My core strategy and the tools that I use are among the most commonly asked questions. So I’ll try to answer the question on this page.
Overall, I try to keep things as simple and low-cost as possible. Tools can end up costing you a fortune in this industry, so try to be protective with your money.
Tools for Building out the Sites
- The core strategies I use to build my sites: The Affiliate Lab by Matt Diggity.
Why do I like it so much?
-A no BS course on how to actually make money as an affiliate SEO.
-I already had a site making $500 a month and I managed to go through my plateaus with the specific strategies laid out in the course, after being stuck at $500 for months.
-Matt keeps adding new content when something significant changes or when he learns something new and that happens on a monthly basis.
-It helped to add $3.5K to my monthly earnings, which translated into $70K in the final sales price of my site, while the cost of the course was around $1K.
- Hosting 1 – NameCheap: I use Namecheap with all my sites when I start them.
-As the name says, they’re cheap. Domain names start at $8 and annual hosting starts at $20-$30.
-Really good customer service despite them being a low cost hosting company.
-Their interface is easy to use.
- Hosting 2 – SiteGround: Once I get my sites to at least 10K monthly visitors I move the sites over to Siteground.
-To significantly increase my site speed. I don’t do it before 10K, cause Siteground is way more expensive than Namecheap. But they’re still competitively priced for what you’re getting.
-They take care of the transfer, I don’t have to do anything.
-Even better customer service than Namecheap.
- Theme: GeneratePress Pro version.
-Very easy to use.
-Lightweight, my sites are faster when I build them with Generatepress.
-Constant updates and improvements.
-Easy to customise and there are a lot of tutorials on this theme.
Elementor – really easy to build custom designs even if you’re not a designer. They also have a tonne of tutorials on how to do almost everything.
Generate Blocks – to further customise my generate press sites.
Contact Form 7 – to add easy ways to contact me.
Tools for Linkbuilding
- Hunter.io – I use them to find e-mail addresses of my linkbuilding prospects and to send out customised outreach messages. You’re going to need hunter if you’re going to do e-mail outreach. Finding e-mails by yourself is going to take you 100x more time and thus costs a small fortune compared to using hunter.
- Ahrefs – the mother of all link prospecting tools. I use it to do keyword research, finding prospects to reach out to and to check my competitors and get ideas from them. It’s the Swiss army knife of SEO.
- Google Workspace – to create a dedicated e-mail account. It’ll increase the likelihood of landing in the inbox rather than the spam folder.
- Mailreach.co – a tool to warm up my e-mail accounts. It also monitors my e-mail placements and actively helps to make sure I’m not ending up in the spam folder.
Now that I read through all of them, it seems like a lot, but you can first start with just the hosting and the ahrefs free trial. Use the 7 days to do as much keyword research as possible and cancel it afterwards.