If you’re like a lot of people I talk to, you’re probably always on the lookout for good information and resources that can help you get more clients, make more money and set yourself up to have a lot more fun and freedom in your business.
I’m the same way. In fact, my computer bookmarks are just loaded with useful sites.
Some weeks back I was telling someone about my bookmarks, and she said I should share them with you. It sounded like a good idea in theory.
However, I have literally dozens – probably hundreds – of resources bookmarked. And the truth is, not all of them are that great.
So here’s what I did – I just spent the last week pouring through these bookmarks.
I kicked out the outdated resources, the dead links and so on. I set aside the average information. And when I was all done, I had 7 of the best lifestyle business resources from around the web.
These are the best, the cream of the crop, so I know you’ll enjoy them too. Read on…
Resource 1: Dropbox $49.99/month for a TB
What I really like about this resource is that where I go my business goes with me. I have two MacBook Air laptops, 1 iPad and iPhone and no matter what device I am on and no matter where I am at I have access to ALL my files. BEFORE I had Dropbox, I had a PC and one day it died on me. I had Carbonite on it but because I had forgot to run the backed up recently, I lost all the work I had done from the last back up to the crash. It was an expensive and painful experience. I vowed never to again let that happen. With all the photos, music and information products I have I fully need the TB/per month. I especially love the fact that I can share files and folders with clients with a simple copy/paste whether it’s in a text message on my phone, a Facebook Group or an email. Dropbox is a MUST! Check out Dropbox for yourself here
Resource 2: PostPlanner $19/month
Resource 3: MadMimi $12/month for 1,000 contacts
When it comes to email marketing systems. MadMimi comes in close to tying iContact. I actually still use both as well as Infusionsoft for different business divisions. What I really like about both of them is that you can have seperate lists for each opt-in form you create and most importantly you can customize the thank you page that’s used on your web forms. Additionally, neither service requires a double optin which significantly reduces the # of subscribers you get.
If you are going to BE an internet marketer and master the art of building an email list or turning your social media connections into clients then you MUST create landing pages or opt-in pages. If you do not have a website and just want to get something set up quick, LeadPages is the way to go because it does not require you to have anything else to make it work. OptimizePress is a great option to if you own a domain and want a solution that allows you to create sales pages, landing pages, membership portals, launch funnels and authority blog sites. Usually if a client comes to me without a website, we’ll set them up with an OptimizePress site to get them up and running as quick as possible. You’ll notice that with every Magic Bullet site (i.e., FBMagicBullet.com, LinkedInMagicBullet.com you visit it’s made on either the old or the new version of OptimizePress. Myself that means I maintain over 50 websites using OptimizePress just for my brand!
Resource 5: MindMeister $6/month
Mindmeister is considered the best online mind mapping software currently on the market. I tried a lot of other programs over the years and love MindMeister because I can access my maps from all of my devices as well as collaborate on mindmaps with JV partners and clients. If you’re not familiar with mind mapping it’s the BOMB. It allows you to visually dump all the clutter in your head and begin to sort things out in a very simple visual matter. Check out my mind map on Profitable Proven Problems
Resource 6: Kabbage
Sometimes in the journey of mastering marketing/sales cashflow becomes an issue. Kabbage can get you the working capital you need in minutes! You can literally have a couple hundred or a couple thousand dollars in your checking account before you know it. They also have easy payback methods. While it’s not ideal to live off these types of cash advances forever…if you can use the money to invest in getting yourself more visibility then focus on monetizing it, you can often pay back the loan before it comes due.
Resource 7: Sucuri $18/month
Creating your website with WordPress is one of the quickest, fastest and most economical ways to get your website up and running fast! BUT because it is so widely used there are plenty of bad people out there who make their living on figuring out how to ‘hack’ WordPress sites and infect them with bad stuff. Having over 50+ sites I’ve had it all done to me and it always comes as a surprise what can happen. After getting Sucuri installed on ALL my WordPress websites the threat level has been reduced to basically non-existent. $18/month is a small price to pay keep your website up and running in my opinion! Afterall, if you’re an internet marketer, one hour of not collecting leads or generating sales to your programs will cost you at least 10x that much!
If you want to get more clients, make more money and set yourself up for more fun and freedom, then for best results you should be using all 7 of these resources regularly. I do, and I credit these resources for a great deal of my success.
So give them a try and see what they can do for you too!
By the way, the links in this post are affiliate links and I do get paid for referring people to these resources. I’d appreciate if you honor my suggesting these resources to you with using my affiliate link and as an added bonus, I’d be happy to GIFT you my favorite virtual training program, Client Magnet Alchemy ($147 value). Just send me an email after you purchase one of the programs above and let me know which one you did and I’ll send you over a login/password to the program for instant access.