Your Online Business on a Shoestring Budget

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My job designation (asides Teacher Chike) should be Chief Figureouter. I routinely spend copious hours at a time and thousands of dollars figuring out tools and internet marketing systems. I do this so that you can ride on my experience instead of wasting time and burning your money testing out stuff.

I’ve invested the time and wasted the money on your behalf.

This list is for those who want to start Online Businesses but cannot afford the running costs (of tools and services) since they’re yet to make any profits.

Note that there are other options not listed here. The only ones I listed here are the ones that:

1. Are free or ridiculously cheap
2. Provide great functionality vis-à-vis their substitutes
3. I’m currently using or have personally tested at some point

For example, I won’t mention clickfunnels here since their starting price is $97/mo. If you’re already using Clickfunnels in your business, then you might not need this post.


Here is your Online Business on a ShoeString Budget.

1. Landing Page/Funnel Creation: Thrive Themes Page Builder ($67 one-off)

2. Autoresponder: Sendy ($59 one-off) + Amazon SES (PAYG)

3. Web Hosting: VPS with ($7/mo)

4. Domain registration via ($10/yr)

5. Payments (the abroad): and TESTED),,

Let me pause here to say that Payoneer is a piece of ****. You can continue reading now.

6. Payments (Naija): (PREFERRED and TESTED),

7. Virtual Cards: (PREFERRED and TESTED)

8. File Hosting (for podcast, mp3 files, Videos for courses and marketing material): Amazon S3 (PREFERRED and TESTED)

9. Webinars: Facebook Groups (closed/secret) + Facebook Live via OBS (FREE, PREFERRED and TESTED), Google Hangouts via OBS

10. Messenger Bots: (FREE, PREFERRED and TESTED)


12. Screencasting (for course creation): ($15/yr, PREFERRED and TESTED)

13. Audio Recordings (for podcasting and co): Audacity (FREE, PREFERRED and TESTED)

14. Online Meetings/Video Interviews: (FREE, PREFERRED and TESTED), Skype+Skype call recorder

15. VPN: SurfEasy VPN (FREE but limited), HMA Pro VPN ($10/mo, PREFERRED and TESTED)


I’m tired of typing. Manage these ones and save this list. On tomorrow’s Facebook Live Q&A, I’ll explain more and answer your questions in detail.

Awon bloggers are free to copy, sha credit me.

The year is closing soon, guys. No excuses. There’s plenty of room at the top for the committed and unashamed.

Many thanks to the person who recommended Delta Pot to me. Their Banga Soup is the key to marital bliss and lifelong happiness (don’t quote me).

Oya tell me thank you and look out for tomorrow’s LIVE Q&A. I want to goan watch oyinbo feem… very tuff one.

John Obidi.

First published on: SmartBCamp

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