Susan Gilbert
April 19, 2017

12 Tools To Improve Your Blog, Instagram Marketing and CRM

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

The following is made up of 3 “Monday Tips” articles, each of which talks about 4 helpful tools and resources around a specific area of your business. Today, the subjects are:

  • Tools to Improve Your Blog
  • Instagram Marketing Tools
  • CRM Tools for Leads and Sales

4 Resources that Will Help Your Blog Grow

1) Never lose important content again – Backblaze

Protecting your blog is a vital component to publishing online. Backblaze will take care of all of the backup for you both online and offline. Save and access your files on your computer or mobile device. With so many security attacks on WordPress out there this is an invaluable resource in addition to your existing security programs. Both a personal and business plan are available.

2) Make pinning your blog posts simple – jQuery Pin It Button

If you need to see more pins of your content on Pinterest then you will love this plugin for WordPress. jQuery Pin It Button is easy to install and setup — once it is visible it will highlight your images for pinning. The user can then enter a description and choose the board they would like to pin to.

3) Email marketing just for bloggers – ConvertKit

If you to use a more powerful tool to reach your subscribers then this resource will help you explode your growth. ConvertKit is elegant and easy to use without a generic feel. Grow your blog and business more with features like automation without duplication, responsive opt-in forms, subscriber gift options, and more.

4) Launch your online course – Zippy Courses

Would you like to grow and monetize your blog through online courses? Zippy Courses is an all-in-one tool that helps you to create, teach, and sell your knowledge. This is one of the best ways to establish your brand as a leading influencer and attract more leads to your website.


Build a Great Instagram Marketing Strategy With These 4 Tools

1) Post from your computer – Grum

You don’t always need a mobile device to post to Instagram with this great tool. Grum allows you to schedule your posts for multiple accounts all from your computer. Images are automatically processed for the best fit with related hashtags and emojis included. Post to multiple accounts at the same time with location and geo-tag features.

2) Grow your following with automation – FollowLiker

Has your new follower count been too slow? Then you will love this simple and easy to use tool, which will help you attract a larger audience. FollowLiker will make your mobile marketing more efficient by allowing you to auto-follow specific users, auto-like posts, block spam followers, and much more. You can test it out for five days to view your own results.


3) Monetize your account – Kicksta

Having a presence on Instagram is not enough these days to start increasing sales. Kicksta makes the process simple by attracting organic viral traffic through 24/7 automation. Use this tool to engage with your followers, find other related users and posts and like their content based on targeted hashtags, and much more. It’s simple to set up on your computer or mobile device and offers full support.

4) Genuinely grow your account – Instalegendary

Accelerate your growth and interactions with this great tool. Instalegendary includes advertising strategies to increase your followers organically, increased ‘likes’ and views, improved targeted followers, and much more. Choose a package that best fits your brand’s needs and gain more traction with better exposure on Instagram.


4 Business CRM Tools You Can Use to Increase Your Sales

1) Improved sales efficiency – Zoho

You have a great product or service, but need to reach more potential customers in your niche faster. Zoho CRM software is a great tool that will streamline your engagement and tracking so that you can close your deals with the right information. Reach multiple channels and connect with leads on social media, live chat, by phone, ect. Automation and advanced reporting will help you achieve your sales goals much faster.

2) Grow and manage your sales pipeline – Hubspot

If you need a better way to organize, track, and grow your business sales then you will enjoy this smart tool. Hubspot‘s free CRM software provides insights on your leads along with monitoring features on your current deals. Ditch the spreadsheets and over-full email inboxes with this thorough tool — both free and paid options are available.

3) Robust CRM for sales teams – Freshworks

Bring your entire sales team and current projects together in one place. Freshworks includes email integration, user behavior tracking, lead scoring, and sales management in a user-friendly interface. This will will help save you both time and embarrassment before your next prospect contacts you and your team as all of you will be on the same page with the best information to better serve your leads.

4) Improve your selling capabilities – SalesforceIQ

Would you like to attract new prospects and make a sale from anywhere? SalesforceIQ CRM integrates all of your email and other important communications so that you can capture deals quickly before they’re gone. The tool also provides insights on customer data and how your sales team is performing to maximize your efforts.

Over To You

Do you have any experiences with the above tools and plugins that you’d like to share?  Are there any tools in the above categories which you think our readers should know about? Have you made any new tool discoveries that you feel are about to take off and would like to share with others? Please leave your comment, below.

This is a curation of 3 Monday Tips posts which originally appeared on They are republished here with permission.

The original articles can be found here:

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