Recommended Books from Onyx Defiant
[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”360″ identifier=”0984358102″ locale=”US” src=”http://onyxdefiant.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/514kBeGrXDL.jpg” tag=”onyxdefiant-20″ width=”240″][easyazon_link identifier=”0984358102″ locale=”US” tag=”onyxdefiant-20″]The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime[/easyazon_link] Although disguised as one, this is definitely not a “get rich quick” type of book. The author preaches creating value, as opposed to chasing money, as when you create value that impacts millions, you make millions. I recommend buying a physical copy, as opposed to the Kindle version, as I guarantee you will be coming back to it many times in the future after leaving plenty of bookmarks.
[easyazon_link identifier=”0061714275″ locale=”US” tag=”onyxdefiant-20″]Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream[/easyazon_link] About a guy who decided that to “go homeless” and make it back to a modest living in one year. He overcomes adversity and proves it takes a bit of an effort to get to where you want to be.
[easyazon_image align=”right” height=”400″ identifier=”1630470171″ locale=”US” src=”http://onyxdefiant.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/51eNdumuB1L-1.jpg” tag=”onyxdefiant-20″ width=”266″][easyazon_link identifier=”1630470171″ locale=”US” tag=”onyxdefiant-20″]Launch: An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build a Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams[/easyazon_link] Great book for beginners trying to launch an information product. Explains how to build an e-mail list, sequence of selling, how to generate interest, and how to get an initial product. Check out the full review here.
[easyazon_link identifier=”1591846285″ locale=”US” tag=”onyxdefiant-20″]Trust me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator[/easyazon_link] The insider scoop on how to game the system and take advantage of major news sites “stealing” from small blogs.
[easyazon_link identifier=”1480178918″ locale=”US” tag=”onyxdefiant-20″]Lifehacked: How One Family from the Slums Made Millions Selling Apps[/easyazon_link] It pretty much tells you everything you need to know from the subtitle. Pretty quick read that will maybe take 2 hours.
Recommended resources for starting a website
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I use GoDaddy for all my domain name needs.
If you need stock photos, look no further than DepositPhoto. There are annual sales where you can purchase 100 stock images for around $30. I always buy a few of those packages when they come around. I think I have around 200 image downloads that never expire waiting for me to use them.
When you want to start a mailing list, go for gold with MailChimp. I’ve been using them for years, and recently upgraded to a paid program. For as low as $10 you can setup all kinds of automated e-mail campaigns. Well worth it in my opinion.
Grammarly is an excellent tool that makes you a better writer. It checks hundreds of errors in real time as you type, many more than any word processor will. The free version is perfect, and there’s no trial. Check out the full review here.
Canva is great for creating good looking graphics easily online. I’ve used it to create eBook covers and use it to create the blog images on here. Worth it, especially the $1 fee for using one of their many great premade exclusive layouts.
Creative Market is great for any other creative needs, whether it’s a fancy powerpoint presentation, new WordPress theme, your own logo created, or cool background images. They very frequently have deals and mega bundles with thousands of dollars worth of products for less than $40. Also, after signing up, you get 6 free downloads delivered to your e-mail address every Monday. Sometimes it’s a WordPress theme and a bunch of fonts, other times its a powerpoint bundle and images. It’s a luck of the draw, but it’s always something helpful.