To get started with an online business here are some helpful sites and tools. Click the underlined word to take you to their websites to learn even more.
The THESIS Theme: Thesis Theme gives you a huge variety of tools to customize your site exactly to your liking. You will get faster page load times, maximized optimization, and point-and-click design, and font controls.
GoDaddy.com: Makes registering Domain Names fast, simple, and affordable.
OptimizePress: Create Sales Pages, Converting Landing Pages, Membership Portals, Complete Launch Funnels, Authority Blog Sites. Marketing Site Creation, Made Easy…
WordPress: WordPress.org is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. A full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes now available. WordPress is limited only by your imagination.
Blogging Your Passion: Detailed instruction on how to get your WordPress blog up and running today. Suggestions on how to set your blog up to succeed!
Bluehost: Resource for everything you need to Host Unlimited Websites, One Click WordPress Installation, Domain name registration, Email Setup and Unlimited Email Addresses
EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS & MARKETING
Get Response: Email marketing from GetResponse. Send email newsletters, campaigns, online surveys and autoresponders. Simple, easy interface. FREE sign up. Responsive Email Design, A/B Testing, Autoresponders, Email Creator, Landing Page Creator, Social Sharing, Email Intelligence, List Booster, Form Builder, Inbox Preview, Multimedia Studio, and much more. A must have! I personally am using this right now.
Aweber: Resource for Newsletters, Autoresponder, Signup Forms, Email Analytics and Everything you need to grow your business and stay in touch with your list.
OptinSkin: Easily put opt-in forms on your blog posts. Convert more visitors to subscribers than ever before.
Kindle Money Mastery: Kindle Money Mastery is a comprehensive program that will take you from where you are right now – regardless of your marketing “expertise” ― to learn how to begin making passive income every month from Kindle. In this money-making program you will learn absolutely everything you need to know in order to create your very own Kindle e-book empire.
Google Analytics: Google’s free website tracking and analytical tool. A must have for anyone with any type of website.
Clicky: Clicky is just like Google Analytics, except it’s easier to use, and you can view how many people are on your site (and what they are doing) in real time! Your first site is free.
99Designs: This is a unique website that you can use if you need a logo design. It’s in a contest format. You submit the description of what you want, and designers will compete against each other to win money.
Freelancer.com: Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a start-up, small to medium business (SMB) or an established company, Freelancer.com can help your businesses reduce costs, increase profits and accelerate growth. Just post any online project you want done, in 3 easy steps, and one of the 10.8 million Freelancers will do it at a fraction of the cost
EventBrite: An online ticketing service that allows event organizers to plan, set up ticket sales and promote events and publish them across Facebook, Twitter and other social-networking tools directly from the site’s interface.
BUSINESS CARDS and MARKETING MATERIALS
AFFILIATE BLOG MONETIZATION
WP Auto affiliate links: Wp Auto Affiliate Links PRO will save you hundreds of hours of work by automatically adding affiliate links into your content. You have only to connect it to amazon, clickbank, shareasale, or to manually upload a data feed with your affiliate links and the plugin will do the rest.
VigLinks: Automated monetization technology for publishers, bloggers, forums, social networks and apps. Monetize existing links, or let us do the linking.
Psychology of Selling: How To Increase Your Sales Now And Double Your Income In The Next 12 Months Or Less
Sales Superstar: 21 Great Ways to Become a Sales Superstar. Learn how to make more sales, to more people, faster and easier than ever before.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.