Online Business Building 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.
Blog posts with resources
Here are some of my more popular resource blogs posts.
- How to start a blog in 6 easy steps
- 20 Instagress clones & Instagram automation tools
- My Ultimate List of 100+ Online Business Ideas
- Where I get free images for my blog, websites & projects
- My Ultimate list of SaaS affiliate & reseller programs
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.
Value Proposition Canvas – The Value Proposition Canvas helps you tackle a core challenge of every business — creating compelling products and services customers want to buy.
Business Model Canvas – The Business Model Canvas, is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model.
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.
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.
Websites & 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.
Here’s a post I wrote on How to get WordPress installed on Bluehost. Start to finish step-by-step tutorial
Ecommerce and Point of Sales
SamCart is probably the best ecommerce shopping cart for online marketers.
Shopify gives you everything you need to build a successful online business.
Veeqo provides all your ecommerce orders, inventory and shipping in one place.
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.
Aweber makes email marketing easy. It brings together all the tools you need to send emails the right way.
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.
SEO Profiler is a powerful tool with unlimited link building, ranking and page optimization reports.
Rare.io is a Predictive email marketing for online stores.
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.