Below is a collection of some of the most essential tools and resources for online ventures.
The place I use for most of my domains. Cheap enough, and easy to use.
You can use this site if you want complete control over your domains.
Used when buying domains that will be sold later on.
This was the option I chose for my site after looking at a plethora of possible hosts. They offer great hosting. And good support. At a low price. Been really pleased with them from the get-go.
Use ONLY if you are looking for shared hosting. Hostgator is one of the same. And if that is what you need, then Siteground is a better option in my humble opinion as they have better security and the rest is somewhat the same.
The most known hosting for WordPress sites with a serious agenda looking for minimal downtime and maximum performance. It is trusted by a ton of users and that is why we have included them. Looking for more cost effective, then Cloudways is our choice.
If you need to blog, you only have WordPress to use!
It is the only platform that is usable for both funnel building and also blogs, but it excels when it comes to blogging and that is the BEST use for it as well. You have a ton of plugins and extra SEO help for blog posts so you can be sure that you are covered in every aspect when it comes to publishing and getting found in Google.
Our current choice for making Funnels, and also agency websites.
Started using Builderall when it came out as it was a cheaper option to Clickfunnels, with a lot of pre-made funnels(!)
It also has a great collection of addons, like conversion pop ups, graphics design studio for maing ecovers and other branding graphics. Instagram Autoresponder, Regular Email Autoresponder and a LOT more!
The builder from Russel Brunson which we started serious funnel building with. It is by far the most known platform after WordPress for building sites in the IM space and it WORKS great. A bit pricey for some.
The new contender on the block.
Mike Filsaime introduces Groovepages, the builder with a one off price.
Totally new. Totally up to par with any top builder. Totally a steal.
Best price ends 16th of June.
For making high converting Optin pages,Squeeze pages, Exit Pops, Notification optin bars and more, on your WordPress site. Includes stats and split testing options and is well used by a heap of bloggers and marketers.
Hate to publish manually to all your social networks?
Use this, and auto publish your posts automatically instead. Saves a ton of time. Easy setup, great rewards.
If we were to introduce just ONE security plugin, then this is it.
Sucuri is a very good plugin for helping you stay safe from spammers, hackers and breaches on your site. They also have options on their homepage for cleaning a site for malware, with a price tag.
The plugin itself is free, but you can invest and get MORE support and safety. Used and approved! (Other solutions may be pricier, at the time of testing this due to a breach it was the most cost effective. And it is a REALLY SOLID SERVICE.)
The most used autoresponder in the internet marketing space.
Easy to use. Cheap. And sends your emails like you need to, automated.
Our runner up autoresponder – More AUTOMATION.
Looking for the best automation and segmentation, this gets high remarks at a great price. Great to use when you are ready to get serious about listening to and segmenting your list.
A cost effective alternative to Aweber.
Free option, VERY EASY to use. They all have paid versions as well.
Conversion pop up.
Easily display social proof when a copnversion ahs taken place in the form of a small widget you can place i.e in the corner of the web page where you collect leads. Typicall addds 15-30% better conversion to your page.
Same thing, at another price.
We like both, you make you choice.
Viral List Building (Contests/Refer a friend etc…):
Software to make referral campaigns multiply your list size on autopilot.
Made by Wilco De Krej, which is a really cool dude on his own.
The tech is great and is loved by the clients that use it.
The runner up.
This is a new tool using similar technology for making the same type of campaigns. It is currently in Beta mode as they are rolling out new features as we speak, more cost effective and a great pick for anyone that don’t want to spend more than they need to with a ONE-OFF price, at the time of this writing.
Your LIMITED option, but it is free.
It helps you share your lead magnets.
It comes with some features, but mostly this is a tool for sharing more than contests and referral campaigns.
The TOP survey and segmentation tool from Rob and Kennedy.
This tool allows you to ask questions to your audience, measure results, segment accordingly, and helps you reach the more inner desires of your clients, when you follow the training. This can OUTPERFORM a Squeeze page! So be SURE to check this out BEFORE sending traffic to your one size fits all lead magnet page. Review coming!
Same type of tool, but from Ryan Levesque. Best selling author, and creator of the ASK method. Same as ResponseSuite, but we prefer ResponseSuite as the price is good, creators are more like affiliates than product creators, meaning they really have great support in place for helping you suceed while you use their tech.
Ever wanted to map out your funnel, and also calculate potential earnings so you have a crystal clear overview of your ROI?
Then this is what you can use for that. Some funnel builders like Builderall have funnel mapping, in some way, but this is another level. Start free. Continue free. OR ramp up. See proven funnel architecture. Must see if you are serious about your funnel building.
Same same, But different.
This tool is similar to Funnelytics, pick the one you like the most to use for your projects, then stick to it.
Use this tool for mapping out funnels from scratch.
No templates available like the two above.
So it is limited, but is a great tool for presentations and also mapping out thoughts and processes + more.
When all you need is a simple tool to make graphics for free. Canva to the rescue. No expensive overloaded Photoshop needed.
Just a great graphic tool, a LOT of marketers has adopted into their arsenal of efficient tools.
When you DON’T want your link to look “greek” or “scary” like this:
But more like.
Gives you a more professional look to your links.
Works great as free (LITE version*).
Can be upgraded, but NOT needed.
Google has their own shortener if you prefer to choose a non WordPress option. Totally free as well.
Will stop working this year. Options include bit.ly and others.
The screen recorder with the most mileage and most users (I THINK…).
Great for screen recording and good for editing video.
Not so cheap, but a great tool we have used a lot in the past.
The free option.
Great for screen recording professional videos as well.
No one can tell the difference between these two when it comes to recording videos, unless, they are familiar with both. Why pay so much, eh?
Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.