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Time-Saving Tools Cheat Sheet

Marketing takes time and effort and as a business owner, you only have so many hours in a day to tackle all of your business activities. We’re here to help you save hours of work with this time-saving tools cheat sheet of marketing shortcuts. We’ve compiled businesses focused on everything from logo design to influencer marketing and put them all in one easy place, saving you the hours spent scouring the internet for the best tool to use.

Get a logo:

99Designs.com connects you with graphic designers. You build a brief and creative pros submit ideas for you to choose from.

Free stock images:

Pixabay.com offers copyright-free images you can modify, copy and share. It’s perfect for Twitter backgrounds, website visuals and email.

Organize contacts:

Fullcontact.com helps you manage all your contacts from different sources in one place. This software automatically cleans data and removes duplicate information.

Grow your list…

Optinmonster.com enables you to sign up website visitors through opt-in forms using their simple drag and drop tool.

…through your connections

LinkedIn Export lets you immediately gain access to all the email addresses of your professional connections with this handy exporter from LinkedIn.

Get content written:

Scripted.com gives you easy access to freelance writers who can craft content from everything that’s in your head.

Schedule your social:

Buffer.com helps you schedule all of your social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+ ahead of time and find what works best using their analytics.

Find content to share:

Flipboard.com helps you discover content and stay on top of what you care about. Flipboard curates a digital magazine on topics you care about from around the web.

Feedly.com lets you skim through up-to-the-minute content from your favorite blogs in a single dashboard. Find the best pieces and quickly share.

Save articles for later:

Getpocket.com lets you save that great blog post or funny video you found but don’t have time to share right now. All you do is add whatever it is you want to share to Pocket, view it later on any device, and share easily.

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Find contacts on social:

Discover.ly has a browser plug-in that lets you click an icon to get all of that person’s contact information whether you’re in your email or on a social profile

or search by email…Most major social networks make it easy to find people using your address book. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram spell things out clearly.

Find top influencers:

Buzzsumo.com lets you analyze what content is performing best for any topic or competitor. Use this to find the influencers promoting topics you care about.

Clean house on social:

Crowdfireapp.com helps you prune your follower list. See who’s following you back, who’s inactive, who has recently unfollowed you and more.

Get more FB fans:

Custom Audiences let you target the friends of people who already like your page or upload a list of your own contacts to run ads that promote your business page.

Boost your LinkedIn reputation:

LinkedIn Publishing allows you to write your own original content and publish it to LinkedIn. Get seen by an entirely new network of people who don’t know you…yet.

Run a social contest:

Shortstack.com enables you to build engaging social media contests and run polls or surveys to build audience engagement.

Automate your email and social media marketing:

OutboundEngine’s content team does the hard work of generating relevant content for your industry. By automating delivery of campaigns to your network, OutboundEngine keeps your customers engaged and uncovers opportunities to deepen relationships and drive referrals.


Despite the lack of time you have, it’s important to realize how impactful marketing is to your business. Hopefully, this cheatsheet and these tools give you back a little bit of time.

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Haley Martensen

Haley is the former Marketing & Events Coordinator at OutboundEngine. She was responsible for bringing our events to life and enjoys considering all details, both big and small.