Business Resources

This is a collection of recommended resources that are must haves for any online business owner.

Computer Utilities

TuneUp Utilities – keeps your computer purring like a kitten by automatically monitoring your computer and taking action when needed to keep it problem free.
Anti-Malware – a variety of tools that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer. Free version is all that is needed for most people.
Spybot Search and Destroy – home of Spybot-S&D, the best (according to PC World, PCMag.com, …) privacy software available!

 

Buy Domains

NameCheap
Godaddy

Domain Valuations

The new Tidgulator by Tidget calculates the approximate selling price of a website based on over a dozen factors. Enter a website’s information in the fields below and the Tidgulator does the rest.
Tidgulator – Website Valuation Tool

Trust Elements

Better Business Bureau Online – You can also contact your local BBB office for forms. You online submission will be sent to your local office for followup.
http://www.bbb.org/online/business/relbusapp.aspx

HonestE Online

CD/DVD Duplication

Kunaki — CD/DVD manufacturing and publishing service
Publish your CD / DVD at no cost to you. Digital CD / DVD manufacturing for smart people. No minimumns or setup fees. 24/7

DVD and CD Duplication & Replication, Printing and Packaging
Corporate Disk offers CD Duplication and DVD duplication services as well as all forms of quality media replication and media duplication services. 800-634-3475

Analytics

Getclicky – real time analtyics tracking. Super important if you use paid traffic sources. You can know your test results in minutes if the traffic is sufficient. This will keep you from waiting overnight and spending your entire budget. Also has video tracking.

Conversion

VisualWebsiteOptimizer.com
Google Website Optimizer

Low cost usability testing – UserTesting.com
UserTesting.com’s discount usability testing helps website owners discover why people leave their website, without the hassle and expense of traditional usability testing.

 

Competitive/Market Analyis

Compete.com – Competitor analysis and traffic estimation tool
Quantcast.com – Understand the demographics of your sites

Transcription Services

Transcription services: Audio, Video, CD/DVDs… CastingWords
Quick, high quality, audio transcription service – just upload your file and go. Straightforward rates, fast ordering and a range of turnarounds.

Translation Software

Systran.com
To keep pace with the growing need for real-time multilingual information SYSTRAN Online Services offer individuals and businesses of all sizes on-demand, web pages, written texts, or Microsoft Office files.

Live Chat

Live Chat by LivePerson™ – The Largest and Most Experienced Live Chat Provider

intellichat : Automated Sales Agent

Virtual Smart Agent | Automated Chat Sales Associate for Your Website!
Automated chat sales associate for your website that increases website conversions and builds your optin newsletter list on autopilot!

Popups-Slideups

Instant SlideUp

UltimateFooterAd.com
Capture More Sales and Subscribers with Ultimate Footer Ad, the unobtrusive but effective way to grab your website visitor’s attention. Watch the Demo video and learn how Ultimate Footer Ad can build your opt-in email list faster and grow your sales

Email Marketing

Aweber.com
icontact.com
ConstantContact.com
infusionsoft.com

 

Article Writing

Article Samurai – download this neat little program that will pull in content from all over the web prompted by a keyword search. The source of each snippet is also identified for reference or research (free).

Web Content Studio – A tool that will help you write better, quality, themed content – the exact type of content that can make you look like an expert in your field. Highly recommended (currently $167)

Premium Content Writing, Buy Articles, SEO Articles, Niche Review Articles, Buy Content, Unique SEO Articles
If you are looking to buy SEO articles then you know that there are many SEO article writing services to choose from. MadContent.com cost $1.50 / 100 words.

articlez.com 
Blog Posts, Mini Content Articles, Full Length Ezine article style articles

 

Graphics/Images

istockphoto.com
Inexpensive high resolution graphics from $1-$15

stock.xchng – the leading free stock photography site
stock photography community – browse our huge gallery for high quality stock photos or share yours with others.

PunchStock | Stock Photography, Galleries, Illustrations & Collections
Find an unbeatable selection of royalty free stock photos and illustrations for top photographers. Simple licensing for millions of images.

Health Search

Mednar
The world’s most authoritative medical search site, was developed by Deep Web Technologies to put the most trusted medical search at your finger tips.

Help Desk

OSTicket – FREE
is a widely-used open source support ticket system. It seamlessly integrates inquiries created via email, phone and web-based forms into a simple easy-to-use multi-user web interface. Manage, organize and archive all your support requests and responses in one place while providing your customers with accountability and responsiveness they deserve.

Zendesk

Help Desk Software, Live Chat Software and Customer Service Software

 

RSS

RSS Content Builder, Adds RSS Feeds to Your Website Instantly.
Free Content for your web pages. $77

Widgets

Clearspring – Services for Building, Deploying and Tracking Widgets
The Widget Network for building, deploying, monetizing and tracking widgets on the internet.

Press Releases

SBWire – Press Release Distribution for Small Businesses
SBWire is a leading online newswire designed for small to medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations, providing breaking news, press release distribution, multimedia distribution, hosted press / media room services, online media contact management, media monitoring services and other public relations solutions.

PRWeb – Online Marketing through Press Release Distribution
Online press release distribution is cost-effective online marketing. Learn how PRWeb gets your content in search results to drive website visibility.

URLWire
URLwire is a respected service for announcing Web content. URLwire attracts editorial links for unique and purposeful web content. Sites are announced via private email, Web, RSS feed, and Blog.

PRBuzz – Unlimited Press Release Distribution – $299 / Year

 

Drop Shipping

Wholesale Dropshippers Directory
Wholesale Dropshippers. Directory of Dropshippers wholesalers, importers, manufacturers and wholesale products.

 

Fulfillment Services

Advfill – complete fulfillment services.

Powerpoint

PowerPoint Templates, Backgrounds for Presentations in MS PowerPoint

Microsoft Office Templates Home Page – Microsoft Office Online

Legal

LegalZoom.com

Website Legal Forms Generator
website legal forms, legal forms software.

Video

TubeMogul.com | In-Depth Tracking, Analytics for Online Video | Web Video Syndication
Track online video viewership trends and statistics on video sites like YouTube and get rich metrics from your own video player with TubeMogul

TrafficGeyser – save time with video distribution through social media, video sites, podcast, and RSS
Animoto.com – produce professional videos in 5 minutes

Pixelpipe – Liberate your media! post, upload and share almost anywhere

istockphoto.com
Inexpensive high resolution video clips from $30-$150

RevoStock: Affordable Stock Video Footage, After Effects Projects, Music and Sound Effects

Fotosearch
Fotosearch Stock Photography and Stock Footage helps you find the perfect photo or footage, fast! Our search engine features 5,400,000 royalty free photos, 70,000 stock footage clips, digital videos, vector clip art images, clipart pictures, background graphics, medical illustrations, and maps

Video Spokesperson
Add video content to your website

Live On Page
Video spokesperson for your website

WebVideoUniversity.com
Learn how to do web videos with this step by step course using inexpensive hardware and software.

Voice

Voice123 – The Voice Over Marketplace
Find Voice Over Talent! Free Online Voice Casting Service for Voice-over Talents, Get the Voices Delivered Quickly. Hire Voiceovers Directly, Save Money!

Miscellaneous

Free Press Release Distribution & Free Press Release Submission

Free press release submission & distribution service, submit press release online free of charge. Free distribution to Google News and numerous other sources.

 

RTIR Online
Where producers go to find guests and show ideas. Great expert interviews at your fingertips. Ever wonder how the new channels come up with experts on any topic… now you know.

QR-Code Generator