Do-it-Yourself Resources

We believe in empowering our clients to take as much control of their website project as they want and giving them the tools needed to do this effectively. To that end, here are some helpful resources for the do-it-yourselfers.

Domain Names

  • GoDaddy has great pricing & customer service.  We recommend them for domain name leasing and SSL certificates. Google "godaddy promo code" to find special offers and ensure you receive the lowest rates available to the general public. Watch out for their upsells and just stick to the basics.
  • Namecheap is another good domain registrar.  Their prices are competitive and they have an easy-to-use management panel.  Their renewal pricing on .org domains is especially competitive.
  • Need help finding your domain name?  This handy tool might help you:

Joomla Templates

Mailing List Management

  • Mailchimp - User-friendly with free account for lists of up to 1000 subscribers and 6000 emails per month.
  • Aweber Communications - Excellent mailing list service, 150+ professional templates and lots of features. Aweber's been around since 1998 and provides excellent security and stability.

Stock Photography, Artwork and Video

  • iStockphoto has the largest selection around and, although their prices are higher, we use them more often than any other stock photo service.
  • Big Stock has great selection of stock photography with competitive prices
  • 123RF has a smaller inventory than their major competitors but they still have a lot of great images and pricing is rock-bottom.
  • Dreamstime - great selection and good prices

Merchant Services

  • Paypal - the quickest and easiest way to accept credit cards and other electronic payments including subscription services.
  • Propay - virtual credit card terminal.
  • is our #1 recommended payment gateway for receiving online payments, automated recurring billing and virtual credit card processing. GLTS is an preferred reseller and has been utilizing their services for ecommerce since 2002. Do you want to accept credit cards through your website? Start your online application now.
  • Are you ready for a merchant account?  Rates vary signficantly.  Be sure to Compare Merchant Accounts.

Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising Services

Web Hosting

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Great Lakes Tech Solutions is a web development and consultant company specializing in services including:  Web site design, search engine optimization (SEO), web hosting,  Joomla!® content management system (CMS), Google Adwords® pay-per-click services, e-Commerce solutions (including os Commerce® online stores and Virtuemart® shopping carts), graphic design, branding/logos, flash/video/multimedia development, and more. GLTS serves the world from offices in Cleveland, Ohio.