On this page, I will be sharing some of the resources I have used to build my own successful online business.
I’ve divided the page into different sections to make it easier for you to use.
Affiliate disclaimer: I get paid an affiliate commission on some of the products I recommend here. But rest assured that I would never recommend a product that I have not used, and/or tested extensively myself. Also bear in mind that the price you pay for the product or service is the same, regardless of whether you click on my affiliate link or not.
With all that legalize out of the way, let me share with you the tools, software and other resources that I use to build both The Wealthy Muslim, The Wealthy Muslim Business School and many of my other websites.
Domain Name Registration. Before you can get started on the world wide web, you need a website. And the first step to getting a website is to have a domain name. A domain name is the url people type into the browsers search bar in order to find your website. It starts with a www. and (usually) ends in a .com
I purchase all my domain names from NameCheap.com
The process is super-simple and the customer support is excellent.
Once you have a domain name you need web hosting. This is basically where you’re going to upload all your files for your website. Think of it as your home on the web.
I recommend HostGator for all your webhosting. Super-affordable with excellent 24/7 customer support. Trust me on this, when you’re working on your website at 3:00am and you get stuck with something, it’s so much better to be able to get help right there and then instead of having to wait until the next day to resolve the issue.
Another thing I love about HostGator is that you can build an unlimited number of websites on one domain name. This means that, for one flat fee, you can host as many websites as you like. There’s no need to pay for additional hosting fees. When you have multiple websites, like I do, this is a HUGE cost savings.
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Now that you have your domain name and webhosting, you need a way to build your website and or blog.
I use WordPress (which is free) to create my blogs. But in addition to WordPress, there are two more tools that I use to be able to create salespages, optin pages, download pages etc.
The first is Optimize Press. OptimizePress works on the WordPress platform and allows you to create professional looking membership sites, blogs, salespages, optin pages, thank-you pages, download pages, webinar registration pages and more….. all in minutes and without knowing a single line of code.
Very similar to OptimizePress is LeadPages. One difference is that LeadPages does not allow you to create membership sites. So if you want to create membership sites, then I would recommend that you go with OptimizePress instead.
LeadPages has less of a learning curve than OptimizePress, but it also offers less customization options (although LeadPages have recently added this feature, it’s nowhere near as robust as OptimizePress).
If you’re just starting out, and have a limited budget, then choose the one most suitable for you and get started. You can always add the other one later on, if you feel the need for it.
Both services have excellent deliverability rates and competitive pricing. But I prefer GetResponse because of a few additional features:
But either one of these services is a good choice.