The Most Valuable Tools and Resources to Run Your Online Business!
Here are the most valuable tools to run your online business. With the proper tools, you can quickly overcome challenges, be more productive, and increase your profits by 20X.
What Experience do I have to Suggest Tools to You?
I have run successful online businesses for over twenty years. After twenty years online, you build up a lot of experience with varying software, both good and bad. This list will shorten your learning curve and point you in the right direction.
Recommendations and Links
We are continually investing in new tools to boost our business. The tools below are ones we feel confident in recommending to others. We are personally using all of them, or have in the past.
When possible, I have linked via an affiliate link. That means if you click on that link, we receive a commission on your purchase. The commission does not add anything to your fee, nor is anything endorsed due to that commission. All those listed below are recommended based on their merit.
If using an affiliate link below makes you uncomfortable, just visit the software directly. Either way, we believe these tools will benefit your business, as they have ours.
Keynote is my favorite slide software for building webinars. I like it when I want full control over all aspects of my slides.
I have limited experience with PowerPoint, however, it is a popular choices.
I have limited experience with Google Slides, however, it is a popular choices.
Video Recording and Editing Software
This is such a powerful, intuitive software I do all my own editing on it.
Comprehensive Business Automation & Email Options:
We have been Ontraport users since the beginning of 2009. If you are looking for a robust business automation option, this is a great option. It has advanced emailing, segmenting, lead forms, lead pages, check out pages, membership sites, etc.
Keap is the choice of many online businesses and is fantastic. We work with this everyday within our clients accounts of StealthSeminar and find it stable and reliable. The feature set is very similar to Ontraport. Depending on what you need specifically, this maybe the option for you.
Basic Email Options
Our recommendation for a “basic” business automation autoresponder tool is Active Campaign. I’m using the term “basic” in relationship to the above options, when compared to other similar autoresponder options there is nothing basic about Active Campaign. It offers a wealth of features and functionalities without all the added bells and whistles that perhaps you do not need yet, or that you already have covered.
Payment & Shopping Cart Software
Samecart is the leader in allowing you to accept credit card payments, maximizing your orders with order bumps, 1 click upsells, etc. If you need a shopping cart, this is the one to go with.
Ebook, Report, Bonus Maker Software
One of the most powerful things you can do is make ecovers to represent ebooks, special reports, white papers, spreadsheets, etc. The following are the tools I use to do so.
MyEcoverMaker is what I use to make all my covers. Use it to make covers for your webinar registration bonus, your webinar attendance bonus, lead magnets and anything else you think up. It’s terrific software.
Sqribble allows you to take any document, blog post, etc. and instantly turns it into a higher valued downloadable ebook. Simple, fast and profitable.
OptinMonster is a terrific lead collection tool. It allows you to create all sorts of pop ups, exit pops, etc. This is a wonderful tool to gather more leads from your website visitors.
Deadline Funnel allows you to create real deadline expiring offers. Want to have a special offer expire at the end of the week? No problem. Deadline Funnel can do that. Want to put a countdown to an expiration inside of an email to your clients? No problem, Deadline Funnel can do that. We love Deadline Funnel.
Docsketch is a simple way to automatically collect e-signatures online. It’s simple, easy and works.
FTCGuardian provides legal protection for your online business. All businesses online need legal document such as Terms of Service, Privacy Policies, etc. This site has over 80 documents and makes it easy to you to create your own customized documents with their online generator. This is run with Attorney Chip Cooper whom I have also hired for additional legal work. He is the real deal. Don’t make yourself a target. Use real documents customized for your business. It’s not expensive and it can you keep you out of hot water.
20DollarBanners is the graphic design firm I have used for several years for creating ads. They do terrific work, on time. What more is there to want?
Tubebuddy helps you build, grow and monetize your business with videos on YouTube. It is an incredibility powerful software that I think is mandatory for anyone wanting to do anything with videos online.