THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED AT EVERY LEVEL
Welcome to the my suggested resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for building and optimizing your business. Keep an eye on this page as I’m constantly updating it for you!
I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to running my business (or were crucial to developing my online business to where it is today).
Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
THE BASICS - DOMAINS, HOSTING, AND EMAIL...OH MY!
These are the basics that you will need when it comes to implementing and launching any kind of online business. The first rule of thumb, is to present yourself and your business as professional as possible. Free website accounts and email providers will NOT give you that much needed edge! Use the links below to knock out the first steps of mastering your domain - no pun intended.
GODADDY DOMAIN NAMES
The first step to online business ownership is owning a professional and meaningful domain name. GoDaddy makes registering domain names fast, simple, and affordable at all levels of online business. Every domain that I own - including the site you're on right now - I have purchased through GoDaddy. If you're ready to take the first step toward business ownership, join up with GoDaddy and nail down that perfect domain name now!
HOSTGATOR WEB HOSTING
The second step to online business ownership is finding a good home for your web files in the way of "hosting". HostGator has been my primary hosting provider for over ten years and I have had almost zero issues with any of the technology solutions that they provide. If you're ready to take the next step toward business ownership, join up with HostGator and you'll have a blog, website, or online store up and running in no time ready to work for you.
CONVERTKIT EMAIL MARKETING
All the major email marketing companies are generic. From cupcake shops, to design agencies, to plumbing companies, they are trying to serve every type of business. Instead of a perfect-for-you solution you wind up with a mass of features that aren’t a good fit for anyone, especially not bloggers. ConvertKit set out to build something simple, something elegant, something built for bloggers… a tool that makes it easy and obvious to grow your business through email marketing.
Take it from me...keyword research SUCKS! However, it's an extremely critical component to running a successful business online. You could either jump in and strike it rich with a truly powerful niche, or follow what 95% of many others have done and gone in blind only to spend more money than making it. Do your research FIRST!
NICHEREAPER KEYWORD/NICHE FINDER
Many aspiring digital entrepreneurs run into a common challenge when starting out. "What niche should I attack, and how profitable is it?" With NicheReaper, the answer to this question is delivered directly to you - IN FULL AUTOPILOT! With extremely detailed stats and indicators for only the most profitable and active niches or keywords, NicheReaper will be one of your most important tools in your arsenal to digital domination.
P.S. Subscribe to my mailing list for a FULL video demo on NicheReaper along with a FREE gift created exclusively with NicheReaper!
Website design and page building is not typically a skillset that every digital entrepreneur is blessed with. These Page Builders will turn even the greenest online novice into a master designer with many amazing components built-in for you, coupled with gorgeous page templates that do 99% of the work for you! Every one of my 25+ niche sites have been built from the ground up with one of these must have solutions.
INSTABUILDER MARKETING PAGE BUILDER
Easy-To-Use drag and drop software creates all your landing pages in mere minutes... Without expensive fees. I have built full landing pages, sales funnels, and entire niche sites using this powerful WordPress plug-in. If you're just starting out, I truly recommend this offering as it's one of the easiest to use, especially if you're like me and don't have an artistic bone in your body!
OPTIMIZEPRESS PAGE BUILDER
An absolute powerhouse compared to InstaBuilder, OptimizePress is an all-in-one marketing solution with page builders, opt-in forms, sales and landing page templates, sales funnels, and many more components as well as a professional looking blog theme! If you're ready to move up to the next level of marketing and content delivery, this is the tool that you will practically run your entire business with.
EBOOKS AND LEAD MAGNETS
One of the first ideas that you should consider while building up your website and mailing list, is what value you can provide and give away for "free" as en ethical bribe. Just having an optin page to your mailing list isn't enough - you need to prove to your potential customers that you have what they need. The best way to do this is to create an eBook, and give it away in exchange for an email address. This tool helps you hammer out this task in mere minutes.
DESIGNRR EBOOK CREATOR
Create amazingly beautiful eBooks and lead magnets without typing a single word. Designrr takes existing content and compiles it into an online eBook with professional formatting in just a couple of clicks, which you can turn around and publish to PDF and distribute either as a free gift to your readers, or exchange it for the almighty email list subscription address.
AFFILIATE MARKETING TRAINING AND OUT-OF-THE-BOX BUSINESSES
This section contains some of the most powerful training courses and built for you businesses that I've come across. Not only do I promote these with my highest recommendation, I have made the full financial investment in each product that I promote and use them on a daily basis, so you can be rest assured that I'm not just throwing links around with the prayer that you'll buy without my own seal of approval on them.
BIG COMMISSION BLUEPRINT
The "flagship" of my affiliate marketing efforts includes a complete online training course that can take ANYBODY with ANY experience in affiliate marketing, and make them a super affiliate. The "Big Commission Blueprint" is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to truly start making money online with the quickest turning around and minimal upfront investments. If nothing else, check this one out - take advantage of my affiliate discount to get your copy at $19.95 (usual cost is $47).
P.S. By clicking the button below, you will see my "secret" page that could disappear at anytime with the $19.95 offer. If you're STILL not interested, then there is also a link at the very end for a FREE four-part video series that walks you through the Big Commission Blueprint in awesome detail.
FREE WEEKLY TRAINING WEBINAR
As part of my partnership with the force behind "The Big Commission Blueprint", I am able to offer a FREE weekly training webinar that will help you understand how to run a successful home online business from A to Z.
P.S. By clicking the button below, you will be taken to the webinar registration page. As part of the registration, you may receive emails from the hosts of the webinar, which is NOT part of my "Inner Circle" communication, but you can definitely trust that they won't spam or pressure you into anything.