The gold standard for front line spam control.
Hate the new Gutenburg Editor? Use this plugin to get rid of it and go back to the original editor.
Easy, free instant messenger for your wordpress website.
Displays more user-friendly graphs of your Google Analytics right in your website dashboard! Let’s face it, GA is not very user-friendly and this plugin helps.
Really Simple SSL
Got mixed content errors on your site after switching on https? This plugin takes care of it!
The best tool for managing on-page SEO including a great meta-tag title and description writing feature that coaches you through the proper length and format.
After decades trying all kinds of hosting providers we have been so happy with GreenGeeks, especially their amazing support. We’ve never been so happy with any previous hosting solutions and have been using GreenGeeks exclusively for the past 5 years. GreenGeeks is also a 300% carbon neutral hosting company. *
Vacation Rental Booking and Payment Solutions
Our recommended solution for start-ups and VR businesses with 1-10 properties. OwnerRez is easy to use, economical and they have great documentation and support.*
We recommend Hostfully for more experienced owner/managers who wish to use dynamic pricing and a rich suite of management tools. Hostfully is great for any number of properties but we definitely recommend for managers with more than 20 properties.
Vacation Rental Industry Resources
Helpful articles and tips from industry leader, Matt Landau.
Matt Landau’s private forum for vacation rental owners, managers and industry vendors.
Vacation Rental Software Guy
Terry Whyte is an industry consultant who helps vacation rental owners and managers choose property management solutions.
Image Optimization & Manipulation
Opensource image optimization software for Mac & Windows.
Easy to use image editing and manipulation software. Good support and video tutorials.
Free fonts for PRINT projects, some great, some not so great but this is my go-to for specialty fonts for specific projects.
Web Safe Fonts
Choose from these when deciding what text and headers you want for your website.
High quality short runs for business cards, post cards, greeting cards, flyers and stickers. The benefit with Moo is that they use a technology called “Printfinity” so you can actually have a different image on the back of every piece for no additional cost. This is especially great for photographers, designers, artists, etc.
This company used to be among those I avoided like the plague but they have improved immensely. Of course, your results may vary depending upon the quality and resolution of your digital art. Get the help of a pro for the best results.
Stock photo prices start around $12 each.
Prices are slightly higher than iStock.
Reverse Image Search
Dozens and dozens of amazing color palettes generated from photos. Come here for inspiration.
Google Mobile Friendly Test
Test your website to see if it meets Google’s requirements for being mobile compliant. If not your search rankings could be heavily effected.
*Disclosure: RedSpiralHand is proud to be an affiliate for GreenGeeks and OwnerRez. While we generate a small amount of revenue from signups using our links but rest assured, we only recommend solutions that we feel are the best and both companies are simply the best we’ve ever used in their respective categories.