My Personal Business Tools
“What Resources & Tools do I personally use in my Business as an Online Home Business Blog?”
I get asked this question frequently so I put this page together to answer that question, and maybe they will be helpful in your business too.
Please note: Some of the Tools below have my affiliate link attached and I may earn a small commission, no extra charge to you of course. However, I have these tools on this page not because I make a small commission when you purchase the tool, but because I use most of these in my daily operations and they are helpful in my business.
Free 10 day Attraction Marketing Formula Boot Camp – Free training on how to generate your own leads in any MLM company.
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- Jing (Techsmith.com/Jing) – an amazing (free) tool that allows for simultaneous screen captures audio and video recording.
- Open Broadcast Software – (OBS Studio) Free open source software for video recording and live streaming. Share your gaming, art and entertainment with the world. Download and start streaming quickly and easily on Windows, Mac or Linux.
- AWeber (AWeber) – is the best autoresponder / email marketing tool for any business. As an autoresponder it can help to keep a good relationship with your customers, prospects, and followers.
- Mailchimp – is a great entry level autoresponder for those on a shoestring budget, but as your list grows you will need upgrade.
- Taxbot (Best deal : bundled with VIPDeals at EPX180) Track your income and business expenses. Maximize your deductions, Automatically calculate and pay quarterly tax, Download transactions from your bank and credit card accounts, Monthly, quarterly and year end reports. Download to your phone and have your transactions added on the go. Stay up to date on your records. Comes bundled with VIPdeals (Access Savings Network) so you can save on your shopping, travel and entertainment. Condo rental prices are amazing buying through VIPdeals!
- Hootsuite “Social Media Management System” (Free & pro version).- Hootsuite helps you keep track and manage all your social network channels as well as help you to instantly engage and respond.
- Social Oomph is an ideal tool for those who want to effectively manage twitter accounts as it has a variety of features to manage, schedule & track tweets and more.
- Online Scheduling Software by vCita (vCita online scheduling software) allows you to customize and automate the scheduling process for meetings, appointments, events, and classes. It the contact form popup you see on this site.
- Social Metrics Pro – Social Metrics Pro is an essential WordPress plugin that’s capable of measuring social signals and monitoring Facebook Likes, Twitter Tweets, +1s on Google Plus and many others. It’s a great tool to tap into the potential of social signals to bring your website to the top of the search engines.
- InstaBuilder lets you create beautiful, highly converting, marketing pages with huge functionality at the touch of a button, even if you have no technical expertise at all.
- Easy Webinar Plugin – The First Automated Webinar Software Built For WordPress. Easily Upload The Plugin To Your WordPress Site And Create Your First Webinar Funnel In Under 5 Minutes.
- Grammarly – proofreads and fixes mistakes. Never make a spelling or grammar mistake ever again.
- Easy Web Video Suite – EasyVideoSuite, the most powerful video marketing software available. You can now record, edit, optimize, publish, mobile versions, market, and track all your videos (and increase your profits) with one easy-to-use solution.
- Press Release Fire – Guide on ranking better than #1 in Google in under 24 hours.
- Killer Covers – Large collection of custom 3d Virtual Covers for Ebooks, Ezines & Software Boxes.
- Press Equalizer – Flood your site/blog with targeted traffic, achieve top rankings and gain dozens or more Backlinks using easy to write Press Releases.
- Power Linking – Perfect tool for building authority Backlinks, Customers get great results with the service.
- Headline Tips – Giant headline swipe file that every marketer and copywriter should have handy to help their marketing campaigns.
- Audacity – perfect for recording audio and podcasts, plus it’s free!
- Canva.com I use Canva a lot to create quote graphics for social media status updates. They get shared on Pinterest a lot too.
Recommended Network Marketing Training
Elite Marketing PRO is a turnkey internet marketing system that provides online marketing training by teaching advertising strategies like social media marketing, paid advertising, free advertising, blogging, and done for you traffic packages. This system has been responsible for over $30 Million in internet sales, and has produced countless 6, 7, and even 8-Figure success stories. You don’t need any experience and you don’t need a lot of money to make this work for you. I urge you to watch this video and get all the nitty-gritty details.
Social Media Recruiter — A complete step-by-step blueprint ANYONE can use to recruit and explode their network marketing business with social media. This simple training teaches you the absolute BEST WAY to connect with people. Facebook is a FREE TOOL anyone can use to immediately gain credibility and break through any resistance, even in a cold market. There’s no need to beg (as many network marketers do)… when you become a PRO at creating working business relationships.
- The 3 Minute Expert by Ray Higdon is a professional training program that teaches you step-by-step in bite sized videos how to blog and establish your authority in ANY niche… and turn that authority into a significant income stream with predictable results.
- Your First 90 Days in your network marketing business is a critical period for building success or failure of your new business.
- 10K Social Media Recruiting Formula by Jessica Higdon. Many people that join a network marketing company need to make money fast. They don’t have time to set up and build authority with blogging, they are looking for an “active prospecting” road map for quick predictable results. 10K Social Media Recruiting Formula teaches you a daily method of operation, how to find and qualify prospects on Facebook and LinkedIn, together with scripts to rejection free way.
Linkedin Leads System – Top notch video training + easy to follow checklist to generate inbound calls from ‘qualified prospects’ on Linkedin. This high-value training is highly recommended for all my team.
Affiliate Marketing Training
- Wealthy Affiliate University – is one of the top online business and affiliate marketing communities in the world! Membership is over 800,000 internet entrepreneurs from first timers to veteran internet marketers. Easily one of the best training universities for people looking to learn internet marketing and how to make money with affiliate programs.
- Blog Mastermind – This structured program teaches people how to combine the following 3 tools… A Blog… A Targeted Email List… A Digital Product… to earn $100,000 or more per year. Basically any person with knowledge (experts, authors, teachers, trainers, writers, speakers, MLM gurus) who wants to help others and make a full-time income selling digital information online.
WordPress Blog / Web Hosting
It’s no big secret that the absolute best way to get started building a home-based business online is to start a WordPress blog. And if you want to be really successful and dominate your niche, or be seen as a leader in network marketing, then having your own blog becomes a necessity. There are literally 100’s of different web hosts out there, so trying to decide which one is the best can become an overwhelming process. But I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using Bluehost. They make installing WordPress super easy with 1-click!
HostGator – is an alternative web host that have affordable hosting plans for first timers. This WordPress blog is currently hosted on HostGator. Use my special HostGator COUPON CODE: WDA50 to SAVE 50% Off your new optimized WordPress plan.
NameCheap – is my go to place to buy domain names. Domains are very easy to manage.
Domain Name Suggestion Tool – You can do a Google Search for “domain name suggestion tool” and come up with a number of sites that can assist you. Here are just 2 free tools of the many. www.nametumbler and www.domainit.com
WordPress Blog Themes
- Premium Coding – a collection of stylish themes with a simple install and example presets for a more custom look.
- Themeforest – a large collection of Premium WordPress themes at affordable prices.
- Elegant Press – have some of the best looking WordPress blog themes available.
- AccessPress – WordPress blog theme designs that are lightweight and responsive for mobile.
- StudioPress Themes – Professional and responsive themes.
- Thesis – completely customize the look and feel of your blog, or tweak a template. You can use a built in visual template editor.
Blog Content Training
- 5 Winning Headline Formulas – If there’s one marketing skill that you need to master it is learning to write catchy headlines. In this free download you will discover the 5 most used and proven ways to instantly grab your prospect’s attention and pull them into reading your sales letter, watching your video or reading your latest blog post or Facebook status update.
- Anatomy of a Perfect Blog Post – a simple 3-Step System you can immediately use to start making money from your blog.
- Simple Video Script Formula – Video marketing is the fastest way to attract qualified new prospects to your business for free. In this free report, you will discover the simple 3 part video script that will enable you to create quick and easy videos to market your product or opportunity, generate an endless flow of qualified leads to build your list and make money.
- The Ultimate List Building System 2.0 (7-step lead magnet creating guide) – Discover a simple 3 step formula to launch list building systems that that turn your website traffic into ready-to-buy leads that convert into sales in the shortest time possible.
- The 10 Minute Traffic Machine – This webinar is a fantastic free traffic generation master class on how to attract the very best prospects, build rapport, and then get them to know, like and trust you without going into a sales pitch.
Recommended Marketing eBooks / Audio
- “The 7 Great Lies of Network Marketing” – Ann Sieg’s legendary (free) ebook reveals the 7 biggest reasons why most network marketers struggle (and ultimately fail) in this industry, and what it really takes to grow a business.
- The Attraction Marketer’s Manifesto – In this free report you’ll find step-by-step lead strategies. Plus, how to simplify information overload, master the basics of online recruiting and selling, move past mere “lead generation” to actually building a real business around what you’re already doing.
- Beginner Blog Traffic – This eguide package contains all the techniques new bloggers should use to grow their blog from zero to 1,000 subscribers.
- PowerPodcasting – A step-by-step podcasting formula to learn how to do in-depth interviews, rapid audience growth and profit from your audio content.
- Social Media Recruiting Frenzy – The free ebook is the ultimate network marketer’s guide to connecting and recruitment on socal media.
Recommended Marketing and Personal Growth Books
- Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World – New York Times bestselling author and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk shares hard-won advice on how to connect with customers and beat the competition.
- Master Your Mindset & Productivity – In this eGuide you will learn 3-core mindset principles and how to get twice as much done In half the time.
To your online business success…
P.S. And don’t worry if it seems like too much to take in. Choose just one or two strategies that interest you, master those, then move on to the next. All things take time to master!