http://www.namecheap.com – Cheap domain registration with an excellent control panel for managing all of your domains. User friendly and fast.
Others I use are Hostmonster, Fasthosts, Jodohost, 1and1, and Heart Internet (UK).
http://www.aweber.com – Autoresponder service. I use this lot to look after my lists.
FileZilla – Free FTP software.
Amazon s3 Hosting – fast hosting for videos, audio and file download.
Survey Monkey – Create custom surveys in minutes in to get feedback from your subscribers. Great for product creation ideas
http://www.youconvertit.com – A Free online conversion tool that allows you to convert pretty much unlimited type of media file formats, including documents, images, audio, videos, etc… Convert your files to different formats quickly and easily.
http://www.kayako.com – Very powerful help-desk software.
http://www.aremysitesup.com – A Free service that notifies you if your sites ever go down. Scary but necessary!
Google Analytics – Tracking stats for your sites. I use Statcounter too. You NEED to know your numbers to find out where your traffic is coming from, conversion rates etc
Split Test Accelerator – If you want to take your split testing to an entirely new level, then I highly suggest that you check out Split Test Accelerator.
Graphic Design / Designers / Web Graphic Artists:
99designs.com – 99Designs has created a revolutionary design process where you actually have multiple designers competing to win your bid. So you can have hundreds of different designers creating multiple designs for you and you only have to pay the one you like best.
DesignGuruRyan.com – Top online graphic designer. Used by Mike Filsaime, Chris McNeeny, Ewen Chia, and many others. Expensive but good.
Pixelofgenius.com – Another excellent source for professional graphic
http://www.uniqueblogdesigns.com – One of the top WordPress design companies online.
Premium WordPress Themes:
or my personal favourite – Thesis
http://killersalesvideo.com – Create killer promo videos for your product launches.
http://www.graphicsgenie.com – Another top-notch video producer.
http://www.videoproduceronline.com – Scott Lundergan is an award-winning Video Producer that can create a wide-variety of videos for your business.
Autoresponder (email and follow up messaage) Copywriters:
http://www.voiceshot.com – Web-based voice broadcasting allows you to send voice broadcasts to your subscribers. Extremely powerful!
Checking what your competitiors are up to!
http://www.keywordspy.com – Find out which keywords your competitors are bidding on.
http://ci.trellian.com – Find out exactly where your competitors are getting their traffic from. Find out which sites are responsible for sending traffic to their pages. Pretty cool, rather powerful stuff
http://t3report.com – Find out who your competitors’ top affiliates are.
http://www.whosmailingwhat.com – A vast library of direct mail data, which allows you to learn from their tests and direct mail controls!
Copernic Tracker – Monitor website changes.
http://aignes.co / – Monitor websites for updates & changes
InfoMinder – An online tool that allows you to track changes to web pages, blogs, RSS feeds and wikis.
WayBack Machine – Find out what a website looked like in the past. An excellent tool for seeing what your competitor’s websites looked like in the past in order to find out how they have changed their website over time. In short – you can find out what’s worked for them!
http://www.domaintools.com – Allows you to find out who owns a particular domain along with what other websites they own. I use this very frequently.
Yahoo Site Explorer – Analyze your backlinks or the backlinks of your competitors
http://www.quarkbase.com – Find out a pile of information about any website.
http://www.backlinkwatch.com – Get data about your competitors backlinks
Google Keyword Tool – The Google Keyword tool is one of the most accurate keyword tools online.
Testing & Tracking:
Google Analytics – Tracks exactly where all of your traffic is coming from and allows you to measure your conversion rate. I use this on almost all my sites.
Google Website Optimizer – The best free website testing and optimization tool available online. I use this for spilt testing.
Split Test Accelerator – The most powerful software available online for split-testing, conversion tracking, and more…
http://crazyegg.com – An online tool that allows you to track user behavior on your website.
http://www.clicktale.com – Creates a visual demonstration of how people move through your website. Find out exactly how people are interacting with your website. See every mouse movement and every click.
Mozilla Firefox Stuff:
Search Status – A toolbar extension for Firefox that allows you to view a website’s PageRank, Alexa ranking, www.compete.com ranking, incoming links, whois info, and much more… An excellent tool for online marketers.
Deja Click – Firefox plugin that allows you to record and bookmark your browser activities with a single click. You can then press just one button and replay the entire sequence all over again. Powerful stuff.
Reminder Fox – Helps you remember important dates via easy-to-use lists, alerts, and alarm notifications.
www.ActionMachine.com – Hands-down one of THE best tools online for increasing your productivity.
FreeMind – One of the best free software packages for mindmapping.
https://lastpass.com – Password manager
http://www.enounce.com/myspeed.php – Speed up online videos
http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com – Download files 5x faster.
BatchBook – The ultimate tool for creating your online rolodex.
DropBox – One of the easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online.
RememberTheMilk – An online to-do list on steroids.
http://www.replacemyself.com – Learn everything there is to know about outsourcing to the Phillipines
This is a list of first rate companies who will completely automate
the marketing and traffic side of your business.
Top Web Programmers:
http://www.interberry.com – A first class team of programmers. Read a complete review at:
Product Fulfillment / Distribution:
http://www.jingproject.com – A quick and easy online screen capture tool that allows you to create short 5-minute videos. Made my the same people who created Camtasia. Allows you to create screen capture videos that you can share instantly.
TweetMeme – Include a Retweet Button on Each of your blog posts.
www.TubeMogul.com – Free online video distribution. Automates your video submission to over 20 of the top video sites online. Also allows you to track your stats so you know exactly how many people are viewing your video.
Free Tell A Friend – Word-of-Mouth marketing on steroids.
http://hellotxt.com – Allows you to update all your social networks and microblogs with a single click.
RocketClicks.com – Top PPC management company
http://buysellads.com – Purchase ads that go live within 24 hours.
http://contestmachine.com – Allows you to easily run a contest or giveaway on your blog or website.
SendOutCards – Send your subscribers postcards in the mail with the simplicity of an autoresponder.
SendOutCards will print the card, write your personal message to your clients in your own handwriting, upload and print your pictures, address the cards, and even ship it out for you for just $1.00 per card.
You can even create a personalized follow up series of postcards for your customers to upsell your backend products. SendOutCards will automate the entire process.
www.CopyScape.com – Find sites that have copied your content without permission, or check that your ghostwriters haven’t sold you copied content!
http://www.forumbooster.net – The best paid forum posting service to give your forum a kick-start.
www.OfferVault.com – Search over 14,000 affiliate products.
http://www.vletter.com – Create your own handwriting font.
Hard To Find Ads – A Huge swipe file of legendary ads
www.Pickydomains.com – A risk-free service that helps you come up with a memorable domain name.
Skype – Allows you to make calls over the Internet for free. Industry standard these days!
http://www.pamela.biz – Allows you to record your Skype Calls. Excellent for creating products out of your interviews or coaching sessions. (Change the settings to 64 kilobits/sec or higher for top-quality.)
1ShoppingCart – One of the best shopping cart options online for payment processing.
DeskAway – Online project collaboration
http://www.gliffy.com/ – Online service that allows you to easily create professional-looking flowcharts, diagrams, and more…
Google Alerts – Get automatic email updates on the latest news in your industry. This is an excellent tool for monitoring what’s being said / published online about your products and services.
http://www.freeconferencecall.com – Free teleconference calls for up to 96 participants.
BrowserShots – View your website in multiple browsers.
http://www.pdfonline.com/convert-pdf/ – Convert your documents to PDF (Open Office possibly does this better)
OnlyWire.com – Automated Content and Bookmark Distribution.
http://www.ping.fm – Update all of your social networks at once. Handy
Foxit Reader – A pdf reader that I prefer over Adobe Reader#
FireShot – Create Screen Captures in Firefox.
Some WordPress Plugins:
Action PopUp – The Ultimate WordPress Pop-Up tool for capturing more subscribers on your blog.
BackUp WordPress – This plugin is a Backup & Recovery Suite for your WordPress website. It allows you to easily backup your WordPress blog and restore previously saved versions. Vital!
Contact Form 7 – This plugin will allow you to easily add contact forms to your website.
Feedburner – This plugin redirects all feeds to a Feedburner feed so you can track every possible subscriber.
Google XML Sitemaps
HeadSpace 2 – An extremely powerful all-in-one SEO plugin.
All in One SEO Pack – The All in One SEO Pack is another top-notch SEO plugin.
MaxBlogPress Favicon – Easily add a favicon to your blog without having to edit any wordpress files.
TweetMeme Button – Allow your visitors to easily retweet your content.
WordPress Automatic Upgrade – As you may already know, WordPress upgrades their software quite often. However, it can be quite a job to update your WordPress version every time they come out with an upgrade. Thankfully, this plugin automates all of that, allowing you to update WordPress with just a few clicks.
Breadcrumb NavXT – Adds a breadcrumb navigation system to your
WP SuperCache – This plugin is an extremely efficient page caching system that will make your site much faster and responsive. This plugin is very useful for handling sudden bursts of traffic coming from social bookmarking sites like Digg, Twitter, and Delicious. WP-Super Cache basically creates static versions of your pages so that they can be served to your visitors without querying the MySQL database.
Popularity Contest – This plugin will help you see which of your posts are most popular.
SexyBookmarks – This plugin allows your readers to quickly and easily share your posts on all of their favorite social media sites.
SEO Slugs – This plugin can help you optimize your blog post URLs for search engines.
Pretty Link – This plugin allows you to cloak your affiliate links with ease. Using this plugin you no longer have to build redirects by hand or upload a bunch of PHP files to your server.
Pretty Link allows you to shrink, track, and share any URL on the internet from your WordPress site.
Pretty Link also allows you to track each hit on your URL and provides a full, detailed report of where the hit came from. This is an excellent plugin for anyone who wants to cloak their affiliate links and track their click stats.
Search Unleashed – Replaces the standard WordPress Search function
with something that’s much more powerful.
Internal Link Building – Optimize the internal link structure of your WordPress blog. Very Powerful!!
Now go make a million!….
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