I’ve compiled a list of awesome resources and tools for developers & freelancers.
These are tools that I use, should use, or can highly recommend :)

Resource disclaimer.


Bluehost is the top hosting provider with cheap rates, good support and a hassle-free process.

Read this article on how to get a FREE domain and how to setup hosting step-by-step in just a few minutes.


Thinkful is my top recommendation for learning how to code.

I’ve studied various courses through them and I was truly impressed. All SWD visitors get a massive exclusive discount on their courses here.


Mailerlite is the email marketing program I use and recommend to all my clients.

I find it to be perfect for what I need and more.

Email is SO IMPORTANT. View their FREE plan here.


DVLPR.io has awesome T-shirts and accessories for developers!

Worldwide shipping and amazing support.

Check their products at: DVLPR.io


Stackoverflow is the go-to website to get help from other web developers.

Awesome free community and very helpful.

Read more here: Stackoverflow.com


Pavlok is a wearable device that helps you break bad habits and become more productive.

It has helped me so much!

Read more here: Pavlok.com


FileZilla is a program used to upload your website to the internet.

It’s simple to use and 100% free.

Download FileZilla here: FileZilla-project.org


Sublime is a highly popular text editor to code your website.

It’s fast and has cool features.

Read more here: Sublimetext.com


Optimizepress is one of the top platforms to create landing pages, membership sites, course pages, marketing pages and more.

Read more here: Optimizepress.com


ColorZilla is an awesome color picker that I use very often.

Click on a color and it will display the color code.

View site here: ColorZilla.com


Pexels is a free stock photo site.

I love their images and use them all the time.

View site: Pexels.com


TinyPNG.com is a website for reducing image size.

It’s FREE, easy to use and I use them all the time.

View site: TinyPNG.com


Shopify is a platform to create eCommerce websites.

Everything you need and more to sell products and collect payments online.

View site: Shopify.com


Responsinator is a tool to see how a website looks on popular devices.

It’s free and easy to use.

View site: Responsinator.com


Sumome is a must for every website!

Social sharing tools and more for free.

View site: Sumome.com


Pixlr is an online free alternative to Photoshop.

If you need to edit/design photos but can’t afford to pay for Photoshop, I recommend this.

View site: Pixlr.com


Freshbooks is a cloud-based accounting software for small businesses/freelancers.

Send invoices, track time and capture expenses.

View site: Freshbooks.com

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- Kyle