As an entrepreneur we’re always looking to find tips and tools to make our daily tech life easier. Today, I want to showcase seven awesome tools and software that can make your daily tech life easier! Drum roll….
Supply Crate- Being a busy entrepreneur you have little time to search for and stand in lines for your daily or monthly office supplies. Those worries are over, introducing Supply Crate! Supply Crate service is a monthly membership service for business users, entrepreneurs, college students, and parents that deliver the essential office supplies for the school, business or the home. The initial service costs $24.99 per month with the option to cancel at any time. The service offer 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions packages, and shipping are free. The Supply Crate services saves time and provides convenience all in one service. In the coming weeks the service will also offer other unique and cost saving tools such as free PC support, website design and health snacks. Supply Crate is planning to offer special scholarship funding to honor roll students and offer business free restock options on supplies that run out during the month for long term accounts, learn more at GetSupplyCrate.com. The service is only available in the United States.
Buffer App-makes it super easy to share any page you’re reading. Keep your Buffer topped up and we automagically share them for you through the day. In a nutshell, Buffer app make it easier to share and manage your content to social networks like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. The app is simple, simple upload, manage and schedule when you want your news, photo or information to be released to your networks. Buffer app is an amazing tool. It saves time for the busy entrepreneur. The app even has an auto share feature once you upload 10 posts into your queue. The best part is the app is 100% free! Currently Buffer app has over 2 million registered users with a total of 353,289,224 posts that have been sent through the app. The app was created by co-founder, Joel Gascoigne.To get a free Buffer App account please follow this link to Buffer App website.
Twitter-We all know about Twitter and the power the platform can do for a single post if it can go viral. Twitter allows users to send and read short 140-character messages called tweets. The platform has over 500 million users with a reported 302 million are active users. Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass in March 2006 and launched in July 2006. To make Twitter work for your marketing or awareness campaign you have to use short and simple tweets. Try to use a engaging image or use hashtags to promote in trending topic groups to attract more people to your post. I try to use anywhere from 1 to 3 hashtags for important post. Another great strategy is to interact with the community. Interaction with the community can help your tweet earn retweets if you can get people to share your tweets.
Facebook-Facebook is the world’s largest social network with over 1 billion users. The stats for the first quarter of 2015 show Facebook had 1.44 billion monthly active users. Facebook was created by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg at the age 23. Facebook can be used as a great tool to help your business flourish. With news reports of the number one social network changing its ad and fan page algorithm over the last few years has made it hard to scale up new customers and “likes”. Nevertheless, there is still value in Facebook “Sponsored” and “Advertisements” campaign. Social stats prove that post that use images have a higher chance of engagement and interaction from potential customers and fans. Another huge tip to get the best traction and interaction with your Facebook fan or personal post is to “Like”, “Share” and “Comment” on post. This small tidbit will add more miles to your post to reach more people.
Hootsuite-Use Hootsuite to enhance your social media management with Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard. Manage multiple networks and profiles and measure your engagement on all your social networks. Hootsuite makes it easy to manage and connect with all your social network accounts from one dashboard. Hootsuite can save you so much time with scheduled tweets and other social post. To learn more about Hootsuite and get a free account follow this link to Hootsuite.
Socialflow- is a real-time data and business rules to determine what and when to publish to your social media properties for both owned and paid social posts. Socialflow work to help marketers engaged audience which yields more interactions, more followers and more value from social media marketing; you will maximize the opportunity to turn owned content into earned exposure. Socialflow uses the Twitter firehose, click data derived from its proprietary link proxy, along with proprietary algorithms, to optimize the delivery of messages on social networks. Follow this link to learn more about Socialflow.
LinkedIn- Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. The site provides access knowledge, insights and opportunities for entrepreneurs. LinkedIn is a social network for business people and entrepreneur with over 300 million members. I use LinkedIn for more tech post and to connect with other like minded business people and opportunities. The site also offers ad services that are similar to Facebook. The ad system is easy to use and cost effective to reach your core target audience. Overall LinkedIn is a great tool to get traffic to your website, get endorsements from business partners and building business-value relationships. Follow this link to learn more about LinkedIn.
Full disclosure: Supply Crate is owned and operated by the EnGeniux Inc.