Do you struggle with finding the right business tools for you?
Most people do plus knowing which one works the best without breaking the bank is hard to decide. Over the last 5 years I have tested a lot of tools – and spent a lot of money on learning the hard way. Just because a tool or a platform works wonders for one person doesn’t mean it is what you need in your business.
You need a wordpress blog (no not the free one) – that is a given. The internet is a information highway and you need a place to call your “home” Telling your story is important for me to get to know you. Your story is unique to you and no one call tell it like you do. On your own blog – you can tell it like it is.
The next questions people ask “Does it cost anything?” Of course it cost something – you can not run a business free. It will not happen – if that bothers you, then you will not survive business. There are some free tools that you can use but not many.
Here are my favorites that I use.
Join the 21 day Challenge to get over the fear or blogging and start telling your story.
Next you will need a place to capture your leads for your business once they visit your blog. With someone you give them free to come into. Like an ebook, a PDF, a video, or audio in exchange for their name and email. Actually the email is more important than the name.
AWeber is a good autoresponder / email marketing for any business. No matter what niche you are in, use autorespponder to keep good relationship with your customers, prospects and followers. Always remember, “Money is in the list”
1ShoppingCart.com Online Store Builder Build a powerful, secure ecommerce storefront with an Online Store Software. Sell, promote, and grow with the business as it grows.
Lead Pages: Software is the easiest landing page generator. It’s the easiest way to build conversion optimized & mobile responsive landing pages
Cvita is a contact management site: Transform your small business website into a LiveSite. vCita helps you capture more business online, and deliver amazing service. It has a calender for customers to self schedule calls with you, or you can have a pop at the bottom of the page that gets their attention after they have been on the site for so many secs.
Hootsuite is one of many tools referred to as a “Social Media Management System” or tool. It helps you keep track and manage your many social network channels. It can enable you to monitor what people are saying about your brand and help you respond instantly all in one place.
Instant Teleseminar is the world’s premier webcast and teleseminar marketing system that helps you build closer relationships with customers and prospects. It comes with a free 21 day trial for a new account.
IFTTT is a web-based service that allows users to create chains of simple conditional statements, called “recipes”, which are triggered based on changes to other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, and Craigslist. This is how you can improve digital life.
Then my favorite of all is Evernote.
Evernote is a closed source freemium suite of software and services, designed for notetaking and archiving. A “note” can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten “ink” note. Notes can also have file attachments.