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UPDATED:  September, 2017.  From WordPress plugins to hosting to autoresponders to sales funnels to lead capture page creators, I get asked on a weekly basis where to find a resource.  As I test it and use it in my business, I will place it here.  Some of these do pay a referral commission and some do not.   I will always add new tools, update previous recommendations, and delete outdated software that I trust…

Let’s get it started….

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Match Hosting

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  • $3.95 Hosting:  The number one host for WordPress with it’s easy push-button installation.

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  • Hostgator: I always have technical questions for programmers and my hosting company actually answers them 24/7. They don’t have to either (because they aren’t responsible for WordPress technical support). BUT this is why I use them! They are there 24/7 and they fix my sites on the spot if something breaks!

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Lead Pages & Popup Opt-in Boxes

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  • Lead Pages:  Lead Pages is my go to fill-in-the-blanks for website and funnel creation.  They have the top converting website templates that I’ve seen many sites now copy and use in their own business.  Wonder where they came from?  Look to Lead Pages to set the industry standard.   Other companies should be ashamed for downright stealing Lead Pages CSS code.

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Blogging

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  • My WordPress Theme is by StudioPress: I have used this theme for Match.biz, SuperAffiliate and Kit Elliott w/ Kit Elliott.  They have a directory of themes similar to this that can be used for any niche.   These are top of the line, fast-loading, highly recommended themes throughout ANY industry.

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Free Plugins – Tools I Use to Create Engagement


WordPress Plugins (and growing)

  • Pretty Links: Cloak your affiliates links and manage all of them in one place. This has been a time saver for me because now no more “searching” for affiliate links. They keep them nice and organized like a recipe box.
  • WordPress:  You can download the latest version of WordPress here, and if you need a FREE installation, please check out my free wordpress installation and premium template special.
  • Backup Your WordPress: I hate worrying about if my website goes down – do I lose everything? You know that nagging feeling. Don’t fret. This is a simple PRESS A BUTTON and it backs everything up – PRESS A BUTTON and it loads everything back to normal.
  • Advertising Plugin SuperAffiliate Uses: Want people to pay you for advertising on YOUR website. This is an easy to install, easy to add different advertising options (all on autopilot).
  • Share and Follow Plugin: Easily add the social media and bookmarks to your posts and pages. I recommend this one or sexy bookmarks. PLUS free tools to grow your email list, social sharing & analytics.

Email Marketing

  • Aweber: The second best autoresponder and email marketing system I’ve found. If you’re not capturing and following up with your leads, you’re not in business. It’s a simple as that. Aweber is affordable, very easy to use, and can grow with you as your business grows. I’ve tried many others, but have always come back to Aweber. Must Have.

  • GetResponse:  The autoresponder for the work from home niche (newbie friendly).  As your business grows & you start selling your own products, then I recommend a CRM platform that will give you more metrics.  Also, keep in mind – as your site grows and your hosting cannot keep up, please let me know.  I know a guy who will set everything up on a VBS and then, optimize it for speed, baby!!!

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  • Popup Domination: This is the software I use for the opt-in form that “magically” appears over this blog. Works great and gives me an extra opportunity to capture leads. Recommended. (Works with GetResponse).  I no longer trust or recommend Popup Domination.

I use and trust LeadPages.


Website/Squeeze Page Design

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  • Optimize Press: Before Optimize Press, it was common for me to spend $500 to $1,000 or more to have a designer create an opt-in page or sales letter page from scratch. After Optimize Press, I can now “click and create” professional-looking opt-in pages, sales pages, membership sites, and more. It’s like getting unlimited website design services for a one-time fee of $97. Another must-have tool that’s indispensable.  SOME OF MY OLDER SALES PAGES & MEMBERSHIP SITES STILL USE 1.0 BUT 2.0 IS AWESOME!

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  • Lead Pages Pro:  Lead Pages is my go to fill-in-the-blanks for website and funnel creation.  They have the top converting website templates that I’ve seen many sites now copy and use in their own business.  Wonder where they came from?  Look to Lead Pages to set the industry standard.   Other companies should be ashamed for downright stealing Lead Pages CSS code.

Membership Software

  • Digital Access Pass: This is the membership software I use to build over seven membership sites like The Click Agency  and Snack Diet (and download pages). This is most advanced and simple to use plugin for WordPress. You drop it in and protect pages. Works with most shopping carts.
  • Optimize Press:   I just started using Optimize Press 2.0 and absolutely love it.  I highly recommend it for the beautiful pages that it creates on the f

Viral Marketing

  • Viral PDF Generator: I love this service. With VPG, you can create viral pdf reports that are 1-click rebrandable. You can create “free to rebrand” reports for your opportunity… or reports that customers must pay to rebrand. Lots of options, all explained by the creator of VPG, James Grandstaff.


Leveraged Affiliate Marketing
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Keyword Research

  • Market Samurai: I love Market Samurai because of their rank tracker and SEO competition scoring so you can find profitable markets with little competition fast.
  • Google Keyword Tool: Use this tool to find keywords that are getting the monthly searches that you need to make it “profitable” but the funny thing is that the competition bar does not work right but I still use it as an indicator for “low competition”. Strange?

Link Building

  • SeNuke: This is the complete all-in-one solution for getting the top spot for ANY keywords. You can even start your own SEO business with this do it for you tool. I do SEO twice a week and “set it and forget it” for the entire week!
  • Free Advertising Academy: This is an eye-opening course by Jeff Gardner that will get you in the “marketing mindset” and will show you how to get free traffic to ANY product/offer or service. Rated A on IMReviews.

Outsource

  • Fiverr: I’ve had a bunch of jingles, logos, bookmarking, and SEO work done for FIVE dollars. Incredible.
  • 99Designs: For my big projects – I’ve used 99Designs for logos and blog design. I recommend logos only here. Blog design – absolutely avoid.  I highly recommend using StudioPress for your blog designs!
  • Upwork:  Seems like every freelance site is combining to make one weird outsourcing center.  Elance merged with Upwork & closed their site down.   I had spent over $210,000 on Elance, and now, Upwork is the new owner.    Right now, it’s a bit difficult to find quality helpers, but once the Elance freelancers move over, then, it will be solid.

Video Player

  • Easy Video Player: Most of the big players out there are using Easy Video Player. You upload your video, add some clever features, and copy the code. Easily embed video in ANY website using this plugin.

Kit Elliott

Hi there. My name is Kit Elliott. I’m living proof that someone with ZERO marketing knowledge and ZERO programming/design experience can create a residual income online. I understand the struggle because I was stuck at ZERO for a long time, and after 1200 websites, membership sites, adsense sites, funny websites, and more – I understand the key components to building passive residual income. Kit Elliott with Kit Elliott shows you the strategies, the tools, the pitfalls, and the scams to watch out for. If you need anything from me, let me know. I’m here to help! Just Ask!

This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. What affiliate programs do you recommend that I can actually make money with?

  2. Do you have any automated systems that we all can use right now?

  3. I love the new webiste, Kit.

    1. Thank you Doris!

      Just launched the new Funnel Nation Starter Pack. If you need quick and easy and FREE traffic strategies that actually work, this guide is for you.

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      Share and Conquer,
      Kit

    2. Thanks Doris! I hope you get value from everything I am sharing with you.

      If you could, subscribe to my YouTube Channel: Super Affiliate YouTube Channel

      Thanks!
      Kit

  4. What is the ONE tool that you cannot live without?

    1. These tools actually work together to build a complete business.

      Hosting -> WordPress -> Content & Funnels – Paypal -> Membership / Delivery

      Right now, you can combine the hosting & wordpress & funnels with ClickFunnels.

      That will shortcut that process. Paypal is free (minus a few fees).

      The membership site (which you can use ClickFunnels for), but I recommend MemberMouse.

      If you haven’t gotten your free copy of Expert Secrets, click here to grab your copy:
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      Share and Conquer,
      Kit

  5. Do you have any ClickFunnels Bonuses at the moment?

    1. Most people who are promoting the CF are stacking a pile of bonuses that will take you years to even go through.

      You need a funnel & you need copy to optimize for conversions.

      That’s MY bonus! If you buy through my link, I’ll edit & review YOUR first funnel at no additional cost.

      Click Here to Take 14 Day Trial to ClickFunnels

      Then, let me know what product/service you are promoting and the first one is on us!

      Share and Conquer,
      Kit

  6. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, as well as the content!

  7. Hmm is anyone else experiencing problеms witҺ thе pictures
    on this blog loading?

  8. Thanks for this list! I’ve always wondered how everyone seems to know what tools work the best online & then, I see this list and realize it’s all about helping each other. It really is.

  9. Most of Internet marketers just sign up on a particular Internet marketing program and
    make all the money that they could. All individuals starting
    their home-based business really look for one thing. The connectivity and the speed of wifi is completely based on the mobile phones models.

  10. Do you have a RSS feed through Google?

  11. I am curious to find out what blog system you are working with?
    I’m having some minor security problems with the latest update and I would
    like to find something more safeguarded. Do you have any solutions?

  12. This is a great theme! Where did you find it?

  13. I’m looking to signup with ClickFunnels? Do you have an affiliate link?

  14. Do you recommend ClickFunnels or LeadPages Pro or Optimize 2.0?

  15. I’m interested in learning more about Leveraged Affiliate Marketing. Do you have a training course?

  16. I’m looking into starting my own blog and
    was wondering what all is needed to get setup?

  17. HEY! It’s your sister. What is the best video player plugin that you used for BTM? Can you help me add it to Pink Salon?

  18. I need a similar site setup for my fitness site. Can you help?

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