In this page, I will list some of my businesses and other resources that will be helpful to others to start and grow their businesses. I don’t have all my websites and businesses listed here because I am still experimenting with some of them and also because I want to keep some of them private for now.
NOTE: Some of these links are affiliate links, which means that I will receive commission if you click the link and purchase something through it. It will not cost you any more if you click through the link. These are all products that I have tried myself or are familiar with.
List building is one of the best ways to build a sustainable long-term business. Here are some tools for building an email list:
AWeber – AWeber is one of the most popular email list providers due to their high deliverability rate. Meaning less of your email ends up in the Spam folder.
MailChimp – Mailchimp is a popular alternative to AWeber because it is free for up to 2,000 subscribers.
Outsourcing is key if you want to scale and grow your business. Here are a few services:
Craigslist – If you are looking for full time or part time workers, try posting on Craigslist. Craigslist is also popular for recruiting people in some offshore countries.
Upwork – Upwork is the largest online freelancer marketplace.
Most of my businesses in the past 10 years have relied heavily on SEO. Here are some of the tools I’ve used:
Google Keyword Planner – A free tool that shows keywords that people search for online and search volumes.
SEO Analyzer – This tool provides a free SEO audit report giving you suggestions on how to optimize your site for SEO and provide competitor research.
Web Hosting & Website Tools
Bluehost – Bluehost offers unlimited website hosting at an affordable price.
Sucuri – If you are looking for protection from website malware and monitoring, then Sucuri is an affordable investment. They will also remove spyware from your site when you sign up.
WordPress / Blogging
WordPress is an easy platform for running a website or a blog. You can update the content yourself, even if you don’t have coding experience:
StudioPress Themes – You can get some premium themes for websites and blogs here. I am using Studiopress Genesis Framework on this blog.
Thesis Theme – This is a popular framework for A-List bloggers.
OptimizePress – If you are doing Sales Letters or squeeze pages, then check out OptimizePress. The elements of this theme have been tested to maximize conversion and sales.
Books (Recommended Reading)
Gleam – Giveaways can be a high ROI way to get a lot of prospects and email subscribers quickly. Gleam is a good tool to manage giveaways and includes features like viral sharing that awards entrants extra entries for referring friends, email list building integrations, automatic fraud detection and more.
Viraltag – Managing social media can be time consuming unless you use a social media scheduling tool. Viraltag makes it easy to schedule posts to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr and more and even allows you to schedule evergreen post that repeat themselves indefinitely or pick exact times and dates on the calendar.