Online Tools and Business Resources

If you are going to work online, then having the right tools is not only necessary, but mandatory for success. There are so many tools out there, so it can be hard to decide which ones to use.

I have listed here a few of my favorites and I am sure that once you see what is listed, you will know why. Most are free and the ones that do have a cost are minimal compared to what else you will find out there if you were to search on your own.

ALL IN ONE TOOLS - AUTORESPONDER, CAPTURE PAGES AND MORE
12secondcommute
The tools you will find in this suite include just about everything you need for success including:
Autoresponders
Capture Pages
Program Builder
Contact Manager
Automated Advertising
Blog and Social Community
Ad links and Trackers
URL Rotators
Conference Center
Training and Support
Video Training
High payout affiliate program
Plus you can sign up and try all these services for free for 30 days and paid plans start at just $9 per month. The company will also help you set up your system for new clients. So, honestly, this one is a no brainer.They pay out on a 3 tier affiliate system, so referrals do count.

The above link will take you to another blog where you can sign up with the 12sc System after you have had a chance to read all the wonderful things that you can do with this system.

Free Web Tools
I wish I could take credit for this amazing comprehensive list of tools that all business owners working online should have access to, but alas, I cannot. In any case, this is a great list and one that everyone should have in their back pocket.

CREDIT SCORES AND CREDIT REPORTS
Not only can you get free credit scores and free credit reporting, but you can also use this information to find out what great deals on financial services and credit cards you might qualify for. These are a few of the sites that I use.
Credit Sesame
Credit Karma
Annual Credit Report 

DOMAIN NAMES AND HOSTING
GoDaddy
When you are ready to register a domain name, this is the site you want to go to. They have special deals that go on all the time. They also offer hosting, website creation, and email. However, most people use other services for hosting after they register their domain name through GoDaddy. In fact, it's a wise idea to keep your domain name purchase and hosting separate.

HostGator
Web hosting packages for as low as $3.96 per month. They are a top rated hosting company and support Wordpress and other web sites for hosting. Highly recommended.

WebHostingHub
This is a one stop shop for web sites, hosting, domains and more. I am not currently a member, but if I had to do it all over again, I would give this site some serious consideration. 

WEB SITES
Weebly
Create a free and great looking website in minutes. Also includes free hosting. Easy to follow point and click set up. No technical skills required. They have a huge array of design templates to choose from to make your site stand out and take notice.

Blinkweb
Just like Weebly, this is another free website builder with hosting package that offers an easy point and click set up. You can create 3 different types of sites: sales letter, content or blog style.

Blogger
This is owned by Google and perhaps one of the easiest blogs to put together ever. In fact, if you are reading this post, then you are reading a blogger blog.

Wordpress
There are 2 types of word press systems. There is the .com and the .org. The .org is free hosting and the .com will require you find your own hosting. However, if you truly want to control your content and not be concerned about the company taking your site down, go with the .com, which is the one listed here. This site works well with the recommended hosting packages listed on this page.

PINGING
If you want to let online services know that you have an updated blog, new content, etc, then pinging is a great way to get your message out. A lot of blogs will automatically ping for you when you update, but if they don't or you want to speed up the process you can try a few of these ping sites:
Pingler
Pingoat
Pingomatic

PRIVATE LABEL RIGHTS AND/OR MASTER RESELL RIGHTS
This is the nuts and bolts to your business. If you are going to create a list of followers and you want to give them something in return for them giving you their name and email address so that you can send them continuous content, then it's nice to have a place where you can find all sorts of things you can give away, sell for cheap, etc. The two that I recommend are:
Ultimate License
PLR Wholesaler

SERVICES
Dental Plans . com
If you don't have employer-sponsored dental coverage, you can buy an individual or family policy with a waiting period, monthly premium and co-pay requirements. However, most dental insurance plans will have a yearly cap at $1,000 to $1,500 and, after that, you might be paying out-of-pocket.  In contrast, discount dental plans are affordable alternatives to dental insurance without any annual limits. Individuals or families pay a membership fee to access discounts ranging from 10 to 60 percent on most dental care procedures.
To find the plan that works best for you, visit dental.  They even have a vision offer that works the same way, you can visit vision here. I personally enrolled in one that offers both. It's a no brainer.
Randi Moore is an independent contractor for Dentalplans.com, Inc., and is providing internet affiliate services to the company via the internet for which they may earn financial compensation from Dentalplans.com, Inc.  

PrePaidOnline
Prepaidonline.com is an online retailer of prepaid services including international long distance, prepaid wireless and stored value products and has been in business online since 1999. If you have or plan to use a prepaid cell plan (I currently subscribe to Net10), then you can buy your top up cards here and have the codes sent directly to your email, saving you time, money, and an opportunity to earn loyalty rewards. They also host a bunch of other services that any online marketer could ever need or use to launch and grow their business. Tell a friend about PrepaidOnline.com and earn $5. You must be a member, logged in, then fill out the tell a friend form.

VistaPrint
What you do online is just as important as what you do offline. So, if you need business cards, signage, rubber stamps, promotional items, or other services, this site has it all. And, you can get many products for free, just pay shipping.

PayPal
If you have been online even a short amount of time, then you probably have already heard of paypal. It is probably the number one way to send and receive money online and more and more businesses are using it. It also works well with auction sites, affiliate sales, and more. If you don't already have an account, then you need to get one.

INVESTMENT SERVICES
Make your money work for you. Whether you are just looking to open or move your investments to another site where you can manage your IRAs, Stocks, Bonds, and Annuities, then check out the following sites that make investing easier and may even give you a little more bang to your buck. The 2 that I  use most often, outside of normal banking are:
Fidelity
Since this site will reward you with a referral bonus,  please send me an email to moorera@greenms.com so that I can add you to my referral page.
Etrade


TOOLS FOR IMPROVING ONLINE EXPERIENCE
IM Report Card
It's always wise to research every and any opportunity out there that you come across. And, one of the best places to do that is with the IM Report Card side. They have reviews from thousands of people for all sorts of products, services, people etc that you will find in the Internet Marketing world. And, it's also free to check out, join if you wish and earn credits/money when you add your own reviews.

Shrink Pictures
Whenever you join a social network, sell a product online, etc and need to add a picture, it might not always be easy to make that picture fit to the right size. So, Shrink Pictures can do it for you for free.

Know for Profits
Ever wanted to know what advertising works and which ones will just steal your money? Well, with Know For Profit, you can check out what has been tested and see if it is worth your hard earned dollars or not. They are always testing and retesting sites and you can watch as the action happens.

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