WEBSITES & BLOGGING
WordPress.org – WordPress is simply the #1 Blog platform I have found. Free and easily customizable with wonderful support. You can find some great looking themes to create your site. It’s also free. All my sites are from WordPress.
WordPress Plugins: Download any plugins, widgets, or customizable elements for your WordPress blog.
Woo Themes: The ultimate resource for premium looking WordPress themes.
BEST HOSTING SERVICES
Bluehost: Same as wordpress, all of my websites are hosted on Bluehost. Easy to use, 1-click automatic WordPress installation, and excellent customer service. Highly recommended for your first site. Great customer support and they also have 1-click installs for WordPress. See my review here or visit Bluehost now!
LINKIN BUILDING & NICHE SITES
Unique Article Wizard: The tool that I use (along with The Best Spinner, above) that generates hundreds of thousands of backlinks. Check out the video about how it’s used in The Backlinking Strategy That Works (above).
Article Blueprint - Creates multiple variations of your article, then posts each version to a private network of high PR websites with a valuable backlink on each. Eliminates all the common problems associated with Article Marketing for rapid and easy success giving you the maximum SEO benefit.
Blog Blueprint: This piece of software generates high quality backlinks to your websites fast – up to 20 per day. Generates high quality backlinks on PR3 - PR5 blogs allowing you dominate Google Fast and Make More Money from your website. The fastest way to build one way permanent backlinks for better rankings and massive trafficFor more information about how it’s used, check out The Backlinking Strategy That Works (above).
INTERNET BUSINESS COURSES
Internet Business Mastery Academy: Learn everything I know about internet business. The best online business community around.
Google Keyword Tool – Great tool to see overall searches in a given month on a specific keyword. I use this tool a lot when creating articles. It also allows you to see your competition.
Google Adwords Tool: A tool to help you decide what keywords to use for your Adwords campaigns. You can also check to see the popularity of certain keywords and the competition for ads for those keywords as well.
WordTracker Free Keywords Tool: This is a great tool to find out what questions people are typing in relevant to your keywords. This is very effective when blogging so you can optimize each blog post or article for what people are searching for.
Seo Book Keyword Suggestion Tool: Another fantastic keyword research tool, with even more information and numbers to compare and select the perfect keywords.
Seo Keyword Ranking: An excellent tool to keep track of the keywords you’re working on. Excellent interface and really easy to use.
EMAIL MARKETING / SUBSCRIPTION
Aweber - Aweber is a communication tool that allows you to capture information, create lists and send messages to your subscribers. It is the internet’s most powerful email opt-in service and email marketing/broadcasting tool. This is what you will need to use to build your email list (This is a very important tool especially if you want to make money online).
MONETAZION / ADVERTISING STUFF
Google Adsense – Place google ads in the content of your blogs and articles so you can earn money referring others to similar sites. This is free to use, but you have to register for an account.
Amazon Affiliate Program – When someone buys a book or product from amazon, you get paid a commission based on the purchased product.
Google Adwords: If you want to begin advertising on Google, you can select keywords and locations and you pay each time someone clicks on your advertisement.
TESTING RESULTS & ANALYTICS
Google Analytics – Allows you to track stats about your website. This is a great starter tool which you should always include on your website so you can see how it’s performing and where traffic is coming from or leaving from. This allows you make specific tweaks to your site to help increase your revenue. By the way, this is absolutely free!
Google Optimizer: This is another free tool from google where you can test different webpages of the same content, only changing one or two things, so you can see which one works/converts best. It’s basically a website optimizer testing tool.
Clicky Web Analytics - A simple, quick way to follow visitors real time. Gives you a lot more control and helps to analyze traffic better. I would recommend this tool for those who are getting a decent amount of traffic and need more advanced analytics.
Clicktale: You can use clicktale to watch actual recordings of how people use your website. It is actually like watching their own computer screen, so you can then optimize your website if you don’t like what you see. You can view a small sample of website viewers for free. It will cost more for a larger sample.
Odesk – Hire, manage, and pay a distributed team as if everyone were in your office. Hours paid are hours worked. By far our favorite and most reliable outsourcing website. An outsource website for freelancers, IT companies, programmers and web designers from abroad.
Elance - Similar to Odesk where professionals compete for the job. Just make sure whomever you hire has a good reputation and can finish the job or task in the time frame needed. Sometimes cheaper is not always better. You can hire service for just about anything you can think of.
PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION & SHOPPING CARTS
Clickbank: Another digital products retailer. Probably the most popular. Decently priced, but comes with an amazing affiliate program for your products.
Paypal.com: Paypal is just ok for selling your own products through them, but you’ll need an account anyways to configure with and accept payments from the above shopping carts.