Here is a public list of various tools that decrease the amount of time it takes me to complete my OWN online learning course (Ecourses). Some of them are “nice to have” and some of them I simply could not live without. I try to clarify the degree of importance next to each one. If you want my negative reviews as well, please click on the “Get Instant Access” link above if you are a member. If you are not a member you will need to join in order to get the honest reviews of our entire software team. Locking our opinions down prevents us from offending people and decreases the hate mail ; – )
Important: Know Thy Google Dashboard (I Cannot Live Without It – Free)
Google is becoming increasingly more complex. I have been surprised to see how many people do not know that a ‘general control panel’ comes with their account. Goto the Google Dashboard Link and you simply need to be logged in to see your details. We try to cover almost every profitable item in the Google dashboard over the course of many Elearning modules.
Most of the services Google provides are free, but there are other services that obviously have a cost, like Google Adwords and several other advertising services that move beyond the scope of this course.
Here is a Free Google Dashboard Video where Russell reveals some interesting details about how to access your Google Dashboard, and more importantly- how the Google Dashboard is starting to influence your social graph. Although this video only scratches the surface, it is useful prior to the G Plus Plus course and the Premium Content Curation Course.
Enounce (I Cannot Live Without It – Not Free)
Ok, I can live without it but I would not want to. This allows me to speed up videos so that I can complete an online Elearning course in about half the time. (Or less). This software has become a significant part of my life, and I wanted to make sure that you understood that you can watch videos as fast as you like.
Online video is everywhere – lectures, labs, tutorials, certification courses, seminars, news, sports and, of course, YouTube! MySpeed from Enounce lets you change the playback speed of Flash video without any loss of audio quality. (No chipmunk sound.) It’s like speed-reading for video! If your Windows PC or Mac can view videos on YouTube, MySpeed will work!
Roboform (I Cannot Live Without It – Free Version and Not Free Version)
I really need this software, and I am glad that I have it. You can still do quite a lot with the free version. I would trust it any day over the browser password memory function.
Folks, do not use the same password everywhere on the web, ok? We talk about the serious security risks involved in the following article. Be sure that the master password used for Roboform is absolutely unique, and if you use Roboform Everywhere, I still do not recommend letting the software store your banking information.
Jing (I Cannot Live Without It – Free Version and Not Free Version, or Screencast Account)
You can use the free version until you get more serious. Then you will need to purchase a Screencast account to store more bandwidth-intensive video files. I have had my account since the beginning of launching Theme Zoom and have never regretted it.
TypeForms (I cannot Live Without It – Free Version Available – 10% Discount Coupon for Pro)
Typeform lets you build beautiful online forms & surveys with great completion rates. Free version sports lots of templates in their Gallery that helps get you started. Pro version offers intelligent forms and logic branching, integration with Stripe, integration with Zapier that allows you to send your data to a Google spreadsheet, and an API that
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Camtasia (I Cannot Live Without It – Definitely Not Free)
There is a free trial of Camtasia, but the upgrade is rather pricey for some people. There are options that can be used for video snags instead of Camtasia, but I do not recommend any of them. MAC users, I am not speaking for you.
Big Stock Images
Big Stock is one of the better-paid image services around for your higher profile website.
I get the question a lot about images. Should you buy them or should you swipe them.
I am going to evade the question by saying “it depends” on what how you intend to use the images.
One major suggestion would be- don’t borrow images and logos or major professional photographs for use in prominent logos or WR-1 websites within your money web rings, ok?
Keyword Research Tools:
What Keyword Research Tool do we use in the videos?
In the Introduction to Content Curation Course I did not focus on keyword research, and so I did a very ‘quick and dirty’ drill into the keyword ‘neuromarketing’ using our ADVANCED keyword research and Vertical Online Market Analysis Tool called Krakken.
However, we discuss the virtues of both tools Krakken and Keywords™ by Network Empire (Formerly TLKT) in Module 2 of The Perpetual Lead Magnet Machine Small Business Track Course. (Be Sure to Check It Out).
Currently we only recommend Krakken and it’s Vertical Online Market Analysis function to advanced users who purchase the entire TZR suite of tools, and have moderate to advanced SEO and Social Media experience. If you want to be dangerous however, you can still purchase Krakken for 2 weeks, if you dare.
Killer Keyword Tool™ by Network Empire (Formerly The Last Keyword Tool) is what we are recommending to beginners, and make no mistake, it is still the most advanced natural language processing keyword research tools in the world. In fact, it is the ONLY natural language processing tool available to the general public that could be considered an ‘affordable’ keyword research tool for the masses. Again, use it as soon as you can, because it provides considerable advantages over other keyword research tools as we discuss in the Keyword DNA course that is Module 2 of PLMM.
Here is a breakdown of our advanced Keyword Research tool according to skill levels:
Online Beginner: Killer Keyword Tool™ by Network Empire (formerly TLKT)
Intermediate Online Skills: Killer Keyword Tool™ by Network Empire (formerly TLKT)
Internet Marketer (Been Around The Block): Krakken for Two Weeks
SEO Firm or Agency: Krakken Monthly
Large SEO Firm: Krakken Yearly or Complete Theme Zoom Revolution Suite
Remember to relax and take your time. We created this area, and products like this so that you can acclimate at your own speed, to some of the most advanced online marketing research tools in the world.
Membership Site Tools:
Digital Access Pass Membership Site Software (Recommended)
We get quite a few questions about the membership site software we use, even though I tried to do a good job of clarifying. But again, we use DAP (Digital Access Pass).
I have used a bunch of membership site software systems, and DAP is by far the best for so many reasons. Can work with Word Press or HTML.
WordPress Ultimate Silo Plugin
Build your DWS website out into a silo structured blog in SECONDS with this plugin – the slickest thing since sliced bread! We withed with Jeffrey at SEO Design Solutions who built this product to interface specifically with DWS.
If your content is in DWS it will add your content to the pages, otherwise it just builds out the structure using static pages and blog posts, and all the required menus.
It even has short codes to provide contextual linking structure to the subordinate pages.
Unlimited license. Save hours with this blog builder plugin.
We love Grammarly, because we like to create a grammatically optimized article. This helps you look more professional and makes google happier at the same time.
This software lowers the cost and time it usually takes to have literate articles.
FREE FTP Software that is actually secure!
Our Associate Kevin Polly setup The Hosting Shop to help us out as we were totally frustrated with the basic incompetence shown by hosting companies by and large. It’s not the cheapest hosting, but it’s what you want to sleep better at night.
Press Releases should only be used for actual news worthy events.
We only recommend, this NE certified advisor who does press releases – he will give you a subdomain on a high DA site and you can use it to blog about whatever you want.
If you want a post to go out as a PR you can ping them. They will review the post and tell you if it is “press worthy” .. or alternatively, they have staff that will interview you and write the press release for you.
Prices for his PR’s start at something ridiculous like $30 ! ! ! and he’s good! He’s followed all of Jimmy’s certification advice for his webring network – and has syndication that stretches as far as PRweb.