Here are some of my favorite services I use and feel confident in recommending. Some are affiliate links.
The No Worries Webhosting
WP Engine. Managed WordPress hosting with daily backups, malware scanning by Sucuri, and fast servers. Company is owned by the makers of WordPress. I host my business site with them. Various sized options from one website to enterprise level. (Psst – get 20% off your first payment, use code wpe20off.)
Favorite Plugins for WordPress
Gravity Forms. Connects to Mail Chimp (one of my favorite email campaign list management software), Akismet, Paypal and many others.
Email List Campaign Management
Mailerlite is our favorite basic email newsletter service.
Learning More About Making Websites or WordPress
WP101 – Easy WordPress tutorials.. WordPress and WordPress dashboard basics.