Marc and ArleneHello everyone.  Thank you for visiting my recommendations page.  I have picked the best of the best and placed them here.  I have another page called Items that shows books and things that I have enjoyed, recommend,  and found useful. Each one of these I have researched and made sure that they are the best that I could find.  I will be updating this page as new products are reviewed.  Some of the products that I have here are free, some have free trials, and some don’t.  Since there are many links here I will put my disclaimer at the top.


When you buy something from this website, I may receive an affiliate commission.
These are my opinions and are not representative of the companies that create these products.
My reviews are based on my personal own experience and research.
I never recommend poor quality products or create false reviews to make sales.
It is my intention to explain products so you can make an informed decision on which ones suit your needs best.


Learning Affiliate Marketing:

Wealthy Affiliate

wealthy affiliate



My Rating 9/10

Wealthy Affiliates is one of my two top recommendations.  They teach you everything you possibly could want to know about starting an online business.  The owners are very active in the online community and want to help you succeed any way they can.  This is not a get rich quick scheme, which I do not believe in.  It is an honest way to build a successful and sustainable business.  There is a free membership area that is truly amazing.  I found the information so useful that I am a premium member and happy to pay for the membership.  This program is for anyone in affiliate marketing, from beginner to expert.  You can read my full review here or Join here for free and I will be happy to help you here.


Earnest Affiliate

Earnest Affiliate



My Rating 8/10

This is a newer program that was launched in May of 2015.  I have seen the inner workings of this program.  I love the fact that he pushes being “earnest” in the program.  Only using white hat SEO and programs to make a successful business is what it teaches.  It is a newer program so the community is growing and beginning to be supportive.  Another great thing about this program is the owner is very responsive and wants to see you succeed.  This program is best for beginners. You can read my full review here, or check them out for yourself here.







My Rating 8/10

This is another fantastic place to learn about affiliate marketing.  Some of the ideas are a bit dated but the community is active.  They do have a free trial section so you can find out if it is right for you.  This program really does have all you need to get started and is perfect for the beginner.  You can read my full review here or you can check them out for yourself here.

Money Blog Learn how to earn significant income online with a simple wordpress blog






My Rating 8/10

This is one of the best eBooks I have seen on creating a successful money making blog online.  It sets realistic expectations and teaches you just about everything you need to know.  That is why it is in my top recommendations.  Please check it out here at Amazon, or you can read my full review here.

Wholesale Business





My rating 8/10

If you’re looking to start a wholesale business or looking for a supplier list, Salehoo is the place you can do it.  Their number one product is their distributors list.  This gives you more than 8000 suppliers but the search engine on it is limited so finding just what you want with the right services can be tedious.  They also have a program where they will host your store and help you build it.  Finally, they have a training program, while it is a bit expensive the lifetime membership would be worth it in the long run, rather than paying for the monthly membership.  You can read my full review here, or check them out for yourself here.


Keyword Research






My rating 9/10

This is the best overall keyword research tool I have found to date.  I have reviewed others and given them good reviews, but this one is simply amazing.  You can instantly see the amount of traffic, competition, SEO Power, with quick and easy visual color ques for any keyword you are searching.  You can also see how you rank for a keyword.  If you are looking for domains there is also a tool that shows you if the domain is available for a certain keyword.  It really is the best I have found, you can read my full review here, or you can try it for yourself with 30 searches free here.


Hosting and Domain Names





My rating 7/10

I have run several websites through Bluehost over the years.  I really like the customer service.  If you want to start an online business it is best to build a website.  Bluehost supports WordPress and makes it very easy to build a website.  The customer support can help you if you ever get stuck.  As with any service, it does go down occasionally, however, the longest I ever saw it down for was 5 minutes.  In my experience, these occurrences rarely happen.  You can read my full review here, or you can check them out for yourself here.






My rating 8/10

As I stated in many of my posts, it is really important that you get your own domain that you own, well Namecheap is a great place to do it.  Not only are the domain names not expensive but they also offer free WhoisGuard for one year.  After the first year, the price is only $2.88 per year for WhoisGuard.  Other services charge as much as $11 per year for the same exact service.  Well, I would recommend NameCheap if you are in the market for a domain you can read my full review here, or you can check them out for yourself here.


VPN Services

Express VPN




My Rating 9/10

If you are looking for the best VPN out there, look no further than Express VPN.  I have lived as an expat for more than 10 years and have tried many of them out there.  This is the best in my opinion.  You can read my full review here, or you can check them out for yourself here.

Pure VPN





My rating 8/10

VPNs are used for several reasons.  The two main reasons people use VPNs are to protect their data and to unlock access to blocked content.  I travel a lot and when I am in China I am unable to access my Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Google Mail, and YouTube accounts.  A VPN allows me to access all of these with ease.  The biggest plus with Pure VPN is that they allow you to log onto 5 different devices at the same time.  This is unusual, most services only allow you to log onto one at a time.  You can read my full review on VPNs here or you can check them out for yourself here.



IPVanish VPN




My rating 8/10

One of the biggest things to look for in a VPN service is one that has multiple entry points over multiple IPs.  IPVanish is one that has access to over 60 countries and 25,000 IPs.  It is very nice to easily be able to change servers if one is running a little slow and you have so many choices with this one.  You can read my full review on VPNs here, or you can check them out for yourself here.



Mad Mimi

mad mimi




My rating 7/10

The thing I really like about Madmimi is it is free until you get 100 subscribers.  It is a good way to get started without spending a lot of money.  Sometimes you can grow an email list fast other times when you first start it takes time so this is a good way to get started when you first begin with autoresponders.  You can read my full review of autoresponders here or you can check out Mad Mimi for yourself here.






My Rating 8/10

This is the most used responder out there, and for good reason.  It is very responsive and customizable.  The prices are a little bit higher than some of the others but they do have a free 30-day trial so you can really see what you are getting into before you pay a cent.  You can read my full review of autoresponders here or you can check out AWeber for yourself here.






My Rating 9/10

This is by far my favorite autoresponder out there.  I think the value for the cost is great.  They always have up to date programs and help you grow your list and the customer service is very responsive.  They also have a free 30 day trial to see if it is the right one for you. You can read my full review of autoresponders here or you can check out GetResponse for yourself here.


Copyright Protection





My rating 8/10

Digital Millennium Copyright Act or DMCA was created to protect online content.  Well, how do you know if your content has been taken from you and used without your permission?  One way is by stumbling across it another is by using this service.  They have a free service that you can use easily and they have a premium service.  They also assist you with takedown request for those pesky digital pirates.  You can read my full review here, or you can check them out for yourself here.


Earn Some Pocket Money


user testing



My rating 8/10

This is not a get rich quick scheme, but you can earn a few extra dollars a month to pay for some expenses while you are first starting out.  Usertesting is a program where you test people’s websites by viewing them and talking about what you like, basically thinking out loud.  They pay you for doing these tests.  There are three different tests you can take.  One takes 3-5 minutes and you are paid $3.  One takes 10-20 minutes and you are paid $10.00.  Finally, once you qualify you can mobile test for $15 these take 15-20 minutes.  All tests are paid to your PayPal account exactly at 7 days to the minute of you taking the test.  You can read more about it here, or you can check them out for yourself here.






My rating 7/10

I would be surprised if you have not heard about Fiverr.  This is a cheap freelance marketplace where you can buy and sell services starting at five dollars.  This means your service needs to start at $5 but it can have other add-on services that are higher.  You can make a few dollars here and there by selling services.  You can even make a full-time business out of it.  You do need to wait 14 days to get paid in case there is a dispute about the services you have offered.  You can read my full review here, or you can check them out for yourself here.

4 thoughts on “Recommendations

  1. David

    That is a lot to take in, I am really new at this, I do have a friend in Georgia making money as an affiliate but he is No teacher :). Where would you suggest I start?

    1. Marc Post author

      Yes it is. I would focus on two main programs. Wealthy Affiliate and Earnest Affiliate. There are so many scams out there it is ard to know what is good and what is bad. Both of these programs are good. To me I feel Wealthy Affiliate is the best one out there, but for a premium account there is a monthly fee. For Earnest Affiliate there is not a free trial but only has a one time fee for a lifetime membership. Wealthy Affiliate does give you 2 free websites but they are sub domains. I would suggest buying a domain they are cheap and last for a year before you have to renew it. You can buy a domain at Namecheap for under $10 a year. If you join Wealthy Affiliate I am currently a member and will be happy to help you in there.
      Please feel free to ask me any questions you have.


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