Do It Yourself ResourcesResources are a great option for the small business that prefers to be hands-on, or that doesn’t have a budget for DFY (done-for-you) services.

The ARKlady has been online since 1995 and has tested a lot of different types of software, participated in beta programs, and worked with a number of different individuals virtually. As a result, she has selected a variety of products, services or individuals to recommend as DIY (do-it-yourself) resources.

Thanks in advance for using those products or services using the affiliate links here since your purchase supports our educational work and future beta testing efforts so we can continue to share additional finds as they become available.

Social Media Marketing

Need to learn more on how to make the social networks work for your business? The following programs are some of the best I’ve found.

Social Identities

Social Identities creates some of the best social media designs for the best prices. If you need a Facebook timeline cover, Twitter Background, G+ Banner, Linkedin Company Image, YouTube banner or background–check out their social media packages & offers.

You can also check out these Custom Facebook Graphics and Twitter Background Designs.

SEO Services + Tools

Market Samurai

ARKtech has been using Market Samurai since before it was released to the general public. This amazing tool has a variety of different options available for you to check your keywords, analyze your competition, find blogs to comment on and a lot more. Use our link for a free trial.


A heavy hitting site for those who have more to invest each month in the online education, SEOBook might be perfect for your online business team. If you have a dedicated team on board, this might be the right solution to explore.

Proxy Services

A proxy service can help you with privacy, if you have others managing your accounts, or need to use a different IP address for locations where staff are managing your online properties.

 Business Reputation

Five Star Review System

ARKtech offers a variety of signature services for reputation but we have also found a DIY service option you might like. The Five Star Review System instructs you through set up with helpful videos and uses a full suite of options to get those great reviews from your customer, clients or patients. Experience a demo and use our coupon code 1792 to get a 50% discount on your set up fees!

Link Building – Article + Video Marketing

Magic Submitter & Magic Article Rewriter

Although we do offer back linking services, if you want to do it yourself, try Magic Submitter. It helps your staff keep things manageable. If you pair it with the article spinner you are going to have a great tool kit for your team.

Website Services

Domain Name Registration

Domain name services are where you obtain the name or URL of your business website. Not all are created equal. Over the years we’ve used a number of them and prefer private registration options found at these.

Web Hosting

All hosting is not created equal and over the years we’ve used popular services and moved until we’ve found the right fit. If you are just getting started, we recommend:

Website Design Templates

Web Images

Email Marketing – Autoresponders

File Sharing

Business Marketing Aids

Business Cards

Logo Design

Other Marketing Aids