3 FREE Tools For Content Creation

3 Free Content Creation Tools

Hey there did you know there are so many FREE Tools available online to create engaging social media content. Why spend thousands of dollars when you can create awesome content for FREE simply and very easy with no design experience. Here are 3 Tools I use almost daily.

 1) Pablo By Buffer

Buffer is awesome. Now Buffer has a social media creation tool named Pablo. Create stunning images for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Pablo has thousands of images to choose from or you can upload your own. Create header images for blog posts, inspiring quotes with amazing backgrounds, or add some juice to that next Social Media Post with a call to action image. Check out some of the creations I’ve made with Pablo.

Pablo By Buffer

2) Pic Monkey

Pic Monkey is a free website to create and edit pictures. Create your own Facebook Heading, Twitter Cover or Photo Collage. Crop pictures and resize pictures or add a font overlay to an image. Fix those blemishes on head shots or add something funny to your picture. Do you need a design for the holidays? Pic Monkey has hundreds of themed content to create the perfect holiday card or social media post. There are hundreds of fonts and backgrounds to choose so you will be sure to find something perfect. Upload your own overlays and backgrounds as well, get creative.

Picmonkey.com

3) Giphy.com

Are you seeing all those moving pictures on social media. Make your pictures move with Giphy. Giphy has millions of Gif’s to choose from to fit exactly what you are trying to say. Do a happy dance! Tell someone Thank You! That look that explains exactly how you are feeling right now. Create your own Gif’s with their creator tool or even better upload a few pictures and create your own branded slide show. Some people don’t have time to read a blog, or watch a video, but know one passes up a 3 second GIF. Turn any Gif into a video for sharing onto instagram. We all love stickers right? Search the millions of stickers to say “Happy Birthday”, “Job Well Done” or tell that special someone you “Love Them.”

Giphy.com

Creating content for Social Media does not have to be complicated. There are easy to use tools and some great ways to make your content fun and entertaining. What are some FREE Tools you use to create content. I love to for you to share them with me.

Mateo Garcia

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Simple Tip to Add New Contacts

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Do you have some great marketing content or a great product but know one to market too? Do you have CRM and campaigns ready to go but no e-mail addresses? Before you spend money on buying a list or start e-mailing random strangers that don’t know you look in your existing e-mail inbox and contacts. This can be gmail, outlook, hotmail, or track down that password for your AOL account. There are many friends, family, previous clients or former co-workers that have already e-mailed you, know you, and most importantly you already have their e-mail address. If you are starting a new business or selling a great product you can begin building your database with these contacts. You may be thinking I don’t want to start spamming these people or send them unsolicited e-mails. I’m not asking you to do that. If these are contacts that you already know, and you have received an e-mail from them or they have sent an e-mail to you then there is at least some minimal or basic trust with the sender of the e-mail, you.
I would recommend sending an introductory e-mail to these contacts first to ask for permission to include in your database and e-mail campaign. I would start the e-mail with something simple like the example below.

“Hi there how are you doing? I hope things are going well. I want to let you know that I recently started a career ____selling homeowners insurance___would you mind if I occasionally e-mailed you some tips on ways to save on your energy bill, or some great recipes we found on Pinterest? Thanks again for taking the time to read this e-mail. If I can help you or anyone you know now or in the future it would be my pleasure. Have a wonderful day.”

If you send just an introductory e-mail before you start including these contacts on an e-mail campaign, and just be straight and to the point most of the contacts will not reply. If they didn’t reply then they didn’t say no. If you get any responses no, then at least they should be nice about it, because you asked permission. They will still see you as a professional and at the very least they know what you do now even if they did not want to receive your e-mails.
Adding existing contacts that are already in your e-mail address book, or inbox is a great first step to building a database and e-mail campaign for your business. Be sure to do what you promised do not send sales pitch material each month. It’s perfectly fine to include your business contact information, but be sure you e-mail content that is interesting, and helpful.
If you have any questions about building your database or how to get started with Social Media and Database Marketing e-mail us at benicemedia1@gmail.com or please leave a comment below.