As a small business owner, operating more than one online platform can easily become overwhelming. I learned quickly in my early days that having systems and resources to help in your quest of growing any business would not only save you time but also keep you out of the asylum spectrum... it'll drive you nuts if you let it.
I put this post together to share with you the apps and essentials I use on a daily basis to run multiple online platforms that I'm responsible for. Between web + graphic design, photography, and niche sites/passive income - I've been making money online since 2012 - full time, so sharing these tools with you is a great way for me to subtly put my business out there into one place.
COMMUNICATION CreateHER Stock customer support. I have a rep that handles any incoming tickets and all. The platform is easy to use and navigate and since moving from direct email support - this has allowed for a better support workflow between myself and my small team. Goodbye email clutter! It's a great solution for small business and the free version packs a ton of features and is great for up to 10 agents.
SOCIAL MEDIA + MARKETING get 30 Days free to test-drive if you're shopping around!) OnlyPult, which was great - but I just wanted something that automatically took my payments vs having to manually pay each month. Grum is pretty affordable - for two accounts, it's about $10 a month. If you have more accounts you want to automate, they have options for that too. Only thing Grum doesn't have that OnlyPult does is the option to write the first comment under your image as you schedule (great if you prefer listing hashtags separately from your post caption.) You can read the many reasons why I prefer MailerLite over MailChimp here.
DESIGN + VIDEO
Do you use any of these within your brand/biz? What do you prefer?