Getting Started

A really valuable 30 day roadmap of the steps to take to build your own online business from scratch
http://www.bestinternetbusinesscoach.com/roadmap.pdf


Finding A Niche

For the top ten searches

http://pulse.ebay.com/

Hot markets
http://buzz.yahoo.com
http://hot.aol.com


Keyword Research

Free research tool
https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

Wordtracker

Free version http://www.freekeywords.wordtracker.com

Wordtracker is generally considered the industry standard, but a paid service. Can be bought by the day

www.wordtracker.com


Domain Names

Help in choosing a domain name

www.nameboy.com
www.domaintools.com


Registering A Domain Name

www.namecheap.com
www.cheapcheapdomainnames.com
www.godaddy.com


Hosting

Hostagtor, best for hosting unlimited domains
www.hostgator.com

Bluehost www.bluehost.com


Shopping Cart

Total Business Cart is a private label of 1shopping cart
http://www.totalbusinesscart.com/app/?pr=57&id=67456


Web Design

Software tools
Dreamweaver – www.macromedia.com
Frontpage – www.microsoft.com


Free Web Design Software

www.nvu.com
http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/

Free Web Templates

www.freewebtemplates.com


Graphics Software

Adobe Photoshop
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/index.html

Free Graphics Packages
http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/
http://www.gimp.org/


Color Scheme Software

Harmonious Color Schemes
a program that allows you to see color theory in action: you can create harmonious color schemes and preview them on real-world examples.

http://www.color-wheel-pro.com

Free Color Matching Software
Just point your cursor at the color and get the RGB, CMYK and HTML settings
http://www.nattyware.com/pixie.html


FTP Software

Filezilla
www.filezilla.com

WS_FTP Home
www.ipswitch.com

There are many other free FTP products available


Tracking Software

Adtrackz – http://www.adtrackz.com
Google Analytics – http://www.google.com/analytics/


Link Building

Free Link Builder (there is a paid version too)

http://www.cyber-robotics.com


Link Exchange

Link Metrohttp://www.linkmetro.com

Paid link building service – http://www.link-assistant.com

Find your own through Google

keyword  “+ addurl”
keyword “+ addsite”
Keyword “+ submit site”


Link Directory Submitter

www.linkdirectorysubmitter.com


Public Domain

http://www.alibris.com
Useful sources for bonuses

Albris
Abebooks
Gutenberg


Royalty Free Photos

Various sites, check carefully for usage restrictions

http://sxc.hu
http://www.morguefile.com
http://www.openphoto.net
http://www.freephotosbank.com


Audio Software

Audacity (free) – http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Impact Web Audio – http://www.impactwebaudio.com/
Web Audio Plus – http://www.webaudioplus.com
Sony Audio Studio – http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/products/soundforgefamily.asp

Sound Mixing
Accoustica Mixcraft – http://www.acoustica.com/
http://www.impacewebaudio.com/

Sound Effects (free)
www.grsites.com/sounds


Video Software

Desktop Screen recorder (free)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/camstudio

Windows Movie Maker -free with Windows XP and Vista

Sony Movie Studio – http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/moviestudio


Office Software

An MSOffice equivalent (free) for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, drawing and database
http://www.openoffice.org/



Submission of Press Releases

Sites where you can upload your Press Releases

www.prweb.com
www.free-press-release.com
www.usanews.net


Submission of Articles

Sites where you can upload your Articles

www.submityourarticle.com
www.articleannouncer.com
www.ezinearticles.com


Find Affiliates

Affiliate location software
http://www.cgiconnection.com/affiliate-finder
http://www.affiliatesalert.com

Find your own through Google

keyword  “+ affiliate”


Refer A Friend

Free script –  http://expertwebinstalls.com/tell_a_friend_script.html

Low cost but good reporting –   http://www.jemscripts.co.uk/


Outsourcing

Outsourcing Services from these sites

www.elance.com
www.scriptlance.com
www.rentacoder.com
www.webdesignlance.com


Blogs

Blogger (free, owned by Google, easy to set up)
www.blogger.com

WordPress (free – use Fantastico on your host cpanel) or will need some technical skills to install
www.wordpress.org

Expert WordPress To install a secure WordPress Blog
Expert WordPress


Essential Free Registrations

You need to set up accounts with the following
Clickbank (for sale & purchase of products)
http://www.clickbank.com

Adsense (for adsense revenue)
http://adsense.google.com

Amazon (for affiliate sales)
http://www.amazon.com

PayPal – for payment and receipt of monies
http://www.paypal.com (set up a Merchant account)

Skype (free telephone calls)
http://www.skype.com