Resources

Affiliate Marketing 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

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.

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 effects and more. CodeCanyon’s library is huge and can save you tons of time and money.

Search Engine Optimization

SEO Profiler is a powerful tool with unlimited link building, ranking and page optimization reports.

SEMRush 

Wishpond Central

Webmaster Tools

Keyword Tool: Free External Alternative To Google Keyword Planner

Yext PowerListings

Ahrefs Site Explorer & Backlink Checker

Link Building Tools – BuzzStream

Digital Marketing Optimization Solutions | Compete

Find Anyone’s Email Address – Free SEO Tool from BuzzStream

HitTail – The Long Tail Keyword Tool

Siteopsys SEO

Link Market

Yahoo! Site Explorer

DistilledU – Online SEO university from Distilled

RSS Blog Directories to Submit Your Blog and Feed

Top Affiliate Marketing Google search terms list

Affiliate & Referral Marketing

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 Applications

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 integrate with almost any of your favorite cloud-based productivity tools.

Personas building tools

Up Close & Persona
MakeMyPersona | Hubspot
Consumer Barometer
Personapp

Marketing Tools

HubSpot is an inbound marketing & sales platform to attract visitors, convert leads, & close customers. Our agency is an HubSpot Partner.

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 user’s browsers, even when they’re not on your website.

Rare.io is a Predictive email marketing for online stores.

Social Media Tools

SocialBro
Sniply
TweetBinder – Analytics for Twitter –
Hashtracking.com
Tweet Category
Twtrland – Social Media Analytics
Twitonomy: Twitter #analytics and much more…
HelloInsights | Advanced Pinterest Analytics
Nitrogram: Instagram Analytics and Engagement Platform
Statigram – Instagram webviewer
Tagboard
Click to Tweet | The easy, tweet about this link generator | Twitter advertising & marketing tool
Hashtags.org
Piqora: Marketing and Analytics Software for Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr
instaDM
DM.Stagram – Instagram Messenger (beta)
Netvibes – Social Media Monitoring, Analytics and Alerts Dashboard
Snapfluence
Facebook Marketing App Saves You 2 Hours Daily | Post Planner
SumoMe
Solaborate
The Conversation Prism –
Word Swag App – Generate Cool Text, Words & Quotes on Your Photos
Campaign overview – Twitter Ads
Twitfox – Dashboard
ExportTweet – Download tweets of any user | Export tweets in excel | Download twitter trending topics tweets
Latergram – Upload and Schedule your Instagram Posts
RiteTag
Instagress / Dashboard
CrowdFlower | People-powered Data Enrichment Platform
(1) #brandchat
CrowdChat
TweetChat
Blab Beta – Watch live conversations
start A FIRE – My Links
Buffer
Auto-Hashtag API | RiteKit

Data & Analytics

Analytics
Hotjar

Sales Tools

Sales Management Systems, Solutions, Programs | How to Build Sales Pipeline
Sales Improvement Platform for Complex B2B Sales
SalesyEmail.com – Example Sales Emails
Proposable – Proposal Software & Free Proposal Templates
B2B Lead Generation Software for Outbound Sales Enablement
https://findthatlead.com
Elucify, Crowdsourced Lead Database

Data & Analytics

Analytics
Hotjar

Sales Tools

Sales Management Systems, Solutions, Programs | How to Build Sales Pipeline
Sales Improvement Platform for Complex B2B Sales
SalesyEmail.com – Example Sales Emails
Proposable – Proposal Software & Free Proposal Templates
B2B Lead Generation Software for Outbound Sales Enablement
https://findthatlead.com
Elucify, Crowdsourced Lead Database

Video Tools

Wistia Video Hosting for Business
Aurasma – Augmented Reality Platform
MixBit
Lumen5
Lightstream is a powerful & intuitive live streaming studio in your browser
Open Broadcaster Software | Home
Typito | Home

Paid Advertising Tools

LinkedIn Ads: LinkedIn Ads Dashboard
WordStream Inc
AdWords

Niche Listings – a compilation of listings from all of our niche directoriesMarket Research

Trending Now – BuzzSumo

Content Marketing Tools

Zerys for Agencies find writers for your content projects.
Content Insight
import.io | Web Data Platform & Free Web Scraping Tool
IcoMoon App
Wordle – Beautiful Word Clouds
Gratisography: Free, use as you please, high-resolution pictures.
Life Of Pix – Free Stock Photos & Images – Photography
Roadtrip 2015 – Death to the Stock Photo
Accounts Dashboard | HubSpot
Depositphotos: Royalty-Free Stock Photos, Illustrations & Vector Art
Stock Photos, Royalty-Free Images and Vectors – Shutterstock
Stock Music Licensing, Production Music – Shutterstock
Zerys White Glove | Premium, Full-Service Content Solution
Write Better Headlines: Free Headline Analyzer From CoSchedule
The Global Marketing Editorial Calendar | Workflow
FreeStockPhotos
Stock Photos, Royalty-Free Images and Vectors – Shutterstock
Join VideoBlocks for Stock Footage, After Effects Templates and More
AnswerThePublic.com: that free visual keyword research & content ideas tool

E-commerce & Shopping carts

SamCart is probably the best e-commerce shopping cart for online marketers.

Shopify gives you everything you need to build a successful online business.

Veeqo provides all your e-commerce orders, inventory, and shipping in one place.

 

Programmatic

What Media Planners Need to Know About Programmatic Buying | ClickZ
ReTargeter | Retargeting Ads | Remarketing | Display Advertising
Comparing the Top 4 Retargeting Companies, Adroll and More – Moz

Contextual Marketing

Beacon proximity marketing hardware and software | Beaconstac

PR & Blogger OutreachTools

AirPR – PR analytics, insights, and measurement solutions
Hack PR
Inkybee — Simple, smart blogger outreach
JustReachOut – Forget PR Firms, reach out and pitch relevant reporters yourself
Blogger Outreach Software – GroupHigh |
Building Brands and Links with Blogger Outreach
CISION PR Software
Ninja Outreach – Influencer and Blogger Outreach Software
PressCable – Instant Publicity for Your Site
SkyRanker

 

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.

Graphic Design

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

Fiver is an online marketplace for talent. Graphic Design, Writing & translation, programming & 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.

Start-up Links Resources

Khan Academy
52 Weeks of UX
Veri – Learn. Teach. Play.
DesignTAXI – Creativity and Innovation Daily
(3) Venture and Investor Pitches: Where can I find examples of successful Series A pitch decks? – Quora
Alex Osterwalder on Business Model Innovation
Business Model Generation
365 Days, $10 Million, 3 Rounds, 2 Companies, All With 5 Magic Slides | TechCrunch
Experiments In Entrepreneurship – The Lean Startup Business Model
Blog Your Business Model Using WordPress
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
All Videos « RSA Comment
How to write a book – the short honest truth
Writing the Perfect Investment Proposal – Venture Giant
heppell.net • learning • ingenuity • research • policy • design • technology • delight • (+ sailing!)
Zillabyte Essays
Creek Stone Directory of BC Suppliers in the Technology Eco-system
Sprouter
ProFounder: Raise money for your business from your community
GROW 2011

Mockups, UX & UI

Product mockups, made easy & instantly.
Tools for the Makers – Prototypes
Dashboard UI Kit – A Modern And Responsive UI Kit For Digital Product Designers