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mitchellchadrow.com/hosting - Website Hosting

Tyler Moore Website development. Website themeTessarc 2.

mitchellchadrow.com/photos.com
Photos for Website, Graphics

Unsplash, Pixabay, logomkr - So many stock photo websites but not all are created equal start here first.  Brochures, newsletters, business cards, websites flyers create awesome for free logos text graphics for free in your browser. A huge database just uses their toolbar for shapes/text just save your work and download in high quality it really is that easy and guess what you don't even need to sign up.

Canva, Design for social media presentations posters Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter covers posts blog graphics tutorial training materials. Photos is simple and straightforward pricing. Every account starts on their free plan - no credit card required and you can change plans at any time & Easel.ly.


WordPress - Automatic

Web development company, trustworthy organization, great customer support following up and care.  Establish a website, blog - open source.

Audacity -

Free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.

Simplenote - Automatic

WordPress is a sister company.  Light clean, refreshing - use it everywhere, the only note app you need.  I use this everyday and it sync's with all my devices - keep track of everything.

Auphonic

Automatic audio post production web service for podcasts, broadcasters, radio shows, movies, screencasts and more

 

Conference Calls

Freeconferencecalling.com;   Google+ Hangout on Air: Have a hangout that is streamed publicly in real-time so other people can join. Not to be confused with regular Google+ hangouts that are not public! Google+ Hangouts on Air can also be broadcasted on your Google+ pageW3 Total Cache: WordPress plugin that increases server performance. In other words, this makes your website load faster.  Skype: Get a phone number from Skype and forward it to your cellphone. This way you never miss a call from a client even when you are traveling.

 

Google Voice

One # for everything work home cell anything control what goes through what goes to voice mail listen while someone leaves a message SMS power goes right to your cell if you tell it can reply to text message those it's kept in Gmail forever you can record your call at start middle of towards end of a call just push star key while talking - caller ID only issue (for a powerful combinMicrosofty also own. Microsoft has Skype: Get a phone number from Skype and forward it to your cell phone. This way you never miss a call from a client even when you are traveling.  Other google products: Google Drive.

Screencast O Matic v Camtasis Studios
Video

Record your screen and send the video links.
Screen recorder and video editor for Windows or Mac.

SEO, backlinks, marketing

Spyfu.com.  Google Trends. https://www.google.com/webdesigner/.
Hashtags.org what is trending how to target
for your SEO.  Yoast SEO: Free, handy WordPress plugin
to check your blog posts for the right keyword
density and preview posts in organic search results.
There is a lot more to it, but I find this is the
most useful function.
https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/
insights/ways to make your site faster and more mobile-friendly.SEMrush:
Find out what keywords your competitors are
using for their paid search campaigns, among other things.
Buzzsumo analyze what content performs best for any
topic or competitor, find the key influencers to
promote your content.  Google Trends: Find out what
the world is talking about on Google and
where those searches are.

Email marketing

Tinyletter a Mailchimp company. Personalize your signup form and share it with your community. Send a link to your landing page, embed the form on your site, or invite readers to subscribe right on Twitter. Send great emails, and watch your readership grow over time.Your readers care what you have to say. Email them updates from your world. Give them behind-the-scenes peeks at your projects and process, or show them your published work. Point them to things you’re reading, watching, and listening to.TinyLetter offers a clean and straightforward writing experience for people who aren’t looking for advanced reporting or features for businesses. Use our editor or send directly from your own email client. And all for free.

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Mail Chimp
Inexpensive, feature packed marketing tool.
Business Growth Tools

More than 14 million people and businesses around the world use MailChimp. Their features and integrations allow you to send marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted campaigns. And their detailed reports help you keep improving over time.

MailChimp has been around since 2001. The company started as a side project funded by various web-development jobs. Now they are the world’s leading email marketing platform, and they send more than a billion emails a day. They democratize technology for small businesses, creating innovative products that empower our customers to grow.

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The Lean Startup

 

 

Web Application Prototypes

Mobile Roadie: Create a mobile app for your business.

Buffer - Social media sharing made easy.

 

Genius - the Grizzly Labs

A scanner in your pocket - digitize everything from documents, collectibles just take a picture and export by email.  Good customer support.  With Sign just sign contracts on your phone then upload to google drive.  Unclutter all those receipts & Genius Scan Plus (3 bucks best-spent value for your money).  I interviewed the Founder Bruno Virlet on Show 019.

Reddit.com

Find your topic of interest and get more info than you could read in a lifetime.

Yet Another Mail Merge

 

Create email campaigns with Gmail and Google Sheets. Personalize & track each email sent.

The perfect mail merge tool for Gmail! It's super easy, just write your email template as a draft in Gmail, with markers that will be replaced by data in your spreadsheet to send personalized emails (use this syntax: {{Column Header}}). You can format your email directly in Gmail and add inline images and attachments. Main features: * See who has opened and clicked links in your email in real time! (read & click receipts tracking with a dashboard - report panel) * Schedule a campaign for a certain day and time * Add different CC / BCC / Attachments to each email (add links to files stored in Google Drive in your sheet and we will upload them as email attachments). * Add different links / images to each email (no need for HTML, you can just use the =HYPERLINK() and =IMAGE() functions in your sheet) * Choose a beautiful pre-designed template instead of creating your draft from scratch if you want to send pretty newsletters displaying your brand logo. * Auto-send emails when users respond to a Google Form (notify one or more email addresses whenever a form is submitted or send an email to an address submitted by the form). * Import contacts data (name, email, phone number,...) from Google Contacts and Salesforce. * Reuse your Gmail aliases. * Available in more than 20 languages (thanks a lot to all the translators!). * Automated check to let you know if you should change something to avoid being blacklisted by spam filters. Free plan: 50 recipients each day. Premium: 400 or 1500 recipients, depending on your Google account (400 for Gmail users, 1500 for Google Apps users). Through our referral program, you can also get more quota, for free, by inviting other people to use this add-on (and the people you invite also get more quota).