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  • David

    Hey Michael thanks for sharing this resource. Taskus is a new one for me. I plan to give it a whirl. I really need a service like this.

  • Gregg

    Great post, Michael! Some fantastic resources here. I have a bunch of resources like this on my other computer that I’ll add when I get on it but off the top of my head a really good blog design team is over at http://www.blogdesign.com (hope this link goes live, it’s not an affiliate link or anything).

    Gregg

  • Thanks Michael. This is a list I’ve waiting for, it is indeed informative!

    I hope that in future you can also post a list of software or steps on how you do your testing site at the back end. It will benefit those who want to revamp their blogs but are intimidated by the back end stuff.

    Many thanks in advance and looking forward to it.

  • Onibalusi Bamidele

    Awesome list Michael,

    This post will definitely be bookmarked because I need to design a lot of things lately and a lot of sites here are handy. The idea of the color scheme designer appeals to me most.

  • Thanks for sharing as always. I learn something new on all of your top lists!

    I hadn’t looked at Taskus or Dynamic Drive at all…good stuff.

  • Dwayne Huggins

    Nice list here Michael.

    I have used a lot of these services and I can definitely vouch for them. The ones I haven’t used I will look into. Flowtown sounds really interesting.

    Question. What is your backlinking strategy?

    Dwayne

  • Great Post Michael. 99designs is one of great site to get awesome logos.

    Thanks for sharing this great stuff dude.

  • Kerwin

    This is cool Michael. I use a few of these tools as well. I especially love fiverr; you’d be amazed as to what you can find there. Flowtown sounds like a keeper. I’ve used surveymonkey.com for a long while and it is a gem; highly recommended. I’ve tried task and was not pleased with the delivery format of the results, but you can’t win them all I guess.

    Again, thanks for the list, now you’ve instantly given me work to do :-).

  • Joshu Thomas

    Hey Michael,

    Excellent write up buddy!! I too recommend all the entries you have mentioned and stress on the below the most since i too use them:

    W3 validator
    KissMetrics
    WooThemes
    IconFinder
    DD
    Fiverr

    Cheers
    Josh

    • Hey Joshua,

      Thanks for the comment and thanks for letting our other readers which are most important to you.

      Stay happy

      -Aarron

  • Justin

    Very handy list Michael. Your lists are always fully of interesting resources and I know I’ll find a new one each time.

    I always look forward to your content.

  • Great list. I will be using most of them in the very near future!!

    Dave

    • Hi there Dave,

      Glad to see we have helped you to find these great resources. I hope they help you as much as possible.

      Take Care

      -Aarron

  • Jeremiah

    Great post!

    Several of these are new to me. I like the websites where you can find folks to hire to do tasks/work for you.

    I see survey monkey on here, doesn’t wordpress have some good plugins for doing surveys/polls as well?

    Thanks Michael!!!!

    Jeremiah
    howigotabs.com

  • Jon

    Michael,

    Thanks for YET ANOTHER great post. You consistently over-deliver with great content. As I begin to build my online business, your wisdom and guidance have become essential building blocks.

    – Jon

    • Hey Jon,

      I’m happy to hear that all the hard work we put in has helped you.

      To your success

      -Aarron

  • Pam

    This is a great list! Thanks so much for putting this together. Looks like I have a few new tools to add to my list!

  • Prajwal Shinde

    Nice list there Michael. Never knew about many of the resources that you have mentioned. Now I know why your site looks very stylish and unique from others.

    Thank you for sharing these resources.

    Prajwal Shinde

  • Todd Herman | The Peak Athlete

    Another great site for wordpress themes is http://ithemes.com – mainly because they’ve done a great job of building out great plugins that are tremendously useful.

    Especially PluginBuddy (can’t recommend enough!) and Billboard.

    Great job on the list Michael. You covered a lot of great categories. Would be interested to see your thoughts on an Article Writing/Marketing Category.

    • Hey Todd,

      Thanks for your input and for the kind words. I think it’s very important to have the best resources at hand when you are starting out. Not only because it helps you to learn the way the world of blogging works; but because it is hard to find good resources amongst the many less useful ones.

      Thanks again Todd , we appreciate the comment.

      Aarron

  • TrafficColeman

    Micheal you did it again and put together and awesome list bro..I will be linking to this from my blog..I think my readers will love this.

    “TrafficColeman “Signing Off”

    • Hey Antonio,

      Nice to see you on the comments list again. It’s always great to hear everyone’s input and its even better to hear when we’re helping others!

      Thanks again and take care.

      – Aarron

  • Steve Butterworth

    Great list Michael. Probably just 2 that differ for me and thats typekit.com or http://code.google.com/webfonts rather than myfonts.com for fonts. Just so easy to get going on websites and free or cheap prices too.

    Also http://www.favicon.cc/ is a beautifully simple yet powerful favicon generator and editor.

  • Daniel

    Hey Michael,

    great summary of excellent and helpful pages!!! thank you!

    Daniel

    • Hey Daniel,

      Your very welcome, thanks for the kind words,we appreciate the comment.

      -Aarron

  • lawton chiles

    A well-rounded list, with pretty much every angle covered. Great research on this one–thanks for doing it for me.

  • So many great comments so far, its great to hear these resources will help so many of our readers. A few of you have already mentioned which ones you like the best; so let me ask you this:

    Out of all the resources which ones will you be trying out that you DID NOT know about already?

    Also for those of you keen to mention the resources you already use, which of the above resources to you think has been the biggest help to you?

    Keep those comments coming because we enjoy reading them and we DO read each and every one.

    Here’s to your success, each and every one of you.

    -Aarron
    IncomeDiary.com

  • Andre

    Great insight for a newbie like me!!

    • Hey Andre,

      Glad we’ve helped you out.

      -Aarron
      Incomediary.com

  • Joshua Carnes

    That is a great list! It will help plug a few holes in my tool bag.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Micheal,

    These are great. I already use a few, but have found a few more that I can use.

    Thanks for sharing these with us!

    Bryan C – Turbo Fintess Secrets

  • Nice set of tools. Thanks for sharing. I never used google website optimizer tool. But now I think I must do that.

    Thanks!

  • Phil

    Great post, bookmarked and looking to give some of these a try. I like Fiverr looks good. Keep it up

  • Mitch Straus

    This is a great resource post Micheal. I’ve used several of the services you’ve listed but there is a lot here I’ve never heard of. What the Font is great… and the 5$ community is a neat idea. I found 99Desings a tiny bit pricey for a logo. I wonder if I could get something of decent quality from the 5$ community site.

    Thanks for another great post!

  • Manuja

    Nice post Michael, the websites you included are pretty useful and a lot of them I haven’t even heard of. These websites will be sure to be used in my next project.

  • this is really a cool post

  • Mun

    Hi Michael, I have been reading your blog on and off but this time I just have to drop a line to say that the resources you post are FIRST CLASS! Very helpful and saves me lots of time in scouring the net for them. As an example, I’d had spent a bit of time searching the net for a favicon generator and after much time wasted in trial and error, found and settled on DynamicDrive.com.

    Thanks for sharing. I will check out the rest of these gems.

    Cheers,
    Mun

  • Stanley D

    How did you learn so much so fast. It seems like Internet Marketing is second nature to you. I struggle to get a single penny from the Net, although I do most of the same things you and many other marketers are doing. Good job guy. I want to be like you when I grow up.

  • Thank you for your great research sites that may give internet marketers a best tool for income

  • Pete Carr

    Hi Michael, a very comprehensive list. I will be checking out Taskus and O’desk. I use Fivver a lot at the moment, I have found some great people on there for social bookmarking and submitting RSS feeds. This is good as I can concentrate on blogging.
    Pete

  • Wow, what a great list Michael. There are some sites on it that I have never heard of before. I will certainly check out Taskus and 99designs.

    I’ve used fiverr and as long as you choose wisely it can be good. I have had a few disasters there. Tenbux is similar and I’ve found some good gigs there.

    Sandy

  • Wayne Lambert

    Great list of resources Michael. Thanks.

    A couple of extra ones I can think of is:

    * Amazon AWS to host videos and images.
    * Puny PNG to shrink photo file sizes
    * Public Domain Photos for access to free photos legally

    Wayne

  • Carol Perdue

    Awesome List. Learn something new everyday! I’ve tried a few of these, but definately will be looking into the others. I am revamping my blog. This info will
    be great for that. Thanks for compiling this list for us. Looking forward to more of
    your posts.

  • This is a great list MD! Thanks for the great info. You’ve got yourself a new fan.
    Cheers!

  • Jason

    Great post Michael, immediately bookmarked this.

    Every resource you could ever want to build a great blog/website.

    I especially loved the TaskUs site. I’ve used Odesk in the past but this place appears to cut out the tedious part of Odesk, sifting through and picking the best people to do the work for you.

    It’s outsourcing one level higher than Odesk saving you even more time and headaches although I’m sure it’d be quite a bit more pricey than Odesk.

  • Marnus Broodryk

    Wow. Nice one Michael. What a great post. Enough content in this one post for an entire website!

  • marcell | cell-designs

    Great post! I’m so happy that I can create and design my own websites. I save myself a lot of money. I still recommend hiring a designer even if u can buy a template because you won’t be the only one with that template and you want to be unquie.

  • Excellent post. With all the resources mentioned in the post, you could just start building your own web design company. Seriously. Thanks for the great info.

  • Master Scott

    Once again another great post, thanks for all of the good info! On another topic, when someone “nails it” I believe in spreading the word, and I have to tell you, with popup domination you NAILED it. Thank you for the game changer!

  • I really appreciate the list, I’ve been aware of some of these but some are new and will be helpful to check out.

    Fiverr looks really interesting. I’m going to check them out for sure. The Flowtown site looks very helpful as well if social media us ones angle.

  • Jim

    Great list~Thank you for sharing and giving an explanation of each service.

  • Kevin

    wow! this is such a great list…I checked out a few and I know I could use some of them. I like the list you provided us Michael.

  • Luke Etheridge

    Michael,

    ANOTHER brilliant post my man!

    I had heard of quite a few of these and they really are the making of huge success – this is a great post though because it puts them in one place.

    Although I use many of these I will still be ‘favorit-ing’ this post because it puts them all under one roof incase I forget any of them 🙂

    Hope your having a good holiday Michael – much deserved from what you’ve achieved this year man! See you when your back.

    Luke

  • Great list Michael!

    oDesk & 99 Designs are awesome. I have been using them for a while now. It’s amazing some of the stuff you can outsource on oDesk for next to nothing.

    I hadn’t heard of TaskUs before. That one looks interesting. I am gonna have to try that one out! Thanks for putting together another great list / post. Always looking to find new tools and you seem to know them all!

  • These are great. Thanks for sharing your experience. I’ve heard that oDesk works very well but I’ve never used it.

  • Very useful list. I love thatyou included Fiverr and TaskUs. As a online worker / virtual assistant, I use these sites to look for clients.

    More power!

  • Kevin

    Hey Michael, I noticed you put aweber in there. I recently noticed you had you sent out an income diary message (webinar invite) through iContact.

    Have you joined both, or decided to switch from AWeber?

  • Megan Buckner

    I’ve hear that there are a lot of professionals in fiverr and they only ask for $5 in exchange for their work. I highly recommend this site since I have a great experienced with it. To be honest, they are really good.

  • Nesh Sab

    Thank you for making this post and sharing it with us! Simply great.

  • Hi Michael,

    Great post! I really enjoyed reading the information and also a very good list of resources. I would like to recommend freepik.com, here you can free download licensed images, vectors and PSDs.