But SS still has a place in my heart. While my operations focus looks different when consulting larger companies, for solopreneurs, tools and simple workflows can make up the bulk of an operational plan.
So I’m going to try to do some monthly tool/resource and systems-related blog roundups. For starters, let’s talk new (to me) resources and tools:
Free stock photos that don’t suck. They basically round up other people’s free photos and put them in one place.
Alright, I’ll admit this costs money and, even though I’ve paid them for 2 months, I still haven’t completely dived into this tool. It’s basically what I had hoped Nimble CRM would be.
Part CRM, part Google-fu, it’s a great prospecting tool for leads or podcasts or guest posts or good people to follow on Twitter. It catalogs their general “influencer” ranking in one place.
It’s definitely worth the 2 week free trial to see what it can do for your business.
I’ve been using Rafflecopter for about 3 years now, but I’m always on the lookout for new giveaway platforms. King Sumo is another popular option, but Gleam came across my radar as a pretty nice free option. It’s been awhile since I did a giveaway, so I’ll probably be giving it a try soon.
Kind of like Upwork or 99 Designs for PR professionals. You post a PR gig (“I want to talk about this in these outlets”), freelancers bid on the job, and then you pay only once they get the story in the outlets you described. Affordable PR for startups.
Of course, I’m sure this is a controversial service, just like 99 Designs, for decreasing the value of the services PR professionals provide.
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See you all next month!
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