NOTE: THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR RESOURCE SECTION COULD LOOK LIKE – the section below is “copy/pasted” from John Lee Dumas, over at EntrepreneurOnFire.com. Each of those links below are “affiliate links,” so each time someone clicks a link and buys something from one of these providers, John is paid an affiliate commission for recommending the product/service —— It goes without saying, you should only recommend products that you believe in, and providers that you can stand behind. It also goes without saying. Recommending valuable resources that others will benefit from, can be a great way to create an additional passive revenue stream. This is also a great place to recommend your own products, services, and free giveaway i.e. lead generation offers – something that John does below as well.
Below are my favorite resources for Entrepreneurs… enjoy! I also want to give you a gift that Audible and I have teamed up to provide: a free audio book! So if you haven’t already, click here for a free audiobook of your choice! I recommend Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links on this page are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you, and I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. I recommend these companies because I believe they have great products that will be very beneficial to you. Please only purchase these products if you feel the same way.
Blue Host: VIP PARTNER! BlueHost recently upgraded me to a VIP partner giving YOU the LOWEST price for their hosting available (only their top 1% Partners have this offer). As you can see through this link, your hosting is $3.95 per month opposed to $4.95 anywhere else, which adds up!
Also, you get a free domain & access to my 23 WordPress tutorial videos with use of my affiliate link. Email me for access to the tutorials once you have set up your BlueHost account!
Leadpages: Kate and I use LeadPages for almost everything when it comes to sales pages, opt-in forms, email collection, video courses…you name it, LeadPages does it! We have created a special gift for those who use this link to purchase. Simple email me and we’ll send the gift to you!
WPCurve: Access your own WordPress ninja all day every day for $69 per month. WOW Fire Nation, this is worth the cost 20 times over!
Infusionsoft: We often get asked how we manage every aspect of EntrepreneurOnFire. EVERYTHING runs through Infusionsoft. It is the best CRM for email marketing, eCommerce, contact management, membership sites…you name it…they do it. Not cheap, but incredibly robust.
1 on 1 Coaching: EntrepreneurOnFire is a top rated business podcast & generates $200,000+ a month. If you want to be mentored by John Lee Dumas, be prepared to IGNITE!
Greg Merrilees: Want a Website Design to Maximize Your Conversions? We are experts in creating awesome designs for Market Leaders with a proven formula to maximize your sales! For being part of Fire Nation, when you opt-in you will receive a 10% for any of our design services. Click Here for our exclusive “FIRE SPECIAL”.
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My favorite Entrepreneur products
- Earn 1K on the side: Earn your first $1000 with Ramit Sethi’s PROVEN and amazing resources.
- Fizzle: Training from experts you trust + vital community. Create an online business you’re proud of.
- OptinMonster: Want more email subscribers? This is our favorite email pop up by FAR, and we’ve tried them all!
- Hootsuite: Enhance your social media management with Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard. Manage multiple networks and profiles!
- LeadPages: The easiest way to create landing pages, launch pages, sales pages, and other conversion pages for your website. Incredible tutorials & support makes LeadPages the total package.
- 99 Designs: In need of a logo, website banner, or Podcast image? Submit your description, designers compete, & you choose your favorite! If you are not satisfied, walk away with a full refund…you can’t lose! Get a $99 Power-Pack for FREE using this link!
- Libsyn.com: This is where I host all of my podcasts. Use the coupon code “Fire” while signing up & receive up to 2 months free!
- ScreenFlow: (for Mac users) – the screen capture software I know and love. Makes it very easy to create high-quality software demos, tutorials, app previews, training, presentations and more.
- TextExpander: TextExpander allows you to create hot keys for words, phrases or even paragraphs you type regularly. All you have to do is type your hot key and watch your text expand. I use this in my business every single day, and it saves me a TON of time!
- Audible: Get your first audiobook for FREE today. Go to EOFireBook.com!
Conferences I recommend!
- Tropical Think Tank: Join us in May 2015 in the Philippines for 6 days of masterminds, breakout sessions, incredible presentations and A LOT of fun. Chris Ducker pulls out all the stops for this all-inclusive, business building, life changing event. Kate and I will both be rocking the stage together for the first time ever, and it’s going to epic! Email Kate for an exclusive Fire Nation special!
- Podcast Movement: Come to Fort Worth, Texas in 2015 for the 2nd annual Podcast Movement! We shall have a blast! Email JM to get the “Fire Nation” discount code!
- Agents of Change: THE premiere conference in Maine, featuring Pat Flynn, Chris Ducker, John Lee Dumas and MANY more amazing Entrepreneurs. If you can’t get to Maine (gorgeous in September) then check out the digital pass, it rocks too!
- FreshBooks: The fastest way to invoice clients, track time & run your small business in the cloud. They have the best interface I seen, great customer support, and an awesome explainer video.
Fire Nation’s Accountant
- Josh Bauerle is the recommended CPA for Fire Nation. His firm, CPAOnFire, specializes in working with small businesses to meet all their tax and accounting needs. Taxes are the largest expense for most businesses, let Josh make sure you are minimizing yours.
- Virtual Staff Finder: So my problem was, I needed a legit virtual assistant. I know Filipinos are renown for their loyalty and hard work. However, I wanted to know for sure my VA was a good person and had a stable work environment. Enter Virtual Staff Finder. Chris Ducker runs an incredible shop where you tell them what you want, and 14 days later they come back with 3 fully vetted VA’s awaiting for your interview and approval.
- No Guts No Glory: Your dream of becoming a highly successful and respected podcaster/entrepreneur really can become a reality. Amber Ludwig’s expertise lies in setting up a website that appeals to your audience and increases conversion rates, helping you to build a global audience and loyal following, as well as market your podcast and core message more effectively. Mention the “Fire Nation Special” and get free lifetime access to the AuthenticBusinessSuccessSummit.com: 15 high-value teachings from 6-7-and-8 figure earners on how to grow your business + $5700 worth of business-building bonuses!
Custom Audio Specialists
- Music Radio Creative is your one stop shop for all your audio needs. Podcast audio branding, audio for video, commercial productions and custom music themes. Whatever your choice – your listeners will be left speechless! Email Mike and ask for the Fire Nation special 🙂
- Caleb Daniel Productions: Caleb is an entrepreneurial filmmaker specializing in marketing, short films, and web content. He is the creator of the EOF videos & believes a creative visual story is the best way to share an idea.
High End Designer
- Do you need a mind blowing image to get your brand to stand above the rest? Mention coupon code “Fire” to get 10% off a photo shoot with Josh Rossi.
- Carbonite: Use offer code Fire for 2 free months! For a few dollars a month, you will have Carbonite automatically back up everything you do, real time, and in the cloud. Computer crash? Want to migrate computers? Simply press one button and everything is seamlessly downloaded on your new cpu.
Website and Blogging
- WordPress: This is simply the best Blog Publishing Platform available. It is free, extremely customizable and has an incredible support system. Make sure you click the link or the image and go to the .org site, not the .com site. Very different animals.
- The THESIS Theme: Thesis Theme gives you a huge variety of tools to customize your site exactly to your liking. You will get faster page load times, maximized optimization, and point-and-click design, and font controls.
- Optimize Press: If you are building a membership site, this is hands down the best Theme to pair with Wishlist member, the best membership site platform. The how to videos at Optimize Press are more than worth the price of admission.
- Podcasting A to Z:**Use discount code “DUMAS” for $150 off!** If you have ANY desire to start a podcast, this course is your bible as Cliff Ravenscraft the Podcast Answerman will take you to the promise land and have you producing high quality podcasts in the time you can say A to Z. I am personally in Cliff’s Podcast Mastermind and have received so much valuable insight and information it is incredible.
Product Distribution & Shopping Carts
- E-Junkie: If you are looking for a shopping cart and/or buy now buttons in order to sell downloads and tangible goods on your website, look no further. E-Junkie has a simple interface, integrates well with PayPal, and has a great support staff.
- ClickBank: The Internet’s leading retailer of digital products. Whether you’re looking to sell, promote, or shop for digital goods, ClickBank will allow you to do so quickly and effectively.
- Paypal: Paypal is a must to accept payments through the above shopping carts.
For Capturing Video and Screencasts
- Camtasia for Mac – Another option for screen captures. Camtasia is a good option because of the great tutorials you can acquire (below).
- Camtasia for PC (Camtasia Studio) – Same as above…for PC.
- Learn Camtasia – This is a great place to learn all you need to know about Camtasia. Real professionals, very educationalvideos.
- PieHole.TV: Do you like Jimmy and my explainer video on EntrepreneurOnFire.com? If so, contact Priscilla at Piehole and she will take you to the promise land!
- Google Analytics: Google’s free website tracking and analytical tool. A must have for anyone with any type of website.
- Clicky: Clicky is just like Google Analytics, except it’s easier to use, and you can view how many people are on your site (and what they are doing) in real time! Your first site is free.
- Google Adsense: Make money by placing relevant ads on your website that are 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, you can select keywords and locations and you pay each time someone clicks on your advertisement.
- Legalzoom: Easy online incorporation or LLC creation. Use code “Fire” for a great bonus gift!
- Influence by Robert B. Cialdini: You’ll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.
- 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss: Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
- Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv. Eker: Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, or their choice of jobs, businesses, or investments? The shocking answer is: None of the above!
- The $100 Start Up by Chris Guillebeau: Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment.