Products we use and Recommend
Building a high performance website required high performance website hosting. When I first started, I took the recommendations of the hosting companies everyone else suggested. But later I found out, they weren’t using those hosting companies for their main money sites. Veerotech is who we use for our website hosting. High quality, not overloaded and a variety of other upgrades you won’t see at other hosts (litespeed instead of apache, cloudlinux instead of centos, etc).
My two favorite shopping carts are Shopify and BigCommerce. I have been working with both of them for over 5 years and have multiple personal and customer sites hosted on them. Your job is to sell, not be a web designer. Both are PCI-DSS Level 1 compliant so you can have confidence in the security of your customer information.
Digital Access Pass
If you want to create a powerful membership site, Digital Access Pass is my go to platform for creating them. In fact, I believe in the platform so much, I bought 5 years worth of updates and currently use it on more than four different sites.