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Welcome to the Passive Wealth Blog Resources section. I’ve been blogging for over five years now and have used various tools and products for my blogs and for my clients, and here is a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for building and optimizing your business. I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial developing any business blog.

Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, here is an important disclosure:


Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes, at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

WEB HOSTING
#1 FOR HOSTING WEBSITES AND BLOGS

BLUEHOST
All of my niche websites are hosted on Bluehost. Why? Because they make it incredibly easy to get a new site up and running with their one-click automatic WordPress Blog installation.

You can use your Bluehost account to host multiple domains—no need to pay more for hosting when you’re ready to start another website. Also, they provide outstanding customer service. A phone is best, they are happy to talk direct.

All of their hosting plans offer a FREE domain and site builder, and 1-click WordPress installation, Unlimited Space, Bandwidth and Email Account, 24×7 WordPress Experienced Support, Anytime Money-Back Guarantee as low as $3.49 / month using this special link.

SITEGROUND
SiteGround is one of the most popular and highest rated hosting providers in the WordPress community. They provide unique in-house WordPress speed and security solutions to make your site as fast and secure as possible. They are known for the best 24/7 support in the industry which is why they’re an official ‘WordPress’ recommended hosting provider. SiteGround features include automatic upgrades, built-in WP caching, CDN, one-click staging and GIT version control. They are also one of the few companies offering location-specific hosting with 3 data centers in the USA, Europe, and Asia. On top of all this, they have а special discount for Passive Wealth Blog readers. Check them out here.

DOMAINKING.NG
If you are a blogger, web designer or a webmaster in Nigeria, then choosing a reliable Web Hosting Company to host your website can be a very challenging task. I am sure many of you have had your own share of stories with different providers. So considering that I am going to share with you guys a reliable & trusted Web Hosting provider DomainKing.NG.

DomainKing’s Web Hosting Features Overview
Now let’s talk about the features that you will get if you buy any web hosting plan listed on their website.
The most important thing is that they offer “No nonsense Web Hosting plans” in which you will get what you pay for. This is unlike many other providers that claim big things but fail to deliver in the end & disappoint.

I have listed below some of their features that I like:

1) Free .com or .com.ng domain with their hosting plans for the 1st year. If you are a blogger then I am sure you will enjoy a free domain with hosting.

2) No Server Overloading which makes the websites hosted on their servers load faster & with better reliability.

3) Industry standard cPanel that is very easy to use and understand with every hosting plan. So it is very easy to manage your websites at DomainKing.

4) Create Unlimited Sub Domains & Unlimited emails from the cPanel with every plan.

5) Softaculous One-Click Installer App for installing all basic CMS Softwares like WordPress, Joomla, SMF etc using a single click.

6) Basic WordPress Support which includes things like Installation & some other issue handling etc.

7) Uptime Guarantee with all their hosting plans.

8) Best 24/7 Support that replies to all your questions with definite solutions within a few hours max.

Very Affordable Pricing
DomainKing offers the most affordable web hosting plans to start your website or blog. Their pricing is pretty decent for the number of features & support that you get. Plans starting from just N93/month, it’s pretty awesome if you are looking for quality customer support, faster loading & complete value for money.

Awesome Support:
They offer both Sales & Support via Chat, emails & Support ticket system. And their Support is very reliable & helpful in providing the right solutions to the problems. But the only thing that they need to work on is adding a local phone number for phone support. Otherwise, their support is pretty awesome. Check them out here.

 

TOP WORDPRESS PREMIUM THEME PROVIDERS

ThemeForest
When building a successful website, your chosen theme is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle. After all, a theme is primarily responsible for not only a website’s style and design, but often much of its functionality as well.

In other words, buying a theme is not a decision you should make lightly. Instead, you’ll want to weigh up all of your options before jumping in — and, when it comes to options, ThemeForest is a site that really can’t be beaten.

Launched in 2008, ThemeForest is the world’s most popular WordPress theme marketplace — pairing WordPress theme developers with hungry buyers. ThemeForest is part of the eight-strong Envato Markets family (unified in 2014), which also includes the now extremely well-known WordPress plugin marketplace, CodeCanyon.

So, want a professional theme for your blog or website?  ThemeForest offers everything you can ever think of. Check them out here.

ElegantThemes
Looking for great, professional looking, elegant style WordPress themes? Elegant themes have it all. I use their themes on my client’s websites. They provide great quality WordPress themes. This is really a great offer as you will get 100% complete access to their entire collection of 87 themes and plugins for only $69! Check them out here.


EMAIL MARKETING

CONVERTKIT
#1 FOR BUILDING EMAIL LISTS

ConvertKit is my number one recommendation for email list management. ConvertKit makes managing your email list and setting up autoresponders so easy and user-friendly. Segmenting my email subscribers into groups so that they get content specific to their individual needs has never been more simple.

I highly recommend using ConvertKit for your email list building. Check it out here.

BUILDING LANDING PAGES

LEADPAGES

#1 FOR CREATING LANDING PAGES
LeadPages is by far my favorite tool for creating high-quality landing pages quickly and easily.

LeadPages
helps you convert viewers into subscribers or buyers. Best of all, it works both with WordPress and non-WordPress sites.

I highly recommend using LeadPages for your first info product.

BUILDING ONLINE COURSES

TEACHABLE
Teachable is not only really user-friendly, the folks at Teachable are amazing. I love the company. They are dedicated to ensuring students have the most supportive and successful online course experience ever.

An excellent choice for online course students and online course creators!

KEEP YOUR WEBSITE SECURE

SUCURI
My websites are my business and my livelihood! I don’t want any intruders, so I pay a yearly fee to make sure that if anyone tampers with my sites, it’ll be taken care of right away, with alerts/notifications letting me know what’s up. Sucuri is definitely great for peace of mind if anything. Try SUCURI here.

 

LIMIT LOGIN ATTEMPTS
Install this plugin to limit the number of times someone can attempt to login to your WordPress admin panel before getting blocked. This helps to stop those who keep trying to break in by logging into your website with different passwords (and there are tools to help speedup this process). Get it here.

HELPFUL STORAGE TOOLS

DROPBOX
Dropbox not only allows you to safely and securely store your business files but, if you’re working with other people, it makes it easy for you to collaborate on shared documents. The basic plan is free.

BOOST TRAFFIC TO YOUR PRODUCT PAGES WITH ADVERTISEMENTS

GOOGLE ADSENSE
Make money by placing relevant ads on your website, generated from advertisers using Google Adwords. This is free to use, but you have to register for an account.

GOOGLE ADWORDS
If you want to begin advertising on Google, use Adwords to select keywords and locations, and then pay each time someone clicks on your advertisement.

SEO: KEYWORD RESEARCH TOOLS TO CHOOSE YOUR TARGET MARKET

LONG TAIL PRO
This is a great tool I use for doing keyword research – it helps you to find long tail keywords that are easy to rank. Not only this, Long Tail Pro also shows competitors analytics and a lot more.

 

Over the time I will add more tools I use. However, those tools I have listed should get you going just fine.