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Free Resources from Idea Sprouts

We've created guides and reports with the very best information for you to expand your business online. Download them all! Every one of them is FREE and you're guaranteed to come away with some great "Idea Sprouts" for your own business!
  • The Smart Inbound Marketing Guide: This 27 page guide outlines a smart inbound marketing plan in order for you to learn about all the opportunities your business has to increase leads and sales from its website.
  • 50 Facebook Marketing Ideas:  My latest eBook gives you 50 ideas to get more likes, spur more conversations and get more leads & sales from Facebook.
  • Perfect Pinterest Promotion: In this ebook, you'll learn how to create a Pinterest Promotion that will increase your followers and get more traffic back to your website.
 

Online Marketing Resources: Tools of the Trade

To get the job done right, you need the right tools!

Below are resources that I use for my own business and ones that I regularly recommend to my clients. Some of the links are affiliate links and I will be compensated if you sign up for them.  I know and trust these products so I am confident in recommending them to you because they are the real deal.

Social Media Tools:

HootSuite: HootSuite is one of the most widely used social media management tools. You can get a free account that lets you manage 5 social media accounts and includes some great features.

Sprout Social: I recently fell in love with Sprout Social. A step up from HootSuite, it includes more analytics and great ways to find new people to follow on Twitter. Read my Review of Sprout Social ->

Social Media Education:

FB Influence: Want to delve deep into Facebook marketing? This course is for you! Social media strategist Amy Porterfield leads you step-by-step through everything you'll ever want to know about getting the most out of Facebook. Learn more about FB Influence >

Stand Out on Facebook: A 4-week success guide that shows you what to do week by week from setting your Page up to generating more Likes. A must have for those looking to get started right away. 

Power of Pinning: Did you know that Pinterest traffic delivers more leads and sales than Facebook? Learn how to successfully master Pinterest for business with Power of Pinning

Blog Post Promotion: I love this ebook from super smart marketing blogger Kristi Hines. I've used this book to learn how to easily promote my blog posts to generate thousands of more visitors. A must have ebook if you are a blogger. 

Email Tools:

iContact: There are many email marketing software solutions out there, but I continually recommend iContact to my clients. You can create numerous forms to capture email addresses and give away your freebies. Adding contacts is a breeze and it's easy to make your messages look professional with the free templates. On top of all that, you get a 30 day Free trial to try out all the great features.

If you are considering iContact vs. Constant Contact for email marketing, check out my blog post comparing the two.

ECommerce Tools:

1ShoppingCart: I've used 1ShoppingCart for years and I like the simplicity of the shopping cart along with the integration of an email marketing system and affiliate program. You'll get a great looking shopping cart to sell your products and/or services without the need to integrate it into your website.

Outsourcing Work:

Elance: When you are looking to get any type of project completed, I am confident you can find the right person on Elance to get the job done right. On Elance, you post your project and providers bid on your project. You can view providers' portfolios, read their reviews and pick the right person for your job.  It's a great place to find someone to help with blog writing, designing your ebook or creating images for your website.