Here are some of my favorite resources and free tools for websites, blogs and marketing, many of these are free and really make life easier, I believe in working smarter not harder, that is one of the keys to success.
Awesome PLR Creators
These are the best PLR vendors on the web. I have bought countless PLR from these folks to use on my sites and to build my lists and I can tell you that they never disappoint.
Tools For Motivation – Justin and his team provide very high quality Personal Development PLR, and have been doing so for years.
Master PLR – Excellent content in health niches from Susan O’dea.
Kitchen Bloggers – High quality everything kitchen and food content from Trish Lindemood.
Publish For Prosperity – A newer store from Alice Seba with a focus on Personal Development PLR.
Original Content Resources
If you can afford it you can purchase quality original and sold only to you articles for your site from these resources I personally use and recommend:
- Jot It – This is my own custom content creation service.
- Textbroker – Textbroker has been around for a long time and there are lots of writers at Textbroker available to pick up your orders and different pricing models based on the quality of the writers.The good thing about this content provider is that articles are usually delivered really fast because there are so many writers in there picking up work 24/7
Content Management – Spinning
The Best Spinner is an valuable tool that can be used to quickly make content unique.
One way to use the Best Spinner is to make PLR unique. No, I do not turn out unreadable spun garbage, I use the manual spinning method that gives me all possible synonyms in a convenient drop down menu.
The Best Spinner, like anything else online, is a tool that when used correctly can save loads of time. I always say work smarter not harder.
It’s packed with features and you can see it in action here.
Book Cover Creators
Create book covers and make 3D versions with EcoverAuthority
Great places to learn and get information and support for your online business.
Auto Responder And List Building
I use GetResponse to manage email subscribers and as an auto responder service. I am very happy with GetResponse as far as performance and support and their prices are affordable even for the very small business owner.
Duplicate Content Checker
This is another great free tool for webmasters and bloggers who are tired of paying for credits for a Premium Copyscape account. They do have limits on free searches per day, but there are plenty for the average user.
Best Web Hosting
While I used to recommend Hostgator, I no longer do because since they were sold to a big corporation, their support is non-existent and the servers are very slow.
This is a great host that I have used for several years. They have nearly zero downtime, and great customer support, they are also cheaper than Hostgator and offer several great special deals throughout the year.
Liquid Web is an excellent choice if you are looking for a dedicated server, almost zero downtime, great support and lots of bandwith power.
E-Commerce Plugin For WordPress
The free plugin I use on InternetSlayers.com is WooCommerce and it’s feature packed. They also offer various paid extensions to make it more functional for certain needs. And, there are some free add ons created for it by various developers that make it much more useful.
Free Graphics Tools
This is one of my most favorite free webmaster tools and it is a very cool free online logo maker. Make logos, banners, even quick on the go unique images for blog posts. They offer lots of different symbols and graphics that you can tweak with your own colors, upload your own images and create text with various fonts, and colors. And, unlike other complicated graphics software it has a very user friendly dashboard and it’s very easy to learn. Very cool!
Gimp is the ultimate free graphics editor. Edit images, create banners, logos, graphics and anything else with this free online tool for marketers.
Social Media Marketing Tools
Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest all help to spread the word about your site, services and/or products. It’s also a fact that Google now considers social signals, like those from the sites above in their ranking algorithm.
There are sites where you can go and post your content to get more social media exposure, and in turn you send other member’s content to your social sites. These are free when you share back or you can pay for credits and then no submission back is required.
The best ones to create social buzz:
Create social media buss for your content. There are some heavy hitters there with thousands of followers, so when they tweet or share your posts it’s powerful.
Website/Blog Related Free Webmaster Tools
Broken Links Checker For WordPress – a great plugin that keeps track of broken links on your site
The absolute best blogging and CMS platform and it’s absolutely free!
The best free FTP file upload program that is 100% free!
Free alerts to your email when your sites are down, must have for all webmasters.
This one is another doozy that let’s you check if your site is down for everyone, or just for you. Often this can happen when hosting server security blocks your IP, or your cache is not cleared from a previous issue and you think the site is still down for everyone when it’s just for you.
URL Opener is a fantastic free tool that lets you enter as many web urls as you want on their site and then it opens all of them simultaneously in different tabs on your browser.
Seo Quake is a free tool for marketers that provides essential data about any sites you visit, including your own. A toolbar is added to Firefox that shows, page rank, site Age, Alexa rank, WHOIS, pages indexed in Google and a lot more for any site loaded into the browser.
Another essential free tool for webmasters and marketers that takes screenshots of how your site looks in more than 200 browsers worldwide. This is important analysis to make sure your site loads and looks correctly in a wide range of browsers.
This is another great free tool for webmasters to analyze you site’s backlink profile, and authority. A comprehensive feature packed tool that offers intensive analysis and information about links to your site.
Why pay for Microsoft Office when there is the absolutely free open source Open Office suite of products that matches Microsoft, including, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Datab program and more.
This is an excellent product for editing HTML pages such as squeeze and sales pages.
Outsourcing And Virtual Assistants
Miscellaneous Free Webmaster Tools
A very cool free reminder service where you set up email alerts for whatever you want. For example, you want a reminder of writing a blog post 3 times per week, just set it up in your account and you will get an email reminder as often as you wish.
Quickly identify your IP address.
If you are like me you probably have login data for hundreds of sites, and who can keep track of so many passwords?
LastPass can! It’s a great free tool that stores all your login data with government grade encryption and security.
Easy logins are just an install away!
Disclaimer: While I do recommend the resources listed above, I cannot accept any responsibility for any purchases you make from them, or any business you conduct with them.
Some of these are affiliate links, which means I will earn a small commission should you choose to purchase a product. But, as anyone who knows me will tell you, my reputation means more to me than money and I only recommend products and services I respect, find useful and actually use myself.