Tools & Resources
I thought it would be helpful to create a Tools & Resource page that you can always come to for all of your affiliate marketing needs. I’ll add to it as I learn more, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. These are all tools I use in my business every single day and I don’t recommend anything to my readers that I don’t personally believe in or use myself.
Important Tools For List Building
LeadPages –> LeadPages is easily one of my favourite tool when it comes to List Building. It’s pretty much a drag and drop platform which means creating a full sales funnel only takes a few minutes. I highly recommend you check our Lead Page Review if you want to know more information about how it works.
Optimize Press 2.0 –> Optimize Press 2.0 is also another awesome tool that we use for list building. It’s a bit different to LeadPages because it’s a WordPress plugin which means we have to host the pages on our site. This could be a problem if you are driving massive traffic to your site. That being said, Optimize Press is a lot more flexible and you can pretty much create any looking page you want. Click here to watch a Full Tutorial On Optimize Press 2.0.
ClickMagick –> When it comes to List Building, you need to be able to track your clicks, opt in conversions and your sales. If you DO NOT track, you are literally throwing money away. I have tested a lot of tracking tools and the one I love the most is ClickMagick. It has all the features we need when it comes list building. Also the speed and the accuracy of the data is amazing. There’s actually a lot more to ClickMagick and you can learn everything you need to know about ClickMagick Tracking Tool.
Epic Squeeze Page –> It goes without saying that Epic Squeeze Page is the most affordable and must have tool if you’re looking to build squeeze pages only. Unlike Lead Pages or OP, Epic Squeeze Page only allows you to build squeeze pages and capture pages. Click here for Epic Squeeze Page Tutorial.
GetResponse –> You must have an autoresponder when it comes to list building. Of course there are many different servers out there but GetResponse is one of the best and cheapest autoresponder out there. There is also a FREE Trial for 30 days if you want to test out their service.
Important Tools For Niche Sites
Long Tail Pro –> Need help with keyword research? Long Tail Pro is your answer! This tool makes it really easy to find a list full of keywords to target as well as the competitive rating of each keyword. Just punch in a few keywords into the software then BOOM! A massive list to play around with.
SEO Powersuite –> This is the ultimate package bundled with other software for all your SEO needs. This includes Rank Tracker (by far the best software out), SEO Spyglass (Check backlinks of your site and competitors), LinkAssistant (Great way to look for linking opportunities) and Website Audit (Deals with on-site optimization and issues). It really is the industries standard toolbox. A limited free version is available.
BuzzBundle –> This software deals with other platforms directly. It monitors blogs, forums, Q&A sites and social networks that are within your search query or keyword. It also allows you to communicate directly straight from BuzzBundle.
EasyAzon –> Very popular wordpress plugin that allow users to easily access their amazon affiliate links without ever leaving wordpress. It also has a whole bunch of added features that helps assist niche sites quite nicely.
Ahrefs –> Ahrefs is a really great tool that allows you to research a website’s linking profile. It has the biggest database and most updated compared to the others. There is a free account available but it is very limited (usually more than enough if you’re just starting out).
MagesticSEO –> Another great tool for looking into a site’s linking profile.
Opensiteexplorer –> Another competitive analysis tool made by Moz.
Important Tools For Youtube
Screen Capturing Software
Camtasia Studio –> Camtasia Studio is a video-based screen capturing software program. It also has video editing capabilities to cut out frames or add some fancy effects. Easily the best tool out there when it comes to recording your screen.
Jing –> The free version of Camtasia Studio. Very similar in terms of what it does but limited to only recording 5 minutes. It is also great for screenshoting!
Screencast-O-Matic –> A web based software that allows capture of screen. There is a free version that allows up to 15mins of recording. Only downfall is, is it watermarked to screencast-o-matic.
Video Editing Software
Sony Vegas Pro –> This is my personal video editing program. It is a very powerful tool that can manipulate your video anyway you please.
Adobe Audition –> My go to audio editing software. All I do is simply clear the background noise and normalize the waves to give it a nice and crisp sound.
Important Tools For TeeStar
Teespring –> The platform we’ll be using to add the design to our t-shirts, set a price, add a goal and start selling! Collect enough pre-orders and they’ll print & ship directly to buyers, we keep the profit!
Teescover –> A great platform to find out the best selling t-shirts that are selling on Teespring.
Teesview –> Another platform to check out t-shirts that are doing well on Teespring.
Photoshop –> Photoshop is one of the world’s most popular digital imaging software. Create and design all sorts of graphics for a tee design.
Paint.net –> The free version of photoshop. A lot less feature but with the added plugins, it will be more than enough to create awesome designs.
Tagul –> Awesome online software to create word clouds. Easy to use and it’s free! Just create the cloud using their program and then save it to your computer.