Best Online Business Tools I Use and Recommend

 

My Online Toolkit

 

As you build your online business you will come across a lot of different tools or resources that you’ll need, so I wanted to let you know what I use and recommend which inspired this Best Online Business Tools page.

I don’t recommend things on the whim.

I only recommend products and services, that I personally use, that create great value, and that I have high results with.  They make up My Online Toolkit.

Therefore, you can be sure that the products and services below are highly recommended by me because they have all contributed to my current online success.

In sharing My Online Toolkit with you, I hope that your online business will also benefit from them as they have in mine.

Of course, my results are not typical, results will vary.  Your work effort will determine your own success.

Hope you’ll enjoy this page and know that if I can use these tools to succeed, so can you too!

 

 

AFFILIATE MARKETING EDUCATION


In order to really succeed online, you must learn the online skills it takes to earn BIG money online, just like how you learned anything in life, you need to start with learning the basics. Then you build on that once you have mastered the basics.

This is how I ended up with two recommendations for this category, I had to expand my own online knowledge and so I searched for the best, this is what I’ve invested in myself.

My two recommendations for education complement each other as one does not teach the other so there is no overlapping:

  1. A Blog Website (Wealthy Affiliate)
  2. Sales Funnels, Email Marketing (Legendary Marketer

 

Wealthy AffiliateWealthy Affiliate – Sign Up Here

This is where I started my affiliate marketing journey in Sep 2016 and this website you’re on is a product of that training.

I also became a Super Affiliate of this platform because their training taught me so well.  All my income proof is on my profile here.

You can read my full review of Wealthy Affiliate here.

 

Legendary Marketer logoLegendary Marketer – Sign Up Here

I joined this in May 2019 to expand my knowledge regarding sales funnels, email marketing, and paid traffic.

You’re still learning affiliate marketing here but you’ll learn more about other online businesses you can build like your own digital products, or start a coaching business, or start a live event mastermind.

Their system has a Done-For-You option as well for those that need a little more support and provides a faster way for folks to get started making money quicker. I’ve used their DFY sales funnels and they work! See this video.

They offer you live phone support, email support, and have a highly engaging community on Facebook to get help from.

You can read my full review of Legendary Marketer here.

 

 

YOUTUBE TOOLKIT


First, if you want to build your YouTube channel the right way from the start, you have got to use this course by my friend, Chris Myles, created which is called Tube Marketing 101.

I’ve taken that course and my channel has grown so much faster, check out my channel here.

1) Web Cam ➡️ https://amzn.to/2CKGRwv

2) My Laptop ➡️ https://amzn.to/2Vsxvx4 or My Desktop ➡️ https://amzn.to/2Y8z5ol (I switch back and forth. Lol)

3) Screen Recorder ➡️ https://workanywherenow.com/ScreenRecorder

 

 

KEYWORD SEARCH TOOL & KEYWORD RANKING


Jaaxy Best Free Keyword ToolJaaxy.com (FREE Trial Account) – this is definitely the best keyword search tool out there!  I will tell you why:

1)  Organic Traffic – if you want free organic traffic to your blog, you must use keywords in your posts and pages.  Using this tool, you will find the right keywords to use very quickly and a lot of them.

2)  Easy Parameters – they have measurements for keywords that will tell you what’s good to use and what’s not, based on search volume, traffic if you were on first page of Google, and QSR score which shows you how many websites out there are using this keyword or keyword phrase.

3)  Auto Website Ranking – instantly search how you rank on a keyword for your site and other competitors’ sites!  Automatically check and track your keyword ranking for Google, Yahoo, & Bing!

You can sign up HERE for Jaaxy for FREE and no need for credit card at registration or read my full review HERE to see it in action!

 

 

EMAIL AUTO-RESPONDER


Aweber | Work Anywhere NowAweber – I haven’t used these guys for that long, just a few months, but from what I can see they are the best out there.  They have training videos for you to learn how to use them and they offer you a free month trial.

I have started a couple of lists but need to add more email series to them.  If you ever get stuck on what to write in your email series, they have this training for it too HERE.

Remember, email marketing is a powerful tool to have in your back pocket whether you use Aweber or not.  You get into people’s inbox, opt-in too, and you’ll be able to sell to them over and over again if you can provide your audience with great useful information.

Using Aweber is key for affiliate marketing as others like MailChimp don’t allow affiliate marketing.  Read my full review of AWeber here or sign up here for your free trial at Aweber now!

 

 

DOMAIN NAMES


Name Cheap – I’ve been buying domains from them since 2008 and at the time, either they didn’t offer web hosting or their plans were expensive, so I only purchased domains from them.  Will keep them on as my domain name purchase go-to place as I don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket, if you know what I mean. 🙂

Their service has been top notch and site is easy to navigate, highly recommend them for any service they offer, but I’ve only used their domain name service.  

 

 

SELF WEB HOSTING


HostGator | Work Anywhere NowHost Gator – They have hosted my sites since 2009 and their service has been awesome.  Their Baby Plan that I’m on is still what I have, works out to like $8/month now, but if you’re a new member, you can start as low as $2.50 per month!

What I love about their plan was that I can use their “Add-on” domain feature and basically add as many website as I wanted to.  Their plans are so vast, I don’t think you can run out.

If you host with them but bought your domain from GoDaddy, I have a post HERE that tells you how to get your domain to point to HostGator in order for your domain URL to be hosted at HostGator.

Get 60% OFF with my coupon code “WORKANYWHERENOW”!!  Full review of HostGator here.

 

 

SEMRUSH


SEMrushSEMrush is the leading all-in-one digital marketing tool kit that every website owner should have to check on its SEO metrics as well as your competitors.

You will be able to track everything SEO: track rankings, technical SEO audit, ideas to gain more traffic, competitive intelligence, and backlink audit.

On top of that, you will get to check your paid traffic and see how your ads are performing, where you need optimizing.

You will also be able to check how your social media posts are doing and how much engagement you are receiving from your audience.

Other benefits of using SEMrush is having that competitive edge to be ahead of your competition and offers you new cross promotion opportunities.

You cannot go wrong with SEMrush (Sign Up Here)!

 

 

I hope you really like the online business tools I have been using and will try it out for yourself.  For any successful online business, one must have the right tools!  

If I can use these tools for this website, you can also build yourself your own website in any niche.  Know that this page is updated all the time to ensure you have the latest and greatest tools for your blog.

If you have any questions or thoughts on any of them, please comment below and I will be gladly to respond to you.

 

Let’s make money online!

Grace @ Work Anywhere Now

 

 

36 thoughts on “Best Online Business Tools I Use and Recommend”

  1. Hi, Grace I was looking for some online business tools to add to my blogging arsenal, I am glad I have found great tools recommended by a person I trust! 🙂

    I am already a member of Wealthy Affiliate, and I use Jaaxy, these bad boys are a must have for everyone that wants to succeed online!

    The other resources must be great too because you recommend them, Grace!

    Thanks for sharing and have a great day ahead! 😀

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  2. Hi, Grace,

    Thanks for the article…you have some great suggestions here. I use some of them currently but all of them at some point or another…my favorite of them all would have to be Wealthy Affiliate 🙂
    I am loving my membership there.

    regards
    Suzanne

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  3. I liked all of your recommendations, a couple I was not familiar with, but will check it out.
    When I very first logged onto your site, I was trying to figure out what kind of tools there could be, but you have a very nice line-up and is good to show others that these are indeed tools, most people just don’t think of them that way. Good luck to you and your enterprise.

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  4. Very useful and I did learn some useful stuff ! I am already a member of WA and I sure can say that I recommend them. She seems to know what she is talking about and this article is very pertinent. If I were you guys I would give it a try. I love the way your website is light and clear. Nothing is overwhelming and it’s easily readable.

    Wish you all the best

    Jp 🙂

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  5. Great article Grace! It’s definitely hard trying to navigate the “laptop lifestyle” but you definitely can’t go wrong with Wealthy Affiliate. I’ll definitely be checking out some of your recommendations.

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    • Yay, thanks so much Houston! I hope you do check them out, I only started using these tools because the best of the best of online marketers were using them too. 🙂

      Yes, definitely Wealthy Affiliate has the best training for your online affiliate marketing business!
      Grace

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  6. I am keen to have a website hosted outside of WA in future. How do you find the speed of your websites hosted in Host Gator compared with WA?

    For email marketing, I’m using MailChimp and I like that there isn’t any payment required till there are 2,000 subscribers. The only drawback is, there is no technical support for the free plan. Thanks for sharing all these great tools!

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    • Hi Yvonne,

      Thanks for your comment! When I’ve heard of people having problems on Wealthy Affiliate (I think they were having a huge update), I don’t have those problems. I’ve only experienced one down time in the 8 years I’ve been with HostGator. Their speed is fast and I love hosting unlimited sites on it.

      Yes, MailChimp is free for the first 2000 subscribers and I’ll have a more detailed review of Aweber soon to compare, but Aweber’s support was pretty quick already in their reply when I had a problem with my set up. They also offer a great affiliate program there too plus resources to learn about email marketing. All popular and successful bloggers that I’ve known uses Aweber as well. 🙂 I’m pretty happy with them so far.

      Appreciate you stopping by!
      Grace

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  7. Wow, you have done it very well. All the tools which we need to be successful in our online business, specially from our own website, you have listed them all and explain about them in very well manner. Thank you very much for this post.

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  8. Great information Grace! I have been really curious about email auto responders. I have wanted to use them for my online business for a while now. I am definitely going to check out AWeber. Again, you have really good info here and I will be back!

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  9. Hi, Grace,
    You have been in the Online business for a long time. It is kind ou you to write about the tools you used so other people can try them too.

    I used some of those tools, I will take a look at the others to see if they can be of help to me.
    Unlike you I just started 6 months ago so it is good to connect with someone as experienced as you
    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Thanks for letting me know about these tools Grace, as a member of Wealthy Affiliate I don’t need them at the moment, but they will be useful to have as we never know what the future will bring us. The fact that they all come with such glowing reviews is good as well.:-))Steph

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    • Thank you Stephanie! Hope you can use these other tools in the future. Although I’m a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, I’m self hosted, so these are great tools if you want to go solo later on. But, being at Wealthy Affiliate, you don’t need half of these tools. However, adding an email auto-responder is important for your online business so consider using them soon.

      Grace

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  11. Wow Grace, you got me here!
    I am using the Wealthy Affiliate and Wealthy Affiliate only lol
    I need to check some of the tools you mentioned above especially the one for the social media since my accounts are for now visited only by me lol

    Let’s see what happens 🙂

    Thank you for this great review. It’s always pleasure reading your posts!

    Best,
    Sunny

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  12. Hi Grace, thank you for sharing and recommending this list of tools. I am already using Jaxxy and I find it great. I was looking for a tool like Aweber for a while so Im glad I came across it on your page.Keep up the great work. Cheers.

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  13. Hello,

    I followed you to Wealthy Affiliate this afternoon. You have done an excellent job of explaining
    affiliate marketing. I had just thought today that I need to just put such a site together. I signed up on your site but I constantly get the message the email is already registered. That must because years ago, I signed up on the site. I do not remember whether I had a mentor or coach.

    Anyway, I look forward to working with you.

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    • Please let me know what your WA ID is and I can tell you if you have signed up under my links or not. 🙂

      I do look forward to working with you too and thanks for visiting my site and learning from me!

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  14. Thank you for the excellent blog. And This blog is very helpful to me. Best online business tools are very important to start my online business.

    Reply

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