Building your website
Design you own logo even if you have no design or technical skills with The Logo Creator
Web hosting and domain names
Email marketing providers
I use and recommend Aweber
I started out with Mailchimp and switched to Aweber a few years ago. Avoid Mailchimp if you plan to do affiliate marketing as many affiliate links breach Mailchimp’s terms of service.
Get Response is the other main email marketing provider used by internet marketers but I haven’t used it personally.
Landing page tools
Instabuilder is a WordPress plugin (paid)
Parallax Gravity Lite is not perfect, but it’s the best free landing page WordPress plugin I’ve found so far
I use the Genesis WordPress framework and some of the Genesis themes have landing pages built-in. The theme I use on this site is called Generate.
Websites where you can find freelancers
Fiverr.com (jobs done for US$5 each)
FiveSquids.co.uk (jobs done from UK£5 each)
Recommended websites, courses and books
Guides on starting a business or self employment in the UK
Self employment/small business in the USA
Business books I recommend
Running Lean – Ash Maurya
The Millionaire Fastlane – MJ DeMarco (don’t be put off by the title :-))
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert Cialdini
Cashvertising – Drew Eric Whitman
Write To Sell – Andy Maslen
Some of the above links are affiliate links. It’s entirely up to you whether you use my link or not, but you won’t pay any more using my link than you would if you went direct to the website. My policy on promoting products as an affiliate is here.