Sharon Hurley Hall

Sharon Hurley Hall

Sharon Hurley Hall is a professional writer and blogger. Her work has been published on Jilt, OptinMonster, CrazyEgg, GrowthLab, Unbounce, OnePageCRM, Search Engine People, and Mirasee. Sharon is certified in content marketing and email marketing. In her previous life, Sharon was also a journalist and university journalism lecturer.

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Reviews

eClincher

eClincher isn’t the best-looking social media management tool on the market, so if UI is important to you, I’d recommend a different tool. Regardless, eClincher has excellent customer service (although it’s limited to live chat and video tutorials) and a robust feature set. Unless you’re a solopreneur, you will need to upgrade to a top-tier plan and purchase additional...

Sprout Social

Sprout Social is packed full of great features for businesses and large enterprises. It makes it easy to manage multiple social media accounts in a single intuitive interface. However, per user pricing means using the app with a large team can be very costly.

SocialPilot

SocialPilot is an excellent social media management tool for teams and agencies. It's easy to set up, quick to schedule content, and has multiple options for keeping your social media streams populated. It is an affordable alternative to some of the pricey team plans offered by other social media tools, but the lack of Instagram analytics is a real shame

Sendible

Sendible is one of the best social media management tools for agencies and teams. It's feature-rich and has excellent, customizable reports, though you'll have to pay if you want in-depth insights. The only downside is the slow customer service.

Buffer

Buffer Publish is one of the best social media scheduling tools around. It integrates with a ton of other marketing tools and makes social media sharing a breeze. If you're just starting out with social media marketing, then you can't beat the free plan.

Hootsuite

Hootsuite has recently updated and streamlined its interface. It's now easier on the eye, and retains the functionality that has made it a social media powerhouse for more than ten years. At a starting price of free, it's definitely worth a try.

Uklic

I was surprised to discover so many similarities between Uklic, a new freelance platform, and Fiverr, which has been around for ages. The range of services on Uklic is decent, but as the platform's so new, there's no way to tell at the moment how good individual sellers are. I did some research to check if Uklic actually has anything new and exciting to offer, or if it...

SkillDosti

SkillDosti is very focused on its local market, so it suits people looking to hire freelancers and employees in India. The platform needs some improvement to be truly easy to use, but the dual-purpose approach makes it worth considering for recruiters based in India. If you live in a different country, read on to discover my recommendations.

Blog Posts

AWeber vs. Mailchimp – Which Is Best for Email Marketing? 2021

AWeber or Mailchimp? It's hard to decide. If you've narrowed down your options for email marketing platforms to these two popular choices, that's already a great start. The question is: Which one will take your email marketing strategy from good to great, and make it easy for you to achieve your goals? You can accomplish a lot with either Mailchimp or AWeber, but the...

3.8
April 20, 2021
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Fiverr For Freelancers – Review & Guide to Success in 2021

Fiverr's a great place for a side-hustle or even to earn a full-time income. It is even better than Upwork, Freelancer.com, or many of the other freelance aggregator websites as there are no subscription fees and it is free to post your gigs. You can build multiple gigs to show off exactly what you have to offer and make them attractive to potential clients. There is also no...

4.6
April 19, 2021
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6 Best Social Media Tools for Digital Marketers 2021

Is your current social media tool really working for you? Maybe you're wondering whether there's another tool that's easier to use, or offers more features or value. Or perhaps you need to schedule content for a platform that's not integrated with your current tool. With the right tool, you'll save time and manage social media efficiently so that your social content...

Social Media Scheduling – 6 Tools to Save Time [2021 ADVICE]

Whether you’re running your own blog or managing social media content for your clients, posting content across multiple social media platforms can eat up all your time. And let’s face it – you have other things to do. There are many social media scheduling tools out there, but you need one you can really trust. You don’t want to waste your time – or money, for that matter –...

Hootsuite vs Buffer – Which is Better for Business 2021

If you're a blogger, digital marketer, or social media manager looking to up your game, at some point you'll want to think about saving time and effort by scheduling your social media content in advance. You’ll also want insights and analytics that can help you improve your reach. The only trouble is, there are a bunch of tools out there, and it's hard to know which one has...

6 Websites to Hire Freelance Digital Marketers (2021)

These days, it's essential to use digital marketing to find and win prospective customers. But it can also be a minefield. Digital marketing involves a wide range of skills, and it's not always easy to find a single person who is experienced in all the areas you need. Plus, if you're running a small business, you don't want to risk hiring the wrong person. That could really...

Hiring in Tech Today: The Role of Gender and Racial Bias in 2021

If you're a Caucasian male, you've won the lottery when it comes to getting hired in tech, or so it seems. According to tech diversity reports, in the biggest tech companies, men represent between 77% and 88% of the workforce, and Caucasians between 40% and 51%. Those figures seem to reveal a stark truth: if you're a woman or a person of color, it's much harder to get a...

15 Must-Have Tools for B2B Content Marketing Pros in 2021

In B2B content marketing, strategy is everything. In a competitive market, where some businesses excel at reaching their core audience with content, you can't afford to be left behind. If you're a B2B content marketer looking to up your game, you need to use the right tools. The thing about content marketing for B2B is that it's a long game. You'll likely have a smaller...

Identifying Fake News in the Time of the Presidential Election – Ultimate Guide to Avoid Panic and Indifference

In the last three years, there's been a rampant increase in reports of the use of digital marketing tools like social media to spread false information, commonly referred to as "fake news." From the supposed deaths of many celebrities (like the Cher story below) to election tampering, it seems that this trend is – unfortunately – here to stay. This is a particularly...

6 Best Online Social Media Marketing Courses in 2021

Social media platforms and features seem to change every other week, so whether you're just getting started with social media marketing or want to up your game, you'll definitely need some help. Even if you use one of the best social media tools, it's still important to choose a course that not only got great reviews last year, but is still relevant right now. There's only...

5 Best Freelance Sites to Hire QUALITY Graphic Designers in 2021

Too busy for a full read? Here's the BEST freelance site to hire graphic designers in Fiverr - The best value for money, with the largest selection of professional graphic designers. Hire a freelance designer on Fiverr for as little as $5. There are plenty of freelance platforms out there, but not all of them are reliable. You don't want to waste your time – or worse,...

10 Essential Free Tools for Nonprofits (2021 Guides Included)

As a nonprofit, it's essential to maintain a strong online presence if you're going to keep attracting donors, supporters, and volunteers. But keeping yourself visible online can be costly—both in terms of time and money—and that's a problem. After all, the less you spend on administration, the more you have to support your cause. But there’s good news. A lot of tools out...

Coursera Review – Popular, but Is It Any Good in 2021?

If you're thinking about taking an online course, you’ve probably read tons of glowing reviews about Coursera, followed by opportunities to sign up for your first class. But does this online education site really deserve its good reputation, or is it all just hype? Before you invest in a Coursera course – or any online class, for that matter – it's essential to know...

Buffer Analyze – Can It Improve Social Media Strategy?

Buffer is one of the best known social media scheduling tools available today. It's got millions of users around the globe and is a core tool for social media marketers, large and small. Buffer recently split its offerings into three separate products: Buffer Publish, a social media scheduler (read our full review here) Buffer Reply, a social inbox and engagement...

Find an Amazing Copywriter on Fiverr (10 STEPS for 2021)

Ever been overwhelmed by the task of finding a copywriter on Fiverr? You're not the only one. With thousands of service providers to choose from—including many whose gigs look and sound the same—it can be hard to know which copywriter will suit you and your project best. After all, you don't just want any copywriter; you want an amazing copywriter. You want someone who can...

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