Building an ecommerce site from scratch isn’t easy, growing it is even harder. Luckily, we can leverage tools to make our lives easier at the same time grow your business!
Buffer is a social media management tool that you can use to automate your social media. With Buffer, you can schedule posts and interact with your audience across different accounts, plus get valuable analytics on how your social media campaigns are performing.
Buffer recently released a new Pinterest feature that allows you to schedule Pinterest post ahead of time and have it pinned to your boards. Pinterest and Instagram is a great place to be on to find customers and get followers for your brand.
Canva is a fantastic resource for creating a wide range of graphics for your webstore, social media and email marketing. You can select from pre-made templates and pre-sized posts that are the exact measurements for a twitter post, Facebook cover photo or business card.
Canva allows you to easily create ads or even profile pictures for your products. This will save you a ton of time, so that you don’t have to go around fiddling with Photoshop or finding unique photos that match your ecommerce brand.
Evernote is a note taking app and perfect for people who want to make to-do list. As an entrepreneur, we have a lot in our minds and it’s hard to keep in touch with everything. Evernote allows you to easily create to-do list and reminders for task that you need to do.
The service allows users to keep track of notes, links, lists and photos, and acts as a shareable, cross-device hub of thoughts and ideas. If you’ve been struggling with organization, Evernote can help.
This tool wasn’t made for ecommerce, but it’s an awesome tool. As an ecommerce owner, you probably have different passwords for your store, social media, note taking apps, to do list, and a wide range of other products. It’s a pain to try and remember every password you use, especially when you have other people working for you. If you’re not using a password manager, you’re either juggling dozens of passwords (annoying) or using the same one for all your websites (not smart). Time to get LastPass. It allows you to use a unique password for each site that can be retrieved with a single, master password. Just make sure your master password is super secure.
Google Keyword Tool & Google Trends
This is one of the best tools. Have a new idea, but not sure if anyone will buy it? Check into google trends and see if it’s a trendy option to invest into. Google trend will map out the amount of searches each keyword have over time. Google Keyword tool will allow you to run searches on keywords and see their search volume on a monthly basis. This is super helpful for people who wants a good idea of the average site traffic and Google keyword tool will tell you the cost it will take for you to run ads on those specific keywords. This helps you plan ahead and you can set a good budget for your ad campaigns.
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