10+ Marketing Tools You Need When Starting a Business

Posted March 15th, 2021 in Misc. Tagged: , .

There are thousands of businesses that start up every day, but the unfortunate fact is that the vast majority of them fail. While it can be lucrative and freeing, starting your own business is tough. In the world of Covid-19 and the new future it will usher in, starting a business is probably only going to get tougher. That’s why it’s so important to start with as many advantages as possible, especially when it comes to marketing and sales. To keep your business afloat, you need to use every method at your disposal to get the word out. The most important marketing strategies involve the digital world.

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Workfront

1. Workfront

No matter what your marketing strategy is, you will have to produce content for your various social media channels and your website. Not only that, but you’ll want to send out emails to partners, potential supporters, and those who have signed up for your mailing list. Make sure that your content catches the attention of your current and potential customers, as well as business partners. Workfront helps you proof and review your content so that it is the best it can be.

2. Mailchimp

Mailchimp

Email is a powerful tool in your digital marketing bag of tricks. You should have a strategy in place before you start your business, and it should include not just marketing, but also acknowledging purchases and other transactions. MailChimp is perhaps the best-known email marketing provider, and offers a host of options and features to make it as simple as possible for businesses of any size. This includes templates, guides, and support so that you can produce great emails even if you have little or no experience.
 

3. Google Docs and G-Suite

Google Docs

As a small business, there’s no doubt that you want to keep your costs low. Google offers free cloud-based document editing, sharing, and storage through their Google Docs platform. You can collaborate and share work so that everyone involved in your business, from staff to partners, are connected. As your business grows and your needs become more robust, you can upgrade to G-Suite, which is designed with businesses in mind and offers more features and functionality.

4. HootSuite

Hootsuite

In this day and age, if you want to be successful with digital marketing, then you need to have a social media presence. Hootsuite provides you with assistance in getting the most out of your social media efforts. You can schedule posts, which will save you time and keep you organized. You can also access all of your platforms through Hootsuite, so you can reply and keep track of the analytics for all of your channels without having to log in to each one separately. This will genuinely save you time and effort, and keep your social media efforts as efficient as possible.

Canva

5. Canva

If you are not artistically inclined, then it can be hard to create visuals that will appeal to your target audience. Canva can help with that. It has a large inventory of templates for social media publishing, webpage posts, photos, and much more. It has an interface that’s easy to use. Simply drag an element to the spot you want it on the template, and you are ready to go. You can play around with design until it looks as impactful as you need it to be.

6. Google Analytics

Google Analytics

Your website is the hub for all of your digital marketing efforts. The ultimate goal is to have as many people visit your site and hopefully convert into sales. You need a quick and easy way to track those visits and the behaviors and habits of those users who find their way to your website. Google Analytics provides free services that can track anything you need to know about the performance of your site. It integrates seamlessly with any other Google products you have, and makes everything as simple as possible.

Yooz

7. Yooz

For your business to run seamlessly all of the incoming and outgoing financial transactions must be done in a safe and prompt way. By leveraging Artificial intelligence and the Cloud, Yooz saves time and money. Automating the payment process lowers the chance of human error which in turn results in 80% of cost reduction.
Another perk is that it integrates with over 250 financial systems, exceeding any current solution on the market.

8. Trello

Trello

One thing that’s incredibly important when running your own business is keeping organized. Trello will help keep your projects and deadlines at the front of mind, and help you delegate and share with your team. It’s completely free and easy to set up. You can have your team connected immediately so that there is no delay in getting down to work. Trello allows you to have different boards for each project you have, so certain team members can be included on only specific projects, and everyone can stay on task with what is relevant to them.

HubSpot

9. Hubspot Sales

Having success in business is about more than just getting your brand out there. It’s about identifying leads through a dedicated sales development strategy and converting them. Hubspot Sales can help with managing your leads and following up on them in a timely and effective manner. It integrates with most major email platforms, so you can easily track who you need to talk to and what your response times look like.

10. Sure Oak Keyword Density Checker

Sure Oak

Search engine optimization (SEO) is all about getting your website to show up in the search rankings for certain keywords. They need to be used in specific ways on your website to get the most benefits. It can be hard to know if you have the right amount of your specified keyword, so using a keyword density analyzer will help you know if you are on the right track. Sure Oak offers a free Keyword Density Checker that will let you know if you have too little or too much of a certain keyword and help determine how your content compares with your competitors. To check keyword density, all you need is to enter the URL of your page, and the checker does the rest for you.

11. WordPress Themes

WordPress

Let’s face it. We are not all experts at designing websites. Even if you are, building a website from nothing is time-consuming on your own, and expensive if you hire someone else. Luckily, there are many different themes that you can choose for your WordPress site that will provide you a template upon which you can build. Most of them come with customer support, so even if you have trouble you can get help from an expert. When creating a website on your own means taking a risk that it won’t be effective. By using a theme, you are taking advantage of having a design that is already tested. You just have to choose one that works for your business.

Starting a business is hard. There is a lot to learn, and a lot to do, and you may not have much time or money to work with at first. Digital marketing is a must for any business in the 21st century, and developing the right strategy is half the battle. The other half is using the best tools at the right times to maximize your marketing success.


About the Author

Daniel Bishop

Daniel Bishop started off his career in digital marketing by working for a few local companies. After a year or two of learning different aspects of the job, he moved on and worked for DesignRush as a content advisor. Right now, he’s working for ReallySimpleSystems as an assistant editor and marketing consultant. Other than that, he enjoys good coffee and Otis Redding.

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