Links to Useful Sites

Links to Useful Sites For Online/Offline Entrepreneurs.

The bare foot affiliate. work from home resources.

This page contains links to useful sites for entrepreneurs. I have condensed some of the more important resources and listed them here.

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Some of the links 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).

So my opinions are… just my opinions, as I am not an employee of any of these businesses.

Why become an Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship has its ebbs and flows. The reasons are varied, economic conditions are one.

Another (probably more important), is workplaces becoming more toxic for the average guy.

Workers in Hi-Vis lined up in rows as a sniffer dog and its handler walk between them trying to detect drugs. Used in the page Links to Useful Sites For Online Entrepreneurs
The pre-start at an Australian construction worksite.

I was happy to get away from working for the corporates.

Choosing a Niche

The consensus seems to be to write about what you are passionate about, or something you know a lot about.

I don’t completely agree with the consensus. The options are plentiful, something you are interested in, making physical things and selling them online, developing courses or even writing books.

Each to their own I say, and the internet provides you with a means of getting your voice out there.


Some Business Resources to help you whether you want to Earn Online and Off.

IAP Career College

E-commerce

A free E-Book on e-Commerce.

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Sell your products
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Easy-to-use eCommerce for creators. Sell merchandise or digital products — all from one place.

For digital products go here.

See more on the Sellfy Blog.


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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.

Join with an open mind.

1. Wealthy Affiliate

The $497 per year cost of this includes hosting and is less than what many people pay just for quality hosting.

As a member of Wealthy Affiliate, there are no upsells on your hosting. It also includes a free domain for the first year and a large directory of training materials.

Links to Useful Sites For Online/Offline Entrepreneurs.

2. Solo Build It.

If you prefer to read and get an in-depth view, link Here.

3. Affilorama.

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

It is a different setup to Solo Build It and Wealthy Affiliate. There is a lot of free stuff in there.

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For More on Affilorama click 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 and some are rubbish.

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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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 many images, and other data required for it though.

All the themes I recommend are able to fully utilize 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 videos for you. Try not to doze off.

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Click here to see all the videos.

More boring stuff. ?

If you got this far and don’t want to go to the advanced videos bookmark the link at the end of the sentence to see 20 common WordPress errors and how to fix them. Link Here

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Search Engine Optimization.

You will see a lot 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, then 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.

This has become a bit of a mess over the past 10 years or so.

People not happy with one service, cancel it to try another, then find the “new” company is also part of the same company they just cancelled.

Links to Useful Sites For Online/Offline Entrepreneurs.

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

I mentioned Wealthy Affiliate above. The two below are in a similar cost ballpark to Wealthy Affiliate.

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

This is their basic plan.

  • 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

I think we all know that once a big company buys a smaller company the smaller company’s service and uniqueness disappear.

Bluehost had been in the EIG group since 2012.

Now Endurance (EIG), has since been taken over by Newfold Digital.

There are now around 70 hosting companies in that business, including, BlueHost, HostGator, iPage, Small Orange, and so on…

Getty Images buying and Unsplash is another sad example of a bigger company turning an acquisition into a clone of itself.

Unsplash is virtually dead in the water now.

So…

Where once Bluehost was top of the tree for WordPress hosting, it is bleeding customers, because, among other things, security glitches in updates, and user support.

Still, it has its supporters (at the high-end of its business), for consulting and web design and is where Bluehost now have the most focus.

Links to Useful Sites For Online/Offline Entrepreneurs.

Self Improvement

Mindvalley

A quick look at this popular 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.

Discover What You Really Want In All 12 Dimensions Of Your Life, And Have It All With Lifebook Online (Mindvalley Signature Program) – Watch This FREE Masterclass To Discover The 4 Most Powerful Questions To LifeLinks to Useful Sites For Online/Offline Entrepreneurs.

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Michael. Aka The Bare Foot Affiliate.

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5 thoughts on “Links to Useful Sites For Online/Offline Entrepreneurs.”

  1. This is an interesting post and it covers a lot of ground.  I love that you’ve given different options because working from home is not a one size fits all!  I, personally, do affiliate marketing through one company that you’ve platforms you mentioned, Wealthy Affiliate, and I recommend it 100%.  I find the self-improvement sites interesting.  

  2. Lizzy Stabel

    Thanks for this blog post on links to useful sites for entrepreneurs. I have been doing affiliate marketing for quite some time now, but I’m afraid to start dropshipping as well. As I heard that affiliate marketing is more successful than drop shipping, is this true? 

    About your last observation, I don’t think that woodwork or gardening is “boring” at all 😉

    Thanks for this information,

    Best regards,

    Lizzy

  3. I feel that as affiliate marketers we sometimes get so caught up in content creation and website maintenance that we completely forget to take care of ourselves.  And obviously, if we do not incorporate self-care into our routines, the results end up being completely disastrous.  I really appreciate that you include MindValley in your article, as I think it should be the number one priority, before deciding on dropshipping vs. affiliate marketing or domain X vs. Domain Y, or even which program to choose to help you succeed.  

    Thanks for a great reminder.  Also, I will be checking out each of these dropshipping recommendations.  

  4. Michael Dubhthaigh

    The major disruptions are for passenger flights. The way it is now, freight moves a lot quicker, as airlines are adding passenger planes to their freight fleets. Also deliver times are less now than previously, due to the number of warehouses that have been set up and located in various countries around the world “because” of the pandemic. 

  5. Monika Mundell

    It’s funny to stumble across this article Michael. I’ve been toying with starting a little drop shipping website for years. But never took action. These resources look solid so thank you.

    My one BIG concern these days is the shipping delays that are happening all around the world. The supply lines are set to be even more disrupted over the coming year so how would a drop shipping business survive this?

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