The following is a list of must-use resources for any small business or online marketer. I’ve tried hundreds of different tools and services to run my business and publish media online and these are the best.
If you want to enjoy a successful business that allows you to make more money while you work less, add these to your tool belt today.
Instant Web 2.0 Media-Ready Site Launch
To quickly and easily launch a Web 2.0-ready site I recommend using WordPress. This is the only solution I use because it…
- Makes adding content to your site as easy as using MS Word saving you hours of time and thousands in webmaster bills
- Make blogging and/or podcasting on your site a snap
- Magnetically attracts search engine traffic
- Allows your visitors to interact with you making your site more “sticky”
- It’s free!
The easiest way to launch a WordPress site is with my recommended hosting.
They provide a one-click WordPress installation with great service and competitive prices. I’ve hosted a number of sites with them including online courses and podcasts.
A Professional Site Design at a Fraction of the Price
A good site design attracts droves of search engine traffic, communicates a compelling message to visitors and brings them back repeatedly to interact with and buy from you.
The sad truth is most businesses spend far too much money — $5,000+ — to have their site designed and it still fails to pull in new and repeat buyers.
Fortunately you can save yourself thousands of dollars and the stress of a poor design by using proven WordPress site themes that cost a fraction of the price of hiring a designer (who’s probably incompetent anyway).
Here’s a list of a few of my favorite sources for professional themes for your WordPress site.
Email Marketing (Press Send, Make Money)
One of the most important tools for building a loyal following of customers is your email list. This is your business’ most important asset.
It’s critical to use the right service for this…do not cut corners. There’s only one service that I use and recommend.
Online Shopping Cart | A Digital Sales Force 365 Days a Year
The beauty of doing business on the Internet is that it works for you year round. It simply requires setting up the right systems to take order and even deliver products automatically.
There’s one solution that I depend on to do that for me.
Easy Audio Recording and Editing for Free
To create audio content, give Audacity a try. This free software works on Mac or PC. Just plug a mic or headset into your computer and away you go.
With Audacity you can edit mistakes, add music, fade in, fade out, and much more.