By | August 31, 2018


If you’re running an Affiliate Marketing business, then there are some tools out there, most of which are free and simple to use. They can really help you a long way in your journey to get more visitors and subscribers from your website, squeeze page, or blog.

In this article, you’re going to learn several different tools you can use for each of the four following things. One is for getting organized and knowing where things are so you can be productive. Also, trying to get work done online with the team and other resources that you have to manage.

The other is getting the intelligence you need to make smart decisions, market research that will help you in everything from your advertising to pricing, sales, and more.

If you’re into search engine optimization, there’s some tools out there that can help you with keyword research and getting backlinks.

Also there are some social media tools that can help you to get more traffic and engagement and hype regarding what it is that you’re offering.

Organization and Productivity

Basecamp is great for project management and getting things done. It can upload task lists of work to be done and share them with people who can use different computers, with all being on the same page to see who needs to do what and when.

Asana is a free service and will keep track of any projects and tasks that you have. You can assign different tasks to different people and also you can store things. It’s very similar to a contact management software; you can record conversations and take notes from every phone call you have with different people.

RoboForm is software that’ll help you with passwords. If you have got a large number of usernames and passwords and want someone else to be logging in and using your accounts, then acquire a copy of RoboForm. The people logging in to your account will need a copy also as you will never have to tell them what your usernames and passwords are again.

EverNote is a great software that can be used to keep everything that you have organized and searchable, both online and in your files.

Market Research provides some good information about websites, including the top websites out there. You will find statistics on internet traffic, related links, online reviews, contact information and more.

Compete is a page service, however it can give you a lot of insights about online consumers and their data. This can help you with your own digital marketing, media planning and ad strategy.

Quantcast is the place to go in order to find out the demographics of the people that you’re advertising to. Who goes to the websites similar to yours? What are their ages, genders, races, marital status, income, education level etc?

SimilarWeb will help you to see your competitors’ engagement metrics, such as where they’re getting their traffic from, how many people come to their site, and more.

Search Engine Results

Google used to have a tool called their Keyword Tool for Adwords, and it has now been replaced with Google Keyword Planner. This is a tool that you can use in order to see how many people are searching for certain websites. It can also be used to get an estimate of how many visitors can come to your website, depending on what terms you bid on.

Google Trends will help you to explore trending topics and see what’s hot currently. Is the topic that you’re about to write a blog post going up in interest or is it going down in popularity, less so than it was a couple years ago? This is what you can find out in advance before you spend your time and money generating content.

HitTail is a long tail keyword tool, and it helps to make sure that your organic traffic increases by focusing on the keywords that are the most helpful at attracting visitors to your website.

If you are looking to find long tail keywords, then the ultimate tool to have for you is Long Tail Pro. It will help you sift through and find just the right ones so that you have the best strategy from Day 1.

Another great tool for choosing keywords to target is UberSuggest. This is where you can enter one keyword and it will output 200 or 300 variations. So you can research further in order to know the exact keywords and be spending your time trying to rank.

Online Exposure

Hootsuite is a service that you can use to manage how you send and scan through messages and posts. This can be on all of your different social media channels; Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more. It’s a great tool for scheduling posts and managing your social media efforts.

Tweetdeck is similar to Hootsuite. It helps out with Twitter and possibly Facebook also.

Also competing with Hootsuite is Buffer. This is a new tool that helps you to schedule tweets in a unique way. You can use it in conjunction with Hootsuite or Tweetdeck. The great thing about this is you can not only say “I want you to post this image or video or text at a certain day and time,” but you can tell it what times of day you want it to post. Then anytime you have something new, you just add it to your Buffer and it will automatically post it on Twitter during the times you set.


Hopefully these tools can help you in getting organized, productive and know the right strategies. Also that you know what keywords to target, markets to sell to so that you can have more traffic coming to your website and making more conversions, subscribers and sales. Whether you’re social media, pay-per-click, email marketing, or whatever kind of marketing.

If you would like to learn how I got set up with my Affiliate Marketing business then click here

Speak to you soon,



  1. Tarun

    Hi Tom,

    A really well written, clear and precise article. Very informative and extremely helpful. I didnt know about bootcamp and going forward I think I will be using that. so thanks for that!

    1. Tom Post author

      Hi Tarun,

      Thanks for your comment.

      Really pleased you found the article helpful. If you need anything further then don’t hesitate to come back.

      All the best and good luck,


  2. Phomrong Hongsha

    Hmm.. you have boiled down more tools and steps than what an affiliate marketer actually needs to start off.

    There’ s a ton of information in your blog to get things organized with proper strategies and market research before pushing the publishing button on Google and other search engines. All these tools are invaluable and will help any business kick off in a smarter way.

    The fact is, most beginners fail to apply these tools and consequently do not get satisfactory results.

    So, I encourage every reader to look into what has been pointed out and to start your affiliate marketing campaign by applying the given information.

    I enjoyed reading your blog and wish much success and luck.


    1. Tom Post author


      Thank you so much for your great comment. I hope the information isn’t too overwhelming for a beginner, and yes what is pointed out needs to be implemented. Affiliate Marketing and Blogging takes work before we see results, so lets not give up.

      Thanks again mate and all the best,


  3. Furkan

    I can use EverNote as I need to organize all the files. However is it really easy to use because I really don’t want to waste time while learning a tool.

  4. Michael Granados

    Very nice article you have set up here! I’m always looking for more tools and ways to maximize my organization, and ways of working easier. I’m going to take a look at Alexa a little more, I want to see what’s out there. You were right spot on with the marketing tools for any affiliate. Thank you!

  5. suzanne

    Hi Tom,

    These are great ideas, thanks! I’m especially interested in Hootsuite and Tweetdeck. I’ll have to check those out. I’m finding that posting to social media is taking too much time, lol.

    Do you know if they have any free memberships or trials? It’s nice to try them out before committing to anything.


  6. Jim

    Thanks for writing this article. I am a new blogger who finally made my leap of faith this year to at least “try” (for lack of better words) to get into online marketing via writing about my passions. I’ve come to realize (“the hard way”) that your SEO plan & social media networking is key if you want to be rated by Google, etc. I think it is time to look into hootsuite for some help. Also, thanks for highlighting, summarizing and providing links for all the organizational and marketing research tools!! As I have ventured into this arena, more times than not I have become completely overwhelmed!!!! Thanks for putting this altogether on one post. J


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