Hey there Sea Changers,
One of the most common questions I get asked is which tools and resources I personally use for my own online business. So I thought it would be helpful to create a single page with all of my recommended affiliate marketing resources and tools that I used to create this, and my other websites. I will continuously update this page as my site grows so please don't forget to come back from time to time and check it all out.
Let's have a look at what I use:
Note: many of the the links on this page will lead you either directly or indirectly to affiliate links. This means that I may make a commission from the link if you purchase – which is how I fund my website building journey. This will not increase your purchase price.
1. Wealthy Affiliate
This is the program that got me started! I joined for free and after my first week of free training, I had a website that was up and running on the internet. Since then the platform has guided me every step of the way to where I am today with two websites that make money. I highly recommend this platform for its training, tools, live classes and support. Oh, and I host my sites there too.
One of the critical elements to success in online business is the understanding and use of keywords. There are a number of options out there, but I have always used Wealthy Affiliate's inbuilt keyword search tool – Jaaxy. I recommend Jaaxy for its ease of use, speed and data accuracy.
3. Generate Press
As mentioned above, I used Wealthy Affiliate to get me started and with it, built my websites via their inbuilt WordPress editor. I tried a number of themes on my websites before finally settling on Generate Press. For blog based affiliate marketing websites such as mine, Generate Press is easy to setup, is easily customisable and adaptable to both desktop and mobile.
Email lists are another critical element to online business success as they allow for direct access to your reader base with tips, hints, information and, of course, sales opportunities. I tried a number of Email Autoresponders and ended up with Aweber. It is easy to use, allows for unlimited lists, fantastic resources and great support and resources too.
I have used Bluehost throughout my website building career due to their affordability and ease of use. They provide full WordPress hosting and editing capabilities and are a great alternative for those getting started on a budget.