Resources

Astute Copy Blogging’s Recommended Resources

The right resources at the right time can drastically change the direction of your business.

This resources page contains many of the apps, software, and other resources we are currently using to grow our online business―resources that we recommend you start using as well.

We regularly update this page as we come across new and useful online business resources, so shoot us an email if you have any questions about the resources featured below!


Setup Your WordPress BLOG in Less than 15 Minutes

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Email Service Providers

Mailerlite : We use Mailerlite for this Blog. It has a “forever free” plan. Under their forever free plan, Mailerlite will allow you to send an unlimited amount of email campaigns to up to 1,000 subscribers every month for free. In our view,  Mailerlite has a lot of features and is very versatile. Furthermore, with Mailerlite, you enjoy full access to all features, including landing pages, automation with their forever free plan. You can also easily upgrade as your subscriber list grows.

MailChimp: We use MailChimp for our other Blog. When you’re starting out and your budget is tight, I recommend MailChimp. They allow you to send up to 12,000 emails a month, to up to 2,000 subscribers, all for free. MailChimp is easy to use. Setting up opt-in forms and emails is a breeze.


Web Hosting

 

We personally use and recommend Bluehost. They offer service packages specially optimized for WordPress users. Click here to check out their current service packages


Graphic Designs – Logo, Slogans etc 

For graphic design, we recommend  99designs. With 99designs, you can find and work with talented freelance designers online

 

If your pockets are not so deep, then you can always try Fiverr. Fiverr is the world’s largest marketplace for services,
where you can get everything you need at an unbeatable value.


eCommerce Software

We use and recommend SendOwl for selling digital goods, subscriptions and physical products online. SendOwl connects with the payment provider so you get paid, and it automatically delivers the files to the buyers once payment has completed.  There are lots of benefits to using software for this but the main reasons are:

  • it automates a laborious manual process
  • it offers better security than manually delivering files
  • it offers a better user experience by giving the buyer access to their goods immediately rather than waiting for manual action.

These are some of the things we love about SendOwl:

  • Instant payment – they don’t hold your money. It is sent direct to your PayPal/Stripe account.
  • Monthly fixed payment – they don’t penalize you for success, so if you start making lots of money then rest assured they won’t be on your doorstep demanding a % cut.
  • Shopping cart – they make it easy for you to sell lots of products using a shopping cart.
  • Software licenses – they issue software licenses at the point of sale so you don’t need a separate license software.
  • Free trial – they offer a free 30-day trial

Go check them out and see if they are a good fit for you 🙂