Apps we're loving right now
Following on from our blog post about our marketing efforts in May, here's a little part 2 to show you how we implement our marketing efforts.
We leveraged our networks to organise catch ups for like-minded creatives at a local cafe. We used MailChimp to send 1 email out to many recipients - which meant there was a level of privacy [recipients couldn't see who else had been emailed], and a LOT less work to send and respond to separate emails.
Meeting new people face-to-face is hands-down the best. Even if the topic is slightly related, there's always some kind of take-away.
Sites we use to find events:
Bear is an app we stumbled upon a few months ago. It is a stripped-back writing tool, allowing you to link notes to each other to build a body of work. By using hashtags you can organize for the way you think, and all notes are stored in portable plain text. We use it for writing blog posts.
Later is the best scheduling tool out there. We pay $10 a month for some more advanced features, but there's a free version which is perfect for just starting out.
We've tried others, but this wins overall with the calendar feature - to see what's being posted when, and a drag-drop feature to change posts within the calendar. We upload our images in batches, drag them onto the calendar, add a comment and hashtags and it's done.
Later doesn't actually post on your behalf, but you'll receive a notification pop up on your phone when it's time to go in and activate it. Takes all of the thinking out of it!
Linktree is a free tool for optimising your Instagram traffic, whether you’re a blogger, an artist or run a content platform. You’ll get one bio link to house all the content you’re driving followers to.
You can see in the screenshot below all of the links we have in our Linktree at the moment.
We've tried and tested many project planning tools as well, and Asana wins out there too. The introduction of the board-type planning system means that visual thinkers like us can better organise, plan and action tasks.
If you have any suggestions of apps we must try, hit us up - always keen to see what's out there and simplify as much as we can!