Resources

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Tools Of The Trade

Listed below are some of the resources that I use in my online business that I know will help you too;

As I find more great tools that help me improve my own services I will add them to the list below in the hope that they can help you as well.

Feel free to bookmark this page and check back every now and again.

Click on the titles below and you’ll be taken directly to that part of the page

From all the tools and services that I use in my business, these are the top few that I couldn’t do without:

WordPress | GeneratePress | GenerateBlocks | WishList Member

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WordPress

This is the platform that every single one of my websites is published with. I definitely recommend using WordPress and I have a comprehensive video coaching course showing how to use it. I also provide 1-2-1 WordPress Coaching in my local area

WordPress Themes

I often get asked which theme I’m using.

My site is built using the GeneratePress Theme & GenerateBlocks

I used a starter site and I didn’t do too much to customise it, as it is already super fast and follows the standards of modern web design, and I’ve always liked a clean look, which this is.

There are tons of other themes and great providers. I’ve only recommended GeneratePress because it’s the only one I currently use for my own sites and all of my customer sites.

I have some legacy customers that I built using the Genesis Framework and StudioPress Child Themes

Website Hosting

I currently host all my small websites with D9 Hosting.

This is the hosting company that I began with back in 2009 and I have been with them all of this time and I currently use a Reseller Account.

Domain Names

I use GoDaddy to buy my Domain Names.

Every domain name that I own (around 60 at time of writing) I have registered through GoDaddy.

They are cheap, have lots of offers and you can usually find coupon codes for even bigger discounts, unfortunately they do try to upsell you tons of other products…

so be very careful when you are checking out or you may end up buying something you don’t want or need. I often just ignore all of their upsells

Video Tools

Camtasia Studio is more than a simple screen recorder, Camtasia gives you the tools you need to truly customize and edit your videos. Record on-screen activity, add imported media, create interactive content, and share high-quality, HD videos that your viewers can watch anytime, on nearly any device.

YouTube is the best way for you to quickly get a video online for free. It’s worth noting that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world.

This will help as your videos will get indexed and searched more easily. When you first get started you’ll probably be limited to around 15 minutes for the length of your videos.

As your account becomes more established you’ll get more time. One downside is your videos will be branded with the YouTube logo.

Amazon S3 costs pennies per month and you can have all your videos being hosted on the same servers that Amazon hosts their content on.

You need to store your videos somewhere that can handle large amounts of volume and also store large file sizes, a 20 minute video can become very large.

It’s better to store your videos on a robust platform rather than your own website especially if you get a lot of traffic to them.

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Payment Processors

Paypal – With a simple PayPal payment button, you can start charging people for things on your site almost immediately. It allows you to do one off payments and recurring billing subscriptions.

ClickBank – I have been a Vendor on ClickBank since 2009. ClickBank is simple to set up (once you know how) and they take care of paying your affiliates for you, they also handle refunds for you, although as a vendor you can fall foul of the serial refunder.

They also take care of sales tax for you, it’s pretty much an all-in-one solution for payments.

JV Zoo – I think JVZoo is a more Vendor friendly option than ClickBank, they also give you a really good option for you to pre-approve the affiliates that are going to be working on promoting your products.

Lot’s of integration for your own list building too.

Analytics

Google Analytics – Google Analytics not only lets you measure sales and conversions, but also gives you fresh insights into how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how you can keep them coming back.

From all the tools and services that I use in my business, these are the top few that I couldn’t do without:

WordPress | GeneratePress | GenerateBlocks | WishList Member