As an entrepreneur in the digital space, I use quite a number of digital tools that make my work easy. As I was reading on digital marketing, I’ve come across tons of great websites, some of them have apps, which makes it 5 times better. After reading the reviews on each tool, I tried them out myself and guess what? I LOVE them. Mostly because they’re easy to use and FREE.
I’m convinced that there’s a lot more sites one can find online, but in this article, I’ll be sharing only those I’ve tried out. More like a personal experience on each of the sites. You don’t necessarily have to be an entrepreneur to try these out, just equip yourself with the skills, you never know when you’ll need them.
Ever heard of online courses? uDemy offers over 80 000 e-courses. I believe their prices are reasonable, especially because they run specials too often. The course you buy will be available for you to do whenever you decide to, that’s my favorite part about it. Even when the content is updated, so will the one you already bought.
This is my go to “Graphic designing” app. Sometimes you can’t afford to hire a graphic designer to design a poster for you, so you need to find a way of getting it done by yourself and Canva is your friend. There’s so much more you can do on Canva, it’s not limited to posters and flyers only. The more you use the app, the better you become at it.
There’s invitation card templates and many others, so think of anything graphic, I bet you will find it on Canva.
What do you when you need a tweet sent out but you’re driving or in a meeting and can’t be on your phone? Do you break the road rules? Do you forget about the tweet? Of course not!
That’s where StatusBrew comes in. This app allows you to schedule your tweets to go out at the time you set. You don’t have to be on your phone or have internet connection for the tweets to upload, they literally just “post themselves”.
If you’re one of the people who get unproductive or anxious from taking the day as it comes, then you’re just like me. Planning my day in advance is important, not only for productivity but my wellbeing as well.
There’s probably a lot other apps you can find on the Internet to use when scheduling your tasks for the day, but Google Keep takes the cup for me. It’s very easy to use and I love that I can access it offline as well. My favorite part about it is when I tick off a task, and it appears at the bottom under “ticked items”. I don’t know about you, but knowing that I’ve completed a task motivates me to do more.
This is my ultimate fave, I’ve probably said this about a different app but I’m excited to even review the Preview app. I got tired of having a themeless Instagram feed, I’d look at different people’s feeds and wonder how their pages looked so organized. Until I found out that the secret is the Preview app.
The Preview app allows you to play around with your images, filters and even schedule posts. Sometimes you need to keep switching the pictures until they’re in the right spot, just to keep up with your preferred theme. I’m no longer in the “posting randomly” crew 🙂 I plan my Instagram content. It’s very important to keep a clean and neat feed, if you’re trying to build a brand. Be it a Business or personal brand. Remember your Instagram is your online CV, so they say.
I use Pinterest as an “Ideas app”. From nails, hairstyles, outfits to marketing, blogging, Instagram content tips and more. Pinterest is what you make of it. Most of the online articles I read are from Pinterest. It clouds my mind with tons of creative ideas.
Blogging. Blogging. Blogging.
WordPress is where I upload my blog posts, include this one. It’s easy to use and convenient. You can even schedule your blog post to get published at a certain time, and reply to comments as well.
I’ve used Primer quite a few times, and I love how simple but informative it is. Primer has 5 minute lessons on different skills, depending on the skills you’d like to develop. So you could commit to doing at least 3 lessons per week, that would be 12 lessons in a month, isn’t that great? I’m always proud to learn just one skill, now imagine being consistent with the process. Wanna learn a new skill? Primer is your guy.
Mailchimp is my go to site & app for emailing services. I do my Note To Self campaigns from there, so I use it every week. You simply need to create an account and then you’re good to go. Basically instead of sending separate emails to a group of contacts, using Mailchimp makes things easier. You design your campaign and send to everyone on your emailing list in just one click.
You should try it out!
I use pexels to download FREE high resolution images from photographers all around the world. I mostly need the pictures for my blog posts. So if you need good images, use pexels. By “free images” it means you won’t get sued for not crediting the photographer on your article/caption (I’m not saying you shouldn’t credit the photographer) and there’s no watermark on the pictures.
Try these out, share your favorite digital tool(s) with me in the comments section 🙂
Hi, I am Duduzile Noeleen Ngwenya, but you can just call me Noeleen. I’m a 23-year-old entrepreneur, blogger, freelance social media manager and marketer, from South Africa. I love writing about Business and Lifestyle related content! READ MORE...