Here's 34 Hand-Picked Resources That Kickstarted My Business
Wassup! Elias here. I got something to tell you, 

I'm addicted to learning and creating things. I seriously grow restless and feel anxious if I'm not taking the action necessary to reach my goals.

But this state of mind fuels growth in my life. And I want to share everything I learn and create so that it can fuel growth in your life too. 

So here's a some digital marketing resources you can use to kickstart your online presence and career as an online entrepreneur. Dez and I have used these tools to grow our agency from 0 to 6-figures in a year and without sounding too cheesy, you can too.

To Your Success,

If you're looking to get in on the 'in-crowd' of experts and badass entrepreneurs, then these are the groups to join. Entrepreneurs from all around the world are connecting, collaborating, and sharing their experiences here. You'll even find step-by-step tutorials and a massive community of supportive entrepreneurs.
Badass marketers and Founders
You'll find the world's greatest growth hackers hanging out in the BAMF group. Marketers and Founders from around the world share step-by-step tactics and strategies that you can implement into business.

The MEC 🌎
#Builders 🛠️
Inside the Millennial Entrepreneur Community 🌎 you'll find over 70,000 fellow entrepreneurs tuning in from all around the world. In the MEC you can find advice on mindsets, operations, finances, marketing, and so much more. 
traffic and copy
This group has been spearheaded by growth hacker Vin Clancy and copywriter Charlie Price since the Summer of 2016. This duo seriously go back to back with great content packed with massive actionable value for your business. 

charm offensive
Founded by the witty Brit known as Jon Buchan. He's inspired a tribe of over 11,000 entrepreneurs to stop taking themselves so seriously in their direct copywriting and start leveraging charm and comedy to connect with anyone over the internet.

Podcasts are a great way to learn new things and absorb different perspectives. You can listen to podcasts straight from your phone on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play. I highly recommend you tune-in to a few, find your faves, and join the conversations happening online.
GaryVee Audio Experience
Its not just the podcast. I implore you to check out the massive amount of valuable content this marketing genius puts out to the world. GaryV is already worth $160 million and he's documenting his entire experience to becoming a billionaire by elevating brands digitally. 


Russel Brunson is the original internet marketer. He's a pioneer in the digital marketing space and the founder of $100 million dollar software company Clickfunnels. Russel shares the exact strategies and tactics he and thousands of millionaire entrepreneurs are using.

Nathan Latka interviews SaaS startup founders and gets them to open up and share what's normally top-secret data like # of users, revenues, churn rates, and so much more. 
This podcast provides great insights and even opportunities for startup founders looking to build and scale their software company.
on fire
Entrepreneurs on Fire features some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. With over 2,000 guest interviews, millions of listeners, hundreds of sponsors, and over 7-figures in annual revenue - Entrepreneurs on Fire is one of the world's top podcasts for business. This is a must listen for entrepreneurs noobs and pros invited! 
Focused Entrepreneur Radio
I've spent the last 2 years chasing shiny business opportunities and unsurprisingly have gotten zero results.I'm on a quest to finally stick with one business idea and build it from scratch, without getting distracted.So the real question is how do we as entrepreneurs stay focused on our vision and not get sidetracked in a highly distracted world?In this podcast, you'll find the answers.I'm Jules Dan. This is Focused Entrepreneur Radio.
THE podcast for men looking to improve their health and redefine their Dad Bods! This is a place for men to learn, grow and live the healthiest life possible. Join your host Jason Priest in fitting fitness into a busy Dad's life.
Creative rebellion
Embracing moments that challenge you to take action and summon your inner rebel. Showcasing the extraordinary stories of Entrepreneurs, Disruptors, Educators, Innovators, and Creators. Tune in with Desiree (Dez) DeCosta and get fired up with featured stories of rebellion, change, and triumph.

Dive into the science behind the hustle of successful entrepreneurs, founders, and digital marketers. 
Join your host, Elias Benjelloun as he brings you into the lab and breaks down the tactics and strategies to take your business and life to the next level. Tune in everytime you need to go out there and 

If you're starting a business you've got to wear dozens of hats in the beginning. You'll need to constantly hone in on your entrepreneurial and leadership skills. 
Here's a reading list of mostly free books to get you started.
Profitable Podcasting
When nearly every business has a blog, it's tough to make yours stand out. But did you know there's a much better tool for spreading influence and generating revenue--one with far less competition? Podcasting offers rich opportunities, especially if you get in early and do it right.
Discover the copywriting secrets that reached 200 million views and created a multi-million-dollar pipeline from 5X author and Top Quora Writer of 2017 & 2018, Josh Fechter. This is a recipe book with over 100 viral outlines for social media copywriting.
Expert Secrets is the real deal! It is literally a playbook for creating a mass movement of people who will pay for your advice. 
Russel Brunson combines principles in psychology, entrepreneurship, and digital marketing in a way that will blow your mind.
Podcast Launch
Podcast Launch is the ultimate guide for those looking to create and launch their podcast ON FIRE. John Lee Dumas is the host of the top-ranked podcast Entrepreneurs On Fire and is an undisputed authority in the podcast world.
Marketing essentials
Dez and I created this interactive online workshop (book and course) to give business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs like you the formula to take your company to the next level.
power couple confessions
This is a compilation of Power Couple Confessions on How Not to Kill Each Other. Dez and I wrote this book to share our raw reflections on getting married while building a business together in a foriegn country in our early 20s.
The right combination of software can explode the growth of your business by connecting with your customers and fans at scale with the right online presence and systems in place. 
Clickfunnels isn't your average website-building software. Clickfunnels helps entrepreneurs and business owners build websites that are designed around your customer's journey through the sales funnel.
Easily create videos to promote your podcast, radio show or blog. Share to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin and anywhere video lives.
Wordpress powers over 172 million websites on the internet around the world.  
It is one of the most stable and reliable platforms for deploying websites.
Start podcasting today with free podcast hosting from Buzzsprout, the easiest podcasting software for hosting, promoting, and tracking your podcast.
Activecampaign is one of the best marketing automation tools available. It helps with email marketing, lead scoring, customer relations maangement, sales tracking, and cross-channel marketing.
Calendly is a simple, easy-to-use, yet powerful scheduling software, which aims to save time, accelerate sales, and improve service quality.
Canva is a simplified graphic-design tool website, founded in 2012. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to photographs, vector images, graphics, and fonts.
Buffer is a software application for the web and mobile, designed to manage accounts in social networks, by providing the means for a user to schedule posts.
Anchor is one of the easiest ways to make a podcast. Their mission is to democratize audio. believes everyone should be able to have their voice heard, regardless of background or experience level.
I'll be adding more tutorials over time. If there are any specific topics you'd like me to tackle, or a free course you'd like me to list just email me at
messenger bots
Learn how messenger bots can scale your brand by gamifying the brand experience and automating lead generation.

Hubspot academy
Hubspot offers a wide-variety of free courses on inbound marketing, content marketing, and deep dive tutorials on how to maximize their software.
google academy
Google Academy offers classes on best practices for leveraging Google search, display, app, and YouTube ads.
my Latest growth hacks
Get my latest growth hacks by subscribing to my very own Messenger Bot! 
A Little More About Our Agency
Dez and I started Powered By Nova while living the digital nomad life abroad in Malta.

When we first started our business 2 years ago we struggled to find clients. We knocked on doors, sent thousands of cold emails and pitches over LinkedIn, ran facebook ads, and built a website. 

We did everything we thought we should, but nothing worked well enough. So we went back to 'school,' studying the successes and failures of other digital marketers and entrepreneurs and turned our business around by setting the foundations of our brand, offers, and community; while leveraging digital growth strategies and design.

We hope these resources help you as much as they helped us. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me on Facebook or at
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