10 Must-Have Websites for Startups
As a startup we can appreciate good advice from other startups. So, we decided to share our favorite online services so other startups could benefit from our experience. Specifically, the ones you might not be so familiar with. Presented in no particular order.
1. Visual Web Optimizer
Visual Weboptimizer is a fantastic tool for conducting A/B testing on your website. The features are great for the price and you even get a free heat-map with your test. You can create a variant on visual web optimizer without having to change your actual website which is cool.
One of the things we learned by looking at the Heatmaps is to install signup buttons in strategic locations: just like this one (Nice plug, right?):
Licensario solved a big problem for us: How to manage licensing, payments, refunds and upgrades for our rapidly growing client base? By allowing them to handle all this for us we are able to focus on developing PowToon rather than developing all kinds of back-end stuff.
UserVoice is a free service (With pro options) for managing customer support. The interface is great and it’s full of features. We could not give the service we do without UserVoice.
Trello is a free service for agile project management. It’s much simpler and easier to use than Jyra. So we use it for managing all non-RnD tasks.
Chartio collects events from your servers and allows you to present the data in various charts. We track almost everything there and all departments can read the data after its shown in a chart.
We have a bunch of social networks and we really value keeping in touch with our users and fans. Hootsuite allows us to manage all our social networks and stay in touch no matter where we are. The free version we have found to be just useful enough. We like to keep our social engagement real but if we are on vacation we will create some social posts and schedule them for when we are away. That’s nice.
We do in-fact consider Powtoon to be a fantastic tool for startups. This is the tool that allows you to pitch your idea before it’s fully developed into a product people can easily understand when they hear about it. In fact, we used it to build our mailing list before we launched the official product. And now we use it to explain what makes Powtoon so great.
iDonethis is simple. At the end of every day you get an email asking you what you did today. You respond and the next morning you get a report showing you what everyone got done. Sounds simple right? We find it very useful.
Fiverr and oDesk are a real must for any startup. Need someone to do something that could take them 5 minutes and take you about 3 days? This is where you find them.
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