Recommended Tools You Can Use

The following is what we’ve been using for a few years in our business.  We’ll be adding to this list to keep you updated. Bookmark this page so you can use reference it as often as you need to.

Getting Your Site Online:

List Building/Autoresponder:

Depending on your setup we’d recommend a few options for you…

First, are you using a shopping cart that includes an Autoresponder? If yes – then we’d automatically recommend that you use that versus adding another system and additional expense into the mix. If you’d like an all-in-one system, highly recommend KickStartCart.

Secondly, if you are just looking for an autoresponder system with no shopping cart, then we’d recommend Aweber which you can send your emails and ezine through as you wish.

Personally we’ve been established with WAHMCart since 2009 and use that for our shopping cart and autoresponder system, so you will see my email delivered through WAHMCart’s system.

Ecommerce Shopping Cart Systems:

Selling your Book on Kindle:

  • Kindle Formatter – Affordable online software that allows you to turn your Word Documents into digital books you can publish on the Kindle [self-publishing option!]

Communicating with Team Members and Clients

  1. Skype – Use often for coaching, strategy calls and training with clients and team members.
  2. Google Voice – Helpful if you are calling when we’re not in the office or use Pamela for Skype (works with Skype to record all calls).

Keeping my Business Safe and Protected

  1. Mozy – Backs up my computer twice daily
  2. Roboform Everywhere – Securely stores all logins, usernames and passwords – for easy access when we need to log in.

Blog Plugins and Helpful Tools that I Love

  • Convert Your Blog Post Keywords Into Money Making Links with Ninja Affiliate Plugin [WP Plugin]
  • Duplicate Content Percentage Checker & Examiner Tool [WP Plugin]
  • Keyword Analysis Tool – Market Samurai
  • Building Landing Pages for Facebook Business Pages
  • Create Questionnaires, Checkout Forms and more with Gravity Forms
  • Create your LLC with CorpNet
  • Need Stock Images? Use Dreamstime.com or iStockPhoto.com
  • Need Disclaimers on your website? AutoWebLaw has everything you’d need.
  • Need disclaimers just for your digital book or ebook? eBookLegalese
  • Display videos on your website with ease using FLV Video [WP Plugin]
  • Create, Record or Edit Video and Audio with Camtasia
  • Need a Logo or Professional Graphic – highly recommend LOGONERDS

DISCLOSURE: We may be an affiliate for the products we recommend. Meaning, if you purchase from our link we earn a commission.

Recommended Tools We Use In Our Business

The following is what we’ve been using for a few years in our business.  We’ll be adding to this list to keep you updated. Bookmark this page so you can use reference it as often as you need to.

Getting Your Site Online:

List Building/Autoresponder:

Depending on your setup we’d recommend a few options for you…

First, are you using a shopping cart that includes an Autoresponder? If yes – then we’d automatically recommend that you use that versus adding another system and additional expense into the mix. If you’d like an all-in-one system, highly recommend KickStartCart.

Secondly, if you are just looking for an autoresponder system with no shopping cart, then we’d recommend Aweber which you can send your emails and ezine through as you wish.

Personally we’ve been established with WAHMCart since 2009 and use that for our shopping cart and autoresponder system, so you will see my email delivered through WAHMCart’s system.

Ecommerce Shopping Cart Systems:

Selling your Book on Kindle:

  • Kindle Formatter – Affordable online software that allows you to turn your Word Documents into digital books you can publish on the Kindle [self-publishing option!]

Communicating with Team Members and Clients

  1. Skype – Use often for coaching, strategy calls and training with clients and team members.
  2. Google Voice – Helpful if you are calling when we’re not in the office or use Pamela for Skype (works with Skype to record all calls).

Keeping my Business Safe and Protected

  1. Mozy – Backs up my computer twice daily
  2. Roboform Everywhere – Securely stores all logins, usernames and passwords – for easy access when we need to log in.

Blog Plugins and Helpful Tools that I Love

  • Convert Your Blog Post Keywords Into Money Making Links with Ninja Affiliate Plugin [WP Plugin]
  • Duplicate Content Percentage Checker & Examiner Tool [WP Plugin]
  • Keyword Analysis Tool – Market Samurai
  • Building Landing Pages for Facebook Business Pages
  • Create Questionnaires, Checkout Forms and more with Gravity Forms
  • Create your LLC with CorpNet
  • Need Stock Images? Use Dreamstime.com or iStockPhoto.com
  • Need Disclaimers on your website? AutoWebLaw has everything you’d need.
  • Need disclaimers just for your digital book or ebook? eBookLegalese
  • Display videos on your website with ease using FLV Video [WP Plugin]
  • Create, Record or Edit Video and Audio with Camtasia
  • Need a Logo or Professional Graphic – highly recommend LOGONERDS

DISCLOSURE: We may be an affiliate for the products we recommend. Meaning, if you purchase from our link we earn a commission.

BackupBuddy ERROR: Register Globals and other PHP Settings

I love my hosting service which is HostGator. I have used 3 hosting companies since I have been online with my first website (yours’ truly StaciJansma.com on April 29, 2009). How exciting right!

I first had GoDaddy – I wanted everything together so I figured I would get my domain with GoDaddy – get my hosting with GoDaddy and be happy. Soon did I realize that I just didn’t like GoDaddy for hosting. It seemed to be more confusing for me or try to get others to help guide me – because everyone disliked GoDaddy hosting.

I soon joined MomWebs as I was a member of MomMasterminds and was pretty happy with my websites. My websites didn’t experience many issues or downtime however my clients’ had a bubble in their hosting where their sites were down for a few days. The hosting was restored quickly – but some of the content was just lost because a backup wasn’t set within the past week prior to the crash of their server. This has lead me to ensure my hosting is up to par and so is my backup plan.

I was happy to join HostGator as I heard so many great things about their hosting and have been told by a client, Once you go to HostGator – you just don’t switch. So that made me feel like I would be in the right place. I switched all my domains (about 12 at the time and all the wordpress websites associated with it). Once I moved over – then soon realized my backup plan of using BackupBuddy was not happy. Saw a few flags/warnings – so I reached out to BackupBuddy support and soon found out that my hosting needed to be changed to accommodate these warnings. I knew that I needed changes when I was with MomWebs but they were not willing to allow the changes for the plugin to work – that was my main reason for moving from MomWebs to HostGator.

I jumped on Live Chat with HostGator and copied what BackupBuddy forum support told me and soon found out that the changes can be easily done. So if you are running BackupBuddy and get a warning under Server Settings or an error – then reach out to BackupBuddy forum support – because they are REALLY helpful.

If you are in need of a backup plan – sign up for my basic backup service!

If you are getting the Register globals error – then click here for HostGator HelpDesk advice on Register Globals and Other PHP Settings

Do you love your hosting? I do!

Having good hosting can really help to provide you peace of mind and helps to boost your confidence when running any online business. “Good” Hosting gives you the ability to have your site and running so your visitors can come and view, read, check out for a service or product and get in touch with you as needed.

I switched hosting companies in September and couldn’t be more happy because it works great with my backup service plugin that automates my backup process for me as well as when I wanted to switch my 13 domains (plus site files) from my old hosting to hostgator they easily helped me to move everything over.


My recommendation for you is get “Good” hosting if you don’t have it already with HostGator.com. Then click on http://transfer.hostgator.com to get your sites transferred over. The process takes about 48 hours from beginning to end and then you need to allow another 48 hours once they are complete with the transfer process before you cancel your old hosting. Then it’s smooth sailing from there.

Which plan? Hatchling is for ONE domain/website. Baby is for multiple… so if you are planning on growing and adding more domains – then sign up with Baby and get rocking ‘n rolling.

I could not run my business without HostGator. Very thankful to receive the recommendation from a client!

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Hosting for your Online Virtual "Real Estate" Business?

With your online business – your website is really your “online virtual real estate” and whether it is blue, black, with video or just with pictures – that really doesn’t matter as much as your hosting plan which runs your website and keeps it up for your online visitors 24/7. So tell me which hosting are you using? I have been using MomWebs Hosting since March 2010, before that used GoDaddy and have also heard that HostGator is a pretty great service.

So tell me – what do you like and why? While you are at it – if you are looking for a hosting company – I do want to share the HostGator coupon code that I just found out about… save 25% off at HostGator.com with coupon code: save25offsept.