Most profitable sites will require some good email tools - responding to your customers, newsletters for subscribers, gathering emails to help you let folks know about your service or products. Here are some good sources for getting some powerful tools and help.
Hosting is Hosting - Right? No! Not only do services and prices vary quite a bit, but the level of support and which extras you get are all part of the picture. Here are some links to some well respected hosting firms. Check my article about picking a good host for a great price.
More and more important to your sites ranking, having quality backlinks (links to your site on other sites) is important. Here are some great articles from folks who have fine-tuned how to do this well.
Lots of sites have plans on how you can get rich - but many think you should pay them for their advice - so they can get rich. A few I have found really have good examples, and other than asking you to register for their mailings, are not asking for anything but you to use their sites and advice to help you. Some are really pushing to help you learn how to not only make money but to live better and do good things with your site. If you have one you would like to submit for us to consider for this group - please use the contact form to share that with us.
From keyword evaluation to managing article submissions - some of this work can get to be a real job - so here are some of our favorite tools to help you work more effectively. Keep in mind you can do it yourself without any of these, but they can make doing it much easier and more productive.