To help you all I have put together a list of all the tools I personally use and what they are used for.
When your starting up your own business doing everything yourself can be difficult, but by using certain tools it can make your life and running your business a whole lot easier.
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All the products below I have personally used and they have worked for me. I believe in these products 100% and only promote them because they worked and will help you, not because of the small commission I receive. I only ask that if you are going to use these services anyway, to please use my links so i can get credit for the re referral. I sincerely appreciate your support for FreshBelief.com
Below are my personal recommendations
These courses have helped me to create the bulk of the income I earn every month into passive income models
Kindle Publishing Course
This Kindle course helped me take my business to the next level from $600 to over $2000 in just a few months.
It is the best Kindle course you will find on the market.
As a Bonus if you Buy through my affiliate link i will give you 30 minutes free mentoring! WORTH $100
Start & Monetize Your Blog Course
Income Boss version 1.0 Earnest affiliate has allowed me to earn $1000 a month consistently from my blog
Version 2.0 Income Boss has shown me new tricks on how to scale up my blog and using these methods including email marketing and writing posts which people will be looking for I'm confident I can raise my affiliate income up.
This is a proven system as you can see with my blog
Email Marketing For Kindle
This course is a concise guide showing you how to use email marketing in your Kindle business to increase sales, gain organic review and no longer have to rely on review swaps.
Advertise Your Kindle Book on Amazon
Dave Chesson's free AMS course will show you how to advertise your Kindle books on the Amazon platform.
This free course will get your started and show you exactly what you need from research all the way to checking whether your ad is working or not.
Highly recommend for increasing your Kindle royalties
Outsource Your Kindle Business
This course will show you the exact steps to outsourcing your Kindle publishing business. The course is for everyone, from newbie publishers to experienced publishers
Here is a review I did of the course - Kindle Auto Pilot Review: Automating Your Kindle Business.
When you purchase Kindle AutoPilot through my link I will give you:
- My virtual assistant process road map
- The Fiverr gig I use to create my covers
- The Fiverr gig I use to convert my books to Createspace PDF format
If you purchase Kindle AutoPilot and Self Publishing Revolution Kindle Course through my links I will give you 45 minutes free mentoring (WORTH $150)
This is the number one Kindle search software that every Kindle publishers uses to find their next profitable niche. Kindle Spy will 10x your Kindle research! You can check the profitability of a keyword in seconds not only that but you can also check whether a category is profitable too.
My article will go through more questions you have and show you how to find profitable keywords, check it out here.
Email Marketing & Landing Pages
I used to use Aweber as my email autoresponder when I first started email marketing, they're a good service and work well, but I wanted an segmentation feature to help make my emails more customizable to my customers.
I consistently asked them but they never changed, I decided to switch to Get Response for this one feature and I am glad I did.
The segmentation feature is amazing and you can customize your automation sequence exactly to how you want based on the subscribers actions.
I was sick of paying huge amounts of money for landing pages, I knew there had to be an alternative that was more cost efficient.
Finding Thrive Architect (formerly known as Thrive Landing Pages) did just that. You can use it for nearly everything on your WordPress site: landing pages, sales pages, blog posts. I used it to create this page. This has to be one of my favourite tools I use
I am now creating beautiful landing pages with only a one time cost, saving hundreds of $$ a year
Hosting & Domain Names
Siteground is one of the top rated hosting companies in the world.
I had been using Hostgator for the last few years, however whenever I got a problem I was waiting 30 minutes minimum to speak with someone and I was feeling that they really didn’t value me as a customer. I have been using Siteground for the last few months and I am amazed at how quickly their customer service is. Normally I am put through to someone on live chat within 30 seconds, longest has been 2 minutes.
By signing up through my link for hosting you receive up to 60% off and a free domain name. Siteground are constantly updating WordPress which helps with keeping your software up to date for the latest security threats.
Whether your starting your own blog, a website, a squeeze page or an online store you will need a domain name. After using many different services I buy all my domains from Name cheap
I use Name Cheap for all of my domain names as I prefer to keep all my domains in one place and the value I receive is worth every penny . Name Cheap gives you free Whois Guard for the first year, and has an amazing service. Whois Guard protects you email from a crazy amount of spam you will receive if you didn’t have it. Linking your WordPress site, setting up domain, email forwarding, or using any of the many other services offered by Name Cheap is very simple too.
There customer support is outstanding, whenever I have a problem I don’t understand I go to them on live chat and they find a solution.
Dropbox is a cloud storage service where you can store your files. I use this mainly to store my lead magnets and deliver my free bonuses for my new subscribers.
Let's say for example I want to send multiple people my new PDF book, all I have to do is send them the link and job done!
The best thing about this is they give you 5GB Free which is more than enough to get you started
When I need small tasks done within my business I outsource them, I recently used Fiverr to create my logo, I was quickly able to find 5 people to do different designs and I could select the best one I liked.
To Do Ist has revolutionised the way I run my day, I can note everything I need to do for the day into it and do those tasks based on the time of day.
I have felt my productivity sky rocket with this app.
Grammarly has been and will always be a life and time saver. I use grammarly to edit and proofread all of my blog posts, Kindle books and other documents as well as my emails.
There is a paid version but the free version is more than enough to help you with all of your grammar needs. Check out a demo here.