Starting a business for any entrepreneur is an arduous task that requires persistence, patience, and the right tools to help get things rolling in the right direction. A typical day for an entrepreneur involves responding to emails, tweaking website details, keeping in touch with networks, keeping an eye on social media, and sometimes getting distracted by all the creative memes, particularly in the crypto-verse.
The internet is also the proverbial abyss when finding the right tools and information to allow entrepreneurs to stay on top of things. It is, therefore, easy for anyone starting the journey of a new project or business to assume that one requires a background in coding or computer science to streamline some of the behind-the-scenes functions that keep a business afloat in a digital age.
But this is not the case. In a recent Twitter thread, the Founder of Herb.co and Bitmaker, Matt Gray, shared thirteen must-have tools for entrepreneurs with no background in coding. The tools can assist new business owners in getting things done related to marketing, social media, graphic design, and more. Mr. Gray has used these tools to generate over $9 million in revenue in his three and a half years as a ‘solopreneur.
To grow a brand in the digital realm, Hypefury provides an easy way to create, schedule, and post content on Twitter. The cloud-based platform allows entrepreneurs to create unlimited Twitter posts, retweets, and threads to maximize the chances of reaching the target audience, increasing engagement, and growing a following.
In addition, the platform can turn tweets into Instagram-optimized images which can then be scheduled for posting.
Hypefury has a free plan for anyone willing to test drive its services, with monthly pricing available for additional features.
If you are a big fan of newsletters, Beehiiv provides an all-in-one solution for their creation, growth, and potential monetization. Beehiiv can also increase newsletter subscriptions through a referral engine, thus enabling start-ups and creators to grow their following by having their readers recommend them to their friends with similar interests.
Beehiiv has a free plan with plenty of features. Monthly plans are available for those who want to supercharge the growth of their newsletters.
Writer’s block is a constant hurdle for content and marketing teams. Copy.ai assists such teams in avoiding writer’s block by using artificial intelligence to generate suggestions that ease the writing process. The platform has over 90 tools and templates to help content creators write better content faster.
Copy.ai has a free plan with paid plans available for those who write regularly.
Hobbyists and those passionate about knowledge can use Kajabi to turn what they know into a revenue stream. The platform allows its users to create online courses, coaching programs, podcasts, memberships, and communities around the knowledge they possess.
Kajabi has additional tools for creating websites, email marketing, and apps to further the reach of businesses.
It has a 14-day free trial with plenty of features to provide a glimpse into its capabilities.
Graphic design is a broad creative industry, and Figma simplifies the process for anyone looking to do design work affordably. Design teams can collaborate on the Figma platform to create effective products for their clients.
Figma has a Slack integration allowing real-time communication between teams and clients. Prototypes and designs are stored in the cloud for easy access and modification.
For pricing, it has a free plan with limited capabilities and paid plans that provide access to the full range of its features.
For the professional Tweeters, Blackmagic is the tool for you. Its analytics tools and Twitter CRM allows for the scheduling and publishing of Tweets to maximize engagement. Blackmagic has a 14-day free trial with monthly plans available for a complete experience of its capabilities.
Twitter can be a never-ending source of information, with one tweet leading to another, and before you know it, several minutes and even hours have elapsed as you scroll through content.
Twemex is a browser extension that automates the process of finding exciting ideas on Twitter, thus minimizing time spent mindlessly scrolling through tweets and more time developing your thoughts and growing your audience. Twemex can highlight users’ most popular tweets, their tweets from this date in previous years, tweets sent to friends, and popular tweets that you might have missed.
Navigating a start-up or business idea can be confusing. It is characterized by trial and error, with mistakes costing valuable time that could otherwise be used to develop the business or project.
Mentorpass connects entrepreneurs with mentors, so rookie mistakes are minimized, and proper direction is provided by experts who have faced similar challenges. One can also become a mentor on the platform to share experiences and lessons learned with those starting their entrepreneurial journey.
Remote working has gained popularity in the last few years, and recording quick videos to update your team can effectively cut down time spent on online meetings.
Loom allows you to record your screen for demonstrations and your camera for quick videos that can then be shared with your team. Loom is free to use and has an enterprise-grade paid version for organizations willing to maximize its abilities.
Notion is an all-in-one workspace for project management and note-taking designed to help a company or team coordinate deadlines, objectives, and assignments to improve efficiency and productivity. It offers a unified workspace for companies and organizations, allowing team members to comment on ongoing projects, participate in discussions, and provide and receive feedback.
Its downloadable software can run on iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows and is accessible through most web browsers.
For the creation of digital products using no code, Bubble provides a simple avenue for the creation of interactive apps for desktop and mobile web browsers without coding. It has all the tools needed to create a website like Airbnb by simply using its point-and-click programming interface without writing code.
Bubble is free for basic applications with additional paid monthly plans for large projects.
Feedback and customer ratings are simple but crucial ways of building trust in your business.
Testimonial simplifies the process of customers vouching for your products and services through simple text or video without needing a developer or website hosting. The platform provides HTML code that can be added to individual websites for the testimonials to appear without further actions.
Writing emails, threads, and posts on social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn can be demanding on any team. Typeshare provides writing templates to streamline the process and reduce time spent due to writer’s block. The templates are not only for beginners, but experienced writers can also utilize them to standardize or simplify their creation process.
Additional Tools Worth Looking Into.
Summing up, there are fantastic online tools for any entrepreneur or team to utilize without coding. The thirteen highlighted above are the tip of the iceberg of available tools that can simplify the functions and productivity of a business.
Other tools worth looking into include Google workspace, 99 Designs, Fiverr, Trello, Asana, Zapier, MailChimp, Pexels, Canva, Buffer, Bit.ly, Wave, Medium, AngelList, Upwork, and Calendly, to name a few.
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