My name is Leon Tran, founder of and HowToWebmaster Youtube Channel. I’ve been doing internet marketing since 2005 (Whoa! Has it been 15 years already!!!?). 

*The entire affiliate blogging tutorial training course (FREE!) can be seen in my youtube playlist here

Below are the recommended tools (free and paid) and resources for blogging!

  1. Domain Registration Services
    A lot of good services out there, but to keep things simple, I’ll say NameCheap is among the top.
    NameCheap – I have an account with them for over 10+ years. Great service, good prices, easy to use.
  2. Web Hosting Services
    There are many good hosting services out there, but also some bad ones too. I’ll only mention a couple of my top choices for low cost shared hosting providers with top customer support.
    BlueHost – consistently one of the most highly rated web hosting companies on the web.
    HostGator – I had 10+ years of customer relationship with them. 
  3. Website Building Tool
    WordPress, it is FREE! Most web hosting companies allows installation of wordpress with built-in tool that takes literally 1 minute to install wordpress! See my tutorial here
  4. Email Marketing Tools
    Most email marketing tools comes with features like autoresponders (automated emails sending schedule), and newsletter blast. Currently, these are the top 2 I recommend:
    GetResponse – Free 30 Day trial, plans start at $15/month *Integrated with Warriorplus & JVZOO
    ActiveCampaign – FREE 30 Day trial, plans starts at $9/month
    ConstantContact – FREE 30 day trial, plans starts at $20/month
  5. Top Affiliate Networks
    All are free to join!
    Amazon Affiliate Program – earn 3 % – 5% on affiliate commissions exclusive to amazon
    Commission Junction – HUGE affiliate network containing products from a wide variety of top brands and stores. 
    Clickbank – the king of affiliate network for digital  products (infoproducts, software, guides, ebooks, systems) Warriorplus & JVZOO  are also affiliate networks mainly for internet marketing products.
  6. SEO & Tracking Tools
    All are free!
    Google analytics – the best free website traffic analysis tool
    Google Search Console – helps google know more about your site which can give you extra ranking points!
    Yoast SEO Plugin – The #1 FREE SEO plugin for wordpress users
  7. Keyword tools
    Long Tail Pro – Micro niche keyword finder tool (premium tool!)
    Keyword planner from Adwords – FREE bulk keyword research
    SpyFu Keyword Research – Free tool to see search volume number of a keyword

    Trending Keyword Finder – A FREE tool from HowToWebmaster!
  8. Top Free Stock Photos Sites
    Use free stock photos (Royalty-free) for your websites. You won’t get into trouble by using 100% free stock photos!
  9. FREE Internet Marketing Training Tutorials
    Where else? Visit for wordpress tutorials, SEO tutorial, affiliate marketing tutorial, and more!

*If you are serious with making money online, having a website is highly recommended. It’s not that expensive either, a domain costs about $8/yr, hosting is about $30-$50/yr, and a blog website can be built for free quickly and easily, see my free free training.