Step 1. Get Your Website Up and Running
NameSilo DOMAIN REGISTRAr
The first thing you’ll need to do when setting up your website is buy a domain name. NameSilo is the most reasonably-priced, non-jerky registrar I’ve found, plus they don’t charge extra for things like privacy protection and email forwarding. Once you log in, the website looks a bit dated, but not to worry, they are legit.
WPX WEB HOST
After purchasing a domain name, you’ll need purchase a web hosting package. I use WPX, and I am very happy with them. They have good page load speed, a nice uptime guarantee, and stellar customer service. Plus, they offer free SSL certificates, site migration assistance, and daily backups.
Thrive Theme Builder WORDPRESS THEME
Over the years, I have tried free WordPress themes, Divi, Beaver Builder, Genesis and more; Thrive Theme Builder offers more customization (without any coding!) than any other option I've found. Get Thrive Theme Builder and the rest of the Thrive tools when you purchase Thrive Suite.
Step 2. Start Building Your Email List
Active Campaign EMAIL MARKETING SERVICE
Active Campaign is a fantastic email marketing tool for those who want a little more functionality than a basic service like MailChimp, but don’t need a full-blown CRM tool such as Infusionsoft. What I like about Active Campaign is that it’s super easy to use, it works really well with a variety of landing page tools, and it offers amazing automation features.
Thrive Leads LEAD GENERATION PLUGIN
If you need to create landing pages for selling products and growing your email list, look no further than Thrive Leads. Thrive Leads is an incredibly powerful tool for creating high-converting landing pages, lead boxes, popups, and more. Thrive Leads is included in Thrive Suite, so in addition to lead generation tools, you'll also get tools creating quizzes, gathering testimonials, and creating online courses—all for one very reasonable price.
Step 3. Create Content
Thrive Architect PAGE BUILDER plugin
Want to create gorgeous-looking sales pages, landing pages, opt-in pages, and more? Then be sure to check out Thrive Architect. Using Thrive Architect, you can create pages for your marketing funnels without any design or coding knowledge. Plus, you can customize colors, fonts, and images to your brand in just a few clicks.
TubeBuddy YOUTUBE OPTIMIZATION TOOL
If you're a Youtube creator, then definitely check out TubeBuddy. TubeBuddy will help you figure out which topics are hot, what keywords to use in your titles and descriptions, and more. Rank higher in search and manage your videos more easily with TubeBuddy.
Step 4. Create and Sell Online Courses
Thrive Apprentice COURSE CREATION PLUGIn
If you're thinking about selling online courses as part of your business strategy, then definitely consider Thrive Apprentice. With Thrive Apprentice, you can create your online course on your WordPress website, and you have complete control over the styling of your online courses.
WooCommerce E-COMMERCE PLUGIN
Alongside Thrive Apprentice, you'll need a payment processor in order to receive payments. WooCommerce is traditionally used for e-commerce stores, but you can use it with Thrive Apprentice to sell online courses, membership programs, and other infoproducts. It's super easy to set up; highly recommend.