Recommendations

In this page, you’ll see a list of my favorite digital marketing tools and software that I use almost everyday for running my online businesses. 

I have explained each of these tools and why I think every digital marketing enthusiast should use them. There is also link attached with most of the tool’s explanation. These links are affiliate links, which means, if you buy the tool’s subscription using my link, I’ll receive a commission for that (Thank You!). 

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Earn Passive Income Course

As you are going through this page, I can safely assume you are interested about digital marketing, more specifically making money online. 

That’s why I’ll recommend you the best course (according to me) on earning passive money. Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s absolutely possible to earn money online without doing any course. In fact, I earned my first few bucks just from learning YouTube. 

But, that’s a long & cumbersome process, and a good course can make your path a whole lot easier.

I’ll definitely recommend ‘Project 24’ to anyone who’s serious about making a side income online.

This course changed my life, I seriously believe it will change yours too!

Hosting

Hosting is the first thing you need to get for setting up a website. You can’t do without it. 

The thing is, there are thousands of hosting providers in the market. To be honest, most of them are not that great.

Fortunately for you, I have tested many of these providers and can confidently say, WPX Hosting is the best among all!

Here’s what you’ll get in their basic hosting package:

Domain

Though you can buy domain from the same site you’re getting the hosting, but it is recommended to get hosting and domain from two different places. 

This keeps your business safe as we all know we shouldn’t put all our eggs in a single basket. 

If for any reason your hosting provider stops servicing, you’ll at least have the domain to point to another server.

Theme

I have been making niche sites since 2016. In these last 5 years, I’ve been asked what is the best WordPress theme hundreds of times. I couldn’t give a straight answer as there weren’t any particular favorite theme of mine.

Fortunately, I can give a straight answer now. The best WordPress Theme for you depends on what you intend to use the site for.

If your main goal is blogging, I can confidently say Acabado rules all the other theme. I think this is the perfect theme for bloggers. An amazing amalgam of lightweight yet stylish features. 

By the way, did I forget to mention Acabado is a product of the Income School Team?

Site Backup Software

If you ask me to list 3 most important plugins for a website, I’ll obviously include ManageWP.

ManageWP is a single platform where you can manage all your sites, keep daily backup, and so on. 

If you are a serious blogger and serious about your site, GET MANAGEWP TODAY! 

I can’t stress how crucial it is to have daily backups of your site!

Image Optimization Plugin

Speed is one of the most crucial factors when it comes to ranking a site in Google.

Also, no body wants to see a boring slow site, right? But it can be really hard to optimize a site for speed when the site is very stylish and heavy with graphics.

Most image compression tools out there don’t do a pretty good job. Well, the exception is ShortPixel. 

I love ShortPixel because, unlike other image compression tools, it is extremely cheap yet effective. You’ll have options on what degree of compression you want.

I believe their pricing plans is also perfect for someone just starting out. 

Internal Link Plugin

This plugin won’t be necessary for you if you just have a starter site with 10-20 posts.

However, like me, if you have a site with 200+ posts, then internal linking among the posts can get really cumbersome and tiring. 

That’s where LinkWhisper comes in. LinkWhisper’s AI can automatically detect the related pages that need to be internally linked and does everything for you. All you need to do is select the anchor texts and see the magic happening!

Graphic Design Platform

We bloggers sometimes need to be a jack of all trades. That means, we have to take care of the graphics designing part of our website too, especially when the site is just new and there is no one to help you out.

If you are like me, you don’t have a good grasp on graphics designing. Trust me, till now I can’t figure out which color enhances what other color. Those seem alien to me.

Fortunately, Canva is there for us. Canva has hundreds of templates, pictures, layouts and all other stuff to help you out make stunning graphics for your site. 

if you are not using Canva, you’re just MISSING OUT!

Stock Image Site

I just talked about Canva in the last section. Why am I talking about it again?

Well, this time I chose Canva as a stock image site. 

Right now, I have more than 3 sites running. And to run all these sites, the premium image collection from Canva is just enough for me. 

Canva has been enriching their collection for a long time and now I am really proud of what they have gathered.

Almost in any type of niche (except some obscure ones) you’ll find images in Canva.

And the best thing is, within a single subscription, you can use Canva both as a graphics design platform and stock image site! 

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Email Service Provider

Hosting is the first thing you need to get for setting up a website. You can’t do without it. 

The thing is, there are thousands of hosting providers in the market. To be honest, most of them are not that great.

Fortunately for you, I have tested many of these providers and can confidently say, WPX Hosting is the best among all!

Here’s what you’ll get in their basic hosting package:

Monetizing With Ads

If your site has a good amount of traffic per month, then you can apply for Ezoic Ads. Ezoic is a fantastic ad platform that can pay you much larger revenue than a typical Adsense would. 

I don’t know the technical terms and how Ezoic works at the nitty-gritty level, but what I do know is it pays me more than Adsense or most other ad platforms. 

If you are thinking about adding another income stream to your site, Ezoic can be a smart choice! 

YouTube
Marketing

If you want to work on YouTube, then TubeBuddy can be a very helpful buddy for you. 

TubeBuddy helps creator to optimize their videos for SEO, find video topics, research competitors, make custom thumbnail and so on. 

I’ll only recommend this tool to serious YouTubers who want to increase their earning and productivity in terms of creating High-Quality videos that people actually want to see & enjoy.