Tools For Online Marketing I Use Every Day

Last Update: April 04, 2018

I was recently asked by a blogging friend of mine what platforms, tools and websites I make use of regularly. Judging by her jaw dropping I think she was expecting me to give a list of maybe 5 things but my list is a little more comprehensive than that and the more I thought about it the longer my list became!

So for anyone interested to know about the things I use almost every single day here it is:

Wealthy Affiliate

Well this is quite obvious, since I am here writing a blog aren't I. I use Wealthy Affiliate in a number of ways. I interact with likeminded people - social media is so 2016 for me, this is my go to place for a pick me up and to talk to people that have the same mindset and the same goals as me.

I have a number of websites hosted here and I access them through Wealthy Affiliate. I come here to learn more and to keep up to date with everything to do with online marketing. This is where I keep my hand on the pulse of things.

You may have noticed that I've been publishing quite a bit of training here recently. I just love sharing what I know and this helps me to gain referrals to Wealthy Affiliate, plus I earn a small side income from publishing training here which is a bonus of course!

Jaaxy

This tool comes hand in hand with Wealthy Affiliate since they changed their keyword tool to be Jaaxy but I was using it before anyway since it is such an awesome tool.

As any online marketer will tell you keyword research is an essential part to blogging - if you don't know what your readers are searching for how are you going to know what to write about?

Keyword research is something I absolutely love and I am passionate about - simply because it is so interesting and gives me such awesome insight into the things that my audience search for.

Before I came across Jaaxy I struggled to find a keyword tool that was powerful and easy to use, plus cost effective. Jaaxy changed the game for me.

The basic Jaaxy account is free with WA Premium but if you want a more powerful account with Jaaxy you will need to pay. I use the free account that is included with my Premium account.

SendPulse

Building a list is vital for every business both online and offline. I make use of SendPulse for my email marketing and for push notifications.

I usually log onto SendPulse daily for many reasons - to send out a push notification, to add a new subscribe form to one of my websites or to a post, to design a new email template or to add a new email to my series.

I highly recommend SendPulse because it offers a free account for up to 2500 subscribers or 25000 emails a month, plus push notifications are free!

They are easy to use and when you do start paying they are much more cost effective than Mailchimp, Aweber and Get Response.

Related:

How To Set Up Push Notifications Using Sendpulse

How To Send Out A Push Using SendPulse

How To Set Up A New List Using SendPulse

How To Add A Pop Up Subscribe Form Using SendPulse

Canva

OMG do I love Canva! I had to pay someone to do all my images before I came across Canva and while it took a while for me to get my head around it and start creating half decent images I can now confidently say that my images are not only adequate but sometimes even look professional.

Canva was a big time game changer for me and I highly recommend that if you haven't heard of Canva before that you head on over there right now and start getting acquainted with it.

Unless of course you are a graphic designer and know exactly how to create awesome images - then you can just do whatever it is that designers do... like Photoshop and all those things that are beyond me and always will be!

Canva is free to use but there are some options that are paid, I have never paid anything to use Canva and it has met all my needs to date plus some.

Related:

Designing Images For Dummies

Create All Your Own Images Using Canva

Social Jukebox

Does it look like I am Facebook and Twitter all day sending out my posts? Good I'm glad! The truth is I don't usually even log onto Twitter every day never mind send anything out. The same goes for Facebook!

When I write a new post I log into my Social Jukebo account and add my new content and leave it there.

Social Jukebox sends it out for me and it is in my jukebox which means it will continue to send out all those posts at random at certain times that I have set. Cool right?

There is a free trial but I have a paid account with Social Jukebox. I feel it is well worth the cost since I don't have to worry about a thing except adding new content to it when I publish it. You can also link your LinkedIn account but I don't worry with LinkedIn since I am not really focusing on LinkedIn much.

I will be adding some training soon for Social Jukebox - its on my list!

Tailwind

Tailwind is a scheduling app for Pinterest and Instagram and oh my word has it made a massive impact on my Pinterest marketing recently. I will be adding some training soon for using Tailwind but until then trust me when I say what a huge difference it has made to my traffic and my Pinterest marketing. I have not made use of it for Instagram yet since I am still trying to figure out how Instagram works!

Tailwind does have a free trial for I think 100 pins and then you have to pay. I have the paid account and it has been worth the money X1000.

Screen Cast O Matic

Screen Cast O Matic is video filming and editing software. This is what I use to record all my training videos for Wealthy Affiliate plus for videos that I publish Youtube and then embed on my Online Marketing Blog showing my readers how to do things online and also reviewing products.

It is free to use the basic software but there are a few limitations such as only being able to film ,maximum 15 minute videos. I recently upgraded to the paid account so I could filma longer training video and it cost me only $18 for a year. I have been using this software for nearly 3 years and managed to get by with their free option until now. This is certainly a huge bargain for me so I was happy to pay the $18 which means I can now also edit my videos using Screen Cast O Matic. I used the editing function today for the first time and did my first blur on my video to blur out my passwords for a training video.

Related:

How To Record Videos Using Screen Cast O Matic

How To Embed A Youtube Video Into A Wordpress Post

Filmora Wondershare

This is video editing software that I use reguarly. I have managed to use a green screen and really make my videos a lot more professional with Filmora.

You can use if for free but the watermark across the screen is ridiculously huge blotting out most of your video and renders the free option useless for me. However the paid lisence is really cheap and well worth the price. If I recall correctly I paid about $36 for a year.

Once again it has made such a difference time wise and makes my videos so much better for Youtube. I have a lot of learning to do still but this has taken me a step in the right direction.

Related:

How To Cut A Video With Filmora

How To Use A Green Screen With Filmora

SmallSeoTools

Smallseotools.com is a website that offers loads of free tools, from a keyword competition checker to a favicon creator and a plagiarism checker and much more. There is very rarely a day that goes by that I don't use one of the tools on this website for something.

I suggest you check out the website and see what nifty little gems you can find there to make your day easier.

Related:

How To Use Smallseotools Plagiarism Checker

How To Check Your Keyword Rank Positions Using Smallseotools

How To Create A Favicon Using Smallseotools and Add To Your Website

Image Websites

I am always having to source images for blog posts - for free images I check out pixabay.com, pexels.com and unsplash.com - if I can't find anything suitable then I head on over to Shutterstock where I have a paid account for up to 50 images a month and get a high quality image. I usually use Shutterstock for my Pinterest images since I am getting so much traffic now from Pinterest I want to use the best possible images to draw people in.

Social Media

I try my best to stay off social media as much as possible. The truth is that is sucks me in and before I know it I have wasted an hour or two doing nothing but looking at silly videos. However as an online marketer I need to be on social networks.

The social networks I choose to be on are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google Plus. I usually share every blog post I publish on all those social networks.

I also share all my blog posts to StumbleUpon - it can be a really good source of traffic!

Related:

How To Set Up A New Facebook Page

How To Get More Likes For Your Facebook Page

How To Set Up A New Twitter Account

Twitter Tutorial For Beginners

Get More Traffic With Pinterest

I hope you have found this list of tools for online marketing useful.

What tools do you use on a regular basis?

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PaulHuggins1 Premium
Thank you for the wonderfully detailed, and helpful post. It appears to be updated recently as well. Thank you.
This will help me a good deal. I have felt a need for a set of 'go to' tools to use daily keeping my focus on writing and saving time with so many of these repetitive duties.
I"m so glad you enjoy sharing your experiences. The training posts you make are so far some of the most helpful I've run across. I'm hopeful your video training is as effective.
It is fairly obvious you are successful at all of this and that means I will be on your blog and reading all of your posts, and watching all of your videos.
Thanks again, from a fan.
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LynneHuy Premium
You flatter me too much Paul :) You joined in February, just wait and see what you know in a year's time or by 2020. You will pick it all up very fast.
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PaulHuggins1 Premium
Thank you for the nice words. I am looking forward to the next year. The amount of new information gathered in just two months my little brain is sorting at the moment is close to my tipping point but I cannot stop myself.
This is all so amazing and what I have searched my entire life for all in one place.
A community collaboration of like-minded people that are more than willing to share the tips and lessons they learned that had true value on their way to success. It’s why I am in a constant state of joy.
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LynneHuy Premium
I know exactly what you mean. When I found WA I think I must have been the fastest member to whip out my credit card! I couldn't believe what I had found :)
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mcmhc610 Premium
Really good info here. Thanks for sharing!
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Inaeliza Premium
Thank you for this post. Nice to have it all in one place
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laurenjean Premium
Wow, Lynne... AH MAZING list! Thank you! My list is very similar to yours, except for the differences below.
Definitely going to look into switching from Mailchimp to Send Pulse (when I get a spare second). Sounds cool. Social Jukebox sounds like a good plan too. I use Boardbooster instead of Tailwind as it's a lot cheaper.
I haven't found I've needed to go to Pexels or Pixababy or anywhere else for images since Wealthy Affiliate added their free images in Site Content.
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LynneHuy Premium
Ah yes and I don't use Site Content unless it is for some guest posts to get them up quickly :)

I've heard of board booster but never tried it.
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MarkBa Premium
Thanks Lynne. I had never heard of SendPulse. I will check that one out for sure.

~Mark :)
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MarvH Premium
Thanks Lynne, I love your post and the info. It's nice to have a lot of tools in one place.
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Beardsman23 Premium
Love this! Thank you much!
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Zarina Premium
Awesome Lynn, am bookmarking this. Appreciate you sharing it with us! :)
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LynneHuy Premium
Anytime Zarina :)
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HennieSteyl Premium
Awesome, awesome, awesome Lynne. Thank you so much. This will help a lot.
How about a week out of your online marketing schedule. How do you promote, where do you promote, etc?
Just a friendly request :-)
Hennie
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LynneHuy Premium
A blog about my week of marketing and what I do? Oh wow... I wonder how long it will take me to write something like that LOL

Yes for sure I can do that.
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HennieSteyl Premium
Can't wait. :-)
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LynneHuy Premium
LOL well it won't be this week that's for sure!
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HennieSteyl Premium
No rush. I can wait till Monday. LOL
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LynneHuy Premium
Haha you are killing me here. I doubt it will be Monday! I am behind with everything due to school holidays... again. I swear there were never this many holidays when I was in school.
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newmarketpro Premium
That's a great list Lynn.
some of those I need to check them out as they are new to me.
Thanks for sharing this awesome tools.

Great one.
:)
Joe
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gilliank Premium
Thanks for this post Lynne. Many questions answered for me after reading this. Appreciate you.
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LynneHuy Premium
It is a pleasure! I have a new phone by the way and I should have gotten a new one months ago anyway.... so we can reschedule that call!
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gilliank Premium
I would love that! I'm over the moon today, one of my reviews is ranking in google (although on page 8) Funny thing is, it is a tool review - my favorite tool ever and the easiest post that I wrote!!! So exciting! Let me know when you have the time. I am just cruisin along jotting down my questions as they come up so that I can go back and get the answers. I still haven't finished all of the trainings yet but almost done!
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manne13666 Premium
Wow! That's a very comprehensive list, Lynne. I can't wait for the training for Tailwind and Cast O Matic, but I'll definitely check them out beforehand.

Thank you so much for this. I've bookmarked it so I can come back to it.

Take care.
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LynneHuy Premium
The training for Screen Cast O Matic I did ages ago :)
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JillAlexaVA Premium
Gosh Lynne, What and eye-opener. I didn't know half of these existed. Will have to learn more.
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yessharon Premium
That's an impressive list with great learning videos.
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AlenkaV Premium
Thank you for this FAB list! Loads of great resources and boxes of cool tools. :)
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
I use pretty much all the same ones. :)
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LynneHuy Premium
Brilliant - that means I am probably on the right track then :)
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kdforsman Premium
Very interesting Lynne. I've been creating a 'toolbox' for my site of useful tools for marketers... but there's a few here that I haven't heard of or don't use. Will definitely go suss them out. Cheers, Karen
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Jowp Premium
Thanks, this is so informative. I shared your post on my Google+, sorry I did not ask. It is worth sharing.
Thank you again,
Jocelyn
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LynneHuy Premium
You are always welcome to share my content here Jocelyn - just remember to use your affiliate link when sharing my content and be aware of which social networks you can use your affiliate link on. Even better add a link to my blogs here on your website and use your affiliate link when doing it... you can gain referrals that way!

If you just share the link and not your affiliate link and someone signs up then it is my referral because it is my content that pulled them in! Which is awesome for me and part of the reason that I write blogs here :)
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Jowp Premium
Hi Lynne,
I am still on my training lessons, so this had come up and I saw your post that is really worth to share. I am inspired.
I am still learning how to use the link. I like all your posts and I am learning a lot from it as well.
Thank you very much.
Jocelyn
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LynneHuy Premium
I was inspired by this to create training on how to do that, I just have to wait until tomorrow morning to publish it.... but you get a mention in my training :)
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sealLover519 Premium
Thank you for sharing this helpful information. I will check them out.
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LouisaB Premium
Now That's an awesome list!

Thanks for sharing!
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DocDoug Premium
You rock Lynne --
I am settling into this gig and lining up my tools right now so this is a great help. I agree with you about Pinterest. I was late coming to it but its a great fit for my niche, so with your added enthusiasm Im going to devote even more time to developing this social media. FaceBook has taken up way too much of my time.

I notice that you dont list a lot of analytics or link tracking. What are you using for an overall assessment of your different sites' development and success?
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LynneHuy Premium
I am going to write an article on that - a this time I mostly use GWT and GA :) And I check my keyword rankings using Smallseotools.com - I monitor my links using Linkody :)
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Tirolith Premium
Great Helpful Information. Just what the doctor ordered.
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verazhelvis Premium
Thank you very much, Lynne. Saving this post with the desire to catch up on all of these.You are really awesome with this much knowledge and desire to help.:)
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MiaL Premium
Thanks so much Lynne, this is awesome.
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MojalefaR Premium
Thanks for an informative post, Lynne. I wish I could answer your question at the end! I am a newbie, really wet behind the ears. But soon I’ll be able to answer after, of course, I use some or all of the tools.

My goodness, I hadn’t heard of any of them until I came to WA only about a month ago. I feel I have learned so much since then, thanks to the loads of learning offered at WA university.

All the best
Mojalefa.
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LynneHuy Premium
This platform is incredible isn't it? And there is so much more to learn too!
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JerryMcCoy Premium
great post and tons of info.
Thanks,
Jerry
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heljam404A Premium
Great tools in your toolbox, thanks for sharing.
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Memorylaneuk Premium
I use several of these but you have introduced me to a few more I hadn’t heard of. Thanks for sharing
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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LynneHuy Premium
Always a pleasure :)
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marycmiller Premium
Hi Lynne, thanks for sharing, you listed some sites I never heard of before, I am definitely going to check them out.
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LynneHuy Premium
Great :) If you have any questions just shout. I am planning on creating training on how to use everything... it will just take me some time to get to it all :)
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dbriley Premium
Thanks, you be rock!
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LynneHuy Premium
It's a pleasure :)
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BrendaW1 Premium
Great information! I'm going to check out some of these helpful tools, thanks for sharing :)
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LynneHuy Premium
It is a pleasure Brenda :)
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merkariz Premium
Very nice,thank you for sharing!
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LynneHuy Premium
It's a pleasure Mercy :)
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Maine3623 Premium
This was an awesome article and it will take a long time for me to digest all the little gems of wisdom contained within it.

Thank you very much Lynne for this article,

Mike
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LynneHuy Premium
Take all the time you need - I started using these one at a time over a period of years!
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KVanWormer Premium
Thanks for the ton of information. It's greatly appreciated.
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LynneHuy Premium
Any time Kenny :)
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davehayes Premium
Great article Lynne, thanks for sharing a good list, nice to have confirmation that the tools yiur using are some of tge same I use.Sendpulse is next on my list to look at and ideally implement.
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LynneHuy Premium
Sendpulse is awesome and I will be adding more training on how to use it over the next few days :)
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sdawson Premium
This is an awesome list. Thank you so much. I'm saving this. - Shirley
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LynneHuy Premium
Always happy to help :)
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jlclayton1 Premium
This is one of those pages I'll be referring to again and again, thank you!
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LynneHuy Premium
I am happy you have found my list useful :)
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TitaWorks Premium
Bookmarking. What treasures!
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LynneHuy Premium
I am glad you like it Netta :) I hope you find it helpful for your journey.
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RobertoJr1 Premium
Jesus. Thank you so much, no wonder you are doing so well for yourself. Nothing but 100x more abundance and prosperity your way!

-Robby
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Robby :) Any questions? Just shout.
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Traveller75 Premium
Wow, That is a huge list I will look into some of these, Thanks Lynne.
Wayne
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LynneHuy Premium
Its a pleasure Wayne :)
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suzieq Premium
Wow, thanks so much for this Lynne! There's a couple of things here I'd like to check out.
Cheers,
Suzanne
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LynneHuy Premium
It is a pleasure Suzanne :) Shout if you have any questions!
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