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?
- Choosing a Niche
- Some Business Resources to help you whether you want to Earn Online and Off.
- Affiliate Marketing Courses
- 1. Wealthy Affiliate
- 2. Solo Build It.
- 3. Affilorama.
- The Best Free and Premium Themes for WordPress and WooCommerce.
- WordPress Themes.
- Search Engine Optimization.
- Rank Math SEO Plugin
- Self Improvement
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.
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.
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.
2. Solo Build It.
If you prefer to read and get an in-depth view, link Here.
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.
The Best Free and Premium Themes for WordPress and WooCommerce.
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.
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.
Setting up a WordPress Theme
Some videos for you. Try not to doze off.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Life
Michael. Aka The Bare Foot Affiliate.