Best online Tools for your Success
While strategy, vision and skills are definitely the #1 factor of success online, the tools we use can heavily influence it as well.
Start with the wrong technical base for your website and you will struggle to get it to work properly, let alone maximize it’s potential.
Start with the right setup and you can go beyond tech and focus on the core of your business while being flexible and adaptable.
Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you buy one of them we will receive a commission for the sale. Nonetheless, we have and do use all the tools linked below and recommend them because we find them great, regardless of whether or how much they pay us.
Also make sure that you need these tools to achieve your goals, don’t spend your resources on things you don’t need.
The Essential Tools
These tools are our must have’s. They constitute the base of our authority sites and our businesses would be radically different without them. With these, you will be able to put together a fast and high converting site with great marketing automation.
Siteground – Siteground is the best of the “cheap” hosting tools available. Their servers are optimised for WordPress, hosted on full SSD hardware, support HTTP2, PHP 7 and have built in server level cache.
They also offer free SSL certificate, built in Cloudflare integration and excellent tech support. All of that for just $3.95/month which is cheaper than Bluehost. Siteground gets the crown for starter hosting.
Elementor PRO – Elementor is the framework we use to build our websites. After trying multiple site building framework, we found Elementor to be extremely reliable and flexible in terms of design to the point where building high quality websites does not requires any designer or coder help.
Additionally, Elementor allows you to customise any WordPress theme including headers and footers meaning you can control the way every single part of your website looks.
If like us a lot of your revenue comes from the Amazon Associates Program, AAWP is a really great toolkit that allows you to showcase products in a professional manner with easy to use in content shortcodes.
Comparison tables, product highlight, self updating product images, this plugin does it all for you and because it’s using the official Amazon API, all data is self updated so you always have the most current product information on your site.
SEOPress – Freemium
For us, SEOPress picked up the work where Yoast SEO dropped it. It offers more free features, a more intuitive interface and pretty much everything you would expect from a modern SEO plugin. Additionally, the premium version is very reasonably priced if you want all the bells and whistles.
Thirsty Affiliates – Freemium
If you have done affiliate marketing before, you probably know that managing all the tracking links for the offers you promote can be a bit of a headache.
Thankfully, plugins like Thirsty Affiliates make it easier to save and manage these directly inside your WordPress dashboard.
Getresponse –Get response is an affordable and powerful email marketing solution that is affiliate marketing friendly unlike Active Campaign.
It’s ranked a notch lower because they don’t have that amazing visual automation builder Active Campaign has but it’s just as powerful and the best option for affiliates.
Consider Google Trends as your inspiration for finding the next hot topic. By entering a keyword in the search bar, Google Trends provides more than five years of data for that keyword. It helps identify if that particular search term is currently relevant for the consumer/reader.
This is particularly good for finding hot and trending products.
Answer The Public is a keyword research tool that provides questions containing the searched keyword. It can be very helpful for those looking to understand what people are asking for, what they are looking for, and what questions they have about that searched term.
It is useful in determining post subject interests. It provides both a list and a visualization mode. The free version works with Amazon UK.
keyword tool is the best alternative to google keyword planner and other keyword research tools. SEO doesn’t just exist on Google. You can also rank higher on Amazon, YouTube, Bing, and tons of other sites.
Keyword tool uses the same concept of Google Suggest, but for a handful of sites like Amazon, Play Store, and YouTube.
Hreflang Tag Generator
One of my biggest traffic gains has come from translating my content.
A lot of people ask me if they would be penalized from duplicating and translation their content.
The answer is no.All you need to do is use the Hreflang Tag Generator.