Tools
There are many tools that you need to run a successful internet business. Here is a list of resources that we both use and recommend.

Shopping Carts:  We currently created, use, and recommend http://securepaypro.com  which offers an all inclusive shopping cart, auto responder, customer management system, 1 click upsells and much more.

Merchant account: Merchant account providers extend credit, so that you may take credit card payments directly. We have had good experience with the following company: myinstantaccount.directtrack.com/. This merchant account company will approve almost anyone, anytime without paying hundreds of dollars.

Website building software: zEZweb  (invite code: vip)

Free FTP Software - FTP software allows you to efficiently upload and download large files. FileZilla is a free file transfer protocol software.

Place to host your website: Host Gator or if you purchase the IPR we host your website for you.

Purchase a Domain name: Go Daddy


Our personal list of additional resources:

Technical help:

zEZweb  (use invite code: vip)
Free & easy to use website builder that requires no technical knowledge. Allows you to build squeeze pages, sales pages, up-sell pages, & download pages.

BlinkWeb

This easy to use website builder that requires no technical knowledge allows you to create a multitude of different websites.

SiteBuildIt
This is a very easy to use website builder that requires little or no technical knowledge at all. SiteBuildIt is one of the most popular website builders around.

DreamWeaver

Design, develop, and maintain standards-based websites and applications.

Build-website
This website explains web page design, development, and promotion. A free web development toolbox is provided.

Rent-A-Coder
Rentacoder is the world's #1 software outsourcing website. Find professional programmers to create your software for cheap.

Money making tools:

Social Network Empire (SNE)
Easily create social networking websites and make money while building your subscriber list.

Butterfly Marketing Script
This is an extremely powerful membership site software script. This allows you to put in place up sells, down sells, paid memberships, free memberships, and so much more. This will help your website become viral as well.
 
aMember
aMember is a flexible membership and subscription management PHP script. It has support for PayPal, BeanStream, 2Checkout, NoChex, VeriSign PayFlow, Authorize.Net, PaySystems, Probilling, Multicards, E-Gold and Clickbank payment systems (see list of integrated payment systems) and allows you to setup paid-membership areas on your site. It can also be used without any payment system - you can manage users manually.

Goldbar
An all in one solution that offers; Shopping Cart Software, Internet Marketing Tools, Merchant Accounts, Auto responders and more.
 
Powerpay 
Powerpay is a Merchant account. This is where you can get set up to do internet-based Credit Card processing.

PayPall
PayPal allows you to pay online, or sell online in a secure environment. If you haven't already signed up for a PayPal account, do so now.
 
PLR Video Junction:
Create multiple streams of income by using this professional-private label video library.

Clickbank
Online retail outlet for over 10,000 digital product vendors and 10,000 active affiliates.


Business software:

Camtasia
Incredibly powerful screen recorder able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs)

CamStudio
- (Free Version)
CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files. Using its built-in SWF, CamStudio can turn those AVIs into bandwidth-friendly streaming Flash videos (SWFs)

ScreenFlow 
ScreenFlow has the best screen capture available on the market. Easily create powerful, professional presentations with this software. (Only for Mac)

Audacity
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It's easy to use and understand, and a great way to create recordings to put into information products.

Windows Movie Maker  
With Movie Maker 2.1, you can create, edit, and share your home movies right on your computer. Build your movie with a few simple drag-and-drops. Delete bad shots and include only the best scenes. Then share your movie via the Web, e-mail, or CD.

Email Aces
Auto responder service that you can use to generate web subscribe forms. These forms will enable you to build a list and follow up with your prospects.
 
Aweber
This is one of the auto responder services that we use. Try it free for 30 days. I enjoy Aweber's ability to send to multiple lists at one time, with the click of a button.
 
High Speed Conferencing
Hold and record telephone conversations. A great place to go to if you would like to hold teleseminars and have groups of up to 500 people on the line. You can moderate the conversations, and have the ability to mute participants on the phone with you.

Voice Shot:
Voice shot lets you send mass telephone messages to clients, partners, or customers. This is a great way to give JV partners updates on your upcoming launches.

Powerlink Generator: This enables you to cloak any link that you would like. Typically, you will get better click through rates if you have cloaked affiliate links rather than the regular ones. Whenever you see links from that start like this, http://www.marchorne.com/recommends/..., I have used the Powerlink generator.

Smart Draw:  This is a great resource to visually map projects out. This is what I do in advance before I create software. It also has tons of really cool features that you can actually use in your products.  
 
Adobe Photoshop:  Photoshop is the # 1 tool used by graphic artist and web designers.  


Efficiency tools:

Send Out Cards
Send Out Cards is a great resource to use to send physical postcards to partners, clients, or customers. Sending snail mail is much more powerful and effective than just sending e-mail. 
 
vFinance
This is a great resource to find venture capitol investors for your project.  
 
Monster.com  
Monster.com is where I find qualified employees. Using Monster is cheap and easy to post an add and then set up interviews with qualified candidates.
 
Web-Appointments
This is an amazing resource to let you have your own schedule and let others sign up for a time slot. It is the resource that I have my profit creation consultants' use.
 
Robo Form
Automatically lets you fill any form that you come across. This resource saves me hours every week.

Instant-Scheduling
Instant-Scheduling.com is about scheduling appointments online with hosted software.

Gmail
Create a free Gmail account and use shared calendars, documents, and excel files.

Graphic Maverick
Top notch designers here!

 

 
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