Web Tools for Online Business

Mt Shasta Cloud California

Resources to help maneuver our way through choosing what WEB TOOLS
to use for our online business ventures


Here is list of categories we include resources for

First here is list of pages of my colleague who have Favorites
Christina Hills Personal Favorites “Resources of Great Programs and Softwares”
Categories of Resources Christina includes
Web Hosting
1ShoppingCart/Marketers Choice
Email Marketing
Instant Teleseminar
Shopping Carts/Merchant Accts
Other Hosting
Audio Accounts
Graphic Products
Social Media
Membership Sites
Google Resources
Transcription Services
Extra Resources
StudioPress Themes

Check Internet Speed

Below this list are details on each topic

Check Your Internet Speed
Check Your Website Speed

YouTube Related Tools
YouTube Alternatives for Video Streaming Platforms
Keyword Research Tools
Articles – Content Writing for Your Websites & Blogs
AutoResponders – Building E-mail Lists

Resources for Building Info Products
Building Info Products
Basic SEO for your Website
SEO Software
Cloud Rank for YouTube
SEO Courses
Plug Ins for WordPress
Website Hosting
Domain Names Resources
Excellent Resources of Individuals – their lists of best Softwares and Tools
FREE Online Marketing Introduction Trainings – Our Favorites
Excellent YouTube Channels for Online Business
Ebooks & PDFs – Options for Downloading Ebooks & PDFs
Ebooks – How to Create Instant Ebooks and Reports
Cloud Storage
Payment Software Business Solutions
Video Conferencing Software Options
Online Business – Trainings on How to Succeed Online
Growing Your Business & Procedures For Everything
LGBTQ Inclusive
Social Media Resources
Search Engines
Learning Programs
– Online platforms
Blogging – Free Platforms
Author & Writing Skills & Publishing Courses
Phone Tech Tips & Apps
Transcribing Services
Affiliate Disclaimer
Tools Learning About Currently – No Endorsement Yet
Small Business Development Resources
Help for the Female Entrepreneur
Small Business Grants and Loans
Retirement Plans


Check Internet Speed

Check Your Internet Speed
Check Download and Latency (below 50 is fine for Latency)

YouTube Related Tools

Check Your Website Speed

YouTube Related Tools

YouTube Related Tools

How To Get More Views on YouTube


Setting Up Your YouTube Channel
“Well Build Your Blog” has a nice instructional video/written demo

YouTube Channel Set Up

YouTube Alternatives for Video Streaming Platforms

Alternative Sources are being created especially due to the censorship of YouTube videos

Bitchute – the go to place after YouTube CENSORS your material
BitChute is a video hosting service founded in 2017. It was created to allow video uploaders to avoid content rules enforced on other platforms, such as YouTube.

YouTube Channel Set Up

Keyword Research Tools

Ahrefs  (this service is fee based)
Uber Suggests (this is a free tool)

Article Content Writing Blogs

Articles – Content Writing for Your Websites & Blogs

Anatomy of Top Performing Articles
What can you learn from the review of 700,000+ articles for traffic and engagement? A whole lot!

Auto Responders, Build E-Lists

AutoResponders – Building E-mail Lists

ActiveCampaign – a good review from 2017
Review by Buildapreneur
Spencer Mecham @ Buildapreneur likes ActiveCampaign over Mail Chimp and AWeber
“ActiveCampaign” has capacity to do a lot
Comments from Spencer “it excels in automation” (personalized emails sent out)
Weekends tend to have lower open rates (open 11:30am to 1pm weekdays good)
ActiveCampaign graphic on auto sequence
His Click Funnels account sends his emails over to ActiveCampaign

Spencer comment on Sales Force CRM
“Strong focus on CRM vs. marketing automation
Active Campaign focuses on marketing automation and a little less on the CRM
Sales force is only better if you have a big sales team you are managing”
CRM – Customer Relationship Management

Spencer comment on Best Autoresponder that supports Affiliate Links

Digital Information Products Creation

Resources for building info-products

Design Pickle
Hire A Designer. No HR. No interviews. Access a professional designer ready to jump into your creative ecosystem.
Find freelance services for your business
Create Your Laptop Life
Find a freelancer to meet your needs
A global network of skilled freelancers and professional agencies
Their creative process makes design magic.
A global community that loves to collaborate, turn your great ideas into a unique custom design

Christina Hills offers a Training on Creating Your Course
This link gives access to get on email list for next date of course launch

Canva, Graphics, PhotoShop

Building info-products

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides – design, download as PDF
Quicktime – for audio recordings
Screenflow/Camtasia – for recording your screen
Canva – for graphics
Photoshop – for graphics

Basic SEO for Website

Basic SEO for Your Website

Our blog post “Online Business Launch Highlights” Feb 7 2020″
Is where we have listed out our learnings with Basic SEO for our website
We chose the WordPress PlugIn “All In One SEO Pack for WordPress”


SEO Software, SEO Agencies

SEO Software

Fusion Protocol (OMG launched this offer Dec 2019)
Software for Guest Posts – Greg Morrison
Transcript for sales webinar by OMG and Kosta

YouTube Live Streaming Ranking

Cloud Rank for YouTube
Helps with YouTube and Videos Live Streaming

SEO Training Courses

SEO Courses

OMG Machines
Kotton Grammer Digital Planet
Rebecca Gill – SEO Launchpad FB group

WordPress Plug-ins

Plug Ins for WordPress

Yoast SEO plug in (it may slow down the website some?)

Christina Hills offered a free webby (May 2021) listing
Top 10 Easy WordPress Plug Ins to use
Each are Free, unless, it is mentioned it is a paid Plug In
The paid plug ins include a link to Christina Hills affiliate partnership
I’m sharing here, in thanks for her list of 10 best plug ins.

Yoast SEO
Yoast Duplicate Post
Widget Options
Search Exclude
Gravity Forms
Really Simple SSL
On Demand Back Ups – various
Updraft Plus (free) ManageWP when multiple websites
Caching Plug-In WP Rocket

WordPress Training Programs


Christina Hills – wonderful courses online for learning WordPress

Theme Detector – see what WordPress theme a website is using

WordPress Tips
How To Restore Deleted Pages in WordPress
How to Restore Previous Version of WordPress Post

Website Hosting Services

Website Hosting


Domain Names Resources

Domain Names Resources

Create click worthy links. Build and protect your brand using powerful, recognizable short links.
Shortens links for use in social networking, SMS, and email.

Domain Appraisals
GoDaddy Domain Appraisals uses machine learning to accurately predict
the value of a domain name. Using mass quantities of data and word tokenization,
GoDaddy has come up with a model that can assess a domain’s value.


Graphics Resources, Canva


A graphics design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. It is available on web and mobile, and integrates millions of images, fonts, templates and illustrations.  Create an account.  It is free.

Remove.bg   Free Background Remover tool
It removes the BG better than photoshop and literally takes 5 seconds to use
Literally just drag your picture onto the screen
and it removes the background and has the file ready for you in second

Vector Art
(Vector graphics are computer graphics images that are defined in terms of 2D points,
which are connected by lines and curves to form polygons and other shapes)
32 Great Websites for Free Vector Art, Images, Graphics, and Icons

Software for website online business

Excellent Resources of Individuals – their lists of best Softwares and Tools

Spencer Mecham @ Buildaprenuer

Digital Online Business Trainings

FREE Online Marketing Introduction Trainings – Our Favorites

Anik Singal


Christina Hills Blog

Buildaprenuer Spencer Mecham
Per Jan 2020 Current Free Courses
Affiliate Annihilation
Email Automation
Copywriting Secrets
Messenger Bots
Create Your Website
Sales Funnels

Spencer Mecham Facebook Group Automation Nation
Buildaprenuer YouTube Channel

YouTube Channels Favorites

Excellent YouTube Channels for Online Business

Joe Marfolio


Marcus Campbell

Download PDFs

Ebooks & PDFs – Options for Downloading Ebooks & PDFs

PDF for computers
For iPhone, iPad, iBooks and other eReaders, download the ePub version
If you’d prefer to read the ebook on your Kindle, download the .MOBI format

Creating Ebooks

Ebooks – How to Create Instant Ebooks and Reports

Designrr – software
Re-purpose your content to reach more people
Transform your Blog posts, Podcasts, Videos and PDFs into
eBooks, Show Notes, Dynamic Flipbooks, Transcripts, PDFs and Web pages

From a Ad for the product
Stunning eBooks with New Technology
Create Instant eBooks & Reports in 2 minuetes without writing a word
For more sales, leads, customer engagement.
Become an Author, Create Information Products.
All done quickly and easily. No design or Technical skills necessary.

Product includes Unlimited Copyright Free Images
Free Commercial License

Cloud Storage Services

Cloud Storage

Reviews on Best Cloud Storage Options

Drop Box, Google Drive, One Drive Review

Payment Software Services

Payment Software Business Solutions

Spot On

Pay 2.6% + 10¢ per swipe for Visa, MC, Discover & AmEx. Get your money as fast as next business day
(as of Dec 2019)

Software platform for running an Internet business
(users: newrepublicoftheheart.org)

Best Merchant Services 2019 Article

Video Conferencing Online Options

Video Conferencing Software Options

Top 5 Skype Alternatives for Businesses

Go Webinar

How to Succeed Online Business

Online Business – Trainings on How to Succeed Online

Specific Trainings for Artists and Small Business Owners
David Emmons has a Playbook Online Sales Webby
“The Artist Marketing Formula Masterclass”

Sales webby has special emphasis on building up traffic and sales using Facebook Business Advertising
January 2020 Announced training:
Step by Step Success with Facebook Marketing
The Complete Marketing Formula for Artists, Craftsmen, and Specialty Small Businesses

Social Media Resources

Growing Your Business & Procedures For Everything

How to Grow Your Business:  Develop Procedures for Everything!
By Christina Hills
“Don’t worry if your business is not at the point where you’re ready to take on help!  Start documenting your process now, so that when you are ready to pass something off, it’s a smoother transition. Taking the time to do that today, will save you time later down the road.”

Social Media Resources

LGBTQ Inclusive

The SMB Guide to Success in the LGBTQ Market (2021 Research)

Social Media Resources

Social Media Resources

Facebook Pixel
The Facebook pixel is code that you place on your website.
It collects data that helps you track conversions from Facebook ads, optimize ads, build targeted audiences for future ads, and remarket to people who have already taken some kind of action on your website.

Search Engines

Search Engines

Google.com  – of course

and there are others!  We identify just a few here

An internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers’ privacy and avoiding the filter bubble of personalized search results. DuckDuckGo distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users and by showing all users the same search results for a given search term.

A web search engine owned and operated by Microsoft. The service has its origins in Microsoft’s previous search engines: MSN Search, Windows Live Search and later Live Search. Bing provides a variety of search services, including web, video, image and map search products.

Online Learning Platforms

Learning Programs – Online Platforms

Udemy – study any topic, anytime thousands of courses available (starting at $10.99)
Udemy is an online learning platform aimed at professional adults and students, developed in May 2010. As of Jan 2020, the platform has more than 50 million students and 57,000 instructors teaching courses in over 65 languages. There have been over 295 million course enrollments.

Read This Before You Buy Any Udemy Course

Coursera – descriptions from our search
Coursera is way ahead than other platforms including Edx or Udacity. Coursera is an conventional academic platform where faculties from elite universities inculcate subjects primarily academic oriented. Udemy is non-academic and teach a range of courses mostly non-academic, but still will help you in academics.
Generally, Coursera courses are free to audit. But, to access graded assignments and earn a course completion certificate, you need to pay, which is worth your money. Many of these courses are part of Coursera Specializations, which are the series of related courses and sometimes, also a Capstone project.

Inpatient Treatment
What Is Inpatient Treatment/Rehab?

“Inpatient rehab is an effective treatment method for substance use disorders (SUD). It is available for people with drug use disorders or alcohol use disorder (AUD). Some facilities treat both types of addiction, while some specialize in one or the other.

Substance abuse often can’t be overcome alone. A lot of people who suffer from it need inpatient treatment, where they can be given professional support in detoxing safely.

The problem is many people don’t know what to expect from inpatient treatment. It can be overwhelming trying to learn about it. That’s why we put together a guide to give people a better idea of what it involves.

The guide contains valuable information such as:
How to prepare to enter treatment — what you need to pack, tying up loose ends, etc.
What to look for in a rehab center
How much does rehab cost
This sort of advice can help make the process of getting help a bit less intimidating.”

Blogging Free Platforms

Blogging – Free Platforms
This is a helpful article: 9 of the best free blog sites to consider in 2020

Author & Writing Courses

Author & Writing Skills & Publishing Courses

Self Publishing Hero – 7 week course for Fiction Writing – Kindle Emphasis – watch for open enrollment
Self Publishing Hero on Twitter & On Instagram
Ty Cohen – Kindle Publishing (Mark Ling and Anik Singal both endorse)

Affiliate Disclaimer

Phone Tech Tips & Apps

Facebook Messenger – ability to record short voice messages to Messenger from the phone.
and you can also then listen to the messages online from computer if you’d like.
Just simple to do – YouTube videos search for tutorials to walk you through adding Messenger App to phone.  And then you just press on record and hold down button while record your message. 

Facebook Messenger has phone service for free.
Click on phone icon within messenger under your friend name
and you can talk with FB friends, online like a phone. 

Android Phone or Tablet – Moving photos to your Google Account

Affiliate Disclaimer

Transcribing Services

Automatic Transcription – they do have a free option

Affiliate Disclaimer

Affiliate Disclaimer
This site contains affiliate links to products
We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links

By purchasing products through Shema’s Affiliate ID
you are also helping Heart Plan Vision unfold
Many thanks in advance for your support

To see a list of Active Affiliates Shema is in partnership with
Go here – Heart Plan Vision page “Affiliate Marketing”


Digital Online Marketing

Tools Learning About Currently
No endorsement yet

NetSuite is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based business management software.
NetSuite helps companies manage core business processes with a single, fully integrated system
covering ERP/financials, CRM, ecommerce, inventory and more.  (web description)

Online Marketing Definitions


ERP – What is Enterprise Resource Planning?
Definition from Investopedia
“Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a process used by companies to manage and integrate the important parts of their businesses. Many ERP software applications are important to companies because they help them implement resource planning by integrating all of the processes needed to run their companies with a single system. An ERP software system can also integrate planning, purchasing inventory, sales, marketing, finance, human resources, and more.”

A Simple Definition of CRM
thank SalesForce.com for definition
“Customer relationship management (CRM) is a technology for managing all your company’s relationships and interactions with customers and potential customers. The goal is simple: Improve business relationships. A CRM system helps companies stay connected to customers, streamline processes, and improve profitability.

When people talk about CRM, they are usually referring to a CRM system, a tool that helps with contact management, sales management, productivity, and more.

A CRM solution helps you focus on your organization’s relationships with individual people — including customers, service users, colleagues, or suppliers — throughout your lifecycle with them, including finding new customers, winning their business, and providing support and additional services throughout the relationship.”

Online Marketing Definitions

Small Business Development Resources

For Financial Assistance in small business start ups

For Assistance During Disasters
SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus (2020)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – topics on website
Plan Your Business
Launch Your Business
Manage Your Business
Grow Your Business

Want to be an entrepreneur?  Learn how to get started on your business in 10 steps.
SBA tips:  Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities.
1.  Conduct Market Research
2.  Write Your Business Plan
3.  Fund Your Business
4.  Pick Your Business Location
5.  Choose A Business Structure
6.  Choose Your Business Name
7.  Register Your Business
8.  Get Federal and State IDs
9.  Apply for Licenses and Permits
10.Open a Business Bank Account

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Find Out If You Need to Register Your Business – tips from SBA

From SBA website – “Your location and business structure determine how you’ll need to register your business. Determine those factors first, and registration becomes very straightforward.

For most small businesses, registering your business is as simple as registering your business name with state and local governments.

In some cases, you don’t need to register at all. If you conduct business as yourself using your legal name, you won’t need to register anywhere. But remember, if you don’t register your business, you could miss out on personal liability protection, legal benefits, and tax benefits.

Most businesses don’t need to register with the federal government to become a legal entity, other than simply filing to get a federal tax ID.  Small businesses sometimes register with the federal government for trademark protection or tax exempt status.”

Online Marketing Definitions

Help for the Female Entrepreneur

Closing the gap: How to overcome obstacles as a female entrepreneur

Online Marketing Definitions

Small Business Grants and Loans

Find your small business funding
Matching you with the world’s top funding providers.
FinImpact – From their website: 

“Finding the right business funding can be a complex and confusing process. Finimpact makes it easy to find the best funding solution that’s ideally matched to your requirements. With one online application in one place, we’ll connect you with the best-fit matches from among the world’s top funding providers. Saving you the headache, hassle and uncertainties of shopping around. It’s simple, fast and free.  Say hello to a new world of personalized, small business funding.”

Small Business Grants – FinImpact.com Resource
How to Apply and Win

Online Marketing Definitions

Retirement Plans

SEP IRA – Annuity.com
“A Simplified Employee Pension Individual Retirement Account, or SEP IRA, is a type of traditional IRA that lets entrepreneurs, self-employed people and small business owners save for retirement — for themselves and their employees.”

Online Marketing Definitions