Marketing Resources

Marketing and conversion tools that will make your life just a little bit easier.

Below is a collection of resources such as conversion tools, software, and websites that help simplify our lives which will make your life easier as well.

Disclaimer: A few of the links contained in this article are affiliate links. While it doesn’t change the cost to you (except lowering it in some cases), it helps us keep the lights on and allows us to provide you with more free content. These are not paid sponsorships. We have personal experience in using these products and found them to be both useful and cost-efficient.

Top Recommendations

These are the three main resources that we truly can’t live without.

A2 Hosting

Fastest and most reliable web hosting we have ever used.

Not as mainstream as Godaddy or Hostgator (which is a shame), A2 Hosting is our top recommendation, the company we use for fast and reliable web hosting. Not only do they have 99.9% uptime and 200% faster speeds than the industry average, but they are also green, all containing “Carbon Neutral” servers. Sounds like a good deal if you ask us. 

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Leadpages

Leadpages is wonderful because it saves an enormous amount of time and energy putting together eye-catching landing pages for our products and services. The landing page editor is extremely fast and easy-to-use, yet fully customizable. They also have a ton of other lead generating features baked in their platform as well. Click the button below to try leadpages for 14 days free!

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Convertkit

The best email marketing user interface we have experienced.

Convertkit is the best email marketing service we have ever used. The number one reason is the amazingly fast, easy to use User Interface. The time we saved setting up forms, email broadcasts and automation sequences allowed us to focus on doing other things we love in life… like bottomless mimosas by the beach.

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Email Service Providers

Email marketing is the direct connection to your audience.

Convertkit

The best email marketing user interface we have experienced.

Convertkit is the best email marketing service we have ever used. The number one reason is the amazingly fast, easy to use User Interface. The time we saved setting up forms, email broadcasts and automation sequences allowed us to focus on doing other things we love in life… like bottomless mimosas by the beach.

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Mailchimp

The recommended free options for starting out.

If you are a complete newbie to email marketing or aren’t ready to step it up with Convertkit, then mailchimp is the perfect alternative. We started out here as they provide free email marketing up to 5000 subscribers. After 5000 you will have to pay, but if you are on a budget, then MailChimp might be right for you.

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Hiring / Outsourcing

Everyone needs a little help sometimes.

Upwork

Post a job and find the perfect freelancer.

Upwork is one of those websites we cannot live without. It is the main freelance hiring website we use and enjoy. Simply post your custom job and watch freelancers from around the world bid on the cost of your project. Select the one that best fits the requirements and treat yourself with new talent in your company.

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Fiverr

Simple jobs, real affordable price.

If Upwork is too expensive, Fiverr is a good substitute. Fiverr matches you up with a freelancer who will do a simple task for as low as $5. The saying “You get what you pay for” comes to mind, so be careful! As for simpler jobs like content editing, this is a great source to keep the costs minimal.

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99 Designs

Have 99 designers all working on one logo and choose your favorite.

Instead of paying one designer $400 to work on your logo, get 99 designers to work on your logo. The designers are then pitted against each other to create a logo or design that best matches your description, like a free-for-all, designer battle royale to the death, but not as gory we hope. Checkout 99Designs today and get find the perfect logo.

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Design Pickle

Unlimited monthly subscription design service. I know, crazy right?

If any of the other options don’t quite work for you, then maybe Design Pickle is your answer. This service provides you unlimited graphic design services for one monthly price. The monthly cost isn’t the cheapest, but it’s much cheaper than hiring your own, in-house designer. So if you are a business who is right in that middle ground and think this service is right for you, then it might be worth a try.   

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Images / Photos / Graphics

A high converting page requires high-quality imagery.

Deposit Photo

$1 premium stock photos!

We love Depositphotos because they offer premium stock photos that are on par with the Istock and Getty’s image quality but they don’t charge you an arm and a leg. They often have special deals for their photo credits but what we love most is their subscription plan that is only $10 for 10 photos a month. Best of all, if you don’t use all 10 photo photo credits that month, your credits will roll over to the next month. It’s the best stock photo deal we have found online so far.

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Pexels

Premium stock photos that are 100% free.

If you are looking for a cheaper alternative route, Pexels.com is the next best thing. The leading 100% cost and royalty free premium photography website. Of course, the selection is not as lucrative as Depositphotos.com but if you are trying to minimize the expenses, then checkout Pexels, there are tons of free photography gems.

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Freepik

Vectors, vectors & more vectors!

If your project needs a more illustrative approach then Freepik is the place to go. Freepik has one of the largest selection of vectors and illustrations we have ever seen and we love it! If you need a high-quality vector for your website or landing page, then freepik is our top free pick...see what I did there.

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Flat Icon

Our go-to spot for free high-quality icons.

Icons are a necessary to help visualize your content and increase your conversions. That’s why we love Flaticon.com. Flaticon is the best resource we have found offering thousands of free high quality designed icons in all the popular formats.

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Theme Shop

Pre-made sales funnels that convert.

Shameless sell promotion here but we don’t want you to miss out. Our Theme Shop offers supreme landing page themes with full, pre-made packaged sales funnels. 90% of the work is already done. All you have to do is download a theme or package, replace your text and graphics and you’re set up with a high quality, conversion-optimized sales funnel. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

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Payment Systems / Merchant Accounts

These are the robots that process your payments.

Stripe

Best eCommerce online merchant account in our eyes.

Stripe is a quickly growing merchant account and payment gateway. Fairly easy to set up, appealing user interface and easy to read analytics. If you need a great way to take payments and accept credit cards that will connect you to a shopping cart or landing page provider then checkout stripe. We love it.

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Gumroad

Just have a one or two digital downloads you want to sell?

Got an ebook you want to sell, but not sure what program to use? Well now you do, it’s Gumroad! Weird name, we know. Gumroad is great for people who have one or two items they want to sell but don’t want to set up a full, robust shopping cart in the process. Their painless process allows you to setup your purchase in minutes and provides a button link that can be placed virtually anywhere to sell your product.

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Paypal

We know you know what PayPal is.

Paypal is the internet's largest online payment system. Paypal is fantastic because it allows you to easily accomplish an array of things. Send invoices, transfer money and links to all shopping cart systems available. If you don’t have your online eCommerce website connected to Paypal, you might be missing out on a few transactions.

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Web Hosting

Need a place to host your website or landing pages? We’ve got you covered!

A2 Hosting

Fastest and most reliable web hosting we have ever used.

Not as mainstream as Godaddy or Hostgator (which is a shame), A2 Hosting is our top recommendation, the company we use for fast and reliable web hosting. Not only do they have 99.9% uptime and 200% faster speeds than the industry average, but they are also green, all containing “Carbon Neutral” servers. Sounds like a good deal if you ask us. 

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Hostgator

A strong alternative to A2
If A2 hosting is not your thing then Hostgator is a great second choice. We used them as our main hosting provider back in the day and have zero complaints. They are one of the giants for a reason. Their low low-cost web hosting services with minimal downtime is one of the best deals available.

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