Need To Succeed
At Every Level
I have used or tested every recommendation on this page.
Many of the resources listed here are crucial to the running of my online business and 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.
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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 and that you will use them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
Getting Your Site Online
- GoDaddy–Every domain name that I own (around 60 at time of writing), I’ve 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…just ignore those parts….Steve.
- 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 on to to use it. Drop me a line if you’d like a discounted copy.
You can use your D9 Hosting account to host multiple domains so there’s no need to pay more for hosting when you’re ready to start another website. Also, like me, they provide outstanding customer service!
I highly recommend using D9 Hosting for your first website, and you can get started now for as little as £4.45/month
Once you’ve got them, you can send out automated follow up email campaigns or use a broadcast email which allows you to email the entire list all at one time. I’ve used Aweber since day one and I’ve always loved them. The deliverability is great and their site is very user friendly. It’s pretty much the standard service to use in IM.
- Camtasia Studio – 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 –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 –It’s better to store your videos on a robust platform when you host your videos, especially if you get a lot of traffic to them. You need to store them somewhere that can handle large amounts of volume and also store large file sizes, a 20 minute video can become very large. This is where Amazon S3 comes in. It costs pennies per month and you can have all your videos being hosted on the same servers that Amazon hosts their content on.
- 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 for around four years. 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 –A more Vendor friendly option than ClickBank, also gives 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.
- Commission Junction – Huge affiliate network.
- ShareASale – Mid-sized affiliate that many Internet Marketing tools use. The idea – and the implementation – are simple. You decide which merchants to promote and how to promote them, and when commissions are generated, you can see your stats in real-time. All payments are consolidated from the programs you participate in, and are paid with one check or direct deposit by ShareASale.
- Market Samurai – THE best tool when it comes to automating keyword research. Very robust at both niche keyword research and competitive analysis. Can also search available domains and track rankings on your sites.
- Google Keyword Tool -Straight from the source…allows you to manually check search volume, cpc, etc. for their AdWords advertising. You must have an AdWords account which is free to get.
- 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.
- Stat Counter – You’ll be able to immediately see stats on the next visitors who come to your site; real time, no delays!
- AW Stats – AWStats is a free powerful and featureful tool that generates advanced web, streaming, ftp or mail server statistics, graphically.
- UpWork – I found my App Developer on UpWork (When it was ODesk). It’s the first place I go to when I need code work written, they have some cool tools which allow you to manage your contractors more easily.
I’ve used Upwork (when it was eLance) to find article and blog writers. Secure and helpful interface. I’ve always had a good experience