I get asked a lot about what products and services I use to promote my business and to educate myself. The following is a list of resources, partners and affiliates that I personally use and recommend.
I have been hosting my websites and blogs with Dreamhost for over 20 years. They have some of the best customer service, products and pricing of any hosting company out there and I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to start their own website.
They also have a very generous affiliate program, which offers you the opportunity to make additional income from your referral link.
I have been using the DIVI Theme for WordPress from Elegant Themes for the last 3 years and it is such a huge time saver.
Having been through so many different WordPress templates over the years, it is so important to have a stable theme that is responsive, easy to edit and well supported. Elegant themes is a great company with great products, great customer service, and their DIVI platform is awesome.
I really like the theme’s on page editing flexibility, the huge community that offers tons of advice and templates, not to mention the plugins are super solid.
Definitely worth the investment!
The number one reason why digital businesses fail is either lack of, or a failure to properly use a sales funnel. If you don’t have an online sales funnel, you don”t have a successful digital business or marketing strategy. Period.
That is how “selling things on the internet” works.
If you are looking to build a sales funnel, Clickfunnels is one of the best, all around internet marketing software solutions for any business (especially experts and creative professionals) who are looking for an all-in-one marketing solution for promoting their products and services.
All of my online marketing efforts are transitioning to Clickfunnels, so if you want to know where I am going in the near future, this is it.
I teach marketing strategy for a living. As a result, I get a lot of emails and questions from folks asking for advice on how to market and promote their business.
I will probably write a book about it some day, but in the meantime, why not just refer people to one of the best FREE resources currently available? That is why one of my biggest pieces of advice is to check out Russell Brunson (creator of Clickfunnels) and all of his books and training programs.
Start with his book “DOTCOM Secrets” which, in my opinion, is one of the best, up to date and actionable books out there for anyone wanting to learn how to market and promote themselves online. His advice applies to all types of businesses, not just digital art.
Click the link below to get a free copy of his book. Get it, read it, apply what it teaches. Thank me later!
Mangools is a keyword research tool that I use to deep dive into researching how to market my businesses, identify new product niches, explore new opportunities for targeting new clients and to generally discover new trends and get ideas.
The more you know about where your customers hang out, what they are interested in and what they purchase, the better you can be at positioning yourself and selling your products and services to them.
I really like the Mangools user interface. It is easy to use and most importantly, easy to discover new, hidden opportunities.