These are the bare necessities of software tools for your work at home business.

Tracking Software

Your business depends on people finding it, viewing it, and, more importantly, buying from it. In order for you to determine this, you must track your advertising. However you advertise, you must know what is working, where it is working, and how well it is working. That is the role of tracking. From there, you can concentrate your energies on the sources that give you the best results. VitalViralPro is the best place to start for “newbies”!

VitalViralPro allows you to track any page that you want, regardless of whether you own it or not! The unique software that Troy Wray put together allows you to track a simple point-and-click splash page or a signup list capture (or squeeze) page that collects names and email addresses. It doesn’t offer the page creation that TE Toolbox does, but you can easily track and brand pages that don’t belong to you!

Domain Hosting

A domain is not only the “address” where people find your business. It is also where you keep your advertisements. Advertisements with your picture, your logo, your name, your business name… Nobody else is going to promote all that for you! A domain is also where you store any products that you rebrand or create. A domain is where you put your redirect links to hide your affiliate links from being hijacked. A domain is also where you keep your download pages and all the other pages that you need to sell your products. As long as you are using other peoples’ advertisements, sales pages, etc. you are not promoting or building your business as much as possible.

Host Gator is one of the most established and respected domain hosting companies available on the internet. Part of that respect is for the fantastic customer service that is included with your account. You may find better prices elsewhere but that won’t include the dependability and degree of service that you get at HostGator! I recently tried a cheaper service and came back to Hostgator exactly for those reasons. Many others that I have talked to also use Host Gator or are about ready to come back to it!

Autoresponder Software

Autoresponders take the place of you sending out emails to your list of subscribers. This software allows you to collect people into your list, send a schedule of pre-made emails to them, allow you to send an unscheduled email to them quickly and easily without typing all the addresses into the email, and other useful options, as well. An autoresponder is a must for building and growing your business.

Once again, there are many autoresponder companies available on the internet. One company that has stood the test of time and offers the most profitable commissions, despite recent, unfounded, adverse publicity is TrafficWave. This autoresponder company is becoming the preferred choice for many businesses, large and small. It also is becoming known as one of the most “traffic exchange friendly” choices. TrafficWave also includes an extensive amount of training.


Brian Rickert

Failed as a beach bum as a teen and got a job. Been a radio operator, proof reader, dishwasher, short order cook assistant, stock person, ranch hand, field worker, computer operator, billing analyst, and software engineer. That's IT! Time to follow my dream again composing and writing poems/lyrics/songs. Still have the desire, just not the location or the capital. Still dreaming of lying on the beach in San Diego and watching my internet business continue to grow in residual income. While I continue to follow my dreams...

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