Resources and Tools I Use for Publishing Successful Niche Websites

Tools and Resources

UPDATED July 16, 2019

While WordPress is dang good for building websites and it includes plenty of bells and whistles, it doesn’t quite do it all.

For additional design, functionality and of course content generation, I rely and use a fleet of various tools that primarily consist of software.

Here’s what I’m using these days.

Ad networks for monetizing niche sites:

Image optimization:

  • ShortPixel: Best image optimization plugin/service I’ve ever used. Just started in July 2019.  Deployed on all sites.  Includes option to convert images to WebP format.

Hosting:

Content sources: Content Development ProsHuman Proof Designs, WriterAccess, Textbroker and Textun

WordPress themes:

Productivity tools:

  • Link Whisper:  Suggests and creates internal links quickly.
  • Grammarly:  Helps me, my VAs and writing team with proper spelling and grammar.
  • Jing:  For screenshots and quick video tutorials (I make a lot of training videos for VAs and writers)

Pinterest and Instagram posting: Tailwind

Landing pages: Thrive Architect (Note that I do not use this for blog posts for reasons set out here.  Just sales pages and landing pages such as email sign up pages).

Poll and Quiz Surveys: Opinionstage

Title Testing in the SERPs: A/B Rankings

Amazon product tables: Table Labs

Amazon image embedding via API:  AMZ Image Plugin

Online course platform: Teachable

Stock photo sources: Shutterstock and iStockphoto

Ad management plugins:  Ad Inserter

Email autoresponder: AWeber

Email optin forms:  OptinMonster

Email formatting software: Elink.io

VA network for hiring VA’s: Onlinejobs.ph

Image customization:  Canva

Keyword research:

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