The Best Resources For Building Your Online Business

So with email after email and with a ton of private messages you finally wore me down – just kidding.

I’ve been working on building a list of the best resources and tools you can have in your internet marketing tool kit.

After all you want to work smart and not hard – right?

So below are some of the best resources and tools I use to build and grow my online business.

Enjoy!!

Website Hosting

Hostgator – I like hostgator and I like them for many reasons. But the two biggest reasons are:

First they have 24 hour live support. And secondly they have a Cpanel set up which is very easy to use.

Go Daddy – They are one of the largest hosting companies online.

Free Website Hosting

Wealthy Affiliate – You can get free hosting along with two free websites included with a free membership.

Domain Name Purchase

Namecheap – They have the lowest prices online plus they include Private Registration for the first year for free on the most popular top level domain extensions.

1and1 – You get free private registration with your domain name.

Auto Responder

Aweber – I been using Aweber for as long as I can remember. They are considered the industry standard for auto-responders. They have a $1 first month offer.

Get Response – They have a 30 day free trial and they do have over 500 newsletter templates.

iContact – They do have a 30 day free trial.

Design Work

99Designs – This is my go to place. If you’re looking for the best resource for logo, print, book cover, mobile app, banner, illustration, business card, art or web design then this is the place.

You can create a design contest and get dozens of designers compete to give you the design you love – then you pick the one you want.

Fiverr – You need something done on the cheap? The Fiverr is the place. For $5 you can get almost anything done.

Just remember you get what you pay for on Fiverr. This is not the place to go to get a more detailed project done.

Visual & Animated Video Tools

I use all of these tools all the time.

PowToon –  Here you can create great animated videos. They have a free and premium version to choose from.

Presentermedia – This is the resource for creating stunning power point presentations. The have Animations, Video Backgrounds, Templates and Clip Art for power point.

Crazy Talk – This is such a fun tool. This is a facial animation tool that uses voice and text to vividly animate facial images.

Sparkol – Great tool for creating whiteboard and video scribe videos.

Voice Over Talent

Voices – Find that perfect voice for your next video project.

Video Production Software

Camtasia – This is what I use

Screencast-O-Matic – This is free software to do screen cast videos

Final Cut Pro – This editing software is for Mac users

Screen Flow – This is for Mac users

Creative Tools

Adobe Creative Suite – This is what I use. This suite includes everything from Photo Shop to After Effects – 19 tools in total.

Ink Scape – This is a free program. InkScape has the same capabilities similar to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw for modifying graphics.

GIMP – This is another free graphics manipulation tool.

Photo, Music Stock & Media

Pond5 – I prefer Pond5 as you can buy just what you want. You’re not required to have a subscription like some other sites.

Big Stock Photo

iStock Photo

ReveStock – (video stock and after effects)

Fotolia

Clip Art

Audio Jungle

Stock Music

Melody Loops

WordPress Templates

Studio Press – These are my go to themes for my business.

Theme Forest  – Tons of great themes.

Woo Themes – Many creative styled themes.

Thesis – I use this theme on clients sites.

Optimize Press – Not much you can’t do with this theme.

Lead Pages – The ultimate system for creating landing pages.

Pro Review – The best review site theme available.

CGI Scripts

CGI Script – This resource has solved so many challenges on websites, great resource. These are Java, PHP, Software, Pearl Snippets and even Custom Programming scripts. There are free scripts and paid for scripts.

Freelancers 

Everything from programmers to web designers here. I have used all of them.

Freelancers

ODesk

Elance

Guru

VWorker

Affiliate Networks 

I use all of these networks.

Market Health – Health and beauty products

Click Bank – All digital products

Commission Junction – All physical products – many brand name companies

LinkShare – Affiliate products plus Search Marketing, and Lead Generation.

Amazon – Not an affiliate network but one of the most trusted companies online

Color Design 

This websites are dedicated to color theory and the use of colors in design, great tools to have.

Colors On The Web

Color Scheme Designer

Online Training

Wealthy Affiliate – Free training, coaching and support for building a very successful online affiliate marketing business.

W3Schools – Learn everything from HTML coding to XML

Lynda – With over 2,195 video courses Lynda has just about everything. I love Lynda.

Web Site Backup

BackUpBuddy – This is what I use. You can back up your entire site and I mean everything with just one click.

Code Guard – You can Backup, monitor, and undo changes on your website.

Site Vault – Easily backup your site with this software.

Website Contact Forms

Gravity Forms – This is the best of the best when it comes to contact forms, plus it’s so easy to set up and use.

I hope you found this helpful if you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

Need Help?

And as always anytime you need a hand you can email me or even better you can Chat Live one -on-one with me inside the wealthy affiliate.

I believe in you!!
Leo

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