Getting Started – Paid Advertising

The tools, guides and resources I use and you need to start running a profitable online business!

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TOOLS

List of the top tools paid advertising experts use on a day to day which allows them to drive positive ROI’s on paid channels.

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GUIDES

Access to a list of personal guides to all media buying channels as well as valuable blog posts from top influencers.

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COURSES

List of courses that I have personally taken or highly recommend broken down into skill level.

Top Paid Advertising Tools

The best tools for mastering your paid advertising strategy.

ClickFunnels

Tool Type – Sales funnels and landing pages
Cost – $100/m (covers pretty much every tool you need)

Why You Should Use This Tool

  • Super powerful funnel capabilities
  • Build courses, landing pages and webinars
  • Integrates with ALOT
  • Gret combination with paid traffic

Value for Money

Easy To Use

Impact on Revenue

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Head over and check out the power of ClickFunnels!

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WP Engine

Tool Type – Website Hosting
Cost – around $29/m

Why You Should Use This Tool

  • Very easy to use with awesome support
  • Handles automatic backups
  • Easy to duplicate and move websites
  • Super fast, you can do a speed test on your current hosting here

Value for Money

Easy To Use

Impact on Revenue

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Head over to WP Engine and see what you have been missing out on. Pretty much a set and forget setup.

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Elegant Themes (WP)

Tool Type – Wordpress Website Themes & Plugins
Cost – Lifetime or Yearly ($69/y)

Why You Should Use This Tool

  • One stop development stop
  • WordPress is best for content, community and course websites
  • More flexible than Magento, Squarespacee and any other CMS
  • Easiest builder for WordPress websites (Divi theme + Divi Builder Plugin)
  • Huge community that help fix bugs as well as share free templates

Value for Money

Easy To Use

Impact on Revenue

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Check out the themes and plugins they have to offer. The Divi theme and builder is the only one I use now!

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Shopify

Tool Type – eCommerce Website
Cost – Starts $29/m

Why You Should Use This Tool

  • Best service for online stores/websites
  • Easy to setup and build
  • Great for fulfillment, order tracking, coupons etc
  • Easy to use apps that plugin to add features to website
  • Easy to integrate Facebook, Google Analytics and most other platforms

Value for Money

Easy To Use

Impact on Revenue

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If you need an easy to build and use eCommerce website I suggest checking these guys out!

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GetResponsive

Tool Type – Email Service Provider (+lots more marketing features)
Cost – Starts low $15/m but gets expensive at enterprise

Why You Should Use This Tool

  • Crazy amount of features and tools
  • You could install this and that is all and still be a good digital marketer
  • A little complex but worth learning
  • Their automation and integration is first class
  • Super strong emailing capabilities as that is where this company started

Value for Money

Easy To Use

Impact on Revenue

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Check out some of their case studies and explore their massive tool list!

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Adwords Editor

Tool Type – Adwords Enhancement
Cost – FREE

Why You Should Use This Tool

  • Bulk editing is super easy using the editor
  • Finding duplicates is a key feature
  • Can edit offline then upload all at once
  • Some limitations to bid strategy but still worth using

Value for Money

Easy To Use

Impact on Revenue

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Triple your efficiency in Adwords with this power editing tool!

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VYPER

Tool Type – Viral Toolkit (contests, giveaways, lead bait etc)
Cost – FREE trial and mid range pricing $29/m

Why You Should Use This Tool

  • Using viral contests is a great way to build lists & audiences
  • Builds email lists & social following extremely fast
  • A ton of customization and build functionality
  • Great for automating your lead generation (content upgrades tool)
  • Many uses for tools to keep your list and followers growing

Value for Money

Easy To Use

Impact on Revenue

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Triple your efficiency in Adwords with this power editing tool!

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Top Paid Advertising Guides

A collection of the most valuable paid advertising guides.

Moz Social Media Guide

Guide Type – Social Media
Cost – Free
Time – 1-2 hour read

Why You Should Use This Tool

  • Pretty basic but a must read if you are just starting out
  • Moz has huge authority in the digital marketing space so they know what they are talking about
  • Broken up into chapters so you can skip around
  • Must read chapter 4 on social media metrics (super important)

Reading Time

Value of Content

Source Credibility

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Check out some of their case studies and explore their massive tool list!

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Wordstream Ads Guide

Guide Type – Paid Ads
Cost – Free
Time – under 1 hours read

Why You Should Use This Tool

  • Wordstream publishes amazing content around PPC and specifically AdWords
  • Guide displays examples from all the different paid networks
  • Great for choosing which network you want to run ads on and how they would display
  • A must-see for designers so they know how to design for each channel

Reading Time

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See all ad examples for a ton of paid platforms.

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Facebook Benchmarks

Guide Type – Facebook Benchmarks
Cost – Free
Time – under 30min

Why You Should Use This Tool

  • Use this as a rough guide to compare your statistics
  • Keep in mind that this is a broad study and every account is different
  • Covers Ad type, industry and geo benchmarks
  • Focuses on CPC’s, CPM’s and CTR’s (does not include CPA’s)

Reading Time

Value of Content

Source Credibility

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Download the report and compare your stats to the industry standards.

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Top Paid Advertising Courses

The ultimate list of paid advertising courses that will help learn and master the paid advertising ecosystem.

Ultimate Google AdWords Course

Course Type – Webinar
Cost – $195

Why You Should Take This Course

  • Watch the chapter previews before purchasing to make sure this is a course you could use take make back that $195
  • Super in depth with 19+ hours of training content
  • This guy (Isaac) knows his stuff and gives awesome examples
  • The course is constantly being updated to include changes in the platforms
  • Will take you from super noob to novice

Value for Money

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See the chapters and course breakdown over at Udemy!

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PPC Hero

Course Type – Webinar
Cost – FREE

Why You Should Take This Course

  • A number of great webinars to sign up for
  • Great coverage of Adwords CPC
  • Very timely with reporting changes and industry updates to CPC platforms
  • Quick and easy to follow learning

Value for Money

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So if you are looking to learn the ins & outs of Adwords head over and check this guide out!

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WordStream University

Course Type – Read & Examples
Cost – FREE

Why You Should Take This Course

  • Again WordStream is contributing some amazing content
  • The quality of this course is awesome considering it is free
  • There is a lot of modules
  • Mostly PPC but they also have a small section on paid as well as some downloadable whitepapers

Value for Money

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If you are interested in learning the basics to PPC then head over and check out this free course.

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Facebook Course & Exams

Course Type – Text and guides
Cost – FREE

Why You Should Take This Course

  • Super long and detailed course on the Facebook & Instagram platform
  • Like Adwords they also offer a certificate at the end of the course
  • Covers the basics but you will still need an actual budget to and experience
  • Awesome section on audiences and using the business tools (power editor)
  • Also worth checking out the webinars section (great value)
  • Get access to my collection of 5min Facebook hack videos.

Value for Money

Length

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Start making your way through the many Facebook learning courses!

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PPC Mastery Course

Course Type – Videos, Guides and How to’s
Cost – Around $500 for lifetime

Why You Should Take This Course

  • This was one of the earliest courses I took
  • Great preparation for your Adwords exam if you plan to take it
  • Expensive up front but the content is worth it
  • Shows exactly how to do everything you need to know to run a solid Adwords account

Value for Money

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Watch some demo lessons to see e if you like Jeff’s teaching style!

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