Once in a while we come across some great online freebies and rather than just sharing on social media, we thought we’d gather up a few today in a single post full of free stuff to check out during your holiday weekend.
We’ll be back on Sunday with another Author Marketing Mastery installment, as well as a special offer to help you celebrate your own Author Independence. Meanwhile, here’s the lineup – Enjoy!
1. Crowdfire: Refine Twitter and Instagram FREE
On the heels of our Twitter discussion, you need to be in on a site we’re loving here at WWW. There’s a paid version, too, but most of you will be more than happy using the free version. Crowdfire works with both Twitter and Instagram and helps you keep track of unfollowers, non-followers and followers.
You can see who’s not following back (and unfollow them right there). We also like the “inactive following” option so Twitter account holders who’ve “left the building” aren’t cluttering up who you’re following. An ‘Auto DM’ feature let’s you set up a “Thanks for following” type message to new followers. You can even search keywords within the app to find new followers.
2. Author Brand – FREE Online Course with Dana Kaye!
Registration for Your Author Brand, a free online course through Teachable, is now open from Dana Kaye, Kaye Publicity. We first met Dana at Book Expo America and can tell you she’s a bundle of creative energy, full of great ideas for authors. CLICK HERE to learn more and register for free!
3. Killer Book Publishing Tips – FREE Webinar Replay
Click on the image at right to get viewing! (And scroll down on the page for more free webinar replays).
4. Social Sharing Best Practices – FREE Intel
This fabulous article from our friends at SumoMe: The New Social Sharing Best Practices: What We Learned Analyzing 200 Million Shares offers up lots of useful, actionable advice about when and where to share, with lots of references and useful info.
Plus, you can download a free spreadsheet to see the 75 most common places people shared content to in 2015 and 2016.
5. Hubspot Library FREE Templates, Webinars and More
Hubspot’s Marketing Library is full of goodies and templates to guide you through the maze of inbound marketing. Lots and lots of “cool stuff” – and well presented. They also host one of our favorite analytics tools, the Website Grader, that gives you free intel on how your website stacks up (and how to address areas where it may be falling down on the job).