Resources to Help You Make Money Online
Last Updated: 12/26/2016
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Work From Home
These are all sites where you can pick up freelance opportunities. As of this writing, this is my full-time source of income. Some of these fit under the umbrella of bidding sites, but due to the stigma, many of them are improved.
Other Places to Find Work:
http://onlywire.com – Submit your content to more than 50 social bookmarking sites at once.
https://pingler.com/ – Ping your URL to more than 70 services with a few clicks.
http://pingoat.net/ – Another free pinging service that’s worth your time.
http://www.submitexpress.com/free-submission.html – Submit the homepage of your site to more than 70 search engines at once. You only need to do this once. The search engines will automatically crawl your site and be notified each time you update it.
Namecheap – This is hands-down the only place I go to buy domains. Namecheap makes it a quick and easy transaction, and their interface makes my domains easy to manage as well.
Hetrixbyte – If you need something affordable to get started that will allow you to pay month-to-month, I’ve been with this company since 2010. They have proven themselves to be a reliable solution when funds are limited.
Bluehost – Get the best premium host for your WordPress site complete with great support and backups! Bluehost is second to none.
http://mailchimp.com – free to build a list of up to 2,000 subscribers and send 12,000 emails per month. Mailchimp also has a user-friendly interface to create your newsletter, email blasts, etc. I’ve tried GetResponse and Aweber as well, and I found Mailchimp best suited my needs at this time.
Lead capture bar and pop-up – HelloBar – Free
Find Royalty-Free Images for Your Blog/Website
Everything Internet goes better and further with great images.
http://pixabay.com – One of my favorites!
http://google.com – Yes, you can easily find a wide variety of free-to-use images. Type your search. Click the Images tab. Click Search Tools. Under Usage Rights, select Labeled for reuse. The three major search engines: Google, Yahoo, and Bing have this option in some form.
http://canva.com – Create a variety of online graphics free including: Facebook covers, Google+ covers, Twitter headers, Twitter backgrounds, blog graphics, Christmas cards, and much more!
Screen Capture Tools
http://jing.com – Free screen shots! Share via link or download. Also includes some call out tools as well.
http://screencast-o-matic.com – Free screen share for onscreen video recording.
SnagIt – Recommended! Love this tool! I use it for both images and video caps.
http://bufferapp.com – Free to schedule and manage 1 account each of the following: LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter
http://klout.com – Find influencers and build your audience on Facebook and Twitter.
https://statusbrew.com – See your Twitter account through numerous filters including: recent unfollowers, people you follow who don’t follow back, and many more. Automatically send an welcome tweet or direct message to new followers.
http://gramblr.com – Post to Instagram from your PC for free.
Best Cloud Accounting Software
Freshbooks – This allows you to have 1 client free and only charges a 50-cent flat fee for invoices. It also allows you to circumvent the 3% PayPal fee. They recently did a complete overhaul and they are super easy to use.