Online Marketing Resources

 home business resources

RESOURCES

Throughout the years, I have used a vast number of products and services that have helped me to build my online home business.

I’ve explored everything from online courses, attended various events, read lots of great books, and used a lot of tools and resources to help me grow my online businesses.  I get asked all the time about what I use and personally recommend, which is why I thought this page would be useful to share all of the products and resources that I use (or have used) and love.

This page mainly contains all of the best resources that I currently use so that you can always have a real-time recommendation to help improve your online marketing.  If you make a decision to utilize the tools and resources in this section they will help to move your online home business forward.

Note:  This page contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product through one of them, I will receive a commission (at no additional cost to you).  I only endorse products that I have personally used and have found beneficial. Thank you for your support!

 

MY PRODUCTS:

2 Phases of Personal Development – My 2 phase process for identifying and creating personal value.  This product is included in the Product Library made available to Level Two Star Members in My Personal Development System.

3 Fundamentals of Internet Marketing – My 3 part process for turning your personal value into valuable content for blog visitors.  This product is included in the Product Library made available to Level Two Star Members in My Personal Development System.

4 Stages of Personal Branding – My 4 stages of communicating value through personal branding.  This product is included in the Product Library made available to Level Two Star Members in My Personal Development System.

5 Steps to Building Customer Value – My 5-step process for creating, delivering and communicating customer value.  This product is included in the Product Library made available to Level Two Star Members in My Personal Development System.

Branded Entrepreneur Bundle – My home business entrepreneur bundle offers 29 ways to promote your business online and 33 ways to brand yourself online plus a 15 min business consultation session with me personally.  This product is 100% for Level One Branded Entrepreneurs in My Personal Development System.

 

BLOGGING:

WordPress – The #1 blogging platform in the world, and the current content management system that I use for this blog. It’s 100% free and easy to set up.

 

 

HOSTING:

BluehostBluehost – This is the content hosting service that I use for my personal blogs and many other websites that I own.  You can get hosting for as low as $4.95/month.

GoDaddy – This is where I buy my web domain names. You can buy .com’s for as low as $9.99.  Alternatively, if you sign up for blog content hosting with Bluehost, you receive a free domain for a year.

Wistia – This is the paid video hosting service I use for all of my blog videos and sales funnel videos.  It beats using free video hosting platforms such as YouTube.

Blubrry – This is the podcast audio hosting service I use on one of my blogs.  They provide audio and video hosting, a wordpress plugin that makes podcasting simple and itunes setup easier than ever.

 

OUTSOURCING WORK:

Odesk.com – This is where I outsource specific tasks for my blog or websites. You can get almost anything done very inexpensively and hire Virtual Assistants for under $3/hour.  Odesk has merged with e-lance and changed it’s name to Upwork.

20DollarBanners.com – This is where I get my professional advertising blog banners.  You will love the finish work when you use 20 Dollar Banners to create your next blog or website banner.

Fiverr – An awesome place where you can get a variety of things done for only $5.  I’ve used Fiverr for many small tasks to help me with personal branding and building my home business.

 

ONLINE MARKETING:

Clickbank – The most popular digital products retailer.  You can sell your own information products through Clickbank or promote others as an affiliate.

Aweber – The most popular email opt-in service and e-mail broadcasting provider.  Aweber is a reputable and reliable email marketing platform.  It was the first email marketing service I used when I first started online for all my newsletters and mailing lists.

Google Analytics – This is what I use to track all of the statistics for my blogs, including visitors, traffic sources, etc…

Get Response – One of the most widely used email marketing platforms by online marketers This is the email marketing service I use because of it’s significant range of features and extensive level of automation.  Get Response excels in 12 comparison categories which includes: ease of setup, email templates, message builder, autoresponder, split testing, analytics, automation rules, integration with other platforms, delivery rates, pricing, support and overall ease of use.  Get Response also offers a free 30-day trial (no credit card needed).

ClickFunnels – This is the marketing sales funnel builder I use to create high converting lead capture pages, sales pages, membership pages, webinar pages and order pages for my websites & blogs to collect e-mail leads, convert sales, complete product orders and deliver content to my customers.

ClickMagick – This is the tracking software tool I use for all of my online advertising.  It has a built-in link rotator option, makes managing multiple links online easy, provides accurate analytics,  and has great pricing.  ClickMagick makes tracking fun and simple for everyone!

Shopify – This is the e-commerce platform I use to build online retail stores for different niche audiences and sell print on demand products.  Try Shopify for free for 14 days. No risk and no credit card required.  Create your online store in just 60 seconds.  Shopify is everything you need to sell anywhere.

Printful – This is the print on demand product fulfillment & printing service I use for my shopify stores.  Printful delivers quality products and excellent customer service that leaves my customers fully satisfied and excited about returning.

 

VIDEO EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE:

Audio-Technica ATR2100 USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone – This is the USB/XLR microphone that I use for recording my podcasts and screen capture videos.

Camtasia – This is the software that I use to record screen capture videos for some of my videos and programs.

 

 

FINANCES

Mint.com – A free website that allows you to easily manage and track your finances.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad – An awesome finance book written by Robert Kiyosaki on developing the proper mindset for building wealth.

Finance Tracking Spreadsheet Template – This is a template of what I use to track and manage my finances every week.

EveryDollar.com – A free personal finance and budget app based on Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover available to help create a budget, manage money, and track spending on the go.

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT/PRODUCTIVITY:

Editorial Calendar/Promotional Schedule Template – This is a template of an editorial calendar and promotion schedule I use to plan, execute and promote my content.

Sales Funnel Profit Calculator Template – This is a template of what I use to track my paid advertising campaigns.  This helps to track the profitability of your paid ads.

Life Plan Spreadsheet Template – This is a template of the life plan spreadsheet that I use to manage my life.

 

SYSTEMS/PROGRAMS/EVENTS:

My Personal Development System – This is the personal development system that I’ve used and have now made available to teach and train home business entrepreneurs in the areas of personal development, internet marketing and personal branding.  You’ll gain access to tons of free & valuable content, as well as get an opportunity to put what you learn to work as an affiliate and/or internet marketing  partner with me in the direct sales or ecommerce industry.  You’ll also get an opportunity to receive personal one-on-one coaching in personal development, internet marketing and/or personal branding.

 

Four Percent Group  – This affiliate marketing & training center is the premier done for you front-end marketing system that does all of the heavy-lifting for beginning online marketers such as the creation of a sales funnel.  This system is designed to help you generate leads and convert sales across many affiliate product lines allowing the beginning online marketer to reach profit faster with multiple sources of income.  If you have little to no experience creating sales & marketing funnels for the internet marketing education & affiliate tools you provide then the Four Percent Group is for you!

Young Living Business System – This is the network marketing home business system that my wife and I began incorporating into our lives in 2010 after seeking freedom in whole life wellness and using Young Living life-changing products since 2008.  The system includes a global community of individuals who are passionate about natural, authentic solutions for themselves and their families.  Young Living membership is much more than access to authentic essential oils and essential oil-infused products, it also offers: 24% off retail pricing on all Young Living Essential Oil products for personal use and/or sharing with others, opportunity to participate in one of the network marketing & direct selling industry’s most generous compensation plans, the convenience of a non-required rewards autoship program for free products and faster/cheaper shipping and recognition for your talents and hard work.