social media on a budget

It never ceases to amaze me how many free tools are available to market your business online. Whether it’s Social Media, Website Traffic, Blogging, Graphics……you name it, there are free tools available to help you. And the paid tools usually offer a free trial so you can “try before you buy” (or if you’re super organised, get all your jobs done during the free trial). 

Here are my favourite tools and resources. I use (or have used) all of them to build my business (and in the interests of full disclosure I don’t mind telling you that some of the links are affiliate links so I get a small commission, and it doesn’t cost you anything!)

GRAPHICS

Canva

Picmonkey

WordSwag (this is an iphone app)

Jing from TechSmith

Irfanview

PowerPoint

FACEBOOK

Create a Facebook Marketing Plan

POSTPLANNER Easy way to increase engagement with the most viral posts and images

SHORTSTACK – Custom apps and lead generation tools within Facebook

MAILING LISTS

Mailchimp

Aweber

ActiveCampaign

TWITTER TOOLS

ManageFlitter

Commun.it

TweetDeck

SproutSocial

ONLINE MARKETING TOOLS

LeadPages

Unbounce

GETTING ORGANISED

Capsule CRM (Customer Contact Management System. Free version (2 users) or £8 a month) – sign up through Mailchimp and get 10% off the Pro version

Google Apps (email and services for your whole team, managed through one email and dashboard)

Asana (this runs my whole business and team!)

Trello

Basecamp

SCHEDULING AND TIME SAVING TOOLS

Hootsuite

Buffer

EverNote

Meet Edgar

Postplanner

Google Alerts

Google Docs (for building your content library)

BUILD & MANAGE YOUR OWN WEBSITE

WordPress

WordPress Fast-Start

HOSTING

BlueHost

WPEngine

KEYWORD RESEARCH

Google Keyword Planner

Market Samurai

VIDEOS

Camtasia (PC)

Screenflow (for Mac)

Vimeo (video hosting)

Animoto

VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION

Trint

Rev

 

WEBINARS 

GoToWebinar

Zoom

OUTSOURCING

People Per Hour

COACHING, BIZ GROWTH AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

MasterPeace Coaching with Jeanna Gabellini

WEALTH DYNAMICS