Want to know the platforms, tools and software that I use in my own businesses?
These are all the platforms that I use when it comes to building out my network of affiliate websites, as well my two eCommerce stores that I've owned for a number of years now.
My Preferred Dropship Course
While I had a good idea about dropshipping, this course by Franklin Hatchett definitely taught me a lot about paid advertisements on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Google. Before buying the course I was sending traffic to the homepage (mistake), and struggling to find winning products. Plus the community of 8,000 other students helped me learn.
My Preferred Funnel Builder
You've probably heard of this platform from everyone else and I'm also on the Clickfunnels bandwagon, it's just so easy to build powerful high converting funnels. I'm mainly using these for a few eCommerce funnels, as well as gateway pages in my native ads campaigns. I've tried using other platforms such as Leadpages and Unbounce but they fail to offer the same great features and the editor is slow! Clickfunnels is definitely my go to builder.
My Chosen Web Host
This blog is hosted with LightningBase, and this has been my go to provider for fast WordPress optimised web hosting for the last few years. While Bluehost is good for a starter website, as you scale and grow, you need a faster website with better support. I looked at WP Engine and similar platforms but they were so expensive. LightningBase costs $9.95 per month, and each extra website only costs $4.95 using their addon discount.
Best Product Research Tool
I like to think I know how to find a good product to sell, but sometimes it's better to use AI and software to help you. After using over 27 product research tools, I found Sell The Trend to be the best, as it offers over 7 million products with stats and information on them all. Plus you can find new trends, up and coming products, as well as import products directly into your store from a range of platforms with 1 click of the mouse.
Best VPN For Geo Testing
One of the perks of having an internet business is that I can tax expense a lot of software and having a VPN allows me to use it for work and leisure (win win). In my business I use the VPN to see what my ads and website rankings look like from foreign countries. Being outside the US, it's hard for me to see what my rankings look like, using my local Google Search. Surfshark is the best option, it's affordable and after work, I can watch the Netflix USA site too woo!
Best Rated eCom Theme
I've now rolled out the Debutify theme to both of my dropshipping eCommerce stores. This is a free theme with a premium upgrade and the extra is definitely worth it, in my opinion. The problem is finding a fast loading, high-converting, mobile optimised theme and Debutify offers that. Plus they have over 20+ different apps bundled in, which doesn't slow the site down. When you add Shopify apps, they all have their own API's and urls to call, which slows your site down! Debutify will help ensure your website ranks better, thanks to faster page load times.
Best Affiliate Site Theme
All my WordPress affiliate micro niche blogs are created with either Astra or Generatepress, and my preferred choice is Generatepress as it's much more customizable and easier to implement into the website. If you've checked out my blog here, you'll know that I'm using this theme here and it definitely helps with Google rankings as it loads fast and looks great on mobile devices (very important). It's a free theme, with a premium upgrade but to be honest it's not worth having without the paid plan, as you can't customize anything!