The Best Marketing Tools Free, Freemium and Paid

Here is my list of programs I have found to be very useful in my own IM work.

I have or still do use all of my recommended programs, the comments are from personal experience.

Some are completely free, like Namelix, some have a paid version and some have very reasonable paid versions which I think you will get great value from.

Some of the links are affiliate links and I may get a commission if you decide to buy, this helps keep my site going, thanks 🙂

BeMob Tracker

Free. Absolute No-Brainer for beginners with Ad promotions. BeMob is a full feature cloud-based tracker. Once you have an income from your successful Ad campaigns you can opt for the paid versions. BeMob is very similar in layout to Voluum.

In common with many tracker software, Bemob allows you to make connections with popular offer networks, like Clickbank, making all future promotions a breeze to set up as a template will already exist.

PROs : 

  • Simple – easy to implement
  • Custom Tracking Domains can be used
  • Connections with Popular Offer Networks enable templates to be used
  • Connections with Popular Ad networks make for very easy settings

CONs :

  • 3 months data only storage with Free Plan


$49 / month
  • 6 Months Data Storage
  • Option to Add More
  • 25 Custom Domains


$249 / month
  • 6 Months Data Storage
  • Option to Add More
  • 30 Custom Domains


Download and FTP this application to your blog or website directory and you have an all-in-one simple tracking tool. It has many features. There is a series of videos on YouTube to get you up to speed.


  • Pricing is 5 Star! Great for anyone starting out with a limited budget – low price and Once only Payment
  • It’s uploaded on your own site so there are no limits to usage
  • Can be used with a tracking domain
  • It is available  as standalone software or as a WP plugin


  • The interface is a little dated.
  • Clunky to use – old software


Pictures are the life-blood of a blog, an interesting picture will keep your visitors on a page longer, or can sometimes illustrate a point much better than a long description. GIMP is a free very sophisticated image editor program. It has a lot of features in common with Photoshop.  I have some tutorials on this blog for doing common Affiliate image tasks

You can also find a lot of YouTube videos for guidance on using GIMP. Chris’s Tutorials, Tech Gumbo, and Davies Media Design  have some of the best series of tutorials. 



Free spreadsheets? Actually much more, Google Sheets can be used to serve a database making many automated Apps for instance with and tools both for you and your customers

This is one of the best-kept secrets on the net

If you have zero cash to invest in your new IM business. You can start with 

Elsewhere on my blog I ALWAYS advise building assets like websites ON YOUR OWN PROPERTIES. That way no company can shut you down. 

But if you have literally nothing, is the way to go. Not only can you build great pages with their free page-builder, but also

  • Website Builder FREE
  • Funnel builder FREE
  • DROP Shipping software FREE
  • Run Webinars FREE
  • Run your own Affiliate program
  • email marketing FREE
  • Support Team FREE
  • Business Automation FREE
  • Reporting Dashboard FREE

No Hosting, DomainName, Autoresponder or Funnel builder to pay for each month. Get a Massive Boost to Start your IM project NOW! 

Complex Database functionality is also possible within,  so building apps, custom pages and tools for use as SAAS pages are all possible


$27 / month
  • 5000 Contacts
  • Unlimited Emails
  • 10 Sales Funnels
  • 5 Blogs


$47 / month
  • 10000 Contacts
  • Unlimited Emails
  • 50 Sales Funnels
  • 20 Blogs


Before you title your latest blog post, run it through SHARETHROUGH

This simple tool will analyze your  headline in various ways and enable you to improve it, by using its scoring system.



This browser extension is easy to activate when you need a headline improving. 


Hemingway Editor

Ernest Hemingway style inspired analytical editor. Enables even new writers to improve their clarity and many other issues, with a simple interface.

Online Version

The online app is free, the authors Adam and Ben Long, now offer a desktop version at just $19.99 for use when you have no internet connection.

Before you buy another Domain, run your preferred name through this amazing AI  tool. 

Given a simple “seed” word or phrase and a style ( brandable, Non English, Rhyming, Compound  or Personal)  the AI goes to work and comes up with the goods!

Spy Fu

Checkout your competitors ranking pages, Ads, keywords and backlinks

A serious amount of helpful data to make decisions with PPC , buy recommendations, negative match suggestions….

For SEO – backlink strategies, ranking  history, top pages, keyword tracking and custom reporting


$69 / month
  • 15 Projects
  • Track 1500 KW
  • 50000 results / report


$129 / month
  • Unlimited Projects
  • Track 20000 KW
  • Unlimited results / report

Save BIG! with Annual Billing

Sheer SEO

Sheer SEO is many tools in one , Keyword Explorer, Rank Tracker, SEO auditor, Directory Submitter, Backlink Analyzer. .


$10 / month
  • 200 Keywords
  • Traffic Estimation
  • 2000 pages crawled per month
  • 10 Explorer Reports


$15 / month
  • 400 Keywords
  • Traffic Estimation
  • 10000 pages crawled per month
  • 20 Explorer Reports

There are 2 more plans the Pro(thin) @ $25/month and Professional @ $40/month which expand the features even more. A useful and fairly cheap tool.

Sign up for the free version to check it out fully  


Link Whisper

Link Whisper can give your site a huge boost!   Internal Links are really powerful in Google’s Algorithm.

But actually checking every page of a large site is very time-consuming and has to be done every time you add a new page to be 100% effective. 

Link Whisper runs along quietly in the background, constantly checking for problems, errors, and new link possibilities.

It will produce reports of Orphaned pages with no links, link errors – maybe you changed the structure and not the links. Also checks the best anchor text optimization.

LW can suggest links for all eventualities, at the most simple level all you need to do is enable a suggestion with a checkmark and LW goes to work.

Their users report huge increases in rank and visitors, just by implementing the program at the base level. 


One Site License

$77 / year
  • All Features for 1 site
  • Get Smart internal Links
  • Full Internal Link reporting
  • Annual Billing

Three Site License

$117 / year
  • All Features for 1 site
  • Get Smart internal Links
  • Full Internal Link reporting
  • Annual Billing

Ten Site License

$167 / year
  • All Features for 1 site
  • Get Smart internal Links
  • Full Internal Link reporting
  • Annual Billing

Smart Mockups

SmartMockUps is the go-to tool for anyone with a T Shirt, Mug, or any Import Biz. Yearly paid plan saves big. $60 off !


$14 / month
  • High Res Images
  • No Watermark
  • 9000+ Mockups


$108 / year
  • High Res Images
  • No Watermark
  • 9000+ Mockups


The free version does what I need.  It does things with LISTS.  I used to use Notepad but Dynalist is crammed with great features.

You can organise with tags, Formats are rich text so you can make things stand out

Add notes to items on a list

Differentiate or group using colours. Number list items and reorder easily

Add check boxes

Highlight items in colours or Bold/ Italic /Strikethru/underline

Add links to other items

Add external links

Chrome and Firefox clippers add items direct from browser

The pro version adds even more features for people using lists and wanting more integration, Google Calendar for example, unlimited bookmarks, even custom css.


$7.99 / month
  • Annual Billing


$9.99 / year
  • Paid Monthly

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