Are you building a personal brand?
Do you need digital tools that will help you navigate your business as a personal brand?
These tools will help you get started smoothly.
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1. Tool: Mailchimp
Use: Email Marketing
Mailchimp is free for the first 2000 subscribers. It is a great tool for anyone starting out with email marketing. Sign up with the link below.
2. Tool: Qservers
Use: Domain name and hosting
With Qservers, you can get your domain name and hosting for your website. Qservers is a Nigerian host but they have been reliable so far.
3. Tool: Airtable
Use: To organise and for cloud collaboration
Just incase you don’t understand what the use is for, it can be used for project management. If you are a social media manager, planning your schedule, planning an event and so much more – it can be done here. You can use it to plan and document almost anything and the best part is that they have templates. That means, you don’t have to plan from scratch.
4. Tool: Headliner.app
Use: Share your podcast on social media
After publishing your podcast, you’ll want listeners to know about the podcast. Use headliner to share snippets on social media in a very interesting and vibrant way.
5. Tool: Canva
Use: Design breath taking images for social media
Even if you are not a graphics designer, this will give you a good ride on your design journey.
6. Tool: Ziki.ly
Use: Shortening long links
What I love about Zikily is that asides shortening your links, they give you advanced insights on who clicked what and what they clicked. It;’s also a very powerful tool for tracking your ads and so much more. It is definitely a tool you want to use.
7. Tool: Orately
Use: Directory for speakers
In building your personal brand, you will get on stage to teach or share your thoughts on your topic of interest. Orately is the perfect tool for you to sign up and be seen by event organizers.
8. Tool: Barter
Use: Virtual cards
Finding hard to pay for things online with your Nigerian card? I totally understand. Getbarter will help you create a virtual payment card you can use to pay for anything online. It’s safe and secure.
9. Tool: Sendy
Use: Email marketing (recommended)
This is what I personally use. Sendy is very affordable. It requires you to buy it for about $59 and that’s a one time fee. After that, you can send unlimited messages to your list. The best past is that for a list of 2000, you don’t even pay up to a dollar. Crazy right? It needs some tech setup which is not a biggie.If you need help, you can write me. Use the link below to get started.
10. Tool: WordPress
Use: Website Design
WordPress is the most widely used CMS for website design and it is very easy to customise your website.
11. Tool: Paystack
Use: Collecting payments
As a business owner in Nigeria, you will want to automate your payment processes and Paystack does that effortlessly for you. You can also integrate it with your wordPress website easily.
12. Tool: Screencastomatic
Use: Screen recording on laptops
If you are looking to create online courses and need to record your screen to teach, then Screencastomatic is the right tool to use. It comes with 15 minutes free and a watermark. The premium plan is about N7000 annually. Yeap! Annually.
13. Tool: Calendly
Use: Booking appointments and scheduling meetings
Calendly is my go to tool for booking my coaching calls or getting speakers in my event to schedule their preferred time. It’s such a powerful and easy to use tool.
14. Tool: Thinkific, Teachable, Kobocourse (third party tools)
Use: Hosting your courses
If you are thinking of where to host our courses easily, then these tools are reliable third party tools you can use. You can create, market and sell your online courses. Kobocourse hosts Nigerian courses only and they accept payment in Naira. Make sure to get the features of each to make your choice.
15. Tool: Learnpress, Tutor LMS, Learndash (build your own)
Use: Hosting your courses
Just above this, I told you which third party tools to use to host your online courses. Well, if you want to be a little extra like me, my students and my clients – then you can use any of these tools to create your own Learning Management System (LMS). They are all Freemium and are available as plugins in the wordpress plugin store.