Resources

The Tools That I And Some Of The World’s Leading Bloggers Use


Welcome to my Resources Page.

This is one of the most important pages on this website. This page is here to help you get on with starting your first online business or even to improve your current online business without being bogged down with research and experimenting that could cost you money i.e. you don’t have to try several products yourself before finding the best one, therefore saving you money.

On this page, I hope to help you save time by eliminating your need to search on the internet all by yourself (which can be extremely daunting and time-consuming) for products that you need to build a successful online business. I am going to show you some of the products / programs that I use personally or have researched and found to be the most popular.

At this point I want to be open with you; I am an affiliate to most of these products, which means that I will get paid if you buy any of the products through clicking on any of the respective product links. This being said, I need to point out two things:

  1. I will only ever recommend a product that I truly believe in, either because I use the product myself, or if it is used by the world’s best bloggers. I want to help you, not make money off of you.
  2. You will not be paying anything extra by buying through the links on this page.

Now, let’s get started:

Training


The two top online business training sites are:

I have tried both of these programs and I have built this entire business including this website through the training on Wealthy Affiliate. I am still an active member of Wealthy Affiliate. If you are new to online marketing, or if you’ve been doing this for a while, I recommend giving these two training programs a bash.

Getting Your Domain Name Registered


In order for people to find you on the internet you need to have a domain name. This is non-negotiable.

There many places to get a domain name. These places are called Domain Registrars.  I recommend:

Snapshot(2)

Finding The Best Hosting Company


The two hosting companies that I recommend are:

Hostgator

I am currently using Wealthy Affiliate for my hosting because hosting is included in the monthly premium.

Website Builder


If you are new to website building, you most likely start sweating at the thought of creating your very own website. The good news is that it is really as easy as 1,2,3, to build a website thanks to programs called Website Builders. I recommend:

Snapshot(3)

SiteRubix is by far the simplest way to build a WordPress website that I have seen. SiteRubix is a part of Wealthy Affiliate and is what I used to build this website.

AutoResponders


One of the most important things that you must have in place when you build your online business is an AutoResponder. The idea is to get your audience to give you their e-mail addresses in order for you to stay in touch with them and offer the best possible service to them via e-mail. An AutoResponder is there to build this list. I recommend:

Mailchimp-Logo

 

AWeber

Visual Design and Graphics


Another essential part of building your business is making sure that everything related to your website looks great. Unless you are a graphic designer yourself or can afford to pay a freelance designer or design company, you might find this part of the business difficult. I know that I did…until I discovered this amazing website:

canva-logo

Canva allows you to professionally design almost everything you need to make your website look awesome! It is easy to use and is FREE!


Just remember that if you want to make your business successful, you need to use the correct tools. I truly believe that the above-mentioned tools are the best in each category. Please let me know if you have any other tools that you would like to recommend.

For a more in-depth discussion on having the correct tools, please read my page ‘Must Have Online Business Tools’.

I really am looking forward to hearing from you and to see what tools you use.

Blessings.