The Tools I Use

On this page I’ve listed all the tools and services I use. I stand 100% behind all these tools as I use them daily.

Hosting

HostArmada
I recommend HostArmada up to around 100,000 monthly pageviews. It's a great beginner's plan with quick chat support and good value. Use the discount code "passiveincomegeek75" with the affiliate link above to get a full year of hosting + one domain for $40 (Thanks to Alex over at WPeagle.com for the recommendation!)

WPXhosting
After 50,000 monthly pageviews I move my sites over to WPXhosting. They have EXCELLENT service and GREAT load times!

Page Builder

Elementor
All my sites use the Elementor. It's a super-fast and sleek page builder that lets you design your sites exactly like you want to.

Ad Networks

Ezoic
I LOVE Ezoic. I use them on most of my websites. Ads is my main source of income on my sites. Besides high payouts, Ezoic offer the BEST data on exactly which topics and articles that earns the most money.
Normally you need 10,000 page views per month to get in but if you send me an email on info@passiveincomegeek.com I can often get my followers in when they have 100 daily pageviews (from organic Google traffic).

Adthrive
Adthrive is the other ad network I use. For some topics like lifestyle, interior, garden, food, family, etc. they make a bit more money. But they are lacking on the reporting side of things and I tend to recommend Ezoic more these days.

Affiliate Programs

Shareasale
ShareASale is one of the best affiliate networks. You will find a ton of ecommerce stores here to promote for almost any niche out there.

Commission Junction
CJ.com is the other affiliate network I use a lot. They are also great and if you join CJ and ShareASale you typically have what you need.

Stock Photos

Deposit Photos
I've tried a ton of stock image sites. You just get much more bang for the buck with these guys. The prices are super-low and they have a lot to choose when you need NATURAL looking images (rather than staged super models).

VPN Services

XpressVPN
XpressVPN is the fastest and most reliable VPN you can get. It's a little more pricy but it's also the best. I use it daily to make sure I access Google from a U.S. address (to make sure I find the best topics to write on). It costs $6-7 with this discounted link.

SurfShark
Surfshark is a cheaper alternative to XpressVPN. They are also VERY reliable and just a little bit slower. But they are much cheaper ($2 /mth).

Mic for Voice Typing

Samson Mic
This is the mic I use when dictating on my computer instead of typing on the keyboard. It's a great way to increase the "typing" speed. It works with PC & Mac and it's only around $50.

Project Management Tool

Clickup
Clickup is AWESOME. I use it to manage my team of writers and my editor. I create a "space" inside Clickup for each of my sites and assign each writer to the relevant spaces.

Each writer gets to choose the articles he/she likes and I can 100% monitor the progress across each articles, each site etc. Couldn't be happier with a piece of software!!