Forward Steps Online Tools And Resources

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Often I have friends ask me for online tools and resources that I use or would recommend. To help me, and them, I created this quick, simple blog with a list of them. This list of tools and resources is a work in progress and I drop in during spare moments (rare), to update with more for you.

Namecheap Web Site Registration

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I selected NameCheap as the place where I would register all my web site domains. Their customer service was incredible and have a user friendly dashboard for managing my sites. There are many good reasons for registering your domains at a different location than where you host your sites.

A2 Web Site Hosting

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I recommend that you explore A2 Hosting as the choice for your own web site hosting needs. They are the best I’ve ever used. I loved their awesome customer service and the user friendly dashboard for managing my sites. Best of all, of course, their prices were lower than where I was previously.

Social Warfare WP Plugin Sharing Buttons

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Allow your posts and pages to be shared on the most popular social networks with attractive, mobile-ready share buttons using the Social Warfare WP plugin. Built with performance in mind, these are the fastest loading social buttons available. They will never slow down your site.

Tweetdis Content Sharing With A Click

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TweetDis is a WordPress plugin that will turn any piece of text into a fancy looking tweetable quote. I’ve only just bought my plugin & you’ll soon see it used many times more at my blog, in various, creative ways. It is already one of my all time favorite tools. Learn more about its many uses, here.

PopupAlly Builds Your Email List Quickly

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There is a way for you to quickly build your email list without turning people off. The PopupAlly Wordpress plugin has a slew of embedded designs so you can add a non-popup opt-in to your sidebar, do a horizontal opt-in below your header, or a floating opt-in bar at the top or bottom of your page.

Internet Legal Documents

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Protect your online web based business with over 70 internet legal documents from AutoWebLaw. Just go to the link to view the video and to learn more. If your company has a website, you absolutely must have these internet legal documents. There are 5 categories you need to know about.

Create Websites With iGloo

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If you can point & click, then you can create websites with iGloo! Create webpages for your website using this fast & fully flexible drag & drop editor. You may have the best products or services in the industry, yet unless you can present them in the best light they won’t amount to very much.

Designrr Creates Awesome eBooks

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Using a lead magnet is the most effective way of getting more leads into your business. Creating a pdf directly from a blog post gives you an instant lead magnet. However, they’re time consuming and costly to create. Designrr solves this, it’s a designer tool with images and graphics provided.

Doodle Video Creator Software App

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Doodly is the most powerful, easy to use doodle video creator. Has an easy to use interface that’s newbie & tech friendly, drag and drop, push button ease. With the amount of noise and videos in the world today, it’s important to stand out and create highly engaging videos.

Optin Architect Website Lead Capture

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With Optin Architect you can choose from all types of optin campaigns, including popups, header/footer optins, sidebar optins and more. Create all types of lead capture forms in a matter of a few clients. Copy and paste and you are ready to go! All forms look beautiful on all desktop/mobile devices.

Fiverr Can Get Things Done

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What do you need done? Fiverr ® is the easiest way to get everything done at an unbeatable value. Signing up takes less than 2 minutes and it’s free to join Fiverr. While $5 is a popular starting price for offers on Fiverr, tiered offers are now available in a variety of categories and growing.

eCover Maker For Your Books

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Creating gorgeous 3D ebook covers has never been easier with this ecover maker. Start from scratch or choose from one of these professional, pre-designed templates. Everything is online, so you don’t need to download anything. Then you simply download your 2D & 3D covers to your computer.

Blinkist For Helping You Read Smarter

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You know that reading is one of the best things you can do for your mind, so imagine what might happen if you could get the big ideas from a new non-fiction book, every week. Getting there is easier than you think. Try Blinkist to read smarter! Get actionable inspiration from today’s top thinkers.

Stencil Visuals Creation

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Stencil is the fastest, easiest and most efficient way to create visuals for social media. My favorite tool, with an amazing selection of free to use images. With many web entities to manage, I’m always on the look out for any service that can save time yet maintain my unique, personal touch. Try it free.

Your Digital Formula

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Your Digital Formula is ALL about having a heart centred business where you make money doing what you love & your readers & customers fall in love with you. If you are looking to grow your business using Facebook, this is the program for you!

Bravenet

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Bravenet is the ultimate provider of a complete website solution including web hosting, site building, domains and free web tools. It all started back in 1997. Dave, our founder, was building a website and was in need of a guestbook. He combed the Web, looking for a decent free guestbook service, and came to realize…

Web of Trust (WOT)

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Web of Trust (WOT) is a free community-powered website reputation service that tells you which websites you can trust based on other users’ experiences. WOT works in a very simple way. It shows website reputations as traffic lights next to search results when using any popular search engine. They are also visible next to links…

Music Revolution

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Music Revolution offers an extensive royalty-free music library of over 40,000 tracks of high quality production, or stock, music suitable for a range of uses. Music Revolution is the Internet’s royalty-free music marketplace. They provide media producers, video producers, filmmakers, game developers, businesses and other music buyers with great royalty-free production, or stock, music at…

Video Blocks

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At Video Blocks you get unlimited access to their archive of 115,000+ studio quality HD videos, After Effects templates, motion backgrounds and more. For a low, fixed subscription you will have access to an archive of 115,000+ studio quality HD clips, valued at more than $10,000,000. They update their Unlimited Library twice every month with…

UpViral

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I just bought UpViral today! Yet, I had to add it to this blog for you to know about it as soon as possible, too. Can’t wait to get it’s various features up and running at my blogs and sites. I can finally reward my subscribers when they want to share about Forward Steps, plus…

Image DPI Converter

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Occasionally you may be asked to provide a photo image with a specific DPI. I found this brilliant and quick image DPI converter tool to convert the DPI of any image format for you. There’s no fuss and it takes only seconds to convert your image. Then, simply download and save the new format onto…

Your FB Challenge Solved

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Steve has been an online buddy of mine for several years. For the last 18 months he has been studying Facebook inside and out and spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars learning about advertising on Facebook. Which is why I have no hesitation in recommending his Your FB Challenge program to you. I’m…

Video Overplay

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Just bought this new Video Overplay tool, during the week. I’ve only tried it out with one video and with an email opt in form near the end of the video, so that you can see it in action, over here. It is definitely very user friendly and quick to use also. Plus, I love…

Online PDF Converter

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I love this online PDF converter that I found today. One of the better ones! All conversions are done online, no setup is required! The complete process takes only a short time and is based on a simple user interface. You will be able to edit the file and you can enter a password in…

Unshorten It

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A favorite tool of mine, when I’m sent a link about which I’m uncertain. In their own words… Is that short URL you’re visiting REALLY going to contain cute kittens, or instead is it going to mug you and steal your wallet? Unshorten.It! takes any bullets for you, analysing the website for safety and letting…

Cloud Video Maker

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If you’ve been looking for an easy video making tool, I think I’ve now found my most preferred. Take a look at the Cloud Video Maker for yourself. I have used & tried many different tools for this type of video creation and this one has made my life a whole lot easier.

Find Your Focus With GrooveOtter

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I know that you understand the difficulty of staying concentrated with so many distractions fighting for our attention. GrooveOtter helps you find your focus, then form powerful habits to stay focused. It’s a platform for increasing productivity and allows you to break your work into time intervals, keep track of your tasks, and asses your…

Zaxaa

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Zaxaa is a super, user-friendly shopping cart platform that allows you to instantly sell your products online, instantly deliver them to your customers, and instantly recruit affiliates to help sell your products. We can even automatically pay out instant commissions to your affiliates at the point-of-sale without waiting for the refund period to clear (if…

Meet Edgar! Social Media Scheduling Tool

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Meet Edgar and never run out of messages in your queue Your handcrafted updates get the chance to be seen, shared & loved by brand new people. Unlike other social media schedulers, MeetEdgar automatically reshares your Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter updates again & again over time.

Photo Editor Tools

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These are a few of my favorite photo editing tools for creating those wonderful, positive quotation images that you see at my Forward Steps self improvement Facebook page and other social profiles for Forward Steps. Explore all four and see which is best for your sites and image tasks.

Greener Websites

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Here’s a great idea for helping our environment in yet another small way with greener websites. Green Certified Site™ is an eco-friendly web badge that calculates your website’s environmental footprint, finds ways to make your site more energy-efficient, automatically neutralizes its calculated carbon footprint, and displays the widely-recognized trustmark The idea is that a lot…

White Noise

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It’s simple! Pick a color orb, slide the volume knob to a comfortable level and enjoy auditory zen, here. The “color” of noise is based on an audio spectrum of low to high frequencies. Color noise affects everyone differently, so we recommend giving each of our signature colors a listen to find what works best…

Make It Crisp

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I wanted to remember the location of this site Make It Crisp, so that I’ll remember to return and act on this great coaching. I found out about it during a talk I heard by Bill Liao via the Enlightened Business Summit. You might get benefit and it might suit you as well, so I’ve…

Social Locker For WordPress

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Really love this WordPress plug in. You can get the Social Locker here. Social Locker encourages visitors to share your content by locking away part of any blog post, which cannot be viewed until the blog post is shared at a social media site. I’ve only used it a few times till now. I really…

Sales Page Videos

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I am quite accustomed to viewing sales page videos, where they use a video to explain the product and then, after a time delay, the buy button and product information is revealed underneath the video. Yet, I notice that, very often those videos on sales pages have no controls on the video, so you cannot…