Here is a list of the tools and programs that I have been using to run my business online be it in the network marketing side or creating passive income online. I get ask most of the time regarding this so I thought it would be helpful to list it all down into one page since I will be making reference to this in my posts most of the time.
Take Note: Some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. I do recommend them because these tools are helpful and useful as I have used them in my business, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. If you decide to spend money on any of these tools or programs, choose the ones which will help you achieve your goals.
First thing that you need to have if you are planning to have your own website is a reliable hosting provider. I use Bluehost to host all my websites because its reliable and very easy to manage. I Recommend that you use it to host your first website.
This is the easiest email marketing tool that I have found. After collecting email addresses using my opt-in email forms, I use this to build my list and send the newsletters and email updates to my email list and saves me so much time using the automated system in sending my messages.
A powerful email marketing tool that will help you manage your email list, send your newsletters and create automatic responders so you can save time in managing your business.
Manage social networks, schedule messages, engage your audiences using Hootsuite. I use this to schedule my facebook and twitter posts so I can do other things in my online business.
I use this to schedule repeated facebook posts and saves me a lot of time instead of posting it everyday on a schedule. They have a free account where you can sign up and test how it works.
If you have a website and you want to make money online, you need a landing page, sales page and an opt-in box to collect email addresses. This is a plugin that I use to collect and build my email list.
Add gorgeous opt-in forms and social share boxes to your blog in seconds. Optin Skin was created by Glen Allsop from Viperchill.com to help us more easily embed email opt-in forms to our websites.
OTHER TOOLS & RESOURCES
WordPress – If you want to create a professional website for your business or personal needs, I recommend using wordpress. Its the #1 Blog Publishing Platform. Free and easily customizable with wonderful support.
Blogger – A free blogging platform that you can use to start with your blog.
The Thesis Theme – Whether you’re running a business website or a personal blog, Thesis is a perfect choice because it enables you to do what other WordPress themes can’t.
Ink Themes – I am currently running this website using one of Ink themes and its very easy to set up. There are so many beautiful themes to choose from.
Canva – Create your images for web or for print. Very easy to use.
Flickr Creative Commons – Another site where you can get free images for your website. Just read the rules that go along with it.