"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."
First written 3/7/2016.
In this week of research, I have encountered countless tools by marketers. But since I don't want to end up like the allegory of making/finding a better tool without actually doing something, I'm just going to go out with these:
Mailchimp is what I have been using for most of my listbuilding. I have tried out Constant Contact as well, but Mailchimp's simple style is what I like.
Mailchimp now offers FREE Automation! Exactly what I have been waiting for.
Send In Blue
SendInBlue is free and has an unlimited number of contacts. The interface is very clean.
Email Listbuilding: Privy
Surveys: Google Forms
Sales Funnels: Clickfunnels
An all-in-one package, although expensive. I think it's better overall than LeadPages. However, since I haven't launched yet, I will update on that if it works.
Website Builder: Weebly
This is my favorite free website builder so far. Wix is very slow comparatively to Weebly and also less flexible.
I made my first store Merchant of the Universe with Shopify.
Google Domains offers $12 per year domain subscription. While pricey for some, it is very clean, and offers quick integration with Gmail addresses.
Freenom provides free domains, as its name suggests. I might transfer to another soon, if this experiment works.
Facebook Messenger Bots:
ManyChat offers free automation to unlimited subscribers, except for their Growth Tools.
MSGHero offers unlimited send to Messenger from comments to unlimited pages, unlike ManyChat.
Chatfuel seems to be a good alternative to ManyChat, except without the ability to send to Messenger from comments, yet.
Other: Nothing else I can think of.
Samuel Garcia helps entrepreneurs, small business owners, and hobbyists succeed in using the Internet to increase their business.