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Throughout our lives we collect tools to help us with our day-to-day tasks. These tools come with different shapes and forms, with a variety that spans from mental-conditioning tools to physical tools we use daily. To achieve successful marketing, you need great tools.

Just like the tools from the “real-world”, the tools we have available in marketing are varied. We’ve put together a toolbox filled with useful tools to make your marketing somewhat easier.

Canva - Amazingly simple graphic design
The Marketing Toolbox - Graphic Design - Canva

Ever wondered why some graphic designs “just work”?

Canva is a great tool that lets you unleash the designer in you (you never thought such a thing existed, right?). Canva comes with hundreds of templates for brochures, Facebook/Twitter banners, business cards and what not. It is incredibly simple to use and even offers tutorials which will turn you into a PRO!

If anything, their wicked landing page effects, will certainly entice you for at least 5 minutes.

www.canva.com
StylifyMe - Overview of the style guide of a site

We come across websites the inspire us on a daily basis, if you do to, this tool is for you. StylifyMe.com let’s you find out all the info about a website’s design in seconds. Simply enter the site’s address and… Voila!

Check it out for yourself, it’s magical.

 www.stylifyme.com
Tinypng - Shrink PNG files

One of the most important factors affecting website bounce rates is the load time of the page. Reducing the size of images on a specific page will undoubtedly cause it to load faster.

Tinypng is a great little online tool that reduces the size of your PNG images without negatively affecting their quality. It takes seconds and doesn’t require any graphic design skills.

www.tinypng.com
Wistia

The Marketing Toolbox - WistiaBy far the coolest video hosting company in the world!

Wistia don’t only provide great video hosting service which are perfectly designed for professional business user but they also provide awesome content which will help you turn into a Hollywood producer. Seriously, they have an amazing blog with tons of useful content to make you look good.

Oh yeah, they also have amazing playback features and stats to help you get your messaging right and lock down potential prospects.

 wistia.com
Powtoons - Animated Video for $18!
The Marketing Toolbox - PowToonIf you’re looking to get your message across in less than 2 minutes, video just may be your answer. Videos are the easiest media to consume and are great for SEO. Now you can create your own animated video for only $18!

Powtoons.com
SEMrush - Competitors research

The Marketing Toolbox - SEO - SEMrushEver wondered what keywords are working for your competitors? Or how you were stacking up against other players in your vertical?

SEMrush is great! It provides you with a ton of insight about your website and other similar websites. It comes with limited free usages which still shows you enough actionable data.

Here are some examples of the data: Organic traffic, ads traffic, organic keywords, backlinks analysis and much more.

www.semrush.com
Write like Hemingway

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. – Ernest Hemingway

Content creation is always a challenge, especially if you take the DIY approach. However, there is a very cool, little app that ranks your content’s quality and highlights where changes should be made to improve it.

You are now one step closer to becoming a content guru!

hemingwayapp.com
BrainyQuotes - Simply Great Quotes

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristotle

There is no doubt great quotes are inspiring and motivational. BrainyQuotes.com offers an abundance of great quotes from great people.

www.brainyquote.com
Need Inspiration for Content

Check out this great tool. Give it a word or two that comes to mind and watch the magic happen!

Idea Generator
HootSuite - Manage Your Social Networks

The Marketing Toolbox - Social Tools -  HootSuiteWe all manage a few social networks at any given moment – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, G+…

Hootsuite makes your life somewhat easier in managing your social network engagements and announcements. You start off with a free account but once you pass 3 profiles (3 social network accounts) you’ll need to upgrade to a PRO version.

hootsuite.com
TweetDeck - Real-time tracking, organizing and engagement

TweetDeck lets you organize and build custom timelines, keep track of lists, searches, activity and more. Create searches to track topics, events and hashtags, refine the results with filters—all in one interface.

tweetdeck.com
FollowerWonk - Search Twitter Bios
One of our favorite (Twitter) tool and it’s magical! Followerwonk lets you search Twitter bios for keywords, location specifics, follower/following counts and then sorts the results by relevance or follower count.

followerwonk.com
RiteTag - Share with optimized hashtags

RiteTagWell-picked hashtags greatly increase discovery by searchers, tag-trackers and hashtag clickers. Yet, which hashtags will get you the outcomes you need, though? RiteTag identifies hashtags that get results and lead you to use them more, continually refining your smart-tagging.

ritetag.com
Hashtagify - Advanced Hashtag search

Hashtags are a powerful feature implemented by most of the social networks. They are used to group similar interests between users and expose discussions around them. Hashtagify helps you find Twitter Hashtags, tweets that include them and Hashtags related to the ones you searched for. It also helps you find top influencers for Hashtags.

hashtagify.me
Canva - Amazingly simple graphic design

The Marketing Toolbox - Graphic Design - CanvaEver wondered why some graphic designs “just work”?

Canva is a great tool that lets you unleash the designer in you (you never thought such a thing existed, right?). Canva comes with hundreds of templates for brochures, Facebook/Twitter banners, business cards and what not. It is incredibly simple to use and even offers tutorials which will turn you into a PRO!

If anything, their wicked landing page effects, will certainly entice you for at least 5 minutes.

www.canva.com
Write like Hemingway

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. – Ernest Hemingway

Content creation is always a challenge, especially if you take the DIY approach. However, there is a very cool, little app that ranks your content’s quality and highlights where changes should be made to improve it.

You are now one step closer to becoming a content guru!

hemingwayapp.com
What should I name my startup?

If only we had a dollar for every time we got asked that question.

Now there is a tool that will help you find the right name for your company or at least make sure the domain and social media profiles are available

namevine.com

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