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Readers often ask me what sort of resources and tools I use for online marketing, lead generation, email marketing and running this blog.
So, I decided to create this page so it's a handy little reference to the tools and resources I use.
The page will be edited and will probably change over time, so I’d recommend bookmarking it!
1. Domain and Hosting - One of the first steps in online marketing is purchasing domain and hosting. I recommend iPage for great cheap hosting (they also give you a free domain).
Once you've done that, setting up your new site using free software called Wordpress is super quick and easy.
If you have any further questions, simply getting in touch with ipage who have really good customer service.
2. Email Marketing - If there's one bit of advice to takeaway from this website. It's to build your own email list (collect names and email addresses). Have you noticed how a lot of social media platforms change their terms and conditions by the minute. They also delete accounts without notice.
Having your own email list allows you to get in touch with your clients and followers at anytime.
AWeber: Is the Email marketing and autoresponder I recommend if you're just starting out. It offers a free trial and is one of the most popular email autoresponder platforms for marketers
Convertkit (what I use): Has a lot more advanced features than Aweber and has been built by a marketer for a marketers. It's a bit more expensive, but if you're looking to take list building to the next level, this is for you!
3. Lead Generation - If you have signed up for an email autoresponder, then you'll probably need some lead generation tools to accompany it.
I use themes and plugins from Thrive Themes (the platform you are reading this on) to take care of all my lead generaction functions on DesDreckett.com.
Not only is it really easy to use and setup. You don't need to be a computer whizz to produce gorgous looking landing pages and lead generation tools.
The 30 Day Twitter Challenge - The 30 Day Twitter Challenge Is A Twitter for business course for solopreneurs, entrepreneurs and marketing professionals. I send you a lesson each day for 30 days.
25 Ways To Grow Your Twitter Following - This is a short PDF showing you exactly how I managed to grow my twitter followers from zero to 20,000 followers in 6 months.
Free Content Calendar Template - This is the very content calendar template I use every day to organize the content I'm producing each month
101 Blog Post Headline Ideas (PDF) - This is an up to date list of different headline ideas I use for clients and my own websites. Feel free to download this PDF to provide you with additional ideas.
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Note: The vast majority of the resources on here are free. The ones that aren't may contain affiliate links. If you use them I may or may not receive a small commission – though there is no extra cost to you.
I only recommend resources I have personal experience with and use for myself and my clients. Being an affiliate for them allows me to make money so that I provide valuable resources for this DesDreckett.com website. Don't forget, these are just recommendations. There are other resources out there – these are simply what I use and love.
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Last updated on 17-6-18 by Des Dreckett.