My Personal Tools, Products and Recomendations

It all started in 2004, when I launched my first Marketing & Design Company, servicing eBay Store Owners. After being an eBay seller myself for a little over a year and struggling for the first 6 months to skyrocketing to Silver Powersellfer in only 3 months, I realized that the key to my success boiled down to 3 things – Branding, Positioning, and Marketing.

And my frustration with eBay’s ever increasing fees and arbitrarily changing policies and procedures that threatened the livelihood of eBay store owners, whose businesses were literally hanging by a thread because eBay could shut your business down whenever they wanted without notice…

And then years later seeing the same pattern inside of the Network Marketing Industry, where any misstep of the policies and procedures could shut your business down on a dime.. My passion for helping people become independent of these companies and BRAND THEMSELVES and tuck their network marketing inside their business models become stronger as I worked to empower purpose driven entrepreneurs to Build their Own little Online Empires, in a way that would not get them in trouble with their companies and would create an online presence that would stand the test of time.

 

Build-A-Blog Cheat Sheet

Your Personal Brand starts with Launching a Platform you Control, online. Designed for the NEW DIY (Do-it-Yourselfer) Student, The Build a Blog Cheat Sheet is a FREE 8 Video Mini Course that Teaches You how to Lay the Foundation for a  Lead  Converting Self-Hosted WordPress Website.

 

Color Branding for Beginners

In this self-study training course, you will learn how to create a Stand-Out Color Palette for your Brand online, without complicated color theory or Tech Challenging Software like Photoshop, or having to spend hundreds of dollars to hire (or wait on) outsourcers to do it for you. INCREASE Your BRAND Confidence with a Gorgeous Color Palette you’ll be proud to show off online!

 

The 30 Minute Lead Magnet

In this self-study training course, not only will you learn how to create your own compelling lead magnet giveaways that convert quality leads like crazy, but you’ll also discover how you can LEGALLY and ETHICALLY use content that already exists, and make it YOUR OWN, so you never run out of List-Building Lead Magnet ideas ever again! You can create your own lead magnets ‘Freemium Giveaways’ on the fly without having to hire and expensive copywriter or wait days on end for your graphic designer!

 

Hosting and Domain Registration

Domain Registration

Your Personal Brand starts with Launching a Platform you Control, online. Registering a domain name for your new website or sales funnel is the first step to planting your flag online and building a business. We Love NAME.COM for their ease of checkout, minimal upsells and processing changes fast!

 

Recommended Website Hosting

Your Personal Brand starts with Launching a Platform you Control, online. This starts with a Self-Hosted WordPress Website. The Hosting Provider we’ve used since the beginning is Hostgator. They have great customer service, affordable plans built for growth and a control panel that is simple to use.

 

Email Marketing & Follow Up

Aweber Autoresponder

A Leveraged Business means creating systems that do most of the heavy lifting for you. Every brand should be focusing on list-building, which is one of the most cost-effective forms of marketing, simply because, you generate the new lead once, and they continue to stay on your list until they buy something or remove themselves.

Aweber is a Great Email Marketing Service ideal for new marketers and you can start your account using their 30 Day Free Trial.

 

 

Activecampaign

A Leveraged Business means creating systems that do most of the heavy lifting for you. Every brand should be focusing on list-building, which is one of the most cost-effective forms of marketing, simply because, you generate the new lead once, and they continue to stay on your list until they buy something or remove themselves.

Active Campaign takes it to the next level of follow up with a Built-In CRM System. 

 

 

WordPress Themes

Thrive Themes – Conversion Focused WordPress Theme

I’m going on my 3rd year using Thrive Themes. Not only has it helped me almost triple my income as a web developer providing service for clients, but it’s also enabled me to earn income through my own products and affiliate commissions using their Lead Capture Tools.

Thrive Themes is the most robust WordPress theme with loads of built in lead generation tools to help any list-building focused entrepreneur totally CRUSH it online. I wrote an extensive blog post as to why I made the switch to Thrive Themes. You can read the full review here.

 

Activecampaign

A Leveraged Business means creating systems that do most of the heavy lifting for you. Every brand should be focusing on list-building, which is one of the most cost-effective forms of marketing, simply because, you generate the new lead once, and they continue to stay on your list until they buy something or remove themselves.

Active Campaign takes it to the next level of follow up with a Built-In CRM System.