Tools & Resources

The tools to help you succeed and build your business

Welcome to the Social Mint resources page — a curated list of the tools and websites I highly recommend for building and optimizing your business. 

But first, an important disclosure:

*Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals. Many have free trials. I recommend you test and try to see if they are a good fit for you and your business.


Organizing with Trello

I love Trello. I like that you can create cards with checklists and to-do lists within them and share the with a team (if you have one).

Build your business headquarters and organize your digital clutter! Manage your business, projects, content, and ideas more efficiently.

You know that being organized will help you reach your goals faster but just don't know where to start. You know being organized will increase productivity but it just doesn't come natural to you.

Brittany & Co. has the templates to get you there.


Storage Solution

I use Sync for files that need more security like my financials and client contracts. Sync makes it easy to store, share and access your files from just about anywhere. I’m using it as a more secure alternative (and in addition to) by Google Drive storage.

Sync protects your privacy with end-to-end encryption — ensuring that your data in the cloud is safe, secure and 100% private. You can share files and folders with links, use passwords and even expiration dates on those links if you wish. I highly recommend this site, even for the FREE version which gives you 5g! Upgrade any time.


GRAPHICS CREATOR

Even though I am a graphic designer by trade and use professional programs daily, I still find Canva handy and I use it frequently.

Canva has templates, elements, even images you can use for free to create custom graphics for your business. It’s really easy to use and has just about everything a small business needs.

There are both free and paid versions.


AUDIOWAVE GRAPHICS CREATOR

Did you know that videos are 6X more likely to be retweeted than photos and 3X more likely than GIFs.

People love video and audio is your new secret social media weapon

Wavve gives you the power to leverage your audio content to create social videos that drive more reach and engagement around your brand and content. Great for promoting episodes, highlighting guests, and sharing show clips.

Great for:

  • Musicians: Easily upload your album artwork and turn songs into animated videos with waveform animations.

  • Podcasters: Turn audio clips from your podcast into shareable video highlights for social media and encourage new listeners to download your show.

  • Radio: Wavve allows Radio Shows to easily repurpose audio on social media. It’s a great use for sharing live reads, promo cuts, listener calls, and more.

  • Webinars: Turn snippets of your webinar or online course into an audio clip.


wave.video (Animatron)

Easy and Powerful Video Maker for social media

Wave.video is an incredibly easy to use online video maker for creating marketing and social videos in minutes.

  • Instantly resize your video to 30+ formats

  • Get access to 200 million stock video clips

  • Import your own assets

  • Edit video and instantly preview the result


image compression for websites and apps (FREE)

TinyPNG.com and TinyJPG.com will reduce the file size of your image files. For FREE! Compressing your images will use less bandwidth and your site will load faster. The result is a quality image without wasting storage or bandwidth! Always make sure you use a copy of your image so you have the larger version should you need it for anything else. You can always go small but you can’t always go bigger again without losing image quality.

I use both of these two sister sites frequently.


Photo Editing

Transform images with dazzling filters and effects. Add text to your photos, or use their retouching tools to zhuzh up a portrait.

Templates

Jumpstart your design with artist-made templates. Customize a collage for your social posts, business needs, or personal projects.

Design

Design from scratch with a blank canvas; juice it with bold graphics and fonts. Size options are at the ready for your YouTube thumbnails, social posts, and more.


android app for instagram reposting (free)

This is by far the best, most reliable, and easiest Instgram reposting app I’ve tried. I've been using it for a long time and highly recommend it.

  • Expands Instagram capabilities

  • SIMPLE – No need to leave Instagram

  • AUTHENTIC – Keep original photos and videos intact


FONT and GRAPHICS SOURCE

TheHungryJPEG is a great resource where you can find fonts of all kinds (fun, script, etc), graphics for projects or social media and they also have bundles of graphics and fonts together that are perfect if you create your own printables. One of my fav parts…the FREEBIES! They have tons of them and they change all the time.

Check out TheHungryJPEG. You’ll have fun just exploring!


Social Media Management and Scheduler

AgoraPulse is well-known for it’s social media management acumen. It’s efficient, cost-effective, provides reporting that can amplify your message and make what you’re posting even better! You truly get the most out of this software. To call it a scheduler truly doesn’t do it justice. Client approvals, social listening, reposting (repurposing) evergreen content with ease, and it helps you learn more about your audience to make the most of your content and posting schedule. I’ve found AgoraPulse is great for agencies and businesses that manage many clients with multiple social channels. Click here to see all they have to offer and how they can help you grow your business.


Scheduler for Social Media

I used this scheduler for a long time. It is very cost effective and offers a ton of features. It’s perfect for smaller agencies. It’s easy to use and edit posts as well as providing a great way to curate content to help you fill out your feed. For the cost you get so much!

You can also manage your social listening from the same dashboard and if you manage scheduling for clients Social Pilot offers a white label PDF reporting option.

  • Simple and Cost-Effective Social Media Management Tool for Teams and Agencies


WEBSITE BUILDER

Squarespace is the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful website or online store.

This is the platform I use to create sites for clients as well as what I use for my own sites. I like it because of the ease of editing and layout, the immense tutorials on their support pages, and the security I get knowing they manage that part and I never have to worry about updating a security plug-in. Squarespace costs more per month (in dollar spend) than say a Wordpress site but in my opinion the security you get and stability let alone all the other features is worth it. I don’t have a lot of free time. I’m working to build my business…I don’t want to worry about updating plug-ins and finding new one’s.

You can do email marketing, further SEO, get analytics, set up an ecommerce store, gather emails through forms, an SSL certificate is included, and more. I highly recommend Squarespace especially if time is valuable to you. It’s worth every penny.