Clickfunnels – This is by far the best sales funnel and page builder I have used after trying a few others. Their ready to go templates and drag-and-drop editor makes it so easy to create any kind pages.
One of the most important aspect of internet marketing is to build a sales funnel. Your visitors will be funneled through a sales process and this will greatly increase the conversion rates for both front and back end profits.
A sales funnel is needed in almost any online marketing campaigns such as affiliate marketing, Ecommerce, digital advertising agency and even local businesses uses them to acquire leads.
Web Hosting & Domains
Bluehost – I have been using bluehost for many years now on all of my websites and even on my paid traffic campaigns. Website speed is one of the most important components when it comes to SEO and paid traffic.
A slow website speed can affect your conversion rates and ROI if you are doing paid traffic. It will also affect your SEO rankings if you are trying to rank on Google. Hence, it is extremely important to have a good hosting provider that does not have slow loading speed and can manage thousands of visitors on the website.
I am currently using the Pro plan of shared hosting because I need high performance and at the same time being affordable. This plan was recommended to me by their team. It offers superior performance and is faster than a VPS hosting plan which usually is more expensive.
You can start with their basic plan which only cost about $3 per month if you are just starting out and subsequently upgrade to Pro when you have more visitors to your site. Their support team is very efficient and they will assist you with the upgrade and any other issues.
Namecheap – I prefer to use Namecheap over Godaddy when registering new domains because they offer free WhoisGuard. Godaddy requires you to pay for it after the first year.
You want to make sure to have WhoisGuard for all your domains so that no one can find your information online such as your residential address, email and phone number. You can also find coupon codes online when registering a domain with Namecheap and you can get a further discount of around 10-25%.
Getresponse – I have tried a few email marketing software such as Aweber and IContact but I feel Getresponse is the best in terms of price and also being affiliate marketing friendly.
I am using it on all of my email marketing campaigns and list building. It offers a drag and drop builder for you to create an automation workflows to create a sequence when a users does certain action.
An email autoresponder such as Getresponse is needed so that you can build a list of subscribers to market your product & services through emails for years.
SEO & Keyword Research
Mangools – Most of the SEO tools in the market will cost you about $100/month or even more. Mangools has all the important SEO features such as keyword research, competitor backlink profile and keyword rank tracking.
Although Mangools is not the most advance SEO tool out there, it is the most affordable and has all the features that a SEO tool needs. I have been using it since 2018 for all of my SEO campaigns and it does what I needed.
WordPress Theme & Plugin
Astra – There are thousands of theme out there in the market currently. You want a theme that is clean and is made for performance. Astra is one of the most lightweight theme which will greatly increase your site speed.
I’ve tested a few popular WordPress themes but Astra is the best in terms of performance. You want a theme that is fast as it is one of the SEO ranking factor. I am currently using this theme on all of my WordPress sites.
WP Rocket – This is the best plugin to increase the performance on your website. As site speed is one of Google ranking factors, it is important to make your website fast in every way possible.
This is a plugin that I would use in every website that I have. After using WP Rocket, I could see a significant difference in the site loading speed.
Graphic Design Tool
Canva – You don’t need to use or have great photoshop skills in order to create stunning graphic design for your online business. Canva is the tool I will use if I need any design work done. I am only using the free version which I think is sufficient.
I am using Canva to create blog post images, Pinterest images, social media posts, banners and Youtube thumbnails. It is free and easy to use. You can create an amazing design in 5-10minutes.
HireWriters – If I need any quick articles or content written, I would outsource it to HireWriters. This is a great platform find writers to write out your content.
Writing your own content takes up a lot of time so I would recommend you outsource it so that you can have more time to handle other aspects of your online business.
If you are using HireWriters, I would recommend to use the Skilled or General level writers. The General level would be cheaper but you usually need to do some editing after the article is written.
Upwork – If you need a long term writer or have any outsourcing work done, I would use Upwork. You can outsource almost any task online for a one-time off or long term. For example, if you ever encounter any issue that requires technical knowledge such as html, css, you can find someone to do it for you.
I mainly use Upwork to find long term writers and also virtual assistants to handle some aspects of my online business so I can have more time to focus on other things.
Books To Read
Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson – This is my favorite book that I highly recommend for anyone who wants to start a successful online business. This book was created by the founder of Clickfunnels, Russell Brunson, where he teaches you how to be the expert in your niche and create a following.
Creating a massive followers and loyal fans will enable you to sell them over and over again for years. This book has literally change my perspective in building an online business. Currently the books is free and only need to pay for shipping.
Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson – This book will show you how to build a successful online business using a sales funnel. There are many case studies in this book where Russell review some of his secrets on how he build his online business so successfully.
I’ve learn so many concepts in this book on building my online business. I highly recommend this book for beginners to understand how to build your online business.