7 Social Media Tools That Will Make Your Life Easier and help grow your business!

Creating great and shareable content, analysing it's reach and effectiveness on social media has never been easier!Now that social media is a normal part of the marketing process and not just a crazy idea thousands of amazing tools have been created to help you to be a fantastic marketeer for your own business or employer.

There are heaps of tools out there but how do you know which ones to use? I know what i'll be using to make my life easier this year, with tons of campaigns to manage I have leant what works and what doesn't.

Here I have compiled my list of tools I will be using more or less every single day in 2015:

1. Co-Schedule

Co-schedule is a drag and drop editorial calendar plugin for wordpress. If you blog and have a wordpress website this is one tool that will increase engagement of your posts and see your content hits easily double. The way it works is that when you post a new blog you can than share it from one place to many social networks at many different times. The dashboard also includes analytics so you can how many shares you've got and how much engagement you've received. Find out more about co-schedule here.

2. Canva

If you haven't heard of canva yet, where have you been? Canva is an easy to use tool for creating graphics for social media and more. I even created my new email header in Canva this morning! They also have a library of templates whereby you can create content the correct size for each social network. Canva is free to use unless you opt for premium stock images in your designs.

3. Fiverr

Fiverr is a skill purchasing website whereby you can buy creative digital services for just $5! That's right $5. This week I had a very professional podcast intro and outro created for $5 by a UK seller. He completed within an hour. You can get things done like have logo's created, cover images for social media and much more. Just be weary of sellers offering 1000's of likes or retweets! These will be fake accounts and will mess up your analytics! You can also check seller ratings and see feedback before you decide who to use. Find out about Fiverr here

4. Leadpages

Leadpages is the worlds easiest landing page generator! Giving away free content such as videos, ebooks and podcasts is the easiest and best way to build your audience. By creating an easy landing page with wordpress you can exchange content for opt-in email addresses easily. Leadpages integrates seamlessly with most email providers and other apps and services. I use leadpages for every single one of my clients, an email for a voucher or a telephone number for some free advice is a great way to get new leads for your business. Find out more

5. Mailchimp

I find Mailchimp an easy simple platform for sending email. And now they have an app called Mailchimp Snap whereby you can send an image and some text straight from your mobile device. I am using mailchimp for this email. It's very simple to create optin boxes and on paid accounts you can also create automation.

6. Sprout Social

Sprout social is an easy to use scheduling and analytics dashboard for social media. Keep all of your social networking in one place and analyse your users in one easy to read dashboard. Sprout social is also a brilliant Social Media Management Tool for Businesses

Do you use any of these tools already or will you be? Is there anything you use that's not mentioned here?