We wanted to have a section on our blog that will serve as a one-stop-shop for useful ebooks, tools and services to improve your blog or websites performance and online presence.
If your goal is to make money online, you will also find this section very resourceful. ***Keep in mind that we will never include or recommend anything in this section that we haven’t used ourselves.
If you would like to suggest an ebook, tool, or service that you use and have had great results with – contact us here and we will check it out and hit you back if we decide to include it in our Toolbox. If we decide not to, don’t take it personal, it’s just that we might already have a similar service or tool already listed. The Toolbox section will be an ongoing project and we will provide updates whenever a new tool is added.
Keyword Research and SEO
Raven Tools – Generating organic traffic from search engines, or running a successful pay per click campaign will ultimately depend on three factors – knowing your market, knowing your competition, and knowing what keywords people are using within that market. Raven Tools provides you with an arsenal of tools (really?) and services that help you drill down which keywords will get you indexed and which key phrases have high demand and little competition. Some might say the price tag is hefty, but we beg to differ. If you are serious about developing and income online whether it be via affiliate marketing, blogging, or pay per click and adsense – Raven Tools is king.
If you’re an SEO Consultant, Raven Tools comes with a build in Site Auditor and Link Manager modules to help you close leads and keep track of your link campaigns.
Yaro Starak’s Blog Profits Blueprint – An absolute must-have for anyone thinking of starting a blog, creating a community, and ultimately building a profitable business from that blog – the definitive guide to professional blogging as we like to call it. We’ve read the PDF, listened to the audio version and watched the videos, and his guide is the primary reason why our blog was started and is getting the traffic that it is. Blog Profits Blueprint is free to download – just visit Yaro’s BlogMastermind site fill in your name and email and he will send you the PDF, audio and video versions.
UPDATE: Yaro has relaunched a completely revised version of his classic training program and it’s even better than the original! Click the link above for more…
Web Hosting and Domain Names
A Small Orange – When Veronica and I decided to start building websites to generate income, one of the first decisions we had to make was where to host our virtual real estate. After suffering with several top web hosting providers it was a no contest victory – ASmallOrange.com was by far supreme. Not only are their hosting plans affordable and jam packed with everything you need, their technical support is top notch. I can’t count how many times I had a question or technical challenge in front of me, and within a few minutes of accessing their Live Chat support I was connected with a representative who answered my questions with efficiency and flare.
Namecheap – Buying, selling and maintaining domain names can seem like an intimidating task if you don’t know what you’re doing. When we purchased our first domain name we were surprised how easy it was using GoDaddy’s interface. They are one of the more popular domain name registrars on the Internet for two reasons – their dashboard and account management functionality is so easy to become familiar with that completing such tasks like changing the DNS or domain forwarding seems like cakewalk. On top of the ease of use, GoDaddy also works with webmasters to provide discount codes for domain and hosting purchases. Simply type “godaddy discount” into Google and you will find an ample supply of promo codes to save you a bunch of money.