Resources List

Welcome to the 4 Hour Work Week Meetup Website.

Please find below a list of resources we have put together to help you start your 4 Hour Work Week project. We will be constantly adding to this directory, so check regularly for updates and don’t forget to take a look at the awesome Videos and Speaker Notes above.

If you want to recommend something great, let us know and we’ll add it to the list; [email protected]

Outsourcing

Elance – The number #1 market place to find freelance staff. There is a large range of staff with many skills.
oDesk– Massive marketplace of freelance staff. Staff from just $2 USD an hour.
PeoplePerHour – UK based out sourcing website. If you want UK based staff then this is your best option!
Fiverr.com – Cheapest outsourcing company in the world. Everything is just $5 USD. That’s just £3.50.

Setting Up A Website

Hostgator – Very cheap website website hosting from one of the biggest companies in the world. Packages start from £5 per month for unlimited hosting.
1&1 – Domains starting at £.0.99 for the first year and web hosting from £2.99 a month + first 3 months free.
Namecheap – One of the cheapest places to buy domain names. UK domains start from just £4 each.
123-reg – The No 1 for UK domain names.
WordPress – Easiest platform to work with and start your own website. Very easy to setup and launch with Hostgator.

Social Marketing

Antavo (Run Facebook Promotions) – Antavo are one of the best social marketing tools to get Facebook fans. They’re easy to use platform allows you to run competitions on your website or Facebook page. You can build hundreds of Facebook fans using their tools. Use our link for 10% your first order.
Fiverr.com – Outsource your social marketing tasks to buy Facebook fans or Twitter followers on Fiverr. We checked recently and you can buy 500 Facebook fans or 2,500 Twitter fans from just $5 USD (£3.50). Great if your Facebook or Twitter page is looking a little empty.

Setting Up A Company

Companies made Simple – makes it easy to register your UK company in four simple steps.

Online Marketing

ClickBank – One of biggest affiliate networks in the world. Great if you want to start selling other people’s products
AffiliateWindow– The largest affiliate network in the UK. They have signed up some of the biggest brands in the UK including Play.com, Debenhams, ASDA, Vodafone, EE and more.
CommissionJunction – Largest affiliate network in the world. Based in the USA but have a large number of clients in the UK.
TradeDoubler – The 2nd largest affiliate network in the UK. They have big clients including Tesco, Hotels.com, British Airways, Microsoft, Ebookers and more.
AffiliateFuture – Another large affiliate network. Great range of affiliate programs if you are launching a travel or fashion niche website.

E-mail Marketing

AWeber – An easy to use tool for building your mailing list & staying in touch with your customers.

Video & Podcasting

2die4.TV – For all your digital media requirements, clients range from the Olympics to Virgin and National Geographic but surprisingly inexpensive.
iPhone Video Hero! – How to make great iPhone videos to sell your products and services

Training & Development

Become a Key Person of Influence – Expand your brand, attract opportunity, do what you love, join the Key Person of Influence event.  This all day event is a strategy day for adding serious entrepreneurial horsepower to your business or idea.  For more about Daniel Priestley & his Key Person of Influence view his presentation at our 4 Hour Work Week Meetup.

Logo Designs

24HourLogos.com  – excellent place to get your logo designs quickly and cheaply. Start an online logo contest for only $29 and receive logo designs within hours!

Business Cards

moo.com -The best place to get your high quality business cards from. You can either choose from thousands of their designs or create and upload your own unique artwork.

Copywriting

Mortified Cow – Mortified Cow helps you have more fun and make more money with your business. Contact: [email protected]
PeoplePerHour – Hire UK based out copywriters. Prices start from just £8 per 500 words. Make sure you pick a writer with good reviews.
Fiverr.com – Worldwide marketplace to hire copyrighters. Prices start from just $5 USD That’s just £3.50 for up to 500 words. Make sure pick a writer who has good reviews and ratings.

Project Management Tools

Asana is a great, easy to use and FREE project management tool from a company created by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and ex-Googler Justin Rosenstein. There have also created free android & iPhone apps which integrate with Dropbox Chooser.

Managing your Money

Receipt Bank – Managing receipts is a pain in the @!*@.  Receipt Bank lets you scan your receipts using your mobile & then extracts the Supplier, Date, Currency, Tax, Total Amount and more.  It then integrates into leading software book keeping packages so you do less, which gives you more time to grow your business.

Xero – A great online accounting package that many accountants recommend.  It also works very well with Receipt Bank

Skrill (moneybookers) – Similar to Paypal, Skrill (Moneybookers) is applauded for being one of the most secure ways of transferring your money both internally & internationally, allowing you to pay your outsources easily.

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding websites are an excellent way to raise money for your project, or for you to invest or donate money to business projects and causes.  There are a variety of different funding models so check them out and see which one suites you.

Kickstarter – Crowdfunding for art, film, video, games, design, music, technology and more

Essential Reading












Other Recommended Meetups

London Career Breakers – For people who are serious about living the dream.
Content Creators – The best, brightest and most passionate content creators.
London Bloggers – Blog promotions, ads, monetisation tips and tricks.
Scanners – Turn your wild ideas into a reality and make money.

3 thoughts on “Resources List

  1. Excellent stuff Robert. I’m hooked and am finally getting my own website/business together. Please sign me up for the next installments.

    donna :-)

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