Top Tools Needed For An Online Business - The Top 5
Updated: May 15
Generally most of my posts are on inspiration, personal growth, or music. But being a musician (entrepreneur) and after taking an affiliate marketing course, I decided to put this post to help those who are looking for guidance on what tools are needed for an online business. I personally use this "tools" in my music and beyond and trust that you will find value and benefit from this post.....
So without further ado...enjoy!
Starting an online business can be a very exciting and rewarding experience. However, to run a successful business online (assuming that you already have a website), there are tools needed to help you build and run your business online. Before I get into the physical tools needed for an online business, there are three things that are highly essential and beneficial to your success:
Your mindset is key to being successful online (or for that matter in any area of your life). In fact, did you know that 95% of success is your mindset? Be sure to surround yourself with positive people, develop yourself personally, and maintain a “success” mindset.
The community that I belong to has a free daily mastermind (non company specific) where we study the Laws of Success. It's a great way to develop your mind and "surround" yourself with positive energy. If you can't catch it live, you can always listen to the replay.
# 2 Education & Training
This is definitely a must. If you don’t have a mentor or a training & education platform to learn the skills needed, then running a business online can be very difficult. I am part of the Home Business Academy (HBA) you can learn a boat load of skills and marketing strategies to run ANY business online. The best part, these are free strategies that you can implement in your business to generate leads and close sales into your business. Here are some of the courses in the Home Business Academy Premium Membership:
~ 8 Video Social Media Module that teaches how to generate simple, free unlimited leads with Facebook. (and one recently added, how to generate leads utilizing Facebook Groups!)
~ New personal development training audio updated each weekday to help you stay inspired, educated & motivated with lessons from top earners and community members.
~ Complete audio goldmine (Over 1,100 leadership & personal development audios that have already produced 6 and 7 figure earning home business entrepreneurs.
~ 15 Video Step By Step YouTube Ranking Course so you can learn how to generate the best high quality leads for your business online for free.
~ Live weekly interactive marketing coaching webinar so you can get all of your questions answered with coaching from top earners.
~ 7 Video Lead Magnet Course that teaches how to craft a free giveaway that sets you apart from the crowd and helps you attract the best leads for your business.
~ LinkedIn Recruiting Mastery with six figure earner where you can learn how to generate simple yet extremely high quality leads for your business with LinkedIn
~ Irresistible Invitations Module so you can learn how to invite people to look at your business in a way they are are almost powerless to resist.
~ 12 Video Blogging Module so you can learn how to set up and run a blog that produces leads and effectively follows up so you can make more sales.
~ Facebook Video Ads Module with 7 figure earner that teaches his formula for generating high quality leads on Facebook with video.
~ Exclusive Affiliate Rights, HBA pays out 80% commission ($100 residual monthly income on each person you refer - that can seriously add up!)
~ Plus more new trainings and strategies being added.
Learn more about the Home Business Academy and how it can move your existing business to the next level!
The last “must” is a support system. There is no need to go at this alone. Be sure to surround yourself with support and other like-minded individuals. This can definitely make a huge difference in your success online . The Home Business Academy does offer this support. You'll be able to connect with many entrepreneurs in various industries and niches.
# 4 Funnel Builder
The first recommended tool for an online business is a funnel builder where you can create landing/capture pages. This is a way to capture leads for your business. Traffic is the lifeblood of any business.
Below are my Top 3 Traffic Sources:
Note: These traffic sources are best used for those looking for traffic for the following niches:
Home Based Business
Make Money Online
Disclaimer: Your results may vary. As with any online traffic source, it must be tested. Start small and then scale up as you track your results.
Without traffic & leads, there will be no sales, commissions, or revenue. So it’s essential that you have a way to capture your leads.
If you are not familiar with creating these types of pages – no problem. Most funnel builders online has plenty of templates you can use and update for the purpose of your business.
If you are looking for just a funnel builder, then I'd recommend The Home Business Academy Funnel Builder. It's only $25 per month and this funnel builder does practically everything that you need in your business.
Here are just a few of the features you get with the HBA Funnel Builder:
Capture Page Builder
Checkout/Order Page Builder
Lightning Fast Mobile Responsive Pages
Membership Site Builder
Funnel Builder Academy & Training (Step by Step)
Exclusive Affiliate Rights (80% commission = $20 per customer)
Commissions Paid Every Friday
3 Day Money Back Guarantee
& So much More.
All this for only $25 a month, which is 4-5x's cheaper than most funnel builders out there in the market.
# 5 Autoresponder
The second recommendation is an autoresponder. If you are not familiar with this, chances are you are part of one right now. Autoresponders are a great way to continually keep in contact with your leads. With autoresponders programs, you can also schedule messages out far in advance or set when you want the messages to go out. As an online business owner, you want the freedom and flexibility to do this.
If you are going on vacation next week, you can schedule any messages for next week – so you can go and enjoy your vacation without worrying about creating content. This is all done ahead of time.
Most autoresponder programs come with tracking ability built in so you can track who is opening your emails and who is actually clicking on any links you provided.
One last thing to note is that most capture/landing page builders have the ability to link to an external autoresponder, which is pretty awesome.
My personal recommendation for an autoresponder is Get Response. And it can easily be linked to any of your capture/landing pages in your funnel builder. Their email deliverability is TOP NOTCH! Get Response does offer a free 30 day trial. Here is the link to check them out and they average 20% more open/click rates than other services.
BONUS - Affiliate Program
As you are building your business, it’s important to ensure all of your tools being utilized has an affiliate program. Why is this important? In time, others will ask you, “What are you using to do ______ in your business?” Wouldn’t it be more beneficial to send them a link that’s coded to you?
This way, it’s a win-win. The individual purchasing the tool you recommended for their business and you received a commission for that recommendation.
Some tools are just a one time fee and some are monthly. Both can be very beneficial to you financially.
I love seeing examples, so let’s use an example.
Let’s say you are utilizing a tool that offers 80% commissions per month (The Home Business Academy offers 80% commission!!). So let’s say, the tool costs $25 per month. Since you recommended that tool to someone and they decide to utilize this tool and pay $25 per month. That means, you earn $20 each month from that one person.
Okay, you can’t go on vacation with $20, but if that person finds value in the tool and decides to use it month after month – then that person can earn you $240 per year. And that’s just one person.
Okay, don’t like those numbers? Let’s say, 10 people asked you, “Hey, what tool are you using for your capture/landing pages” And you referred them to yours. 10 people x $20 per month = $200 per month or $2400 per year.
Not bad for just recommending a product to someone who asked, huh? This is power of affiliate programs.
By utilizing tools with no affiliate programs, you are literally throwing money down the train. And who really likes to do that?
So there you have it......one basically only needs two tools to be successful online. A Funnel Builder + Autoresponder
+ Mindset + Education/Training + Support
A very simple formula for success.
Wishing you the very best in your online business and let me know if you have any questions regarding my recommendations.
Be Blessed & Inspired Always,
LT Turner Jr
Inspirational Blogger & Affiliate Marketer
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Enjoy & Be Blessed!
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Wishing you much success in your online business! Remember, this is YOUR Season!
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