Resources

I thought it would be helpful to provide a resource page so you can always come to for all of your marketing needs. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Please enjoy!

My Recommended Tools

 

WordPress

#1 Standard Hosting: –

Siteground: 99% of my websites are hosted on Siteground. Why? Because it’s incredibly easy to use with 1-click automatic WordPress installation and excellent customer service – via phone and via chat. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using Siteground for your first site. Also, you can use the same hosting account for multiple domains if you plan on creating more websites.

 

Click this link to get Siteground special discount off the regular price!

#1 Fastest Premium Hosting : –

WPengine When SPEED Is Important For Your Business use WPengine.
Studies show that your conversion rate dips dramatically when load time is over one second. To help you convert more visitors into customers, you need a web host who is optimized for WordPress. Your business deserves first-rate web hosting; and at just one-fifth the cost of your cable bill, WPEngine is a low-cost investment.

 

WordPress Content Builder:  Save a TON of time, when creating content…

Domain Name:

GoDaddy: For Domain name Registrar. Click link for special discount use GoDaddy
NameCheap: For Domain name Registrar.

WordPress Themes and Apps:

StudioPress Themes: All StudioPress themes are powered by the Genesis Framework and trusted by over 134,000 website owners. StudioPress empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress. Search Engine
Optimization State-of-the-art code and smart design architecture mean search
engines see your content.  Shop for Themes 

Thrive Landing Pages:  Turn Your Website Into a “Conversion Machine”

The Conversion Pro Pages: Easily create landing pages and funnels. Purchase fresh leads, includes Tiny URL, Url Rotator, Generic videos, Training videos, group support.”

SumoMe – Free Tools to Grow Your Blog: From the creative minds of AppSumo comes an amazing suite of free tools to help grow your blog and increase traffic. Over 10,000 blogs (and counting!) use these free tools.

Email Subscriptions & Marketing:

Aweber: The internet’s most powerful email opt-in service and email marketing/broadcasting tool. This is what I use to build my email list and newsletter.  

Get Response: Another very powerful email opt-in service and email marketing/broadcasting tool.

Convert Kit:  Email marketing for professional bloggers.  Beautiful responsive opt-in-forms. Intuitive email drip. Powerful marketing automation. Easy integration.

Thrive Leads WordPress Plugin:  Building a large, profitable mailing list just got a lot easier!

Advertising Tools:

Google Adsense: Make money by placing relevant ads on your website that are generated from advertisers using Google Adwords. This is free to use, but you have to register for an account.

Google Adwords: If you want to begin advertising on Google, you can select keywords and locations and you pay each time someone clicks on your advertisement.

Site Protection:

Limit Login Attempts (WordPress Plugin): Install this plugin to limit the number of times someone can attempt to login to your WordPress admin panel before getting blocked. This helps to stop those who keep trying to break in by logging into your website with different passwords (and there are tools to help speedup this process).

Legal Stuff:

LegalZoom: Easy online incorporation or LLC creation.

Video:

Camtasia for PC (Camtasia Studio) – for screen captures

Omnidazzle – to draw on your screen (free)

ScreenFlow (for Mac users) – the screen capture software

Screen-Cast-O-Matic (for PC users) -screen capture Software

Learn or Upgrade your Skill Free Classes:

Watch FREE online courses live at: Creative Live
Photo, Video, Art, Design, Music, Audio
Craft Maker, Money and Life

Getting Help from Others / Outsourcing:

SEO Marketing Maven: Website services and Social Media Management.

Elance: Hired service for just about anything you can think of.

Odesk: Another outsource website for freelancers, IT companies, programmers and web designers from abroad.

99Designs: This is a unique website that you can use if you need a logo design. It’s in a contest format. You submit the description of what you want, and designers will compete against each other to win money.

Virtual Staff Finder:  Virtual Staff Finder is the best and quickest headhunter service on the web if you’re looking for high quality VAs for anything you want done by someone else for your online business.

SpeechPad: This is the service I use to get transcripts done for my podcasts and videos.

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. 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.