I decided that creating an all-in-one page full of all the resources you need to be a successful internet entrepreneur would be extremely helpful for new and even experienced business owners.

As an entrepreneur myself, I have had a lot of trial and error, highs, lows, failures, successes, etc. along my journey and I know there will be a lot more in the future.

I want you to have it easier than I did starting out.

That is one of the main reasons I created Self Made Success is to help you take my experience, as well as the experience of others, and use it to avoid a lot of the failures and uncertainties that come with being an entrepreneur.

For this reason, I'm going to share with you my top 50 resources for internet entrepreneurs to help you build a business the right way.

I will update this over time to make sure you always have the best resources at your disposal without having to spend days researching and going through countless resources before finding the best ones.

Don't forget to bookmark this page so you don't forget anything or miss any updates.

Top Business Resources For Internet Entrepreneurs:

I'm going to group these by what the products or services do for you and what you should use them for to better organize them for you.

Blog Setup

Bluehost: Most of the top bloggers around will tell you Bluehost is definitely one of the top options for web hosting services.

You blog can't function without first being hosted, and when it comes to starting a blog, you can't beat Bluehost. Get Bluehost here for special discount of less than $3 with a free domain.

Hostgator: If you decide for whatever reason that Bluehost isn't for you, then the second best reasonably priced hosting service I recommend is Hostgator.

Hostgator compares very well with Bluehost and may be a better option for you, depending on your needs. Get Hostgator at a very discounted price here.

To compare Bluehost vs Hostgator, read the full comparison here.

WordPress: Wordpress is the #1 blogging platform in the world and is the only one I recommend. No other platform compares to WordPress because of its user-friendliness, countless customization options and of course, it's 100% free.

Godaddy: Of course, to finish setting up the bare essentials of your blog, you are going to need a domain. I recommend you get a .com domain to make your website look more professional and be more memorable for your audience.

Don't make your domain too long and use a name that is easy to remember, but describes your brand well. Prices for .com domains start at $9.99. Of course your domain is free if you sign up with the special Bluehost offer I mentioned.

Optimizepress: Last but not least, to finish your WordPress blog setup completely, you need to pick a good theme. Your theme is the structure and design of your site. Personally, I prefer to use Optimizepress.

Optimizepress is what Self Made Success runs on and I absolutely love it. It's is easy to drag and drop, customize, set up lead capture pages, membership sites, etc.

Studiopress: If you are less concerned about marketing, customization, lead generation, sales conversions, etc. and more concerned about speed and site performance, I recommend you go with any Studiopress theme.

These premium themes are very well built and are some of the absolute best when it comes to speed, performance and SEO.

Autoresponders And Email Services

Getresponse: Getresponse is the email service I use for collecting leads and conducting my email marketing. It's so easy to use, has tons of features and is a very reasonable price.

Try Getresponse for a special discount here.

Aweber: Not a big fan of Getresponse? The only other autoresponder I would use and recommend is Aweber. Although I slightly favor Getresponse over Aweber these days, I definitely had great experiences with Aweber and would recommend them to anyone.

Try out Aweber for a special discount here.

Outsourcing Services

UpWork (Formerly Odesk): This is one of the absolute best places to get tasks outsourced, especially more complicated ones.

UpWork is a site full of freelancers that you can hire to do different jobs for you and you can even build a long term relationship with a Virtual Assistant for regular tasks. You hire a Virtual Assistant for under $3/hour here.

Elance: Elance is a lot like UpWork. You can hire professional freelancers for different tasks here that you need done. UpWork and Elance are two of the top outsourcing services on the web.

Fiverr: Fiverr is a great place to outsource and get smaller tasks done for you. Fiverr is a little more casual than Upwork or Elance because most tasks are done for $5 (hence the name “Fiverr”).

99Designs: If you need professional images, covers, labels, or any other kinds of designs outsourced, 99Designs is the best place to do it.

Here, you create a contest and the designers around the world compete to create the best design for you. Then, you pick the best one. You'll find a lot of quality work here (like the 4 Hour Workweek bestselling book design).

SpeechPad: If you need transcripts done for your videos or podcasts, this is the place to get them done.


Blogging With John Chow: If you want to learn more about building a successful blog, this is a great course to go through. John Chow (the one who does the course) makes over 7 figures with his blog, so you will learn a lot from him like I have.

K Money MasteryStefan Pylarinos is one of the better Amazon Kindle entrepreneurs I've seen.

In this course, you get to watch him start from scratch, create a quality ebook, publish it on Amazon, market it, get reviews, rank it for keywords and get sales from it.

I learned a ton from K Money Mastery and recommend it to anyone wanting to start an ebook business.


The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)This book has changed my life.

Tim Ferriss did a great job with this book teaching people how to live the life of their dreams, be more productive, work less and earn more. This is one of the must-have books for entrepreneurs.

Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st CenturyThink And Grow Rich is another book that has changed countless lives, especially for entrepreneurs.

The author, Napoleon Hill, devoted decades of his life to studying the most successful people in the world to find out what they have in common, so he could share his research with you.

Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of LifeThis book really is interesting. I loved every minute of reading it.

It teaches all about your own human psychology and how to create more successful businesses, be more productive, be healthier, have better relationships and be happier.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind: This book is perfect for you if you want to learn how your mind really works and how you can basically reprogram your mind like a computer to get whatever you want in life.

The Science of Getting Rich (A Thrifty Book)In this book, Wallace D. Wattles breaks down success into an exact science.

He shows you want successful people have done to get where they are and the scientific methods you can use to get the same results.

Lead Generation

LeadPages: This easily one of the best online resources for creating lead capture pages (squeeze pages), product launch pages and sales pages extremely fast using templates that already have been tested by top marketers.

Optimizepress: I know, I know, I already mentioned Optimizepress as a theme earlier in the post, but it isn't just a theme… It also comes with a plugin if you just want to create capture pages, launch pages or sales pages without using the entire theme.

For instance, if you wanted to use a Studiopress theme, but wanted to use Optimizepress for your marketing pages, you would just use the plugin.

Ninja Popups: I use the Ninja popups WordPress plugin to collect leads for my blogs and create any popups I need.

OptinSkin: Need to embed an opt-in form at the bottom of your blog posts to collect more leads? OptinSkin is the plugin for you.


Web Resizer: This online image tool is what I personally use to edit, crop and optimize images before putting them on my blog. It is free, easy to use and very effective. Watch my video on how to use it here.

PicMonkey: PicMonkey is a great place to find and edit images for your blog posts. It comes with a lot of great features and is very affordable for less than $3 per month. I recommend it.

Flickr Creative Commons: Need images that are free in price and free from copyright? Use Flickr Creative Commons to find images for your marketing.

iStockPhoto: If you need to purchase quality, royalty-free images for your websites, I recommend iStockPhoto.


Easy Video Suite: This is what I use to make all my videos. Easy Video Suite has a great screen-capture tool that allows you to record your screen during videos and even draw on the screen to highlight, draw or write important things on the video for your viewers.

You can then upload the video to their website where it will be hosted and you can edit the look of the video, add subscription areas, etc. It's one of my favorite video marketing tools. Get it at a special discount here.

Camtasia: This is a really high quality software for recording screen capture videos and editing them.

LeadPlayer: This WordPress plugin allows you to embed opt-in forms at the end of videos.

Managing Finances

Mint: Is a really nice free service that allows you to keep track of your finances, create a budget, watch your savings, etc. They also have graphs and analytics to help you track everything.

Personal Capital: This is a great, free resource that is very similar to Mint, except is a little more detailed, especially in the investment planning area. You prefer this over Mint or the other way around.

Analytics / Tracking

Google Analytics: If you have a website and aren't using Google Analytics for your website analytics, you need to start using it right away.

It's free and will tell you everything you need to know about your website's traffic, conversions, what's working and what's not.


Bit.ly: This is the perfect service for shortening your links and tracking the amount of clicks they get.

Pretty Link: Need to mask URLs for your website using either link shorteners or you own domain? Pretty Link is the perfect plugin for this.

Book Publishing

Createspace: If you need to actually publish a hard copy or paperback version of your book to sell on Amazon, Createspace is the company you need to use.

Kindle Direct Publishing: This is where you can publish your Kindle books on Amazon's website and make money from them.

Shopping Carts And Product Marketplaces

Clickbank: Need to sell digital products or get affiliates to help sell it for you? Or do you want to make an income by marketing other people's products for a commission?

Either way, Clickbank is the most popular online marketplace for vendors and affiliates.

Paypal: Paypal is perfect for collecting payments quickly and securely.

Forums / Online Communities

WarriorForum: Want to join a community of internet marketers where you can ask questions, participate in discussions and meet other internet entrepreneurs like you? If so, this is the perfect forum for you.

Legal Stuff

LegalZoom: LegalZoom allows you to easily set up an incorporation or an LLC online.

Keyword Research

Market Samurai: Market Samurai is the best tool for keyword research that you can get. It will definitely help you get better rankings in search engines.

Google Keyword Planner: It's free and one of the best tools for researching keywords for your blog.

Website Protection

Sucuri: When you depend on your website for your income, you need to make sure it is protected. Sucuri will keep people from tampering with your site, remove malware, etc.

Social Media

Buffer: Buffer is perfect is you want to manage and schedule social media posts to sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. It has engagement analytics and URL shortening as well with a very low price.

Hootsuite: If you don't like Buffer for whatever reason, try Hootsuite. They make it easy to manage and view all your social media activity in one dashboard, so you can keep it organized. They also have engagement analytics and scheduling like Buffer.

See my full Buffer vs Hootsuite comparison here.

Easy Social Share Buttons: This is the social sharing plugin I currently use to get more social engagement, traffic and followers through my blog. It has by far the most features and customization of any social sharing plugin I've seen for a very reasonable, non-recurring price.

Webinars / Live Meetings

Google Hangouts: Google Hangouts makes it easy for you to have free, live meetings using your Google+ profile with other people. It is easy to use and very convenient.

GoToMeeting: Need to have small professional meetings online? GoToMeeting is perfect for that very purpose.


SumoMe: AppSumo created SumoMe as an all-in-one tool suite plugin that contains all kinds of great features for helping your grow your blog following and traffic.

Headline Analyzer: CoSchedule created a great tool that I recently discovered that allows you to analyze how likely your blog post headline is to get clicks and go viral. It gives you an overall score of how good your title is and gives you tips on how to improve it.

Copyscape: This is just a useful little tool that allows you to test whether articles are completely original or are likely to raise some red flags with search engines because of plagiarism.

Duplicate content doesn't rank well and plagiarism is illegal, so I recommend you scan pages here to ensure guest posters, your rewritten articles and other pages are original enough.


With these 50+ resources, you can definitely build an extremely successful business online.

I recommend you bookmark this page if you haven't already, because I will be updating it as time goes on to make sure you always know what the best resources are for internet entrepreneurs and which ones I'm using for my own businesses.

What your favorite business resources in this list?

    12 replies to "Over 50 Top Business Resources For Internet Entrepreneurs"

    • Leslie O'Neill

      I’ve been reading about the differences between LeadPages & OptimizePress today- and your blog finally convinced me which was the best choice, at least for now. Eventually, I’ll order LeadPages too!
      I signed up through your link. Thanks! 🙂

      • Justin Bryant

        Glad I could help, Leslie. I hope you get great results!

    • Vivek

      Hey Brother Justin
      Thanks a Lot i need your Mobile number
      i learned so many things from your websites

      i’m buidling my business on internet
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      • Justin Bryant

        Hey Vivek, I can’t give my number out because I would have way to many people calling me from my website, video channel, etc. But, my videos should cover what you’re looking for and if not, let me know via email or comments what you’d like me to cover.

    • Laurette Champagne

      Thanks for your tips here and for being helpful. I was first looking for the passive money apps you mentioned in the last YouTube video such as slidejoy, which is the only one I wrote down from video on that particular subject. Thanks.

    • Laurette Champagne

      I was also curious about something. If I start my own YouTube channel, Is my information protected? I plan in writing a book on a trilogy experience through the Amazon venue as you mentioned. If my channel is about my experience before the book is out, can it be stolen by someone else.?

    • Saiful Yusoff

      Hey Justin,

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    • Joanne

      Hi Justin,

      Great list! Thanks…

      First off, I like how you communicate with such clarity! I’m hoping you can help me out a bit more with your wisdom.

      I stumbled (no accidents!) across one of your posts comparing website builders, and a video on Youtube about how to get online without a website. I have a question about getting a website up. I have an existing GoDaddy WordPress managed Hosting account. I haven’t built my site on it because I don’t know how and can’t afford to hire a web designer.

      I’m starting out – bootstrapping, and recently joined this company called Wealthy Affiliate. WA offers hosting (SiteRubix.com) and unlimited WP websites with templates, and an online entrepreneurship university-type self-directed affiliate marketing training modules and robust community as part of its Premium Membership. I joined thinking it’s what I need. But this self-directed approach to it all is so overwhelming and time consuming that I can’t keep going. I get stuck at the beginning of doing a website in WP!

      I know, getting long winded…Here’s the crossroad I’m at: My GD WP hosting account is coming up for renewal, so I’m deciding about weather to stay with WA or go with a Go Daddy WP Hosting (and learn WP on my own or if you can direct me to some resources on this, that would be great!) or should I buy GD’s Website Builder Business Plus v.7 with a drop and drag style builder. Since you reviewed a few on a blog post, I thought you might know about this or help advise me.

      No one seems to be able to give me insight or things to consider about which one could be better for my current and long-term needs. I’m a personal development and holistic lifestyle mentor/coach, and learning & development consultant specializing in eLearning. I will be offering group training programs (sell online) and want to blog – and promote products as affiliate marketing.

      You seem to be very knowledgable about this stuff..So, would you mind throwing out a few ideas to help me find clarity?
      I truly appreciate this support!

    • Muhammad Maqsood

      Great Effort, Bro

    • Jocelyn

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    • Rahul Yadav

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