Tools

Building your website

WordPress

Create

Design you own logo even if you have no design or technical skills with The Logo Creator

Web hosting and domain names

I use and recommend Clook and Namecheap

Email marketing providers

I use and recommend Aweber

I started out with  Mailchimp and switched to Aweber a few years ago. Avoid Mailchimp if you plan to do affiliate marketing as many affiliate links breach Mailchimp’s terms of service.

Get Response is the other main email marketing provider used by internet marketers but I haven’t used it personally.

Landing page tools

Instabuilder is a WordPress plugin (paid)

Parallax Gravity Lite is not perfect, but it’s the best free landing page WordPress plugin I’ve found so far

I use the Genesis WordPress framework and some of the Genesis themes have landing pages built-in. The theme I use on this site is called Generate.

Websites where you can find freelancers

Elance.com

oDesk.com

Fiverr.com (jobs done for US$5 each)

PeoplePerHour.com

FiveSquids.co.uk (jobs done from UK£5 each)

Recommended websites, courses and books

Guides on starting a business or self employment in the UK

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/leaflets/se1.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/set-up-sole-trader

https://www.gov.uk/starting-up-a-business

http://www.startupdonut.co.uk/

Self employment/small business in the USA

http://www.sba.gov/

Legal (UK)

Consumer protection for businesses

Consumer law for businesses

Business books I recommend 

Running Lean – Ash Maurya

The Millionaire Fastlane – MJ DeMarco (don’t be put off by the title :-))

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert Cialdini

Cashvertising – Drew Eric Whitman

Write To Sell – Andy Maslen

 

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