Resources and tools for Internet Marketing
WordPress is a great way to get started fast for both novices and experienced web developers. I have used (for 6 years) and highly recommend Studiopress Genesis themes. Get your new Genesis WordPress theme here.
I also use and recommend Namecheap for domain names as low as just .88 cents to get started.
If you’re going to derive an income on the web, you need to either sell your own products or get started by selling products for others. If you’re a beginner, you will need to apply to some affiliate networks to start generating some sales leads. Here are the ones that I am using:
- Max Bounty – This company has an excellent reputation. Although I signed up long ago, I’m just getting started with them and have added a few CPA (cost per action) banners to this website.
- Shareasale.com – Clean, easy to use interface with some top notch merchants signed on.
E-mail Lists and Autoresponders:
- I use Aweber for my e-mail marketing, which is pretty much the industry standard. Lately, I’ve been looking into Get Response which does seem a bit easier to use though.
- ConvertKit is a relative newcomer but is getting glowing reviews
- LongTail Pro is my choice when it comes to keyword and niche research. The keyword competition option is particularly useful when I am developing content for my websites.
- With Google’s free Keyword Planner now throttled to provide only averages, you will need a much more accurate keyword tool. I now use and recommend SEMRush for both keyword and competitive analysis reports.
- I have to manage a TON of passwords for both myself and my clients. RoboForm is a great password manager that I’ve been happily using for the past 3 years.
Inexpensive Video Production
- For generating small presentation web videos, I use VideoMakerFX. It works quick and easy and comes with the option for a subscription to additional ProThemes, and additional themes.
- For online shopping carts I prefer Ecwid for smaller sites. For larger 3DCart Shopping Cart Software e-commerce sites.
Social Media Tools:
- For managing multiple social media campaigns, I find that HootSuite is a must!
- Anything I can automate and make things easier is a big plus. FPTraffic is a must for automating Facebook posts and increasing Likes.
- Snip.ly is a great tool for social media sharing. When you share an article or page, etc. it automatically places a small banner at the bottom of the page to attract visitors to your website.
Other useful resources:
- For managing content and re-writing text for blog articles, etc. you can’t beat The Best Spinner, which is certainly an appropriate title!
- If you’re struggling with grammar and spelling, check out Grammarly which is a must!
- I subscribe to Rapidgator for file downloads and uploads.
- I have completed one course for my wife on Udemy and plan to do more. You can start learning on Udemy today or create your own courses.
10 Powerful Tips for Getting Started on Twitter
Twitter is an absolute must if you’re involved in Internet marketing or just getting started. The main complaint that I hear about social media from businesses, is the amount of time that must be invested into creating posts, tweets, etc. Fortunately, there are a variety of tools out there that will help you to manage and even automate most of your social media activity.
Check out this video for some helpful advice:
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