A carpenter is only as good as his tools. Internet marketers are no different. We heavily rely on services and products in order to make money on the web.
This section lists resources that I actively use, or have used in the past, in order to make money through the web.
The best content management system in the world. WordPress is used to build every single one of my content websites.
I’ve tested dozens of WordPress frameworks however Genesis is my favourite by far. It also has the largest selection of child themes available to it.
Peace of mind for my WordPress websites with hourly backups. It’s a must-have service for every WordPress user, with prices starting at only $5 per month per website.
The largest premium WordPress directory on the web. I purchase a few designs from their store every year. There’s around 3,000 WordPress designs to choose from, with prices ranging from between $30 and $60.
A WordPress theme membership that offers great value. Over 80 unique WordPress themes and quality support, for only $39 per year.
The best form plugin for WordPress. It is amazing what it can do. Advanced forms are very easy to set up and it integrates with lots of third party services such as PayPal, Aweber and MailChimp.
SerInt have been reliably hosting all of my websites since 2009. Affordable hosting VPS packages start from only $49 per month and their support is amazing.
I have used cheaper hosting packages a few times in the past for small projects and for hosting friends websites. BlueHost was one of the best solutions I tried. It’s a good solution for those of you who only have one or two small websites or blogs. Packages start from only $4.95 per month.
I used HostGator for a website I developed a few years ago and was pleased with the support I received when I used them. Basic shared hosting packages start from only $4.95 per month. You can get 25% off your first order by entering the discount count kevinmuldoon25, and you can get $9.94 off your first order by entering the discount code kevinmuldoon994.
A great affiliate network that has offers from many online companies. Support is really good and they actively show which ads are converting best. Ads can be promoted via social media, search engines, PPC and email.
Automatically converts keywords in your content into affiliate links you specify. Allows you to track stats, limit how many keywords are made linked within an article and open links in a new window.
Fiverr is a marketplace where people sell services for only $5. It is a useful place for buying cheap video intros, video testimonials, forum posting, and cheap content writing. There is a lot of silly offers, however there are lots of people providing great services too.
One of the most popular design marketplaces online. By offering a defined amount of money as a prize, you will get dozens of entries from professional designers. You can then choose which one you prefer and award them the prize.
The largest freelance marketplace online. It is a great place to find work and to hire writers, designers, and developers. It’s free to sign up, however if you use it regularly, it may be worth upgrading your membership in order to get reduced fees.
Like it or not, Flippa is the best place on the internet to buy and sell websites.
BuySellAds is by far and away the best advertising network available for bloggers. They take a 25% cut of all earnings, however their marketplace is huge, so they will bring lots of advertisers to your website.
A great advertising network that I have used to monetize lots of content based websites in the past. The sheer number of advertising options available is astounding.
FeedBlitz is an email and social marketing solution rolled into one. I previously used the service to deliver content to RSS and email subscribers. Enter the discount code kevinmuldoon30 for a 30 day free trial.
Before migrating to FeedBlitz, I used Aweber to handle all of my newsletters and weekly broadcasts. It’s a great service and offers amazing support. If you don’t like FeedBlitz, check out Aweber.
A great place to buy, sell and swap solo ads for your email list. Some people have built their list from a few hundred to a few thousand using this service in a matter of months.
A complete course on email marketing. It is divided into 8 modules. Each module is presented in videos, audio and eBook form. This course changed me from someone who knew what email marketing was to someone who knew how to make money from email marketing. Recommended.
I use TweetAdder for every Twitter account I run except @KevinMuldoon. I’ve managed to build up thousands of Twitter followers to accounts using this script.
There’s a lot of great Twitter management services and scripts out there but I’ve found Hootsuite to be the best.
JustRetweet is a fantastic service that lets you promote articles through Twitter. You can earn credits by retweeting tweets from other users. Additional credits can be purchased to boost your account and send more traffic to your featured articles.
All my important files are backed up in the cloud instantly with Dropbox. I’d be lost without it. It means everything I need can be synced to any computer and I can access files via their website too.
James from Humble Nations designs all of my book covers. He’s a fantastic designer and his prices are very affordable. He occasionally sells off pre-made book covers for as low as $30. You can commission him for unique designs from as low as $200.
The guys at Polgarus Studio handle all the formatting for my books (printed and digital). They offer fast turnaround times, great support and their prices are very competitive.
If you want to publish a book, you need to buy APE. It details everything you need to know about self-publishing your own books online.
A 72 page internet marketing ebook which was written by Matt Lloyd. The book reveals how he built up a business that generates over $150,000 a month.
One of the most comprehensive books ever written about WordPress. It spans over 400 pages and is updated after every major WordPress release.
A 140 page eBook that gives bloggers a 31 day challenge. It’s a great resource, particularly if you are planning on launching a new blog.
A 100+ page eBook that teaches you a system for reviewing your blog posts before you publish them.
A 7 day guide to your first week of blogging. There are 32 tasks in total for you to complete.
A fantastic 143 page eBook that is divided into 12 chapters. A great choice for anyone who is looking to blog to promote their business.
A 31 step guide to making a blog profitable. The ebook also comes packaged with 21 documents, templates, worksheets, and examples and 1 hour webinar with Chris Garrett, Darren Rowse and the ‘Web Marketing Ninja’.
An eBook which interviews 9 of the most successful bloggers online such as Brian Clark, Leo Babauta and Matt Kepnes. Includes a Productivity Problem Solver as a special bonus too.