I decided to create a resources page to show you some of the tools that I personally use in my online business on a day to day business.
Everything that is posted on this page is something that I have used in my internet marketing journey….therefore, I feel comfortable recommending them. I will be adding more links for products that I use and recommend.
WordPress: The only blogging platform that I use to help me get my sites up and running as quickly as possible.
Studio Press Theme: These themes are awesome and extremely flexible. I’ve pretty much stopped using all other themes and am focusing on becoming an expert in Genesis theme customization.
WordPress Page Builders
WordPress Beaver Builder: Amazing and easy to use builder. Drag and drop to create the page that you want. I haven’t used a lot of builders, but this one is extremely user-friendly.
Thrive Leads Content Builder: Is an an amazing WordPress page builder that can be used for both pages and posts. If you hate using the WordPress editor…then you are going to love the Thrive Leads Content Builder. I use both the Thrive Leads Content Builder and the WordPress Beaver Builder page builders. These plugins can help you accomplish a lot more in less time.
CommentLuv Premium: This plugin will provide you full-control of adding nofollow or dofollow to the links of people who comment on your blog. Comes with so many features you will love like G.A.S.P. plugin that will help you block spam.
The Twitter Link plugin will help you and your commenters increase their Twitter followers. You can choose whether you want to allow your commenters to use keyword love links or just allow people to comment with their real names.
Don’t let me forget the ReplyMe plugin which makes it extremely easy to reply to all the comments you receive on your blog. A must have for any blogger who loves using blog commenting as a source of building relationships and driving traffic.
Backup Buddy: Awesome plugin to automatically backup your site. You have the option of sending your backups to an AmazonS3 to store your backups or you can have them emailed directly to your email. You’ll never have to worry about losing your site ever again.
Hybrid Connect: Create awesome opt-in boxes that are easy to set up. You have the option of placing the opt-in boxes on the sidebar, at the end of the post. If you want pop ups, slide ins or just want to create squeeze pages. The best part is that the plugin makes it extremely easy to split test to make sure that you’re boxes and squeeze pages are optimized for the best results.
Thrive Leads: Awesome email list builder that helps you easily place email optin boxes in your WordPress site. Want to improve your email optins, then check out this awesome plugin. Did I mention that you get lifetime updates….for a one-time payment.
Instabuilder: This plugin is huge on my list because it makes setting up a sales funnel as simple as possible. It does so much more like…creating squeeze pages and landing pages that you can split test and see the results inside your site.
Gravity Forms: This is an awesome and easy way to build customized forms that enable you to collect information on basically anything you need.
Digital Delivery Made Easy
Digital Access Pass: For all you product creators this is one of my favorite which is also known as DAP. You can use it to deliver eBooks or create a membership site. It comes with it’s own affiliate program which you can use to turn your buyers into affiliates for your product. Comes with easy to follow-installation videos that will get your membership site up and running quickly.
DLGuard: Another great product you can use to deliver your digital products. It has some of the features that DAP has, plus you can build a PLR store on it. You purchase one license and you get to install it on two sites. You can also host products from several different sites you will never need more than one license. Comes with the ability to add expiring links to your products…this will prevent people from stealing your products.
Hostgator: Easy one click installs with cPanel. IMWithSusanVelez.com uses Hostgator and you can get started for just one penny.
Keyword Research Tools
Keyword Planner: A free Google keyword tool you can begin using right now to find keywords people are actually searching for.
Long Tail Pro: Easily and quickly golden nugget longtail keywords that people are searching for. Many of these keywords will not require a lot of effort to rank for.
Google Analytics: Easily monitor the traffic to your website…plus it’s completely free.
Statcounter: Another great free tracking site you can use to keep track of your visitors.
Email Marketing Service
GetResponse: I personally use GetResponse for my email marketing. Very affordable service that has several tutorial videos that will walk you through step by step to get your first campaign set up.
Web Design Tools
ThemeOver: You do not have to be a CSS professional to learn how to style your WordPress blog the way that you want to. I found this awesome plugin that will help you improve your CSS. You can use this on any WordPress theme and learn how to become a CSS expert.
Easy Video Suite: Powerful video marketing software that will help you improve your video marketing. This software helps you improve your video marketing by keep track of analytics.
The software will show you exactly how to improve your videos. If you utilize any type of video marketing, then you definitely need to consider adding this to your toolbox.
Professional Ebook Creation
Cover Action Pro: Create awesome ebook covers, memberships cards or any type of artwork you want. Not a graphic designer, no problem, you can still create awesome artwork that will make you look like a graphic designer.
While I do not recommend that you rely completely on this tool, you can use it to help you become more familiar with CSS.
Please note…some of the links above are affiliate links. This means that when you purchase through the links I get a commission.
Don’t worry the commission isn’t paid by you…it doesn’t cost you extra to buy via the links above. Making the purchase through the links above will support this blog….if you have any questions before you make a purchase feel free to contact me.