Everything that people will need to set-up websites just as I have. Exactly what I use, these are the tools of the trade. (The essential list of software, training, and upgrades I’ve used along the way so far.)
P.S. I don’t know about others because I don’t use them.
Bookmark this page, you’ll need it sooner or later.
SEO Affiliate Domination – The blogging course I earned my first $300 with in 90 days. This is my bread and butter because it showed me how to generate FREE traffic.
SEO Affiliate Domination Facebook Group – Take a look, let admin know that I sent you. This probably will be shut down to non-course buyers soon. You’re welcome.
Measure School – I love their YouTube channel and went ahead and became a member
Project 24 – This course continues to be my go-to when it comes to authority blogging.
Analytics Mania – Ran by Julius Fedorovicius, one of the most respected teachers for Google Tag Manager featured on Moz, Neil Patel, Measure School, and Simo Ahava.
Amazing Selling Machine – Well-known Amazon Training Course. I personally know 2 people who have taken it and made money selling through Amazon.
Facebook Groups / Online Communities
SEO Signals – Essential Facebook Group for SEOs
Chase Reiner SEO Elites – I got my SEO audit template from Chase and developed my skills as an SEO because of this group.
Rank and Rent – Herc Magnus led trainings on how to use Xagio, there is a ton the tool can do and it’s worth understanding.
XagioMagic – More info on Xagio but also covers using it with Magic Page Plugin which has been my tool of choice for ranking local service lead generation sites.
Share-A-Sale – My first affiliate network that allowed me to earn my first $1 as an affiliate.
VigLink – The ultimate in set and forget marketing. This network might seem a bit confusing at first, but in essence it allows you to step away from a need to link and find products.
AnyTrack – Keep track of all your separate affiliate networks in one place. This is an essential tool to stay organized.
Voluum – Worth the $62 but pretty tricky to set-up. I walk through it here but it’s a must for paid traffic imo.
Free (Light Analysis)
Cluster.ai – One of the most advanced tools for creating topical clusters
Keywords Everywhere – Chrome extension for simplicity. It shows up Everywhere you’ll be amazed at the insights you can glean from this simple tool.
Keyword Sheeter – A quick and easy tool for finding related keywords
Paid (Heavy Duty Analysis)
Xagio – My absolute favorite competitive analysis tool. I use it for just about every part of my research process nowadays.
SEM Rush – Keyword Research and competitor analysis. Worth every penny. Takes Ubersuggest and adds a layer of certainty to your research.
Hosting and Domain Registration
WPX – Current go-to for mass page sites. I pay $1,000 for 36 sites on a dedicated server.
Digital Ocean – Cloud hosting made super easy and organized. I’m currently paying ~$50 a month for 6 mass page sites.
Namecheap – My go-to domain registrar since the beginning
Server Pilot – Fairly simple set-up using individual sites for a virtual private server. I use this in conjunction with Digital Ocean.
Cloudflare – This CDN protects and Accelerate your site (A must have imo)
Pretty Links – The easy way to manage links and track clicks as a newbie.
Gist – One of those simple tools that allows you to do so much. Live chat, email, CRM all in one place!
ConvertKit – Simple and cheap email newsletter set-up with automations
Thrive Themes – Amazingly simple themes and plugins suite for affiliates
Checkout Without a “Website”
SamCart – 1 page checkout tool 10x better than ClickFunnels.
Systeme – Best cheap Click Funnels Alternative
Mind Lab Pro – The best nootropic I’ve ever taken, no caffeine, organic ingredients.
Page Rewriter – Another tool from Mike Martin and Herc Magnus that I love. This one pulls all page 1 content off the SERP for a given keyword in a location and delivers all the results labeled nicely. I use this to then spin content.
Article Forge – I ran into much more heartache than I needed to early on creating articles using the strategies taught in SEO AD. This makes it super easy.
Link Whisper – Interlink articles with certain keywords in seconds.
Google Free Tools
Google URL builder – Get those UTM designations right and know how people are reaching your site/product page/post etc.
Google Analytics – The standard in free marketing data and a must for serious data-driven affiliate marketers.
Google Tag Manager – The next level of organizing and pulling data into Google Analytics is Google’s free tag managment software. Learn more about how we use it here.
Google Ads – An underrepresented tool in affiliate marketing check out my review.