After many, many trials over the last few years, I’ve finally stopped looking at tools for Internet marketing. I’ve seen, and used, most of them in the past and spent silly money on trying to find the golden key to unlock the moolah.
I’ve now settled on a few base tools…and that’s all I need. I do buy the odd program, but only if I know it will help me…and I test it first.
These are the base tools for Internet marketing I use, but I do change every now and again because certain tools do have a tendency to get left behind in the IM world.
Yes, like most other people on the net, Wordress is the platform I use. Easy once you get used to it and easily installed inside your Hosting account using Cpanel. Note, it’s the .org WordPress, not the .com one.
I’ve been hosting sites with them for over 15 years and they have never let me down. They are cheap, professional and stable. I use the baby gator package that allows me unlimited domains and bandwidth. If it ain’t broke, don’t try fixing it. in fact, if you decide to go for Hostgator hosting, put in my coupon code exactly as this MoralBlogger and see a bit of magic happen at checkout!
I’ve recently started using Smart Hosting as you get a free SSL cert with every package and they are very good with their support. BUT, they have recently banged their prices up and it stings a little! But, saying that, they puport to be one of the safest & fastest hosting companies around and have 24/7 support for people like me in the UK. I might one day transfer all my hosting to them as I’ve got a good feeling about them. They actually work out about a quid cheaper than Hostgator for their Premium Plus plan. Hmm, something for the future? I also buy .co.uk damains from there as well.
I’ve used dozens of Domain name companies, but always seem to go back to GoDaddy for my .coms.. They’re well priced and the interface is very easy to use, especially when changing over nameservers and searching for new domains.
I do use other domain name companies every now and again, especially if they have an offer on, but Namecheap is the simplest domain name company to use. It makes changing name-servers and transferring domain names as easy as pie. And they offer great value with the price of domains too..
I started off with the basic free version of the page buolder Elementor and that was good enough to build very basic sites. But over time, I’ve switched to the Pro version as it gives you more tools to work with. There is a learning curve but it’s not brain draining! They have very useful tutorials inside the members area and a ton of YouTube tuts by other people. Give yourself a couple of days playing around with it and you’ll soon become a bit of an expert.
All my sites are now built with Generate Press. It light and easy to use and as with Elementor, I used the free version for a while before grabbing the Pro version. The Pro version is more flexible and is updated often. You don’t really need either GP or Elementor to build websites, but I’ve found them very useful.
Keyword Researcher Pro
The keyword tool I use. This little beauty can find hundreds of Keywords that you would never find on some expensive paid for softwares. The interface is easy to use and it’s as fast as stink on a monkey! I do use Keywords Everywhere for Chrome in conjunction with Keyword Research Pro, but only to find the search volume of the keywords. I am in the process of using another tool that works with KR Pro and will update when I’ve got the hang of it.
That’s all the tools for Internet marketing I need. As I said, I do look at other tools now and again and will buy them if they can make my life easier, but I always test them out first.
So, as you can see, there’s not a lot needed to earn a living online. The only cost really is your time, but if you love what you’re doing, then it’s no real cost as all!
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