There are thousands of great tools out there to help with every aspect of your internet experience.
Some are available free of charge and some come with a cost.
So i Thought it would be helpful if I put together a comprehensive list of reference of tools that are available to help you.
As I learn about new tools I will update this page so I would suggest that you bookmark it for future reference.
WordPress: The #1 Blog Publishing Platform. Free and easily customizable with wonderful support. All of my blogs use WordPress.
THESIS Theme: This is a WordPress theme and framework that TrevorMcHaffie.com runs on. Thesis promises out-of-box search engine optimization, faster page load times, maximum readability to engage and hold reader’s attention, and point-and-click design and font controls.
THESIS Awesome: WHen using THESIS theme you can easily change you them through the use of skins. THESIS Awesome is one of the premium resources for Thesis skins. The skin I am using is called Blog Skin.
Optin Skin: Glen Allsop from Viperchill.com created Optin Skin, a fantastic tool to help us more easily embed email opt-in forms into our websites. I use it specifically at the bottom of my posts and I love it
Good Hosting is critical for your online business. There;s nothing worse than spending hours on end and hundreds of dollars on setting up your website and advertising to find out that your site is offline!
JustHost: This is where I currently host all of my sites. I have had a good experience here.
HostGator: HostGator is a great webhost as well. I have not personally used them but all the reviews I have read and talking with other marketers that I know who have used them is all positive feedback and experiences.
Purchasing the right domain name is crucial. I usually purchase my domain names from one provider but there are a couple of major providers out there.
NameCheap: I have been purchasing my domain name from NameCheap over the last couple of years. You can usually find coupons codes to give you a discount on their products. They provide hosting too! You can go here to see the latest coupons available.
GoDaddy: GoDaddy is another domain name provider. They are one of the largest providers of domain names and webhosting. I have used them in the past. They do offer very good customer service.
If you in the business of making money online than you have heard the phrase “The money is in the list”. I totally agree!
There are many autoresponder choices out there but two companies seem to be at the top of their game when it comes to email marketing.
Aweber: Aweber is my personal choice for autoresponder software. I have had great results with them and their customer service is outstanding. You can manage multiple lists and they provide several cool webform templates. Aweber provides a $1 trial and $19 per month after the trial has expired.
Squeeze Page Tools
Squeeze pages are the beginning of your listbuilding process. They can be very technically challenging to set up if you are not familiar with working with website building. Once you have the squeeze pages setup you also need to provide a free giveaway.
ListLaser: I have found a great tool that creates the squeeze page, confirmation page, MONETIZED download page and creates the free gifts for your subscribers. The best part is that it is all self hosted. All you have to do is provide your autoresponder web form code.
I LOVE this tool and have used it many times to add subscribers to my email list.
Amazon S3: The Amazon Simple Storage Service is a reliable internet storage, which is great for putting large files like podcasts and videos, so you don’t create bandwidth problems on your own website.
Dropbox: Dropbox is the easiest way to store, sync, and share files online. There’s no complicated interface to learn. Dropbox works seamlessly with your operating system and automatically makes sure your files are up-to-date and you can access them from anywhere. It is also a great tool to use as an online backup and to share folders and files with outsources.
My Ecover Maker: MyEcoverMaker is a great resource where you can make some great looking web graphics including ecovers, cd covers, and more. I have used this to create the ecover for my latest ebook and other graphics used on my blog.
I will continue to add tools and resources to this page as I use them!
To your Success,