Resources

Freelance Writing Websites and Paid to Blog Websites

(The MOST Complete List of Freelance Writing Websites on the Internet!)

Microstock Photography Websites

Buy, Sell and Create Products Online 

Free Trial Offer and Paid Online Survey Websites

Online Voiceover Websites 

Other Ways to Make Money Online

Blogging

  • WordPress: The #1 Blog Publishing Platform. Free and easily customizable with wonderful support. All of my blogs use WordPress.
  • WordPress Plugins: Download any plugins, widgets, or customizable elements for your WordPress blog.
  •  Woo Themes: The ultimate resource for premium looking WordPress themes.

Hosting

  • Bluehost: All of my websites are hosted using Bluehost. Easy to use, 1-click automatic WordPress installation, and good customer service.
  • PowWeb: Another fantastic and easy to use hosting service. Also includes 1-click WordPress installation.

Product Distribution & Shopping Carts

  • E-Junkie: The shopping cart I use to sell my eBook. It�??s compatible with Paypal Standard, Paypal Pro, Google Checkout, Authorize.net, TrialPay, Clickbank & 2CheckOut. Works like a charm, very low price to use. Comes with a decent affiliate program for your products.
  • Clickbank: Another digital products retailer. Probably the most popular. Decently priced, but comes with an amazing affiliate program for your products.
  • Paypal.com: Paypal is just ok for selling your own products through them, but you�??ll need an account anyways to configure with and accept payments from the above shopping carts.

Keyword Research

  • WordTracker Free Keywords Tool: Spits out a number for the popularity of a keyword of your choice. Search volume numbers can be compared to find the perfect niche, or to choose keywords for your blog posts.
  • Google Adwords Tool: A tool to help you decide what keywords to use for your Adwords campaigns. You can also check to see the popularity of certain keywords and the competition for ads for those keywords as well.
  • Seo Book Keyword Suggestion Tool: Another fantastic keyword research tool, with even more information and numbers to compare and select the perfect keywords.
  • Seo Keyword Ranking: An excellent tool to keep track of the keywords you�??re working on. Excellent interface and really easy to use.
  • Yahoo Site Explorer:  A tool that will allow you to count inbound links to any website you choose.  This is great for sizing up the competition for your target keywords.

Advertising Stuff

  • Google Adsense: Make money by placing relevant ads on your website that are generated from advertisers using Google Adwords. This is free to use, but you have to register for an account.
  • Google Adwords: If you want to begin advertising on Google, you can select keywords and locations and you pay each time someone clicks on your advertisement.

Email Subscriptions & Marketing

  • Aweber: The internet�??s most powerful email opt-in service and email marketing/broadcasting tool.

Testing Results

  • Google Analytics: Google�??s free website tracking and analytical tool. A must have for anyone with any type of website.
  • Clicktale: You can use clicktale to watch actual recordings of how people use your website. It is actually like watching their own computer screen, so you can then optimize your website if you don�??t like what you see. You can view a small sample of website viewers for free. It will cost more for a larger sample.
  • Google Optimizer: This is another free tool from google where you can test different webpages of the same content, only changing one or two things, so you can see which one works/converts best. It�??s basically a website optimizer testing tool.

Outsourcing Work

  • Elance: Hired service for just about anything you can think of.
  • Odesk: Another outsource website for freelancers, IT companies, programmers and web designers from abroad.
  • LogoMyWay: This is a unique website that you can use if you need a logo design. It�??s in a contest format. You submit the description of what you want, and designers will compete against each other to win money.

Health Insurance

  • eHealthInsurance: Here, you enter your information, and it generates a number of different health care plans for your particular situation with a variety of different prices and specifications.
  • The National Association for the Self-Employed: NASE has a variety of different benefits to it�??s members, including a unique, customizable health insurance plan for the self-employed.

Legal Stuff

  • LegalZoom: Easy online incorporation or LLC creation.

Books

For Capturing Video and Screencasts

20 Comments to “Resources”

  1. Chip Leatherby 21 February 2010 at 2:11 am #

    I absolutely love this site. I came across it searching for how much you get paid for breakmedia video’s and I am really taken with the style and tempo of the site. I will be trying out some of these ideas over the coming months. Good work and please keep it up. I am in the affiliate business and there is a lot of money to be made in affiliating. It is a lot harder work than I envisaged but everytime you make a sale you know it was worth it.

  2. MJ Wolfe 21 February 2010 at 4:29 am #

    Thanks for checking out my site Chip! What kind of affiliate sales do you make? Do you sell your own products or other people’s products?

    MJ

  3. Chip Leatherby 21 February 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Hi MJ

    I run a series of websites mainly around online poker, casino and forex. I do have a couple of other sites that use amazon for niche products like GHD hair straighteners etc.

  4. jeff 5 April 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    ‘Work With Michael’ is a broken link… takes you to sawz.com. I’d delete this from your list ASAP to keep your list of highest quality.

  5. MJ Wolfe 5 April 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    Thank you for catching that Jeff! I just deleted the link and the full blog post that I wrote about “Work With Michael” – I appreciate your feedback!

    MJ

  6. bdwilson 15 April 2010 at 6:38 pm #

    Hello again Michael,

    I guess a ‘guestbook’ is sort of out of date these days. Anyways, what is your experience/opinion on url shortening services? I have heard some programs frown upon them, and will even ban you if you use them.

  7. MJ Wolfe 15 April 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    I only use URL shorteners when I am posting on Twitter – I have never used them in any other capacity. What are you using the URL shortener for?

    MJ

  8. bdwilson 15 April 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    I plan on using it for PDF based ebooks.

  9. MJ Wolfe 16 April 2010 at 4:16 am #

    I would use the full URL and anchor text – I have seen a few instances where the tiny URL’s have stopped working. The last thing you want is to have to come back to your ebook and make changes to various URLs.

    Good luck!

    MJ

  10. Alrady 25 April 2010 at 7:47 am #

    I have several posts about the more popular ones and am adding this to my blog also… great job of compiling the spots.. thanks

  11. MJ Wolfe 25 April 2010 at 8:15 am #

    Thank you Alrady! I just checked out your blog! Nice work! You are the second person to mention RedGage to me, I just added it to the list. Good luck with all of your endeavors!

    MJ

  12. Heather Carreiro 25 April 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    Have you considered adding a tweet this or retweet button on your posts? I want to share this on Twitter but the post itself doesn’t have any easy share buttons, so instead what I’ll do is visit orly or bitly and change the address into a ‘tweetable’ link. I think people would share your posts more often if each page had social media buttons.

  13. MJ Wolfe 25 April 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    Done. You should see a “Tweet This Post” button at the bottom of every one of my posts from now on. (Including this one!) Thanks for the tip!

    MJ

  14. 2besure 25 April 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    I presently have a blogger.com blog and they have twice labeled my sites as spam and they are not. Just my eHow articles. I want to get my own blog. I will be using Adsense on this blog. What should I use? WordPress or buy blog software?

    Pam

  15. MJ Wolfe 25 April 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    Hi Pam – there’s no need to buy blog software, but you should buy your own domain. Using the blogspot or wordpress domains won’t help your cause when it comes to the search engines. It’s better to have your own domain. I prefer WordPress over Blogger, but to be honest it took me a while to get the hang of using it. You can have Adsense on either WordPress or Blogger – it doesn’t matter. I highly reccommend Woo Themes free WordPress templates, be sure and choose the FREE themes if you go with them. You can find them here: Woo Themes The Residuals and Royalties blog uses a free Woo Theme as it’s template.

    Hope that helps! Good luck Pam!

    MJ

  16. Science2 25 April 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    It is so wonderful of you to share this very useful information. Thanks.

  17. MJ Wolfe 25 April 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    Glad you found it helpful! Thanks!

    MJ

  18. bdwilson 17 May 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    Just wanted to say thanks for the Zazzle info. I’m not making a killing on it yet, but the sales are starting to trickle in. I am a referral on that site of yours, so if you noticed the extra cents in your acct, it’s from me. Thanks again!

  19. Legitimate Money Online 29 May 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    Great post again mate. I think youve hit the nail on the head there. It doesnt have to be hard yet mose people fail to realize the basics.

  20. 2besure 3 June 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Thanks MJ you information helped a great deal! PAM


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