15 Must-Have Resources to Grow Your Online Presence

15 Must-Have Resources to Grow Your Online Presence
15 Must-Have Resources to Grow Your Online Presence

15 Must-Have Resources to Grow Your Online Presence


1.  LeadPages     LeadPages


Turn your next idea into a published landing page in less than five minutes with LeadPages™.  They have engineered the simplest landing page builder in the industry, so you can create, edit and deploy your next high-converting page without touching a single line of code.  On any given day I have approximately 20 landing pages out in the world collecting leads.  This is my #1 resource.


What people are saying:

LeadPages.net is the most effective and best priced landing page product on the market. Use it and see your conversions increase”

Michael Port NY Times Best Selling Author of “Book Yourself Solid Illustrated


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2.  LeadBoxes     Screen shot 2014-06-23 at 12.40.38 PM

A LeadBox™ is a pop-up window that appears when your potential subscribers click on a designated link, image, button or text. To see exactly what a LeadBox™ looks like, click here. We also highly encourage you to click on the button below for a live demonstration of LeadBoxes™.



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3.  How to Network Like a Pro


How to Network Like a Pro

Everyone talks about networking and how it’s so important for your business, but when it comes down to it, not many people know how to do it and why it’s so valuable.  Besides, I believe when you combine the online networking with offline networking you can skyrocket your business.  And if you have no clients, going offline (even if its just for a 6-month or 12-month committment) will jumpstart your lead generation.

On the flip side, if you are running around to chamber meetings and general networking meetings around your town without a strategy then please invest in yourself and put one together with this course.


Go here



4.  Facebook Marketing


Facebook marketing

FBinfluence covers the core strategies you need to know, and gives you
‘Homer Simpson Proof’ instructions on how to execute them.
  • When it comes to Facebook, you need a tailored strategy that works for your business. As time goes by, Facebook proves to be more important. You’re starting to see a widening gap of those who get it and those who don’t.
  • Amy Porterfield is the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies and a Social Media Strategist for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Many consider Amy the go-to person for all things Facebook Marketing.
  • With 14+ years marketing experience, Amy has worked with mega brands like Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, along with Tony Robbins International where she designed and managed his digital and social marketing campaigns. She currently consults with entrepreneurs, and small and large businesses on social media strategy.

Explore more about this course if you are looking to make money from your facebook efforts




5. YouTube Marketing

For less than 10 bucks, this program taught me quick and effective strategies that I could implement right away.  I was missing all the little things that took away from my visibility.  This course has separate video modules, after each module, I learned something new (that I shouldv’e known and applied in less than 10 minutes).  Major game changer in my YouTube channel.



6.  Go Daddy   Screen shot 2014-06-23 at 11.11.04 AM


This is the site/tool I have used since the very beginning to help me do everything webby.  Like domain hosting, buying domain names, starting websites, searching to see if domain names are available etc etc.  Check it out as its the first place to start with your web presence.




7.  SugarSync   Sugar Sync tool


Here is what I love about SugarSync; itworks the way you do.
Share and sync any file or folder from anywhere on your computer to any device.

You don’t have to worry about carrying around an external hard drive, its all about staying minimalist and portable.  Lovee.


8.  Shoe in Money System 

Shoe Money

Jeremy Shoemaker is a powerhouse.  In my business, I’m all about benchmarking and learning from others.  Although my business is nothing like ShoeMoney’s, his strategies and tools are a must-have to apply to your individual business.  Another thing, he went from nothing to everything and he is totally self-made.  A definite site to explore. 

Go here to check it out



9.  Thank You Economy


Its a killer book by Gary Vaynerchuk, its all about the giving then the getting.


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10.  The War of Art

Steven Pressfield (writer of The Legend of Bagger Vance) writes poetically about the resistance we come up against when trying to live life on purpose.



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11.  Purple Cow

Written by the brilliant marketer, Seth Godin.  How do you make your business, your website, your mommy blog stand out from all the others?  What’s your purple cow?

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12. Think and Grow Rich 

A classic book written by Napoleon Hill on the importance of going out there and getting your dream to come to fruition.

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13.  Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Changing how we think about our business with how it all started.  Check out Simon Sinek’s TED talk on the topic to get a sneak peak of the book.  I highly recommend watching this:



14. HubSpot


Hubspot tools on www.ireallylovechocolate.com



Although Hubspot is a marketing software company they understand they are a media business.  Whether or not you to choose to use their software, it is my Go To resource for all things in online marketing.  They provide resources such as marketing tools, ebooks, webinars, and templates you need
to learn, do, or reference for your marketing.  Bookmark this site (especially if you need to brush up on your skills)




15.  James Altucher

James Altucher

To get a little personal with you all, entrepreneurship is a lonely journey.  When I came into this world, I had nothing . . . I was completely homeless, no place to go, no one to hold me and no one to breast feed me.  Hell, there’s not a day goes by where there is not a news story on the cons of not breast feeding a child.  Long story short, I ended up being placed in a home but I have always seemed to struggle with loneliness, probably doesn’t help that I have chosen to work alone as well.

In no way, will the beginning of my life make me sit here and cry and dwell on it . . . its just that I know there is an area of my life that needs constant soothing.  Constant reassuring that I’m actually not alone with how I feel.  I’m a little weird, a little creative and I always see everything from a much different perspective.  As Shailene Woodley stated (and I concur with her) “I am Divergent”.

If you are in any way similar to me and striking out in this solopreneur journey and want to hear the thoughts of someone who has been up, down, up , down then look no farther then James Altucher’s site (the ‘ch’ has the same ‘ch’ sound as in chocolate, btw).  Its so effin refreshing and transparent that I have literally put James on my gratitude list when journaling.  Whether I am reading his blog, listening to his podcast where he chats with peeps like Adam Carolla, Mark Cuban or Arianna Huffington or diving into his book Choose Yourself.  This is a place to go if you want to get business ideas, learn how to become an idea machine, sort shit out in your head or just find comfort in knowing that your weirdness is pretty damn awesome.  This site keeps me stable on all levels (p.s. just watch him on Twitter, the world needs this)


In the comments below, tell me what resources you like best?  Do you like learning from video?  Reading books? Or just implementing the tools.  Would love to hear your insights.  Cheers!



P.S.   If you need individual attention on any of these topics feel free to book a time with me here so I can help







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