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For the most part, Firefox has become one of the most widely utilized applications to browse the web. Mainly this is due to the flexibility and endless possibilities that this browser offers. If Firefox is an open source application that allows the use of extensions in order to simplify our everyday lives, why not place it upon your browser to aid you in jump-starting your online business?

Below you will find 7 Firefox Add-on’s that will help you jump-start your online business guiding it into the right direction.

Domain Lookup

One of the first things you have to take into account when starting an online business is finding the right domain name. This can sometimes become quite a difficult task, this where Domain Lookup steps into place. With this add-on if you’re searching the web and find a phrase or two that might make a great domain name if properly thought out, then you can search for generic domains that match those key words. This extension also checks for the validity of the specific domains by cross-checking the information with many of the webs top domain registrars.

Take a quick look at the Domain Look-up informative tutorial on how to search for domains here.

Firebux

Firebux lets you automatically and securely download transactions from your banks and credit cards. You can also automatically categorize them, create budgets for each and every category and receive real-time alerts on your mobile phone for free. In order to use Firebux, you need to have an account on Buxfer. Key features include: Automatically download transactions, track your expenses, track who owes you money, send money through Amazon Payments and more.

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LinkedIn Companion

The thing about starting an online business is, well, you need recognition. Depending on what your business is focused on (web design, service of goods, IT solutions and more) than you can resort to LinkedIn Companion. This add-on allows you to open doors and opportunities for networking and the facilitation of finding projects through LinkedIn‘s connection to over 25 million experienced professionals.

Gmail Manager

An important and vital part of your online business revolves around how connected you are with your prospect clients and future customers. The most widely used choice of contact on the web is the use of email. Countless amounts of businesses utilize Gmail as their sole provider for contacting needs, especially since you can easily register a customized Gmail account with your specific domain name through your web host.

Gmail Manager allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts all at the same time in the same browser window. You’ll instantly receive updates on new messages and replies with the use of a handy drop-down menu embedded into your toolbar.

Find on Xing

Xing is a global networking site for professionals that houses over 7 million online professionals in over 200 countries. Xing is very much like LinkedIn, however with a more diversified goal in global outreach to businesses and individuals. The Firefox extension Find on Xing allows you to specifically highlight a professionals name and find a profile or review of them on the Xing database. This will allow you to network, create social stature, and expand the available opportunities you’re able to take part in with your online business.

MoneyQuake

Have you ever wanted to virtually keep track of  how much your exact earnings of advertisement services on your website are? Well with MoneyQuake you can pretty much do just that. This extension displays real time earning statistics from several of the most popular advertisement systems such as Google Adsense, Bidvertizer, SoftwareProfi, PeakClick and more. This will allow you to easily create and manage your websites budget on a daily basis.

Business.com

Business.com is one of the most sought out online resources that help you search for vital information to expand the presence of your online entrepreneurial ventures. This add-on will allow you to effortlessly search through this sites composite archive of hundreds of articles and thousands of resources that will help you establish your business, gain experience, and brainstorm with new found ideas.

Which one of these Firefox extensions were you able to find helpful? Please MakeUseOf the comment box below and share with us your valuable thoughts and insight.

  1. Quality Ninsense
    May 12, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for the kind words about Domain Lookup. We periodically add new registrars to the Firefox extension (we supported 60+ at last count), so if your favourite one is missing let me know here.

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    May 7, 2009 at 6:13 pm

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  5. Bill
    May 7, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Great list of FF add-ons! I, too, hadn't heard of many of these and am excited to try them out. The Xing add-on looks the most interesting to me, but the domain lookup looks pretty useful too!

    Thanks for the great resources, as always.

  6. Bike Gamer
    May 6, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Geez, I honestly haven't use any of those add-ons, never even saw them before. I think I'll try some of them, Gmail Manager looks quite useful. A question though, how secure is it to open sensitive personal info like downloading transaction and ad network account? They won't record any of those, will they?
    Thanks again for the list!

    • Joel Reyes
      May 6, 2009 at 4:37 pm

      Thank you for reading! The add-on's that allow you to import financial information are secure and partly depend on the security of your Internet connection as well as your firewall, seeing as their an extension to the Firefox browser.

      I don't think you should have any of the mentioned problems with these add-ons.

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