The internet has been absolutely fantastic in helping me as an inspirational speaker to get my self help information online so I could help people from over the world. Although I'm not a programmer and do not hire any, I have managed to create as well as manage all of my websites. It's actually not that difficult and I will share with you the various internet resources and website tools I use to make this happen in case any of you also plan to have websites.
Of course you need a website hosting service to host your website. See my article on how I choose an appropriate web hosting service as well as my review on Bluehost which currently hosts all of my websites.
Website Software & Blogs
I used Dreamweaver to create my websites but since I switched over to a
Mac, I wanted a simpler program to use. I found a free open
source program called Kompozer
pretty well does everything I need to do to create new webpages and
maintain all of my websites. If you can use Microsoft Word, you
would be able to use Kompozer.
Speaking of blogs, I use Google Reader to keep track of the
blogs I personally follow - see my video
tutorial on Google Reader.
Email List Management
To alert all of my free subscribers to new self help
information such as episodes of Motivational
as well as to manage the delivery of my free 3-part Personal
Development Video Series (see below for details), I use an email list
management system called Aweber.
There's no way I would be able to manage this with my own computer
email program. See my article on how I use such an email list management system to
handle all this with relative ease.
Shopping Cart System
Since I have various books and
audio CD programs
available, I need to have a shopping cart system to handle sales
transactions securely. I currently use 1ShoppingCart
transactions for my physical products and Clickbank
for digital products.
Website Traffic & SEO
no use putting up my self help information if I get no website traffic
so I depend on a few different website tools to help me. For SEO
(search engine optimization) research to find the best key phrases for
my websites, I use a program called
Then to learn more advanced techniques on building website traffic, I use a program called Traffic Dashboard - their free report just below in the graphic.
Yes, I jumped on the social media bandwagon and I have pages on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter - feel free to connect with me on any or all of these. To help me with my activities on Twitter, I use a program called Tweet Adder.
Imaging & Video
I use Photoshop to resize and brush up images before I add them to my websites and blogs. For video, I initially used Windows Movie Maker and switched to iMovie when I moved over to Mac. I've since switched over to Final Cut Express as my main video software as I get better quality video with it.
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that you will never be paying a higher price if you go through one of
the links here. Also I endorse only products and services I use
myself and/or have reviewed.
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