Tools & Resources

This is my list of tools and resources that I regularly use to supercharge my websites and boost my online income which I know you'll find useful for your own online business.

There's everything from WordPress plugins to email marketing tools, content creation, traffic generation and more.

Please note that some (not all) of these links are affiliate links.

 

Must Have Essentials & Recommended

My essential and recommended tools and resources that I use on all my online projects.

 

sumomeSumoMe [RECOMMENDED]

A FREE tool that has multiple essential features for niche marketers including adding social share buttons to posts, content analytics and heat maps so you know what your visitors are doing on your website and more. Essential for every niche marketer.

 

wpengineWPEngine [RECOMMENDED]

No more sites being down. Less risk of being hacked. Faster loading times. Daily back ups. Win win for me and my audience.

At time of writing I used coupon code 'ARTOFBLOG' to get $25 off the price for the first 6 months - try it. (Try BlueHost if you're on a budget)

 

 

namecheapNamecheap

My domain register of choice. Like the name says, they are cheap but also reliable. If you're going to register a domain name, go with Namecheap.

 

genesis themeGenesis Generate Theme

For years I always used Genesis Generate WordPress theme on a variety of sites. Looks great and does the trick. Very easy to use too and very SEO friendly.

 

 

wordpresslogoWordPress (Self Hosted)

WordPress.org is what you need for your site. Avoid going for a blogspot, or a shared website as you want to stay in control of your website otherwise you could lose all your work without any warnings. So stick with self hosted (WordPress).

 

aweberAweber

The #1 autoresponder and email marketing platform for internet marketers.

>Get a $1 Aweber trial for 30 days by clicking here.

 

Theme Forest Themes

Theme Forest themes are extremely popular and you can't go wrong with them. Check them out and choose one that suits you.

 

photodunePhotodune Stock Photos

I pay $1 per photo for my blog. If you're taking images from Google or other blogs you could end up in a lot of trouble.

 

 

optinmonsterOptinMonster [ESSENTIAL TOOL]

Incredible entry and exit pop up plugin that knows when your visitors are about to exit your site and instead captures their email.

 

 

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sumomeSumoMe [RECOMMENDED]

This FREE tool has multiple essential features for niche marketers including adding social share buttons to posts, content analytics and heat maps so you know what your visitors are doing on your website and more.

It's a must have for every niche marketer.

 

wpengineWPEngine[RECOMMENDED]

No more sites being down. Less risk of being hacked. Faster loading times. Daily back ups. Win win for me and my audience.

At time of writing I used coupon code 'ARTOFBLOG' to get $25 off the price for the first 6 months - try it.

 

 

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Hosting & Domains

 

  • Hostgator - Host unlimited site for less than $10 p/m.
  • WPEngine [RECOMMENDED] - No more sites being down. Less risk of being hacked. Faster loading times. Daily back ups. Win win for me and my audience. At time of writing I used coupon code 'ARTOFBLOG' to get $25 off the price for the first 6 months - try it.
  • Namecheap - Cheap domain names and great customer service.

 

WordPress Themes

  • Genesis Generate - One of the best premium blogging themes on the net and one I use on a lot of my websites. It's powerful, easy to use and it looks fantastic.

 

WordPress Plugins

  • SumoMe [RECOMMENDED] - A FREE tool that has multiple essential features for niche marketers including adding social share buttons to posts, content analytics and heat maps so you know what your visitors are doing on your website and more. Essential for every niche marketer.
  • One Press Social Locker - Allows you to lock content until people share on social media - great for getting social media love.

 

 

Content And Media Creation

  • UpWork - Everything from writing to sales to design to research it can be done here for cheap prices at good quality.

Photos

  • Photodune - When looking for photos for my blogs and sites I always use photodune as they sell high quality stock images for $1DO NOT STEAL PHOTOS FROM GOOGLE OR OTHER BLOGS YOU CAN GET IN A LOT OF LEGAL TROUBLE.

 

Videos & Animation & Graphics

  • Fiverr - I often resort to Fiverr and am amazed by the quality of videos, animations and graphics I can get for $5.

 

 

Email Marketing & List Building

  • OptinMonster - incredible entry and exit pop up plugin that knows when your visitors are about to exit your site and instead captures their email. [ESSENTIAL TOOL]
  • SumoMe [RECOMMENDED] - A FREE tool that that allows you build a responsive email list fast. Unlike other free tools this one actually works.

 

Affiliate Networks

  • Amazon Associates - the biggest online retailer in the worlds affiliate program. Pays 4-9% commission and converts like crazy.
  • Clickbank - The #1 digital product marketplace. Up to 75% commission payouts on products.
  • JVZoo - Smaller digital goods market place that offers up to 100% commissions.
  • ShareASale - Huge affiliate network with everything from global brands to niche boutique retailers in the online and offline world.
  • Commission Junction - similar to above. Represent thousands of real world companies and online retailers.

 

Testing & Optimizing

  • Google Analytics - Googles very own tracking and split testing software, totally free.
  • SumoMe [RECOMMENDED] - A FREE tool that has multiple essential features for testing including content analytics, split testing and heat maps so you know what your visitors are doing on your website and more. Essential for every niche marketer.

 

Outsourcing

  • UpWork - Everything from writing to sales to design to research it can be done here for cheap prices at good quality.
  • Fiverr - For cheap design work and some other gigs Fiverr is a great resource. Avoid writing, research, SEO or anything similar.

 

Enjoy these resources and tools!

 

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