I decided to put together a list of the best tools so that you avoid wasting money testing things that just don’t work or just upgrade the marketing tools you’re currently using if these add more value to you. I will continue to add new marketing tools as I grow my business.
Word of caution: you don’t need all these tools to get started, in fact, you’d be wasting your money if you are a beginner because you wouldn’t take full advantage of all the indicators/insights that those tools will generate. Keep it cool at the beginning and venture to spend more money on software as you learn more.
$ Low Price/Free
$$ Affordable, good for beginners
$$$ Expensive, pro level
$$$$ You better be making $10k/month before you purchase this.
For hosting your websites, reliable and decent speed.
You can do a lot of research with Semrush, lookup any website and it will show you organic traffic, keyword that site rank for, backlinks, etc.
This SEO oriented folks, similar to Semrush but I personally find ahrefs much more robust and reliable when it comes to backlinks, it also offers a lot of intel about organic traffic and SERP.
Needless to say, this is the best content management software, if your site has a lot of content, you won’t find a better alternative than WordPress, did I mention it’s also free?. WordPress is easy to learn and has a ton of plugins that you can add to your site to achieve pretty much anything you want.
Domain registrar with competitive pricing and free privacy protection.
Helpful marketing tool to research expired and auctioned domains, it has a lot of different metrics that will keep you out of trouble. Take some time to learn about the key metrics before investing any money in domain auctions.
Tactical Arbitrage ($$)
This useful tool allows you to process a huge amount of data pretty quickly, I use it to find profitable products that I can sell on Amazon or eBay. Read my detailed review of Tactical Arbitrage.