I would be completely lost and burnt out by now if not for my strong belief in the usage of software to automate my Internet business, or just make it a little bit easier.
Allow me to list 10 of such, that has helped me in the first half of 2007:
- Aweber ($17 / month) – At the moment, this is the ONLY autoresponder and email management software I use. If you want to build a big mailing list, forget DIY scripts and just Aweber. You can’t go wrong within this software.
- GoTryThis ($47) – I use this to track ALL my affiliate marketing activities. I don’t send out a direct link links anymore since I got GTT Black Hat. The White Hat version is more than enough for simple affiliate marketing tasks.
- WordPress (Free) – Powers almost all my blogs. Although it was sort of difficult to use in the past, with the latest update things just got a whole lot easier.
- Amember ($147) – Membership site software, which I use in Internet Millionaires Club – I like this so much I have one spare license.
- Feedburner (Free) – I have no idea how to create an RSS feed, or how to manage on. All I know if where to find it, and I leave the rest to Feedburner.
- Kayako ($29/month) – At the point where I was getting 20-40 emails a day, I invested in Kayako and it has been one of my best investments so far. It’s highly scalable and can accommodate as my staff / products / websites as you want.
- Instant Article Wizard ($67) – I’ve written some pretty impressive articles on topics I know nothing about using this nifty software. I’ve even showed in to my friend who write for a living (newspapers and magazines), and they got one as well. It really makes article writing and research easy.
- ASK Database ($19/month) – My very first product is a result of the ASK database, which is a survey tool and survey search engine. It’s extremely useful for understanding the needs and lingo of a market. Once you know that, you can turn that knowledge into a product or as content for your blog.
- Pamela Skype Recorder ($17) – I use this software to record calls on Skype, and I’ve create a handful of successful audio interview products with it. Again I’m not a tech guy so I really appreciate software that makes it easy for me to mess with technology.
- SEO Elite ($247) – The only keyword research cum SEO software that I have, and use. The cost was hard for me to swallow at first, but I got over that block eventually. SEO Elite is really powerful, and yes I know that different people have different things to say about SEO Elite, but I’m pretty satisfied.