Recommended Resources for Starting an Online Business
Are You Starting an Online Business?
Resources for Starting an Online Business is the newest page on my Website. I will be adding to the list of recommended resources and others that I would advise my readers to avoid. The recommendations will be my opinion only – based on my personal experience. Hope you find the information useful. To start, I have listed three recommendations – see below.
January 2012 marked the beginning of my search for good resources for starting an Online business. The Internet was a completely new frontier for me and I knew I needed help. In fact, I was desperate for help. As result, I spent far too much money and many hours trying to find resources that actually helped me, and were not simply a money drain that provided no benefits.
The new page on my Website is dedicated to everyone who is now following that same path. Maybe I can help you avoid some of the mistakes I made and also help you find some of the good programs/products that are available without losing money needlessly on worthless products.
I will add products/programs as I find them; and also post those that you should avoid or at least proceed with caution.
Bryan Cohen for Amazon Advertising
KDP Rocket for Publishing on Amazon (Software and Tips)
Neil Patel (Ubersuggest) – Keyword Research and SEO for Websites
Tim Grahl for Book Launch and Building an Audience
Brooke Warner for Memoir Writing
Chad Fullerton for Membership Sites
Niche Profit Classroom – Adam Short is the founder and “guru” of this site. He is knowledgeable and informative. This is a membership site and requires a monthly fee (currently $67.00 for the basis membership, which is all you need), but you can cancel at any time. If you are a complete newbie, this is a great place to start. There is a t wealth of information and a number of very good tools available – enough to keep you busy for a long time. This is where I learned the basics of website building. You can try it out for two weeks for only $1.00 – well worth investigating.
Mari Smith– Social Media Marketing Expert. Mari Smith has a number of courses that can be very helpful and an informative blog. I took her Extreme Fan Base 2.0 and found it filled with important Facebook strategies; however, it is more of an overview of all the possibilities, rather than detailed explanations of how to implement the strategies. I do not recommend this early on – get some experience with social media first.
JM Internet Group – SEO Training. Jason McDonald is the “guru” of this site. He is excellent. DO NOT take this class until you have a Website up and running – and then it is great! I took it twice – once before I had a website (and had no idea what he was talking about) and one after my Websites were built (then, it was extremely helpful.) Jason really knows what he is talking about; he is an engaging presenter; and responds personally to follow-up questions when they are not covered on his Q&A Blog. You can also repeat the course at no charge for a year.
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