This page is a series of links to useful sites for online entrepreneurs.

Keeping up with affiliate marketing, dropship programs and other opportunities can be time consuming.

Basically I have stuck with the ones I have used, or have a good knowledge of.

There is no way I can cover them all.

I am sure there are others that may be better than these.

Probably a lot more that are worse too.

But we need to start somewhere.

Some of the links in here are affiliate links and I will receive a commission if you buy something.

This is at no additional cost to you ( Put it this way, a $5 or $15 commission is not going to change my lifestyle).

Business Resources for Earning Online and Off.

E-Commerce

A Quick Story. I will try and make it short.

This from a time back in another life.

Our cat died, it had been in the family for years and the kids were really attached to it.

My wife just wanted to wrap it in an old towel, have me dig a grave and bury it.

The kids (twin girls), weren’t happy, they wanted it in a coffin. My wife went to get a beer carton she used to keep reciepts in.

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Pet coffin.

“No, get dad to make one ” the girls said.

I had some plywood in the shed, and about an hour later the coffin was done.

I even gave it a coat of varnish.

I always had offcuts of timber left over from different jobs, which often went to waste.

Now I had a use for them.

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Pet Urns.

Some time later I found these pet urns online.

Thinking they would be a good companion for the pet coffins, I bought a few just to check there quality, and see if they would be suitable.

Eventually I set up a dropship store to sell them online.

I made some sales, but about 3 months after setting up the store, I got an order for 200 of them from a funeral home in Germany.

Things then snowballed from there.

The pet coffins became popular locally, I eventually made different sizes for the various breeds of cats, dogs, guinea pigs, even mice.

I set up a web page for them, and eventually had people coming from out town to buy them.

As well, some veterinarians were buying them for resale.

So having a website gave me a broader market.


Setting up a website back then was a lot different compared to now. Trust me!

When people talk about affiliate sites, they often think it is just promoting someones else’s product.

But it can be your own, or a combination of yours and something else that is compatible.

I didn’t know enough about animals to bother setting one up.

Nor was I really interested in promoting woodworking tools.

I worked with tools all day, and was happy to turn off talking about work at the end of the day.

This brings up a point about Affiliate Marketing, people are often stuck for a niche.

This may help. Essentially he shows how to find one (it is not the only way), then treat it like a business.

I tell you this just to give you an idea of what is possible by having a website.

That business with the pet coffins did well, and the guy who bought it from me, now has his own pet cremetorium.

END of story.

PS:- If you have an interest in woodworking (even if you are a carpenter), get Teds Woodworking.


Of course you can always build your own online / dropship store using WordPress. See how here.


The Best Free and Premium Themes for WordPress and WooCommerce.


WordPress Themes.

There are thousands of WordPress themes. Some good some not so good.

The main thing to be aware of, is how recently they have been updated.

And, if it is easy to get help if there are glitches.

The ones below are my choices.

This website uses the Schema theme.

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Just click the image for more details.
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Screenshot of Schema theme from "My Theme Shop" used in the resource page Links to Useful Sites For Online Entrepreneurs
See the Schema video Here.

WooCommerce

All WordPress themes have some capability with WooCommerce.

Not all of them are designed to handle the large amount of images, and other data required for it though.

All the themes I recommend are able to fully utilise the full scope of WooCommerce capabilities “out of the box” with plenty of features to create your own unique style.

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Click here or on the image to see more on the Coupon theme.

Setting up a WordPress Theme

Some boring stuff.

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Videos of setting up WordPress. used in the page, Links to Useful Sites For Online Entrepreneurs.
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Click here to see all the videos.

More boring stuff.

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Click here to see all the videos.
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Affiliate Marketing Courses

Learn how to make money online as an Affiliate

These three popular programs can lead you to places where you probably never considered success online could be achievable.

This may be of use to some of you thinking about affiliate Marketing. How to choose a niche.

Join with an open mind.

1. Wealthy Affiliate

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2. Solo Build It.


3. Affilorama.

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Affilorama logo.

100 Free Lessons is just part of the deal at Affilorama.

It is a different set up to Solo Build It and Wealthy Affiliate and also a little more expensive.

However there is a lot of free stuff there.

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Click here for a complete look at Affilorama.


Search Engine Optimization.

You will see alot about SEO should you become involved with affiliate marketing. Really any website that has some commercial intent will have some focus on SEO.

Importantly don’t stress about it.

Rank Math SEO Plugin

I used the free version for ages before I bought the Pro version. I have another website that uses AISEO. But this is better IMHO.

A comparison of Rank Math and AISEO can be seen here.

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See more here.

Hosting and Domain Names.

Not something you need to worry about if you go with established sites like Shopify, Alidropship, Wealthy Affiliate or Solo Build It.

But there may come a time when you just want to do your own thing.

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If you are looking for a lowest price on hosting, there are really only one or two dozen reputable vendors to consider.

That list gets even smaller when it comes to cheap web hosting plans that offer and deliver good service

Here are Two I Recommend you Look closely at before parting with your hard earned

At its most basic level Siteground offers these benefits and features. It is also recommended by WordPress for WooCommerce.

  • 1 website
  • 10 GB of web space
  • Indicated for ~ 10,000 visits / month
  • Traffic unmeasured
  • Free Domain
  • WordPress Migrator. Free
  • Automatic WordPress updates
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Daily backups
  • Free CDN
  • Free Email
  • Managed WordPress Hosting
  • Ready-to-use cache
  • Unlimited MySQL databases
  • Balance with Renewable energy
  • 30 Day money back guarantee
  • Add collaborators

For a more in-depth look at Siteground Click Here.

Bluehost

Generally less expensive than Siteground. And they are the WordPress Specialists!

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Self Improvement

Mindvalley

A quick look at this awesome program.

Mindvalley is much more than just an education company. They provide the education that regular schools forgot.

They teach the world the art of truly living extraordinary, fulfilling, happy lives.

They bring you world-class courses from the world’s top personal growth authors and brands, to allow you to create remarkable transformations in all areas of your life.

Mindvalley creates the world’s best programs, in every category of human transformation (and now entrepreneurship).

Learn from the best teachers on this powerful science-based learning platform.

Start with a free masterclass. Click on the link below.

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Have Fun

Michael.