Recommended Resources

We are frequently asked what software we use to run our online business and Youtube channel. I personally use all the software below and would recommend it to anyone looking to document and share their projects online. Some of the links are affiliate links, which means we get a commission for recommending the products if you go through the link. Thank you for your support. 


Web hosting

I use Bigscoots to host the DIY Pete website. I've used a a number of different webhosts over the years. This company is one of the most affordable, has excellent customer service, and helps protect my site from hackers. 


Shopping cart

Samcart is my shopping cart of choice for selling digital products. It helps direct customers to a one page sales page that converts. Scott and Brian Moran ( founders ) having amazing videos about selling digital products and have a shopping cart and course platform that is fantastic. 


Convertkit email marketing

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Sketchup for creating plans

I use the "Pro" version of Sketchup. This program is very powerful and there are many tutorials on Youtube to learn how to use the program. 

Final Cut Pro for video editing

Final Cut Pro is my go to software for video editing. No subscription needed, just a one time purchase. This is more than powerful enough to create Youtube videos, reels, and any other video content. 


Shopping cart for ecommerce

Shopify is my favorite shopping cart for running an ecommerce store with physical products. I used Shopify while I owned my ski and trail sign company and it was fantastic. 

Quickbooks Accounting

Quickbooks online is my favorite software for running my businesses. It is easy to connect the software with bank accounts so you can can all expenses and income in one place. It is easy to run payroll and you can quickly take photos of receipts and upload them to the app. I'd highly recommend using quickbooks for your accounting. Most accountants love it when their clients use it! 

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