Online Tools You Cannot Live Without

That's right. Today is your lucky day. We are giving away some great tips and tricks for how to elevate your brand on a budget! Here is a list of some online tools that you cannot live without.

HootSuite or Sprout Social – In today's world where social media is no longer an option, taking the time to constantly update your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google +, Pinterest and all those other social media sites people keep telling you about seems like a huge task. That's where social media aggregators like HootSuite or Sprout Social can come in to save the day. Not only will they allow you to manage your social media accounts from one place, but they will also keep track of your analytics as well.

Fiverr – Need a quick animation done for your intro video? Need to have someone set up your company voicemail system? Want to only spend $5 doing it? It's time to go on Fiverr. Fiverr has a whole range of qualified designers, animators, editors, etc. to complete some of your online tasks for you, all for just 5 bucks.

Google Analytics -  You've heard us mention metrics and numbers and Google Analytics countless times, so if you haven't dropped the free tracking code from Google Analytics onto your website to track your traffic, we WILL come find you. Speaking of finding, Google Analytics has updated their codes to allow you to now find out even more information on the people visiting your website such as their age ranges, where they live, and even what their interests are.

First Research – It's important to know your market, but we all know that taking the time to do research online for what's going on in your industry and what your competitors are doing can take hours. So why not let someone else do that work for you? For $139, you can purchase detailed reports on what is going on in your industry, saving you valuable time and giving you an idea of what to expect in years to come.

Facebook Advertising – This one sounds like a no brainer, but we are amazed at how many companies aren't using it yet! Target your audience exactly where they are every day, on Facebook! Facebook ads allow you to distinctly target who you want to see your ad, what kind of campaign you want to run, and allow you to create your own budget for advertising. So go try it out for $5 a day and see how it works for you. It can only help.

Docusign – In today's digital world who wants to print out the documents you need signed, sign them, then find out some way to get them back to you that involves scanning, faxing or mailing it? We know we don't, and we know you don't either, which is why we want to tell you about Docusign. Reasonably priced with different packages to choose from, Docusign allows you to send all your contracts and other important papers digitally, eliminating the need for you to mail them and wait for them to be sent back to you and making your business greener.

Odesk – Need a pile of business cards typed up and put into your CRM? Need a little coding project done? Need to save your time and energy doing other things to grow your business? Odesk has thousands of qualified people that can help you with projects ranging from administrative to technical. You have the decision to hire who does the work for you, what the rate of pay is, and when you want the project back. That was easy.

Need a higher level marketing plan? Check out EMB! We're happy to have an initial conversation about how we can elevate your brand.