Here are some of the tools, technologies and materials that I’m personally recommending and which I believe can help you a lot in your online business building journey.
The list is by no means complete. Technology is ever evolving and every once in a while some very good tools become available. Part of my job as your guide is to keep watching for the good stuff and I’ll be adding them on this page at the right moment.
So, keep visiting this page.
WordPress — It’s an open-source, FREE to use Blogging and Content Management System (CMS). I used to build my own websites — and those of my clients — with hard-coded PHP-HTML-MySQL scripts. Not anymore since version 2.0 of WordPress. I’ve become an advocate ever since.
What’s very nice about WordPress is that it is very easy to use and to learn. Technical know-how helps, but is not necessary if you are using the right tools.
The Genesis Theme — This is the development framework that makes WordPress even better. The website also offers several designs that you can choose and customize to fit your brand.
Site Build It — Unlike WordPress, SBI is actually a comprehensive package of Online Business Building tools and educational materials that are perfect for the serious business owners. SBI takes the guesswork out of building an online business by giving you a proven, time-tested success formula so you minimize, if not totally eliminate, the risk of online failure.
It requires a little bit of investment on your part but the pay-off is very big.
( See also : Compare WordPress vs SBI.)
Google Analytics — This free statistical tool from Google is a must have for all website owners. With it, you can get an idea about your website’s traffic performance.
Domain Name Registration
Namecheap — My top choice when it comes to domain registration. Don’t be tricked by the word cheap. They may be inexpensive, but the services and features are of the highest quality.
GoDaddy — I am a long-time user of GoDaddy. They are among the biggest names in the Internet. And when it comes to domain registration, GoDaddy always comes to mind.
Unlimited Web Hosting With Fatcow — As you know, I have several websites which are hosted everywhere — even with Namecheap and GoDaddy. But what I really like about Fatcow is its simplicity. They offer just a single plan which gives you unlimited Web Space, unlimited bandwidth and unlimited domains. Plus, Fatcow is also very affordable. If you are just starting on your web business and you want an easy-to-use web hosting account, Fatcow is the way to go.
Online Payment Solution
Paypal — A super-safe way to send and receive money online. For those who want to put up an online business, which is the focus of the NegosyoBuilder.com, I high recommend Paypal for you payment transactions over the Web.
( See also: Paypal For Small Businesses in the Philippines. )
Feed Your Brain
Online Business Building Video Course — Most newbies build their online businesses by trial and error. This technique is a huge mistake, which could turn out to be very expensive and in the end gets you nowhere. It doesn’t have to be this way. You need to invest in the right training program that gives you to the right tools and materials, provides you with a set of Action Plans and all the important business tools needed to ensure your online success. The Niche Profit Classroom is such as video training course, which I highly recommend for those who are just getting started in online business and those who want to improve their chances of success online.
This is by no means my complete set of recommendations. I have some more in the list and I’m planning to share them with you as this website grows overtime.