Toolbox

Tools

I have had many people ask what tools I use and recommend so I decided to put it all here. Some of the links below are affiliate links. With saying that, that doesn’t mean you have to buy from these links but if you decide to I really appreciate it. Let’s Start with The Essentials…

DOMAINS

Godaddy – I use Godaddy with 90% of my domains mainly because of the promo codes. You can search Google and find promo codes that will allow you to get 99 cent .com domains for the first year. Godaddy is higher to renew those domains than namecheap but it is nice to save up front.

Namecheap –  I have some domains hosted with namecheap and it is cheaper than Godaddy longterm.

 

HOSTING

Bluehost – If you are just starting out and looking for a good hosting service, then I can’t recommend Bluehost enough. They have great tech support to help you and their hosting service is top notch and reliable.

LiquidWeb – LiquidWeb is who I currently host with because of having a Managed VPS. Nothing against Bluehost but LiquidWeb is considered the gold standard when you get into virtual private servers and dedicated servers. This is not needed for most marketers.

 

AUTORESPONDER

Aweber – My favorite email autoresponder is Aweber. I do have a Get Response account too which also very good but I have been with Aweber since I first started online and it is my favorite.AW Pro Tools – This tool puts Aweber on steroids! It will allow you to do more and earn much more from your email list.

Active Campaign. – If you are looking for automation and more advanced features in an autoresponder, then Active Campain is a very good choice.

BLOGGING

THEMES

GeneratePress – This is what I currently using on this website and I love it. Super easy to use, clean and fast.

Genesis Theme – Genesis wordpress theme is another really good theme I recommend. It’s mobile responsive, SEO friendly and a very user friendly. There are many different child themes to choose from to give you the look and feel you are looking for.

PLUGINS

Security Plugin

Wordfence – Keeps website secure.

SEO Plugin

WordPress SEO by Yoast

Contact Form

Contact Form 7

WordPress Caching (Allows website to load faster)

WP Super Cache

Popup Forms

Ninja Popups

For Cloning And Backing Up Websites

WP Twin – This is a must have if you want to make your life stress free. This software tool allows you to clone your entire website in about 5 minutes.

 

VIDEO

Easy Video Suite – This video player is super powerful and one I highly recommend if you plan to add video to your blog, create video products, Sales videos, etc. Veeroll – Absolutely recommend for Youtube PPC. This tool will save you a ton of time and money when running campaigns on Youtube.

Screen Capture & Video Editor

Camtasia 8 – This is the industry gold standard when it comes to screen recording software. One of the best investments I made in my online business. Snagit – Snagit is another Techsmith product that I use every single day. I use it for creating quick videos, snipping images, editing images, and so much more. I recommend you get Camtasia and Snagit as a bundled deal so you save some money. Both are extremely useful and must have tools for any online business.

USB Mic For Recordings

Blue Yeti – Very clear mic

ECovers And Graphics

My Ecover Maker – I use this tool all the time for creating my own ecovers, banners and graphics. Super easy to use and it makes really professional looking graphics.

Landing Page Creator (Squeeze Pages, Sales Pages, Download Pages, Member Areas, etc)

I will be the first to admit I love my tools. I love variety and good tools. Below are my favorites when it comes to building all kinds of landing pages and funnels. I like variety but any one of these tools They all have strengths and weaknesses but they are all good at what they do. They are all drag and drop builders that will make even the most non-techie person look good.

Instabuilder 2.0 – My favorite right now when using on my own websites. I invested in this plugin and I can tell you this thing rocks! Lots of power with this plugin and it’s drag-n-drop easy to use.

Clickfunnels – As an all-in-one solution, I really like Clickfunnels. It’s super easy to use and you can use it to create, landing pages, even entire funnels and memberships in minutes. This is what I use to build out all my funnels.

Link Cloaker

Easy Redirect Script – This is the one tool I use for my affiliate links. There are several nice features with this software script.

Click Tracking

ClickMagick – This is a MUST if you are serious about building a real business online. If you are buying traffic, then there you better be tracking your results. ClickMagick has so many cool features like letting you know if one of your links quits working, fraud detection, Pop ups, rotators, split-testing, and much much more.(Edit)

 

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