Top Resources for Product Design, Strategy, and Growth


Here is a list of some of the best tools and resourcesĀ I’ve found.

Some are for improving UX, others are startup resources, and also some growth resources. Enjoy!

Note: Some of the links below are affiliate links. That means if you click one and decide to make a purchase, I will get a percentage of that sale. This doesn’t cost you any money, but it does help support this blog, so thanks!

My Top Recommendations

These are the tools I personally use pretty much on a daily basis, and the ones I recommend the most.

UserTesting.com

This is my number one recommendation for improving your UX with as little effort as possible. Even running one single test can reveal a ton of user problems you had no idea even existed. I strongly recommend it.

Bluehost

Most of the websites I use for validation, blogging, landing pages, etc. are all hosted on Bluehost. It’s lightweight, affordable website hosting with great support. Click here to get a special hosting offer for only $3.95 per month!

UX Design Fundamentals

This course is an absolute must for anyone looking to get into the field of User Experience Design. Joe Natoli teaches every aspect of the UX process from start to finish.

Aweber

Email marketing should be a HUGE part of your growth strategy. Once a user signs up, a sequence of emails should be consistently providing them with the motivation to come back to your product. Aweber makes that simple. Click here to get a 30 day free trial.

Visual Website Optimizer

A/B testing is crucial to every aspect of your product. From your landing page to your interface. You should never stop testing and seeing what works the best. VWO is one of my favourite tools for this and is super simple to use.