Useful Tools, Services And Equipment You will find very useful in starting your business.

Here is a list of things I use in my online business. These are the tools of your trade. Some of them are annual subscriptions, some of them are one time payments and some are free.

I have used many different tools and these are the ones I now use. If they’re good enough for me, they’ll work for you.

The links below are my affiliate links which means I get a few quid if you buy through my links. You don’t get charged any more for this. You’ll learn how to do this in the course.

Regards

Martin

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Free Stuff

  • You Should have Windows Movie Maker already on your PC so make sure you do.

  • Animoto - The End of Slideshows Heres a tool that you can import your own pics or video into or use their stock footage and music and create free 30 second adverts. They have a pro version as well with added benefits.

  • Please go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/camstudio/ and download camstudio. This free software allows you to record whats on your computer screen and plug in a microphone and create training or instructional videos.

  • Get xheader at http://www.xheader.com This software is free and simply creates great header graphics. You will soon have great header graphics for free.

  • If you don’t have Adobe Photoshop Don’t worry. Go to http://www.gimp.org/ and you can download this free photo editing software that is very similar to Photoshop and easy to use.

  • Please go to http://tools.seobook.com/keyword-tools/seobook/ and put in your favorites. At this site, you will be able to check out your niche keywords for free and get traffic details.

  • Please go to https://adwords.google.co.uk/select/KeywordToolExternal and put in your favorites. At this site, you will be able to check out your niche keywords for free and get traffic details.

  • Here’s My New Website Graphics Creator. If you don’t know how to create those fancy guarantee boxes, headlines or payment buttons then you can create them with my free software by clicking the toolbox. Graphic Creator

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Things to sign up to

  • Get yourself a hosting account at Hostgator by clicking the link. I use Hostgator because the control panel is very easy to operate and you can host an unlimited amount of websites on one hosting account. Just sign up for a baby croc hosting account and that’s all you need do for now. I pay monthly, it only works out at around $7.50 =around £4.00 per month. Do not buy any domain names at this point.
  • I buy my domain names at Godaddy. You can get yours by clicking the ad.
  • Please go to clickbank at www.clickbank.com and sign up for an account. It’s free at this stage but when we get further down the line, there is a one time set up fee of around $50 to sell products.
  • Please go to www.elance.com and register. This is a site where you can get people to write your ebooks on any subject very cheaply. Saves you doing all the work.

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Useful Paid Tools

The list is endless and it is very easy to be fooled into buying so-called special tools you can’t do without. In my experience, you don’t need them. Especially at the beginning but you will benifit from having certain things. Below is a list of things I used and still use now.

  • Sign up HERE for an Aweber account. This is a paid subscription you must have for building a list and your autoresponder. This is my affiliate link so I get a little for introducing you. You don’t pay any more. I’ll show you how to do this as well.
  • This is a fantastic piece of software Extreme 3d covers It’s only about £24 but will save you a fortune in having people create professional looking graphics for your products.
  • You will really benefit from a fantastic piece of website creation software called xsite pro2. Click Here to check it out. This software takes all the hastle out of adding opt in boxes, payment solutions, audio and video to your websites as well as creating fantastic templates already made.
  • Micro Niche Finder This is a great bit of software that makes finding niches a lot easier because it gives you all the information you need in easy to understand indicators. CLICK HERE to get your copy. There are some great training videos as well and there are constant updates for no extra cost so you always have the latest version at your fingertips.
  • Duplication Centre. Check them out for your dvd/cd product creation. Very professional and based in the UK. Your discs professionally printed at a reasonable cost.

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