So many tools, so little time!
I have to say I love the whole world of internet marketing. There are so many new things appearing each and every day. So many innovative tools and software and you know what – sometimes I do buy them! However, you have to be careful as you can end up spending a lot of money on tools that you think you may need in the future but they end up gathering digital dust on your hard drive! Believe me it has happened to me.
I do believe though that there are some essential tools you need:
Essential tools every internet marketer needs
Hosting – I think the first thing you need is a hosting account. hosting allows you to upload your website to a computer that is connected to the internet 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The hosting provider looks after all the technical stuff which allows your website to be available to the public. Getting reliable hosting is essential to ensure that your site is always available to the public
JvZoo account – I think the next essential item in your list of tools is to have a jvzoo account. This allows you to do two things. Sell your own products or promote other people’s products. The great thing is that there is no charge to open a jvzoo account. Once you have one you can then search for products to promote.
Autoresponder – there is a saying – the money is in the list! And largely they are right! You need to be able to have a list of buyers or subscribers in order to keep them up to date on new products and make more profits for you. Every business has a list and so should you! Setting up and maintaining a list is really simple that’s why I like this particular service.
Non essential but great to have
The following are non essential tools but are great to have:
Social Media Automation – social signals (likes, shares and reposts) are a really important part of ranking within search engines, so you need to make sure that you are constantly sharing your Blog posts, sharing via twitter etc. However, you can’t spend hours every day being online and posting, so why not automate it? This tool is great for automating all of your social media posts
WordPress Theme – you need to install wordpress as your content management system, but what theme do you use? I found this one to be one of the better themes. There can be a slight learning curve but it is very versatile.
Graphics editor – if you want to create graphics easily you need this tool. Totally online and in the cloud (as they say!) this graphics tool is the best and allows you to create all the marketing material you will ever need.
Link cloaking – believe it or not some people will try to “rob” your commissions by grabbing your links and changing the id number in them so that they get paid the commission – not a very nice thing to do. So I recommend you clock your links (that is create a new url that links to the affiliate product you are promoting). Investing in this link cloaking software is a must.
Bonus page creation – one way to make more commissions is to create great looking bonus pages. You see many people shop around and go bonus page hunting – they want to see which promoter has the best bonuses, and why not! If you create a great looking bonus page you may get a higher amount of people purchasing through your link. For me this bonus page creator is by far the best on the market.
There are so many things you could buy but I believe what I have shared here are the essential tools and some of the great to have tools that you need
Please feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts.