Resources

Welcome to my resources – a list of websites and tools that I use and which I strongly recommend you use too for your list building projects.  Be assured I have either used or purchased all the resources I am recommending. But I do have to let you know of an important disclaimer: 

Each of the products, services or tools will have a link – some of which are affiliate links.  That material connections may not be made known at every single advertisement or affiliate link. You should assume that there is a material connection and that I may receive compensation in money or otherwise for anything you purchase as a result of visiting the links, and also that we may be paid merely by you clicking any link. 

The payment I may receive comes at no additional cost to you.  I recommend the resources because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I may make if you decide to buy something. Please do not buy any of these products unless you are certain that you need them and that they will help you achieve your goals. 

 

Camtasia

Definitely one of my favourite tools which allows me create a great looking videos.  Even if you’ve never made a video before, Camtasia makes it easy to make screen recordings, but it is also advanced enough for the most seasoned video maker.  What you can’t do with Camtasia isn’t really worth knowing.  At about $250 or £189 it is a tad expensive however, if you take the free trial you’ll discover just how quickly you can create videos and recoup the outlay in no time at all.  

Snagit

I have the latest Snagit 2018 screen capture software which includes the built-in advanced image editing and screen recording. This means I can easily create high-quality images and videos all in one program.  Well recommended.

Market Samurai

I purchased Market Samurai way back in Jan 2012 because I knew that 99% of Marketers FAIL to rank in the search engines because they violate one or more of the 4 UNBREAKABLE Golden Rules of SEO.  Market Samurai showed me how to and target high-traffic, high-profit and low-competition markets back in 2012 and it still does today.  Check out the free trial

Content Samurai

I purchased Content Samurai (same people who own Market Samurai) in 2018 and whilst I am a great lover of Camtasia (see above), I am astonished by the speed that Content Samurai can produce professional videos.  It doesn’t do the screen recording that Camtasia does but for video creation it is ultra, ultra simple.  See what I mean grabbing the free trial here
Or you can watch the Content Samurai Workshop for free and without having to opt-in.  Find out more here

KnownHost

All my website products, including my shop, are hosted on KnownHost’s VPS platform and they have been for the past couple of years.  I have found KnownHost to be 101% reliable as far as performance is concerned and on the very few occasions I have need to contact their support desk (usually as a result of a problem I’ve created!!), their response has been lightening fast.  Recommended hosting.  

The Creator

I’ve owned this software for a few years now and I find it brilliant for creating all sorts of graphics.  I’m a complete dunce with anything artistic and The Creator helps me to visualize my ideas using 100s of premade templates and logos.  And when I’ve finished the graphic is mine i..e no royalties to pay and no fear that I am contravening somebody else’s copyright. A fantastic tool.

MailChimp

Of the top email providers I find MailChimp has been the best for my needs.  For anybody starting out the fact that MailChimp allows you to have up to 2000 subscribers for free was great however, the bonus was that they also allow the free account to have an autoresponder.  To be honest that takes some beating and they are highly recommended.