Tools I Use

Here are just some of the tools I use – from SEO software, to the courses that helped me learn what I needed to make money from sites, how I grew my social media following and email lists, the WordPress themes I use, and more.

SEO Tools

Best Content Optimization SEO Tool
SurferSEO
Unlimited FREE version, paid version starts at $49/mo

SurferSEO is amazing for optimizing your content - it'll pick up phrases you haven't used that are key to the topic, but that your competitors have.

You can write in it like G Docs, or audit existing posts to improve them (it'll also check for any internal links you should add), and even do keyword research and make site recommendations.

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Cheap Pay-As-You-Go Keyword Research
Lowfruits.io

Don't want to pay for monthly SEO tools like Semrush or Ahrefs?

Lowfruits is different: you get credits you can use to search for keywords.

I find it super helpful for finding long-tail keywords, questions and FAQs to add on to existing articles to drive more traffic.

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Courses

Best Affiliate Marketing Niche Site Course
Authority Hacker - The Authority Site System
$997

Authority Hacker Pro is only open once per year, but Authority Hacker's entry-level course, The Authority Site System, or TASS, is open all year.

TASS takes you through building a site, picking a niche, designing high-converting affiliate blocks and a site in GeneratePress and GenerateBlocks, and how to do link building.

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Best Premium Blogging Course For Info Content
Niche Site Profits - The Fat Stacks Blog Course by Jon Dykstra
$597

Jon makes $100,000+ every month, and I paid to join the course and community back when I was earning around $10K a month, to try to learn some new tricks.

Jon's course takes you from the beginning: doing keyword research, writing or outsourcing every type of content (with all his excellent templates) and taking through the entire niche site growth and monetisation process.

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Find Quick Wins & Make More Money
EasyWins.io - 120+ Strategies to 10X Your Website's Revenues
$529

Mushfiq from The Website Flip is known for buying and flipping hundreds of websites.

With EasyWins, you get access to his entire framework for how he buys, quickly grows the revenue, and then flips for more money, with 120+ strategies for increasing site earnings.

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Affiliate Marketing

Best Affiliate Marketing Plugin For WordPress Sites
Lasso - The Best Affiliate Marketing Plugin
$39/month

The lovely looking CTA you're reading right now... was built by Lasso.

These convert like crazy... that's why I'm using them here!

But Lasso does so much more. It finds broken affiliate links, recommends opportunities (such as links that you could make into affiliate links, that aren't currently), and tells you when Amazon Affiliate links are out of stock!

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Display Ads

The Display Ads Network I Use
Ezoic | Make Money With Display Ads

Ezoic guaranteed that if I moved my sites over, they could increase ad revenue by at least 15%. And they have - we're earning 20-25% more now than we were with AdThrive.

I've had a great experience with Ezoic, and I think they're great for small site owners to start making their first dollar online.

(We have a special custom deal with a 15% revenue lift guarantee - so do be aware that this is not guaranteed for you.)

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WordPress Theme

Best WordPress Theme
GeneratePress - Fastest WordPress Theme
Free version, or Pro is $59

I use GeneratePress Pro on all my sites, and combine it with GenerateBlocks.

It's lightning fast with no bloat, compatible with everything I use, and great to use.

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Email Marketing

Best Email Software For Niche Sites (WAY Cheaper Than Mailchimp)
MailerLite
Free up to 1000 subscribers, then $9/mo

Mailerlite is a great cheap option for emails, and I've moved over from Mailchimp to save money.

You get all the tools you need for making extra affiliate sales to your base - but at far lower monthly fees.

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Miscellaneous

Odys Global - Premium Aged Domain Marketplace

Odys are my choice for the best premium aged domains, with links from the world's top publications.

I'm an Odys customer - I recently bought an excellent domain for £3000 which I am building out, and I also pick four domains every month to recommend and what I would build the site into.

Also, sign up with my link and get a FREE $100 in your account to spend on your first aged domain.

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Best Twitter Growth Tool
Tweet Hunter
$49/mo

I used Tweet Hunter to grow from 0 to 6,500 followers in 4 months, without much time invested.

I use it to schedule tweets ahead of time, create viral threads, and Tweet Hunter also has detailed analytics and a database of high-performing tweets to take inspiration from (or use their AI to re-write successful tweets in new ways).


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