As a small business owner, we have to wear a bunch of hats in our day to day life. It is essential for us to find ways to make our time more efficient so that we don’t have a wasted minute in our day! Here are some of our favorite web tools that make our life just a little easier:
E-mail Marketing Made Easy
The most well-known email marketing tool is undoubtedly Mailchimp, which, if you haven’t heard of it it’s worth looking at. It offers a great plan for smaller businesses and better yet – it’s free!
It’s ideally suited to smaller businesses just starting out with email marketing and yes, as your business grows you may feel the need to upgrade your email tool as your needs become greater, but to start off with, it’s a brilliant tool.
The tool gives simple reports on the reception of your email and you can set up a plan pretty instantly and begin creating your first campaign in just a few minutes.
The Power of Google in Your E-mail
How would you like the power of the Google search engine in your e-mail? Small Business owners should 100% check out G Suite by Google. You can use your existing domain name and have it hosted by Google. Why is this an amazing idea? Here are some of the few reasons we love Gmail.
- Ultimate Spam Protection – Google has one of the best spam filters available for e-mail. Say goodbye to an inbox just filled with unwanted spam!
- Canned Responses – Save time by creating Canned Responses to your most popular questions from clients.
- Labels – Say goodbye to folders. Easily label your e-mails and use the search feature to find your e-mails at any time
- G Suite – Free Google Suite Tools such as Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Slides, Google Cloud Drive. Cloud-based work is the way of the future!
Protect your images
We love when our customers share our work online but we also want to make sure that our work is not being used without our permission. This is not only for the safety of your brand but for the safety of your clients. Services like TinEye help manage your digital life. TinEye is a reverse image search engine in which you upload an image or provide a URL to one of your images and TinEye will search for any duplicate images across the world wide web.
Share your E-mail Safely
Worries about sharing your e-mail address online with fear that bots could get ahold of it and add it to spam directories? Scrim is one great solution for protecting your e-mail by turning it into a link that bots will not pick up or scan. Scrim will also allow you to customize your URL to make it easy to remember and share with your followers.
Have additional web tools that you can’t live without? Let us know!