Products We Recommend
Below are some of the products we recommend.* Contact us if you would like some free advice on why we selected a particular product for ourselves or if you need expert consultation on implementation by the hour.
- WordPress – This is the most popular content management system used on the web today, especially by small businesses. We have developed many sites using hand-coded HTML but WordPress has become our first choice for most business today due to it’s cost, user-friendliness, adaptability, and plug-ins. Do-It-Yourselfers can even build a WordPress.com site on line for free though there are some reasons not to take this approach.
- Genesis Wordpress Themes – After studying the most popular WordPress themes we selected Genesis because of what it adds in terms of security, robustness, and popularity with quality plug-in developers. Given the reasonable cost we would not consider not using it.
- Bluehost Internet Service Provider – Besides being an excellent provider (e.g., good service, speed, cost for what you get, etc.) Bluehost also allows users to add multiple sites and blogs at no extra cost after the first one. The cost for the first site also includes, for free, the cost for the domain name as well.
- BombBomb – Easily create, send, and track all the results of both traditional and video emails. Especially good for business that use a lot of streaming video like real estate or churches.
- Active Campaign – Good for when you want to do sophisticated automated email or newsletter campaigns.
- A Fish Story, a simple guide to successful marketing for small business owners, entrepreneurs and beginning marketers with minimal experience – Steve, one of Leads-Magic.com’s co-founders, wrote this book to help small businessmen start developing a practical understanding of the complexities of marketing. It is a fun and easy parable about what a rookie learns from a champion fishermen about how to catch big bass … and how this is similar to marketing for buyers.
- LegalShield – If you want legal insurance at a good price this is the best we’ve found. We have tested their attorneys several times with subtle questions and they have been found to be of top quality! Free professional wills are included as well. Another indication of product value is the 98% renewal rate; this is amazing for an MLM making it one of the rare few that actually make sense.
- Amazon.com – We buy most of our many books from Amazon.com. Even bought a sump pump and a water bike recently. As you probably well know the prices and reviews are excellent.
* Please note that several of the above items are affiliate links. However, each of our selections is based on a careful product performance/price/competition analysis to determine if we should use them ourselves. Please contact us if you would like free advice on exactly why we prefer to use a particular product or for expert consultation by the hour in the implementation of any of them.
* You can learn more about other services we can provide by looking over this website. The best way to reach either Steve or Mike is by email. We’d be pleased to talk about Internet marketing, one of our favorite subjects, with you.