Recommended Online Business Tools
Building any online business involves a few moving parts. On this page I have listed some of the tools that are essential for running my online businesses.
Imagine a carpenter or mechanic landing to a job with no tools. Do you think they might struggle?
It’s the same for an online business!
Outsourcing & Hiring Help
Fiverr Business is a game changer for online business owners and anyone who works with Virtual Assistants. You can get one year free and then add your assistant/team who can then make orders and communicate with sellers on your behalf.
This has saved me a lot of time and now I just review freelancers in Trello before my online business manager hires and communicates on projects.
It has been one of the best additions to my workflows in 2021.
Online Business Software
I moved all my websites to WPX in 2019 from Siteground.
The support is so good! Including malware scans and removals – something Siteground no longer offer.
I highly recommend WPX for your WordPress hosting
Siteground is what i used to power all my WordPress websites prior to WPX and I still use it for some affiliate websites. Their servers are optimised for WordPress, hosted on full SSD hardware, They also offer free SSL certificate, built in Cloudflare integration and excellent tech support.
You can also buy your domains in Siteground, saving you the need to link from an external source.
Bluehost is a great choice for beginner bloggers as they will always have a cheap and cheerful starter plan that is sufficient for most new blogs or small websites. Typically around $4 per month. If you are just getting started online and don’t want to get a more robust solution like WPX (my Favourite) then Bluehost might just be for you!
Click Funnels is a modern shopping cart that allows business owners to create beautiful sales pages & sales funnels without the need for a developer. It also allows you to create a restricted member areas in minutes. Great if you’re getting started with selling your own products and need a one stop solution.
There are literally hundreds of options when it comes to domain name providers, but I have never had any issues with GoDaddy in the many years I have used them. Easy, fast reliable. Only for domains, not for hosting!
SemRush is another top choice for your SEO toolkit. Providing an easy to use platform with exceptional capabilities for keyword analysis and reverse engineering competitors sites, it is certainly one to have!
Free Tools To Help With Productivity
Convertkit is one of the best email marketing softwares on the market and with its constant upgrades, fair pricing and solid resources it makes it a perfect choice for marketers.