What online marketing tool/s do you use to grow your business?
One of the biggest benefits of the digital age is the plethora of free or inexpensive marketing tools that business owners can use to grow and advance their business.
And when it comes to these free tools and free resources, we have our own favourite list that we wanted to share with you.
Here they are, the best free alternatives to paid services. Enjoy!
For Optimising Your Website
Sumo: Sumo offers a suite of blogging tools that you can use to increase traffic to your website, acquire more subscribers for your email list, and make it easy for your followers to share your content online. If you’re just starting out, they have a free (forever!) plan that includes 500 subscribers and basic email integrations.
Hotjar: Through the use of heatmaps, scroll maps, click maps, and visitor recordings, Hotjar lets you track your visitors’ activities once they’re on your website. This information is incredibly important as it can help you design your website to your visitors’ preferences.
For managing and organising customers and their details
Hubspot’s Free CRM: 100% free forever, Hubspot is offering you a way to manage and organise your customer data more efficiently. Here’s how:
- Get an up-to-the-minute view of your entire sales funnel on a clean, visual dashboard.
- You can sort deals won and lost, appointments scheduled, and contracts sent over any time period, and track performance against quotas you set.
- Sort deals by name, owner, amount, or stage with custom filters for actionable intel in a fraction of the time.
Really Simple Systems: Aside from the limit of 100 contacts and two users in their free version, Really Simple Systems offers pretty much the same features as their paid plans. And here are those features:
- Account and Contact Management
- Tasks and Activities
- Opportunities and Sales Forecasting
- Report Writers
- Document storage
- Custom settings
- Free CRM Support
Social Media Scheduling
Hootsuite: One of the best time-saving methods in online marketing is scheduling your social media posts all in one go – and Hootsuite is a free tool (for three social media accounts) that helps you do just that.
Buffer: Like Hootsuite, this app has a forever-free plan that helps you manage your social media social media accounts all in one place. It also has built-in analytics and can be downloaded as a Chrome extension.
Rebrandly: For free branded links that you can share online. When you sign up with Rebradly, you can get free 1,000 branded links that are free forever. Cool, right?
Blog Topic Generator by Hubspot: With this nifty tool, you’ll never run out of topics to write. In fact, it can generate a week’s worth of topics in just one click. Try it out and see for yourself!
Find and reach your market using these free tools and resources today!