This page is a collection of the services, products, and tools we use and/or recommend. Check back often, as we’ll likely be updating the list as we find new resources that we find helpful. Feel free to bookmark this page for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!
Nolo is a goldmine of resources for starting a business. Here are some you may want to check out:
- Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business
- Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual
- Form Your Online LLC Now
- Form Your Own Limited Liability Company
- Nolo’s Crash Course in Small Business Basics
- Nolo’s Home Business Bundle
Internet Business Courses
- Internet Business Mastery Academy – We bought a lifetime membership to IBMA to learn how to start our online businesses, but there’s also a monthly option. You can find all of our related posts and reviews of Internet Business Mastery Academy here.
- Blog Mastermind – The popular training course by Yaro Starak from entrepreneurs-journey.com
Blogging & Blog Design
- WordPress – The most popular blog publishing platform. This is what we use for all of our blogs
- WordPress Plugins – An easy way to add functionality and customization to your WordPress blog
- Headway Theme – A highly customizable WordPress theme with a Drag-and-Drop Visual Editor. This is the theme we used to design this site. Truly revolutionary in the world of WordPress themes
- Elegant Themes – Before we found Headway, we hired someone to customize a premium theme that we got from Elegant Themes. Lots of good themes here.
- Woo Themes – Well-designed and customizable themes (especially the Canvas theme).
- 99 Designs – If you need something designed (logo, website, biz cards, etc) – post your project here and let designers compete to win the fee you specify. We’ve both had great results from this site, and it’s fun, too!
- CaricatureKing.com – These are the folks who made our caricatures for the header on this site.
Domain Registration & Hosting
- GoDaddy.com – Get your .com domain for $7.49/year through this link
- Host Gator – Host unlimited websites starting at $3.96/mo. (great for hosting multiple niche sites!) This site is hosted with HostGator.
Email Marketing & List Management
AWeber is the service we use for all of our email lists, including the one for this site.
Keyword Research Tools
- Market Samurai – (**Use this link for free access**) Keyword research, rank tracking, SEO competition analysis, monetization, find and publish content – this tool is like a Swiss Army Knife. Save your money and check it out before buying a bunch of tools – this one does just about everything except tuck you in at night!
- Unconventional Guide to Working for Yourself – This book was one of our earliest inspirations and motivators! Read Scott’s Review here.
- Visit the Quitters Bookshelf for more of our favorites
Please note that some of the links on this page are affiliate links that will earn us a commission. These are products or services that we have experience with that we feel comfortable recommending because they are helpful and are from trustworthy companies.