I wanted to develop a resources section that was a thorough list of tools, resources, books, products, and services we use to help our clients start, grow and scale their online business. The key here is I have used tested and approved everything on this list. This marketing resources section is like a toolkit, full of everything my clients would need to take on some of their own marketing and website projects. I plan on updating this page regularly as I discover more online business tools, resources, and strategies that are working for our clients and for our own websites. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!

Keyword Research Tools

  • Ahrefs Ahrefs is my favorite overall SEO tool inlcuding the Keyword Explorer functionality. Ahrefs is solid SEO tool with top-notch web crawling capabilities and backlink indexing. The keyword research features are awesome but the the UX is somehwat basic (which I don’t mind) compared to other tools, but Ahrefs covers all the primary SEO bases.

Domain Research & Lookup Tools

Design Tools

  • Fotolia a great source for affordable royalty-free photos and logos at the best prices.

Affiliate Programs

  • LeadDyno The easiest and most robust affiliate system for e-commerce brands. LeadDyno integrates with most platforms, making installation quick and easy. Grow and manage your affiliate, influencer or referral program. Sync with Shopify, Stripe, BigCommerce and 19+ integrations. Free 30 day trial.

Email Marketing


Social Media

  • HootSuite – Social Media Tools for Business.

Content Providers

  • Hire Writers A content creation service I’ve used to quickly hire freelance authors and writers. Their service is flexible where you are able to select high-quality writers and authors directly. You are in complete control over the process to make sure you get the content you want. If you want to get high quality, original articles, give them a try!

Website Hosting

  • BlueHost Bluehost is one of the largest and most trusted web hosting services powering millions of websites. I use BlueHost for hosting all of my personal WordPress sites as well as our clients. They are simply the best.
  • DreamHost
  • Host Gator
  • WP Engine Month to month contracts and no sign-up fees! Enjoy flexibility with WP Engine.

Press Releases

Online Form Builder

  • Formstack – Formstack is an HTML Form Builder that lets you create Event Registrations, Online Surveys, Order Forms & More.
  • Gravity Forms – Gravity Forms is a complete contact form solution for WordPress. With Gravity Forms you can build complex, interactive contact forms in minutes with no programming experience.
  • OptinMonster


  • Freshbooks – The easiest way to manage your accounting, finances and bookkeeping. Switch to Cloud Accounting today.

Shipping and Fulfillment

  • Ship Station – The best way to ship orders – hands down!

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links to products that will earn us a commission. We do not include any affiliate links to products that we don’t personally use at i3 or have fully tested and implemented with clients. Furthermore, these are companies, products and services that we trust.