- For when you inevitably build up an email list, here's a great directory of email copy from companies like Slack, Pinterest, and Trello.
- Great products & companies are built with great teams. Breezy makes it easy to attract and hire them. What's even better? You can use it for free. Breezy is the only hiring tool available with a completely free subscription tier. #startuplife PS: If you love Trello, you're going to fall deeply in love with Breezy. https://breezy.hr/ You'll ❤️ it.
- Amazing tool if you need high-fi prototypes, marketing sites, mvp's! We used Webflow to build and launch our MVP - from scratch - in just three weeks and got voted #1 on PH last month (after Elon Musk's Boring Company). If you wanna read more about it: https://medium.com/spreadshare/h...
- Quick, cheap way to create a simple landing pages for your (multiple) startups. Only $20 a year for 10 sites.
Carrd is the most amazing web building platform I've seen to date- and trust me, I've tried everything. You start off with a blank page, or choose from expertly-designed templates, then you can build your own site with content LEGOs: drag text under an image, make a row of links across the top, or even add some of your own code.
When you discover control bars that let you break your site into pages, though, it's when everything changes: Carrd goes from letting you create business-card like pages to making full-blown websites for anything- home base for your app with dedicated support and contact pages, a sign-up form for an event that plugs names and comments into a Google sheet, ANYTHING (how do I make extra bold?)
Carrd is now my go-to tool for anything web-building related. I made a website for a friend and even made a few bucks off it. I'm also teaching an HTML class for my homeschool support group and there will be a whole lesson on Carrd!
I just want to say thanks to @ajlkn for my favorite website for websites, ever.
Found it to be extremely useful to create a profile site that I can easily share with people so they can find all my social media handles by just going here !
- Easy-to-use email builder with designed email templates to save time on routine with rich exporting opportunities to top ESPs
In fact, I like it that my colleagues have a shared Stripo account. Convenient when a large number of people need to have access to work on and edit same projects. Would love to embed in my SaaS
We had a separate person, who has created adaptive emails for our company. Now we don't need it anymore. As a Business Analyst I spent a few hours for creating more than 25 emails. Stripo really decreases expenses.
- @jaredsilver if your startup is bringing a new hardgood to the market, Kickstarter is a great way to test market demand (validate) and *hopefully* launch. The whole exercise makes you finely tune your messaging, and your numbers.
- Beth Hudson made this productStartups are all about building a great team of people. Sure, you can have an innovative product, but do you have the right people to get it going? Recruitee is an ATS (Applicant Tracking System) that is affordable and allows for collaborative hiring. This way, you can find the minds that mesh best with your startup's ultimate goals and values.
- It isn't a startup without a Medium article! All kidding aside, Medium let's your biggest fans get the inside scoop and a better understanding of what you're trying to do with your startup. I highly recommend having a presence there, if not starting a publication to curate all the articles related to your company.
I've loved Medium for a long time - in fact I still hear from people (other authors wanting to link/interview me, prospective clients, etc.) every singe month directly from my very first Medium post.
Medium on mobile is...so-so. Much better than the original app, but the nature of a content network means there's a ton to fit on a small screen's UX.
My only real issue with the app is the writing interface (which should be Medium's strongest point if the website is any indication). It's reminiscent of the beloved Medium writing interface, but some of the features
I've used many blog editors out there, and none has proven to be as easy and user friendly as Medium.
- I've used the business model canvas (and canvases like it) for years as part of validating new products and businesses, including my current business. It's a great way to work through the high risk portions of a business model. It's easy to use (I like to print it out in large format and then use sticky notes for discussion).
Usually my thoght process goes from general idea to multiple sub-ideas until I get to doable tasks. No other app that I've tried allows you to do this the way Workflowy does. They all let you group by tag, or notebooks or whatever but they are usually one level grups.
Best outline and note-taking app for me.
Using WF for:
- projects list
- clients list
- "inbox", "tasks" and "later" lists in kinda GTDish style
- quick note taking during meetings and
Using WF everyday for two years, happy with it's simple efficiency. No automation at all, but you can invent any kind of workflow using tags and search. Lately company significantly improved their Android app, but it still need more.
Love HotJar! It's been pivotal for us to understand our customers, and learn how we can improve our product (SmarterQueue).
The only thing I wish it had was team member assignment within HotJar. As there are hundreds of viewings, as a manger it's a bit of an admin task to assign viewings to individuals. There maybe a way of doing this within HotJar that I've missed, but couldn't easily see it.
Great tool overall 👍🏽
I love using HotJar and have used it in conjunction with Google Analytics for years! I am able to gain so much insight from watching the recordings of people interacting with the site. This is something I would recommend to any digital marketing professional.