Tools I use for marketing

tools Feb 10, 2021

I was sharing with a colleague how I created my logo and logos for other projects in the past, where and how I host my site and a few tools I use. I was going to put together a list of resources with comments when I realized it would make a good blog post.

Website

Hover

Domain Names | Buy Domains & Email At Hover.com
Find the perfect domain name for your idea at Hover. All domains come with industry-leading customer support and free WHOIS privacy. Name your passion today!

I like to buy my domains from Hover. I've purchased from them for years and had positive experiences. They're pretty minimal. Don't try to upsell and have good customer service.

Swipe Pages

Home – 13th Oct 2020

If you're not a developer or you're just looking for a quick landing page like we did with VIRGIL Lab School and xero degrees, Swipe Pages is a drag and drop tool. All you have to do is point your subdomain to the landing page of your choice.

go.virgillabs.org

go.xerodegrees.org

DigitalOcean - Ghost 1-Click App

Ghost Hosting | DigitalOcean Marketplace 1-Click App
Ghost is a fully open source, adaptable platform for building and running a modern online publication. It powers blogs, magazines and journalists from Zappos to Sky News.

For websonthewebs.com, I host on DigitalOcean. I used their 1-click app for Ghost to set it up. I'm self-hosting commento for the comments section.

The Intelligent Hoodlums website is also a Ghost instance hosted on DigitalOcean.

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Tailor Brands

Logo Maker | Create a Unique Logo Design for Free | Tailor Brands
Tailor Brands AI logo maker allows you to create a logo design that’s a perfect match for your business. No pre-made logo templates. Unique designs only.

To get inspiration or to make your logo with machine learning, Tailor Brands does a pretty good job. If you stick with the $10/month service, they'll provide you with social media graphics you can download and use.

Adobe Spark

https://spark.adobe.com/sp/

If you want to build your own semi-homemade logo, Adobe Spark is a great tool for not just logos but lots of graphics. It provides all the social media sizes and it's drag and drop friendly.

For the webs on the webs logo, I designed it in Keynote (fancy, I know).

Swag

Sticker Mule

Custom stickers | Free shipping
Print custom stickers in any shape or size on premium vinyl. Get free proofs, free worldwide shipping, 4 day turnaround & 24/7 customer support.

I don't have webs on the webs stickers, but we have had a few different Hoodlums stickers made and Sticker Mule was a solid choice. They provided high quality stickers and often run different specials so you can get a good price on them.

Spreadshirt

The Intelligent Hoodlums
The Intelligent Hoodlums

We host the Intelligent Hoodlums swag on Spreadshirt. There are probably a bunch of other places but the quality of the gear and the limited percentage Spreadshirt takes keep us there.

Whatever stage of your adventure, I hope this is useful. If you have questions, comments, concerns, beauty tips, hit me up on Twitter: @weberswords or post in the comments.

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Teacher | Software Developer | Intelligent Hoodlum

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