When you’re a solopreneur or small biz owner, having the right tools and resources can make a huge difference! These are the business and blogging tools that I personally use and recommend – so yes, some of them are affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you decide to invest in them. I would recommend all of the following tools even if I weren’t an affiliate for them!
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For email marketing, I love using ConvertKit. I switched from MailChimp a few years ago and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to segment their email list and/or automate email marketing sequences. It’s easy to use and still has a lot of amazing features to optimize your email marketing!
This tool makes it SUPER easy for my consulting clients to schedule appointments, complete questionnaires, and pay for their sessions all at the same time. Plus it synchs with my Google caendar so I’m never overbooked! I use Acuity’s “Emerging Entrepreneur” (basic) plan which is just $10 per month (there’s a 14 day free trial)!
I use Asana for project management and could NOT live without it! It’s perfect for keeping projects organized and on track – plus the version I use is free! It makes planing projects, assigning tasks, communicating with team members, setting due dates and managing collaborations so, so easy. You need this in your life!
My BFF SmarterQueue is great for scheduling Twitter + Facebook because it saves so much time. Instead of publishing your social media updates just once or having to reschedule them when you want to share again, SmarterQueue saves them in a library that you can build over time and automatically re-share. Read why I think SmarterQueue is the best social media scheduler for evergreen content in this blog post and get a 30 day free trial via this link!
For Pinterest scheduling / analytics, Tailwind is amazing. I love that you can schedule pins to multiple boards at the same time and the analytics are so helpful in determining which pins / boards are performing well (or not). I’ve seen a HUGE increase in referral traffic (and email subscribers!) from Pinterest since I started using Tailwind. Highly recommend – you can schedule up to 100 pins for free, plus get a free month when you sign up here!
I’ve tried pretty much every Instagram scheduler, but my favorite is Planoly. I love that it allows you to visually plan your feed, drag and drop images, manage multiple accounts, post automatically, save frequently-used hashtags and easily see relevant analytics! There is both a web and app version which is great since I share images from both my computer and my phone when I’m on the go. You can try it for free via this link!