Online Business Building Tools & Resources
If you are looking for the applications, tools and resources you need to run a profitable online business, this page lists all of the different tools I use.
Website and Blog Hosting
Bluehost provides professional web hosting for your website. Free domain, unlimited server space and great support. I’ve had an account with Bluehost for years and have built countless websites on this platform. Learn How to get WordPress installed on Bluehost. Start to finish step-by-step tutorial
ThemeForest provides WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, Concrete5 themes, web templates and more to help you get your website or blog looking great.
CodeCanyon provides all kind of scripts and plugins to help you get the functionality and features you need to create your website. PHP calendars, WordPress plugins, CSS animations, UI effectsand more. CodeCanyon’s library is huge and can save you tons of time and money.
WordPress.com offers free blog hosting. This is the cheapest way to start a blog. You start with a yourblog.wordpress.com address but you can buy a domain name if you upgrade to a paid account.
ConvertKit helps you grow your audience and turn your subscribers into customers. Create online email courses fast and easy. Easy landing pages, forms & drip campaigns to help you teach, nurture and profit.
Social Media Management
Aweber makes email marketing easy. It brings together all the tools you need to send emails the right way.
Rare.io is a Predictive email marketing for online stores.
Display, Search & Social Advertising
Customer Relationship Management
Analytics and Reporting
Events Meetings & Webinars
Projects & Workflow
Affiliate Marketing & Management
Ambassador provides an all-in-One relationship marketing platform where you can run referral, affiliate, influencer, partner, and advocate marketing programs on one platform.
Productivity & Collaboration
Google Apps for work is a full productivity suite like Microsoft Office but completely web based. It includes Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets & Hangouts and many other apps you can find in their app marketplace. I use all of these tools daily to communicate, keep appointments and reminders and create and store files and documents. I use Hangouts for meetings and communication with my team and clients.
HubStaff is a time tracking software with screenshots, activity levels, and in-depth reports that integrates with almost any of your favorite cloud based productivity tools.
Snip.ly allows you to attach a call-to-action to every link you share on social media.
SumoMe is a suite of free tools that can be used to grow your website’s traffic. The tools are easy to install and work on any website.
Pushcrew – Reach users fast. Send push notifications to your users browsers, even when they’re not on your website.
Screen Capture & Video Editing
ScreenFlow provides screencasting and video editing software for Mac. I use this for doing webcasts, product demos and tutorials.
Movavi allows you to manage your media files in any way you want. You can take screen captures, split and join videos; add titles and audio tracks; add special effects and filters and create slideshows.
Product Development tools
Lean Startup Method – The Lean Startup method teaches you how to drive a startup-how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration.
Graphic Design & Stock Photos
Stencil is a simple image creation for social media marketers, bloggers and small businesses that allows you to create awesome images in your web browser without having to download and install software on your computer.
Freelancers & other Talent
Fiver is an online marketplace for talent. Graphic Design, Writing & translation, programing & development and digital marketing.
Upwork is my go to platform for finding people to help on my projects. I have hired dozens of freelancers around the world and find Upwork to be such a great resource.
Coursera – Explore 1000+ online courses from top universities. Join Coursera today to learn data science, programming, business strategy, and more.