This is the “Golden Age” for entrepreneurs.
Internet along with the rise of social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter has dramatically transformed the way we as entrepreneurs market ourselves as well as promote our products and services.
Now more than ever, we have access to thousands of apps and internet tools that can help grow our businesses for free.
With these apps, we are capable of running our business right from our phones.
Let that sink in.
If you are an entrepreneur and would like to save time, maximize your marketing efforts as well as massively grow your social media presence the 5 apps listed below are a must have.
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5 Social Media Apps Entrepreneurs Need Now
If you own a business, you need a business card.
But no one said it had to be made of paper!
Yes, electronic business cards (EBCs) are a new trend and becoming very popular!
EBCs are environmentally friendly and will save you a significant amount of time and money.
Have you ever encountered someone who could have became a potential client of yours and you have either ran out of business cards or left them at home?
Having an EBC completely eliminates that problem.
You can simply exchange numbers and send along your EBC with a friendly text message or so.
Now that client has your business card and is able to immediately send it along to anyone else who may need your services.
You can create as many EBCs as you may like as well as have your cards specially designed for you for a small fee.
Download the app for free by clicking here.
If you don’t have an Instagram account then stop reading right now and get one. (Click here to set up an Instagram account)
For those unaware, Instagram is an amazingly beautiful picture and video sharing app in which people from around the world connect by sharing, liking and hashtagging ( ex. #catlover).
As an entrepreneur, building followers for your brand is a must.
The people who follow you on Instagram will see your content everytime you post on your account.
What this means is that you are actively engaging 100% of your audience 100% of the time.
With that being said, the aesthetics of your Instagram account is extremely important.
People are more likely to follow the accounts of those who post consistently and have visually appealing content,
Using the Planoly app you are able to plan your Instagram content in advance and create the look and feel of your page at your leisure.
Have you ever wondered how on certain Instagram accounts there are huge pictures created that are a collection of individual posts?
Or an Instagram account with a perfect pattern of quotes and pictures?
Yep, Planoly .
Download the free Planoly app here.
Do you find yourself spending hours upon hours trying to promote your content on every single social media account that you own as well as engage with your audience?
With the Hootsuite you are able manage all of your social media accounts and post to each individual account with a touch of a button.
Hootsuite automatically posts your content on your social media accounts at optimized times so that your content receives the highest engagements.
You are able to manage up to 3 different accounts for free!
Download the Hootsuite app here.
Tailwind has completely changed my blog for the better.
Using Tailwind, my blog views increased from 0 to almost 3,000 in one month!
You can read more about how I dramatically increased my blog page views here.
I digress, if you own a business, write blogs, or have a service or product to promote you need Tailwind.
Tailwind is very similar to Hootsuite in which it will automatically schedule your blog posts throughout the day on Pinterest thus saving you a ton of time and energy.
After I create blog posts, I schedule with Tailwind and pretty much set it and forget it.
Tailwind is free for 30 days however, if you really want to see your content take off I highly suggest upgrading to the Plus plan where you can have access to analytics and other cool tools to better promote your content.
Click here to use my special promo code and receive $15 off!
Any.do is the ultimate task manager.
Any.do allows you to create handy checklists, timely alerts and is a great tool that helps you plan out your entire day.
I am a firm believer that if you stick to a plan you will see results and using this tool I now have a sense of direction when planning my activities for the day.
As an entrepreneur you have to keep your focus in alignment with your goals and Any.do is a great tool to keep your targets in sight as well as plan your day in a manner in which you can attack each task aggressively.
You can download Any.do for free here.
If you are an entrepreneur these 5 tools can dramatically increase your exposure to your ideal audience or clients, save you significant amounts of time and money as well as help you become more organized.
It is possible to run a business from your phone as long as you have the right tools in place.
Download these awesome apps today and get your business on the fast track to success.
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