These are the exact same tools and resources that we use to build and market our websites  and the WordPress sites that I build for my clients.   If we don’t use a certain tool  or resource and it is on this list, you can be sure that they are being used by our mentors  — or we wouldn’t recommend them.  In other words, everything on this page has been thoroughly used, tried, tested, investigated to the best of our ability.   Some links lead to free products and services. Some links are affiliate links that allow us to keep bringing you great videos and blog posts month after month, year after year.   I SINCERELY THANK YOU for clicking on those links to buy the best products I have found anywhere!

Content Management System (CMS) for self-hosted websites and blogs. 

WordPress.org —  WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. Probably the best FREE thing on the internet.

WordPress Themes

Socrates Theme – Most of my niche websites are built using this theme. Easy to use and support is fantastic. The theme has been around since 2010 and over 200,000 websites use this theme. Works well with page builders.

Web Hosting Company

Shock Hosting – Fast and Reliable Hosting.  We have used them for more than 4 years now.  Host unlimited domains for $6.99/month. Great Reseller Plans as well.

Domain Names

GoDaddy – I manage most of my domains here
Namecheap – I use this registrar as well, mostly to take advantage of the specials they run

Autoresponder 

Get Response – This is the autoresponder that I use and recommend. Simple to use, for beginners and pros, and works great for affiliate marketing.

Landing Pages / Funnel Builder

Optimize Press – I have tried most of the funnel builders / landing page generators in the marketplace. OP is a great value. Currently there is an offer for $299/yr which covers 20 websites. Don’t pay for a monthly product until you give this a try.

Graphics

Snappa – I use this site for designing all my website and social media graphics and images. Very simple and easy to use.


If you are just starting out and you want to get your feet wet before you jump in, you may want to check out Systeme.io  It is a simple, affordable, and intuitive online business building tool for anyone who is looking to grow their online business. It has all the tools you need to get started and it has a no cost option as well.