and agencies.

User Testing

  • Usability Hub
    Allows you to perform remote user testing to help you make confident design decisions. Settle design debates with data.
  • Video User Testing
    Unlock customer insights and increase your revenue. Get videos of real people speaking their thoughts as they use.
  • Nielsen Norman Group Articles
    NNG is an evidence-based user experience research, training, and consulting group. Their article database has tons of great user testing findings and tips on how to test your website.

User A/B Split Testing

Website Monitoring