The Tools You Need To Succeed At Every Level



Welcome to my NigelChua.com's Resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for building and optimizing your business.

I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to running my business (or were crucial to developing NigelChua.com to where it is today).

Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your passive income needs. I’ll add to it as I learn more, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!

Before digging into the awesome resources I know and trust, an important disclosure:

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.

Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

PASSIVE INCOME INTERNET BUSINESS (PIIB) RESOURCES

Wealthy Affiliate (WA)
Recommended To Learn How To Make Your 1st Online Business And $1000 Online

Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005, and I've been a member since 2015 - I have had a roller-coaster experience in the earlier stage and especially with comparing with Solo Build It (below, and see the comparison), but I've since come to the conclusion that:

  • Wealthy Affiliate University is great to learn affiliate marketing and try a whole slew of niches/topics with lower costs (with WordPress cos it's cheaper) but...
  • ...I'd use Solo Build It for my "winners/strong topics" due to a few reasons on why SBI is still my #1 choice for online business platform.

Read my Wealthy Affiliate review here

Best of all, there is a free-for-life basic membership option, sign up for free here, no credit card required


Solo Build It (SBI)
My #1 Recommendation For Offline Success & Dominate Local Search Engine Marketing

Solo Build It!

Previously known as Site Build It and rebranded to Solo Build It in 2017, this IS my default go-to platform to build strong, search engine friendly, stable and safe websites since 2010.

In fact, I've happily shared with my friends, colleagues and readers on how I've built a $100k lead generation website using SBI (read that here) and that's one of the reasons why I am so happy and comfortable to endorse and recommend SBI to you.

It works beautifully. Try it risk free, and if it's not for you, you can get a full refund within 90 days. If you refund after 90 days, it's pro-rated.

I've more than 4 sites hosted with them, and ALL of them makes money for me compared to my WordPress ones so I highly  and confidently recommend it. The magic is in the traffic my SBI sites generate organically.

Read my review on Solo Build It (SBI) here:

If you prefer to use/get a self-hosted WordPress, I use Bluehost - they have very good customer support and price.


GetResponse
Email Marketing & Autoresponders, Landing Pages

The money IS in the list - and if you're serious on learning and actually making money online, you will have to learn and apply email marketing and autoresponding.

I've checked around, and GetResponse is one of the friendliest in terms of price

  • 1st month free
  • thereafter USD 15 for accounts that is less than 1000 subscribers (most competitors charge USD 29 at the same tier; more costs as the number of subscribers go out)
  • there is 15% discount if you pre-pay for 12 or 24 months

Try GetResponse and accelerate your online business growth today


The Hoth
Outsourced Guest Posting, Link Building & Search Engine Optimization

I've been using The Hoth for all my outsourced local SEO campaigns, link building as well as guest posting.

Yes, we can do that by ourselves, but frankly, my time is limited. Their prices are great and services are good, and I highly recommend them.

The Hoth has a LOT more services other than that, and ranges from $60 for a service (the basic Hoth Link Building) to high end custom suite ($1000+ per month), depending on how much budget you have and how aggressive/long term you want to be.

Some of their other services that I will be consuming will be press releases, link building, guest posting and search engine optimization (SEO) works.

Try TheHoth and automate your online marketing today


Shopify Ecommerce Solutions
Creating Your Own E-commerce Store, Simplified

Shopify has changed and simplified trading offline (point of sales) and online (ecommerce) - if you're thinking of starting an online store, or, if you are currently buying and selling stuff, I am confident to recommend Shopify.

In fact, my wonderful better half/wife, started using Shopify and I got to experiment with it.

Very easy to use, intuitive, and they have plug-and-play partners like Oberlo, who are basically your product suppliers.

They have goods that you can sell. You make retail, no need to source hard for products, and Oberlo/Shopify can do the fulfillment for you.

Start your ecommerce dreams with Shopify now


dividend stock INVESTING RESOURCES

Exchanges

Brokerage (Online Platforms)

Dividend Calculator

Moneychimp Calculator

cryptocurrency investing resources

Protect Your Crypto-Assets Such As Bitcoin With Trezor. I have been personally using it since September 2017, and I sleep so much better at night, knowing that my crypto-assets are secured in an offline hardware cold storage wallet.

I know it'd help you too, especially if you have invested more than USD 3,000 in crypto-assets.

Get your Trezor today - you will sleep better when all your tokens and coins are in offline cold storage under your care.

Keeping Up To Date With Crypto Market Prices/Movement

Coin Market Cap

Blockfolio (App)

I use this daily, and I think there is a desktop version but I just the mobile app one - it's just more accessible and easy to use.

Fiat (USD/SGD/JPY/etc) to Bitcoin / Ethereum (and vice versa)

Quionex is my defacto place where I inject all/any of my local currency (Singapore Dollars), and I think they currently only accept United States Dollars (USD), Singapore Dollars (SGD) and Japan Yen (JPY).

In my opinion, they're a little slow in moving (when compared to fast moving prices of cryptocurrency) but that's balanced by being highly regulated and compliant.

Cryptocurrency Exchanges (BTC/ETH to ALTCoins and vice versa)

Kucoin Exchange is really so easy to use, and when I was

Storing Your Cryptocurrency

Cold Storage: The best, safest and highly recommended

  • Trezor (SG Lazada, Amazon)
  • Ledger
  • Nano S

Digital Wallets: Second best storage

  • NAV Wallet
  • SAFEX Wallet
  • My Ether Wallet (MEW)

It is highly dangerous to leave your cryptocurrency on exchanges because exchanges ARE NOT cryptocurrency wallets - they are exchanges, and they can shut down (refer to Mt Gox incident).

Satoshi (sats) to Bitcoin (BTC)

1 Satoshi                 = 0.00000001 ฿
10 Satoshi               = 0.00000010 ฿
100 Satoshi             = 0.00000100 ฿ = 1 Bit / μBTC (you-bit)
1,000 Satoshi           = 0.00001000 ฿
10,000 Satoshi         = 0.00010000 ฿
100,000 Satoshi       = 0.00100000 ฿ = 1 mBTC (em-bit)
1,000,000 Satoshi    = 0.01000000 ฿ = 1 cBTC (bitcent)
10,000,000 Satoshi   = 0.10000000 ฿
100,000,000 Satoshi = 1.00000000 ฿


HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCES

To be successful in life, we need to be able to harness energy to perform work sustainably - no point working so hard and much just to fall sick, or worse, get bad sick.

Falling sick frequently decreases our energy and momentum to be able to sustainably build and live passive income and progressive lives. We all know someone who falls sick frequently, and I can tell you for sure, during my most busy business-building time of my life, between 2008 - 2013 - I ignored my own health, in pursuit of business and money. After 5 years, I had ballooned 25+ kg, wheezed each time I climbed stairs or walked a distance. I even had two blackout incidences where I literally "blacked out" though I was conscious.

And then, after losing my dad on 24th May 2014, and finding out that he had been ignoring his health...I took a good look at my wife, my life, my future kids, and decided that I will take care of myself well, so I can be healthy and live as long as I can  (read my full story on that at Self Care).

A couple of advice and resources:

  • Start sleeping and waking up early
  • Exercise every day for at least 15 minutes
  • Take high quality health supplements (I've been taking Xtend Life health supplements since 2014). Take a look at BeePollenForHealth.com too.
  • Drinking filtered water from high quality water filter (I recommend Aquasana drinking water filter, I've been using them since 2015)
  • Read, read, read (see my reading list below)
  • Pray and meditate
  • Schedule time with loved ones and friends

BOOKS AND RECOMMENDED READING

I love reading – it’s one of those hobbies that are ridiculously cheap, yet amazingly rewarding. Think about it: Someone spent years organizing their research and crafting it into a compelling narrative – and you get the best of it for ten bucks and a few days of reading!

It would be easy to list out a random list of books, but the ones I’ve listed here meet at least one of the following two criteria:

  • The book was practically useful and applicable in my life
  • The book had an original, key insight

The books here are listed in no particular order, and I’ll update them as we go along.

As you can tell, I really enjoy reading, and this is just a short list. I have a lot of books that I read and re-read. This list the the “re-readable” books list.

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Where to next?

  1. Back to NigelChua Home Page

  2. Contact me by email at (even just to say hi) nigel@nigelchua.com

  3. See the latest articles and updates at the blog

  4. Check out all the resources and tools I use

  5. See my top two resources below: Wealthy Affiliate (left) and Solo Build It (right) - both have very specific strengths and functions

Wealthy affiliate: #1 to learn how to build profitable wordpress online businesses

Wealthy Affiliate is my recommended for WordPress online businesses.

I've been a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate since 2015 and there are a number of pros to be with them, which you can read at my Wealthy Affiliate review here.

One of my favorite points of WA is that they have a try-before-you-buy forever-free membership which you can sign up here for free. No credit card needed.

solo build it (sbi): #1 for offline businesses local search engine ranking, traffic and lead generation

Solo Build It (SBI) is my #1 tool for local search engine optimization (SEO) domination as well for online marketing which I've been using since 2010 personally for multiple projects.

Read why I chose Solo Build It...

...and more importantly, why I still stay with Solo Build It (SBI) till today and use them exclusively for all my SEO, traffic and e-lead generation.


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#1 Recommended Online Business University And Platform

Name: Wealthy Affiliate

Scoring: 96%

Founders: Kyle & Carson

Pricing:

I've been a premium Wealthy Affiliate member since 2015, read my Wealthy Affiliate Review here.

I recommend them if you want to learn how to make money online.

Better still, you can try Wealthy Affiliate for free here.



Solo Build it (SBI)

Solo Build It!

Solo Build It is my #1 tool for local search engine optimization (SEO) domination as well for online marketing which I've been using since 2010 personally for multiple projects.

Read why I chose Solo Build It...and more importantly, why I still stay with Solo Build It (SBI) till today and use them exclusively for all my SEO, traffic and e-lead generation.



GetResponse Email Marketing

Building a relationship with your audience, customers and readers are highly important for any offline and online business, and I recommend GetResponse for their services, great price, ease-of-use.

Try GetResponse today (1st month free)

Bonus: learn how to use an email autoresponder



Google Suite

Google Suite (GSuite) is THE recommended Google tools for email, calendar, documents, sheets - for productivity  and communication.

GSuite/GMail one month free trial available here.



Shopify

Shopify has made it very easy to start an ecommerce business, solving most of the tech and logistical barriers and even has product suppliers with Oberlo!

Try Shopify today

Books I'm Reading

Holy Bible

Tribe Of Mentors

Seneca Letters From A Stoic

Seneca On The Shortness Of Life

See my full book/read list here.

Blogs I Follow

Tim Ferriss

Pat Flynn

Tony Robbins

Ramit Sethi

Richard Branson