Our featured lineup of constantly updates favorites – including tools, apps, widgets and software that will help you triple your online revenue before you even launch a digital product.
CMS = WordPress
The simplest way to launch an online presence with speed and agility, WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS for building websites – and it’s free. It’s also responsive by default – completely adaptive to your technology needs.
Design = StudioPress
“But what about themeforest, JB? Viper Chill, Cool Kid Site Name and Me-Too Mommy Blah blog say it’s the best!” They’re wrong…and not only are they wrong, they know it – but if themeforest offers me cash to promote them, even though I don’t use them – I suppose this page could be bought for the price irony?
Oh, and one more thing about the forest…if you monetize your site, and any of it is hidden, make sure you’re aware of the over $3k you’ll be paying for a developer’s license. StudioPress, on the other hand, gives you SEO optimized themes that are 100% responsive, have a much cleaner framework and will cost you under $100. One time. With no mystery monetization fees.
Measurement = Google Analytics
Please tell me you were already cognizant of how to find the URL to this constantly improving giant killer of IBM and Adobe acquisition hangovers – completely free with any types of big data, user demographics, behavioral segments and website intelligence events. If the link above should ever break, just…um…Google it?
Email Marketing = Mailchimp
For those just getting started and not reading another blogger’s Aweber worship – affiliate link included – Mailchimp is by far the best bang for your buck. Everything is customizable, and everything is drag-and-drop.
So…it’s agile in its concept alone. It’s also very cost-effective. In fact, it’s free until you reach 2,000 subscribers!
Email List Building = LeadPages
While currently, I am experimenting with multiple lead generation apps and landing page tools – LeadPages offers not only instantly mobile responsive design across the board, it also features pre-formatted templates and seamless integration into WordPress sites or Facebook custom apps.
In addition to landing page templates for your list building enjoyment, LeadPages has recently added a few apps / products to their repertoire, making landing page creation even easier – and converion rates higher.
- LeadPages + Thank You Pages – a seamlessly quick one-two punch, create a thank you page for one lead gen offer before you deploy its landing page
- Lead Links – For the user who has already opted-in to your email list, this new addition offers a link that instantly opts the user into a form once they click the link
- Lead Box – have an offer that gets to the point and is high in demand? Try Lead Boxes – a popup list building tool that reacts to any link you tell it to trigger
- Lead Magent Delivery – sends a “Thank you” email with a link to the offer you opted-in to receive
Free Website, SEO & Conversion Testing = UX AUDIT
Currently a MVP enabling a FREE beta sign-up, this comprehensive user experience audit reviews your website design, information architecture, SEO, social media and mobile responsiveness of each channel – and within a week, sends you a report with conversion opportunities and SEO tips needed to get more traffic and boost your online revenue.
Give them your email address and wait – in less than a week, you’ll have an audit of the URL provided in the form (if you give them a gmail or Yahoo email address – you’ll still get the sample UX audit during the “Coming Soon” BETA period – and some big rewards on the official launch date).
With data from more than 40 online tools and apps from across the web, combined with expert tips and insights from proven SEOs, content strategists and digital design consultants, each UX audit comes to you custom-tailored and hand-built for your review.
If your website doesn’t see increased traffic or conversions within 30 days after you receive the audit – they will PAY YOU for the audit. Try the UX Audit FREE for a limited time.