Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings
Small Business Owners use many tools and applications to run their business. Some of these tools are online, while others are mobile. Here at Christmas in July we want to know what tools or applications do you use.
What do you use the tools for and what is so great about them?
I use Picassa for photo editing and Zetsy for managing my listings. Picassa is free photo editing tool and has many types of editing tools.I’m rather new to Zetsy, having previously used Betsi. But it seems to have all the tools that Betsi did and maybe even some extras!
I have come across many tools to help grow my business while I have been on Etsy. Some are only for Etsy, while others are for anyone who owns a small business. The two newest tools I have begun using are Canva and Marmalead. Canva helps you design posters, Facebook covers, presentations and so much more. It seems fairly easy to use and is something so wonderful to be able to do on your own. Marmalead is to help with Etsy SEO (search engine optimization) and market research. It helps you figure out where your items are and where they need to be to make your business shine! One of my favorite tools is Etsy on Sale! It is designed so that you can put your shop on sale-either by section or the whole shop. I also use Shop Tender, which helps you post your products on the main social media sites to help measure the effectiveness of each social media. That way you can see what medias work and what ones don’t for you.