Over the years, I’ve used a lot of resources to start and grow my online business.
I’ve gone through everything from online courses, seminars, tools/software, and read countless books to help me grow my online business and make money on the internet. I thought it would be helpful to create this resource page to help you with your business.
I’ll be adding bonuses for some of the resources below. If you buy through the links below (my affiliate links) and I’ve included a bonus, simply shoot me a message on Facebook or email me jon [@] passiveincomeassignment.com after you’ve purchased.
Bonus #1 is free access to all my current and future ebooks. Some of them include Kindle publishing, affiliate marketing, blogging, YouTube, paid ads, and more. If I put “Bonus #1” next to something below, you’ll get the ebooks if you purchase the resource.
Bonus #2 is free lifetime access to The Branding Academy video course. This course will go more in-depth with building an online brand around your passions that leverages Kindle publishing, affiliate marketing, Youtube, blogging, email marketing, etc. I’ll continue adding new content to this course over time. If I put “Bonus #2” next to something below, you’ll get the course if you purchase the resource.
The Must Haves
The very first thing you should do when starting your online business is building your website. It’s super easy to do and doesn’t cost much. This is what you’ll use to attract people to you and your brand, build connections and sell products. Definitely a must-have.
All of my websites are hosted on Siteground. Why? Because it’s super simple and straightforward to get your site up and running quickly with their 1-click WordPress install.
You can use your Siteground account to host multiple domains so there’s no need to pay for additional websites you might create. Also, they have the best customer service by far (better than Bluehost & Hostgator).
Click here for a video tutorial on setting up your site in 8 minutes.
The next thing you’ll need to do is start your email list. It’s your business’s most important asset. You’ll be able to collect your audiences email addresses so you can stay in contact with them, build the connection, send them to all your new content, and sell more product.
The first step is to create your sales funnel using Clickfunnels. This is the tool that allows you to collect your audiences email. Clickfunnels is by far my favorite tool for setting up opt-in pages and funnels.
Click here to try Clickfunnels FREE for 14-days.
Step 2 in building your email list is having an email marketing service. It’ll allow you to store everybody’s email, set up your autoresponder, and send an email to everyone with 1-click.
Convertkit is my number one recommendation for managing my email list. Convertkit makes everything so much easier and it’s extremely user-friendly.
Click here to try it for FREE.
Courses I’ve Been Through & Recommend
This is the affiliate marketing course I went through when first getting started and definitely learned a lot. If you’re serious about affiliate marketing (selling other peoples products), I highly recommend getting some sort of training from someone who’s already successful. You’ll learn all that in the course and they also give you done-for-you lead magnets, capture pages, autoresponders, and content ideas, which is a pretty cool bonus.
Watch this webinar to learn the full details.
This is probably the most in-depth course on learning Amazon FBA out there. If you’re interested in Amazon FBA it’s an absolute must to take some sort of course in my opinion. With other business models like affiliate marketing there’s little risk getting started but with FBA you need to invest a bit of money. There are so many little things that can go wrong that’ll cost you hundreds of dollars and months of your time so it’s important you learn all the small details the first time.
Watch this webinar to learn the full details (use promo code “Ninja250” to get $250 off).
Kindle publishing is the first online business I got started with and this is the first course I went through to learn. It’s one of my favorite business models because it’s so easy to get started making money online with little to no investment. If you don’t know, Kindle publishing is when you put out books on Amazon (ebook, paperback, audiobook). You can either pay someone $80-150 to write a book for you or you can do it yourself. I’ve done both so it’s up to you. This course will teach you everything you need to know to get started.
Click here to check out the course.
This is probably the best training program out there for learning how to build an eCommerce business on Shopify that actually makes money. There are so many courses out there on how to do this but this one is by far the most straightforward and in-depth. It’s not super basic like a lot of other ones out there and it’ll cover a lot of advanced strategies.
Watch this webinar to learn more (use promo code “Ninja250” to get $250 off).
If you’ve ever done advertising online you’ve probably tried Facebook ads. Chances are you probably didn’t have much success with it (the same thing happened with me). Most people teach the same techniques of targetting all these different interests but guess what? That’s NOT how they run their own ads and that’s why you’ve failed before. This course teaches what the successful people are actually doing and not the BS they’re teaching.
My Favorite Books
This is a must-read book if you have a business online. It’s Russell Brunson’s second book and it’ll show you how to find your message, build your tribe, and get people to pay you for your advice. Doesn’t matter what niche you’re in. People are interested in learning what you know and will pay for it. Plus, it’s completely FREE. All you have to do is cover the shipping and handling.
Click here for your free copy.
This is another must-read book by Russel Brunson. It’s his first book and it’ll show you how to take your business to the next level by increasing traffic, conversions, and sales. Definitely, an awesome book that I’ve read a few times. If you’re selling products online (your own or other peoples) you gotta check out this book. Plus, it’s completely FREE. All you have to do is cover the shipping and handling.
Click here for your free copy.
The majority of the books I read these days are audiobook form and the company I use to get them is Audible. I have well over 100 books from them and you can get 2 free books when you sign up for a trial.
Click here to sign up.