2016: Top 5 free tools to market your small business

The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive. – Coco Chanel

Not everything free is low quality right? Take for example the list below, if you’re looking to save money when it comes to marketing your small business there are plenty of tools out there that can help you. Our staff gives you the top 5 free tools for market your small businesses. Share your favorite free marketing tools in the comment section.

  1. Managing social media with Buffer

Having a social media presence has become a ‘must have’ these days but managing your businesses’ social media can be a headache and draining too. Buffer is a great social media manager and a favorite with many. You can manage your social media presence across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more, and better still automate and schedule all updates at some specific time. It has a powerful analytics dashboard- you get a view of what’ going on and what’s not. Essentially it’s free but at any given time, you’re limited to just 10 posts—so with a little planning, maybe you can do what you want with it.

2.  Attract visitors with Hello Bar

Convert more visitors into customers is the name of the game and you can do it well with Hello Bar. A creation of online marketing guru Neil Patel, the tool lures customers’ attention and coaxes them into taking a specific action. It directs them to a targeted page, advertises promotions, pushes in new content into your website, helps increase your social following and even collects newsletter subscriptions. Apparently it’s a pretty useful tool to have around as it’s simple to install, highly effective and great for your business.


3. Market emails with Mailchimp

Marketing emails need no longer be a pain in the neck. Use Mailchimp to promote your products and services and send out professional looking emails to large email lists with ease using Mailchimp. It’s really professional looking, has great templates and is loaded with campaign building tools.


4. Manage your organization with Trello

Trello is a powerful and flexible organizational tool designed that’s essential for small business users that need to manage projects, teams, work flows and more. It helps assign tasks, tracks time and work flows and more importantly you can apportion tasks, set deadlines, issue reminders and ensure that the task teams are always on the same page. Create all the task lists that you want, share them and even sync them. It’s a must have tool for great collaboration and efficient management.


5. Create amazing visuals with Canva

Creating amazing visual content can be back breaking and laborious but with Canva you can liven up your blog, enhance your brand and make your business stand out. Anyone can turn boring content into engaging, compelling visual content.

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