Best Internet Marketing Tools
I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can come visit often for the Best Internet Marketing Tools that I use on a regular basis or recommend highly. I’ll add to it, or take away, as I learn more, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page and these services quite often. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. These products and services are the exact same tools that I have used to build my site, go from virtual obscurity to a solid income producing website in just a few months time. I hope you find them helpful as well!
These are all things that I have experience with that I am recommending because they are helpful and are companies that I trust. If you’re planning on building a nice business, these are some of the best internet marketing tools you can use in my opinion. Please do not spend money unless you feel it’s for something you really need and will help you reach your goals.
Blogging Platforms and Best Themes
WordPress.org: The #1 Blog Publishing Platform. Notice I did NOT say WordPress.com. I’ve done an article that tells you the difference between the two WordPress.org vs WordPress.com. Free and easily customizable with wonderful support. All of my blogs use WordPress.
Theme4Press – Alora is a theme I used to is the theme I use, and I get compliments all the time on how “clean” it is. I use it for my wife’s site too, and it is extremely versatile. It is a premium theme although it’s very affordable, but the options, and look and feel are amazing to me. Check out their other themes at Theme4Press.com
Woo Themes: The ultimate resource for premium looking WordPress themes. Woo Themes are developed by web designers so they look nice, and convert well. Very customizable and user friendly.
Theme Forest – Theme Forest has one of the largest selections of themes available online from multiple authors. It’s part of a group called Envato that has after-effects for sound files, video intros, landing pages, and graphics. You can view the sound effects at Audio Jungle, and there’s just some REALLY cool stuff from these guys!
Studio Press – Studio Press is one the top WordPress theme designers in the world. Their Genesis framework is one of the most popular options used by the best bloggers online. The interfaces are very easy to use, and the support they give is better than the industry standard.
Elegant Themes – Elegant Themes may be the best deal on Premium themes for WordPress. Elegant themes offers 70 Premium themes for only a $39 one-time fee. They also offer some of the best support in this particular space. They have a good selection of great looking themes without question.
Best Blog Hosting Sites for WordPress.org
Bluehost: My website is hosted on Bluehost, and Bluehost is the best on this list if you’re looking for speed on your site. Host Gator and GoDaddy are less expensive, but if you have a site that gets a lot of content later, especially video or images, you will want the extra bandwidth. I also recommend using Bluehost if you would like my assistance setting up your own wordpress blog. I give an hour of free consulting with 1 year of paid hosting, and 2 hours for 2 years of hosting. BlueHost is easy to use, has 1-click automatic WordPress installation, and excellent customer service. Highly recommended for your first site.
Host Gator – If you’re going to have multiple blogs and domains, I HIGHLY recommend Host Gator. They have excellent support that is easily reached by phone or with their always on chat feature. Host Gator is very affordable, the most affordable in my opinion for new blogs. The other thing is that they also have one-step setup for WordPress so you can have your blog up and running in just a few minutes. Host Gator and Blue Host are the two best choices for setting up your blogs based on my experience.
GoDaddy : The Largest Hosting Site out there, and reasonably priced. Good customer service, and easy to use control panel. GoDaddy is a big player for hosting, but not the most user friendly for WordPress Blog hosting in my opinion.
Content Submission, Content Syndication, SEO, and Article Marketing Tools
TribePro and Onlywire – Content Syndication is a must have for anyone looking to be successful online in my humble opinion. Social signal, likes and shares from social networks, is the one component that matters the most in getting ranked in the search engines. Back linking has some relevancy still, but not like it did in the past. Bad content that doesn’t get liked, shared, or syndicated with comments most likely won’t get top rankings. TribePro is what a lot of top online marketers are using to get their content syndicated, and quickly! Did I mention you can put TribePro and Only Wire on autopilot too? Check out TribePro and Onlywire. You’ll be glad you did!
The Best Spinner: The #1 Article spinning software that saves a ton of time by allowing you to easily reword articles that you’ve already written so you can submit them to multiple directories online without worrying about duplicate content.
SEOPressor – SEOPressor is another must have plugin in my opinion. It’s only $47 one time, and will save you a ton of time with on-page SEO. It also takes out the guesswork of what should, and should not be on your page. Get your page SEO’d to 90% or more very easily using SEOPressor. Awesome awesome tool that I use every single day! I also give it away with every hosting customer that enrolls through Bluehost, Inmotion or Siteground along with choice of a free theme.
Internet Marketing Training Course for the Serious Marketer
Wealthy Affiliate University is an incredible internet marketing training “University” that I’ve been a member of for quite a while now. Had I known about Wealthy Affiliate University when I started, it would have saved me a lot of time, money and heartache trying to learn how to market online. It’s a great training system that has modules for just about everything you can think for an online marketing course. You’ll find WordPress Design Tips, SEO best practices, video marketing training, Youtube SEO, Local marketing strategies, and really anything on learning internet marketing for less than $49 a month. You get high speed hosting, free keyword tools, and the best thing is you are connected with a community of thousands of people like you that are wanting to become better online marketers.
Got a question about anything WordPress or on Youtube Marketing? Simply go into the chat forum where you’ll get immediate answers. Highly recomended!
Keyword Research Tools
Market Samurai: The number one tool for keyword research available, hands down. It also helps you track where you rank in the search engines and what you need to do to get to the top positions.
Google Adwords Tool: A tool to help you decide what keywords to use for your Adwords campaigns. You can also check to see the popularity of certain keywords and the competition for ads for those keywords as well.
Email Subscriptions & Marketing Tools
GetResponse – The internet’s most powerful email opt-in service and email marketing/broadcasting tool. This is what many use to build their email list and newsletter.
Website Analytics and Grading
Google Analytics: Google’s free website tracking and analytical tool. A must have for anyone with any type of website.
Hubspot – This is a great place to check your site for errors, and find areas of improvement. I highly recommend starting out so you will know what you need to work on in the future.
Freelancer: Hired service for just about anything you can think of. I use this site all the time for outsourcing blog content, graphic design, video editing, logo creation, banner ads, brochures, or anything technical I can’t handle on my websites. It’s got a great rating system that allows you to see who you want to hire, and connect with the freelancers through chat or email. Once you’re connected, you can Skype or phone call to really get the details of your project ironed out. It’s a little more seamless than some of the other outsourcing sites in my opinion.
Upwork: Another outsource website for freelancers, IT companies, programmers and web designers from abroad.
Fiverr.com – Fiverr is a very cool site that links you with people that perform tasks for $5. Make a custom header, build backlinks, design blogs, write articles, you name it. It’s worth investigating
Best Books for Blogging and Mindset for the Home Based Business Industry
The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss, Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich: Pretty much the most awesome book in the entire world. I reference this quite a bit in my posts.
ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income by Darren Rowse: The best book about blogging from the number one online blogger, Darren Rowse.
Moonlighting on the Internet by Yanik Silver: I also own this book and it’s really what inspired me to go full time working online. I finished it in 1 day because it’s so good.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T Harv Eker: Along with Think and Grow Rich, the is one of the best books I’ve read on preparing yourself to be successful. A great resource for anyone, and its a very good read.
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