I’ve been doing this a while and I’ve come across a lot of tools for managing social media, creating content, and designing emails and websites. Below is a collection of tools I would recommend you check out to make your life a bit easier. Some are paid, some are free with paid upgrades. Some affiliate links included.
HemingwayApp – This is a great tool for writing. It’s like a spellchecker, but for style. It makes sure that your reader will focus on your message, not your prose.
Post Planner – An easy to use platform that allows you to find the top performing content on the web by searching keywords relevant to your audience. It’s the easiest way to have never ending content to share which positions your business as a go-to resource in your field.
Adobe Spark – Use one of three Spark apps on your phone to create social graphics, web stories which allow you to combine photos and text into layouts, and video where you can create slide shows, add music and narrate with your own voice.
Wordswag – Automatically designs text on your photos in creative and eye catching ways.
LR/Instagram – A plugin for lightroom that lets you publish directly from your desktop to your Instagram account.
Trello – I couldn’t manage without this tool. It’s a totally free and easy to use visual tool to manage projects and clients and organize anything. Seriously, sign up, it’s free!
Coschedule – A fantastic drag and drop calendar that allows you to plan and schedule not only social media updates across all platforms but your blog posts and all of your content marketing.
Hootsuite – This is a long used tool for simple scheduling across a variety of platforms. It has some paid options as well but is good if you’re not able to afford much at the moment.
Tailwind [PINTEREST] – Offering analytics and an easy to use visual drag and drop system to schedule pins and repins.
Planoly [INSTAGRAM] – Visually plan your posts with a drag and drop system that allows you to schedule, analyize top performing content and respond to comments.
Buffer – This platform allows you to add content to your queue for a variety of platforms. You can schedule a time yourself or let Buffer’s algorithm determine the best time to publish the content.
Design, Email & Web
Creative Market – An endless database of affordable graphics, photos, themes, fonts, and creative resources.
Pretty Darn Cute WordPress Themes – Feminine and business friendly WordPress themes.
Adobe Suite – Featuring Indesign, Photoshop, Lightroom and more.
Convertkit – An email service that features flexible opt-in forms that can go anywhere on your site. It features a variety of automation services to help you convert your leads to sales.
Mailchimp – This email service is super easy to use, offers a free plan that is actually really great, and is fun to use thanks to the sassy little monkey.