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 some of the links are affiliate links so I get a small commission, but don’t worry, it doesn’t cost you anything!)

GRAPHICS

Canva

Picmonkey

WordSwag (this is an iphone app)

Jing from TechSmith

Irfanview

PowerPoint

IMAGES

Where to find the best Royalty Free Images

FACEBOOK

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

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

ActiveCampaign (has CRM as well as email marketing and automations)

Capsule CRM

SCHEDULING AND TIME SAVING TOOLS

Hootsuite

Buffer

EverNote

Meet Edgar

Postplanner

Grum (for Instagram)

Google Docs (for building your content library)

HASHTAGS

Hashtagify.me

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

ANIMATIONS AND GIFS

Ripl

WEBINARS 

GoToWebinar

Zoom

OUTSOURCING

People Per Hour

Upwork

Fiverr.com (for small, one-off jobs)

COACHING, BIZ GROWTH AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT

MasterPeace Coaching with Jeanna Gabellini

WEALTH DYNAMICS