This is the resources page of the forthcoming book: Free Yourself, Leave Work and Be Your Own Boss: A Guide For Entrepreneurs by Rob Cubbon. Out soon, available in paperback, Kindle and audio versions.
Everything that is mentioned in the book and more will be here. Here are some links to some great resources that will help you on your journey.
Family and Health
Remember to take exercise. Use Meetup.com, Facebook or Google to find gyms, yoga, tai chi or meditation groups in your area.
Make sure you have the agreement of your significant other. John Lee Dumas, the founder of Entrepreneur On Fire has as his significant other, Kate Erickson, who is the content creator and community leader at EoF.
Learn to focus!
Domain name registration
To find a great domain name: Lean Domain Search
Recommended web hosts
Ask WordPress questions here: WordPress.org support. Try to do it yourself but, if you can’t, find a web designer at Upwork.
Here’s my free course about setting up a website for the first time: Introduction to websites and WordPress.
Install Google Analytics.
WordPress themes (add functionality and improve the design): Genesis theme framework for $60 and then purchase a child theme for a few more dollars. For example this website is the Magazine Pro theme on Genesis.
Setting up a website
Step-by-step video tutorials (4 hours worth) here: Create A Custom Responsive WordPress Website For A Client
The following video shows you install WordPress on a webhost with cPanel manually by creating a MySQL Database
You can also install it with a one-click install on most hosts.
You can get someone to customize a WordPress site on Upwork or get someone to design a logo on 99designs. Read more about outsourcing here where I explain how to choose from the right pool of candidates.
Free WordPress course
See me guide a client through starting her very first WordPress website. In this free video course Talking To Clients: An Introduction To Website Building I talk to Nura Nash about her new website and we discuss many of the issue raised in the book. You also get to learn some great WordPress tricks.
WordPress (intermediate): Create A Custom Responsive WordPress Website For A Client
WordPress (advanced): Creating a Web Design Business Website
Learn how to design and develop this site – Crea8iveDesigns.com – the website of a fictitious design company.