23 of The Best Tools to Hack Your Startup Growth (Starting Today)

Thomas Oppong
Aug 7, 2015 · 3 min read

For meaningful growth, startups must completely change the rules of traditional marketing and innovate outside of those growth channels. You should be thinking growth when building your app. Companies like Dropbox, Mint and the recently sensational Slack incorporated sharing into their functionalities.

Mailbox used the waiting list to their advantage and it worked. Lot of startups now look beyond AdWords, SEO or popular marketing strategies to find users. These are a collection of products, tools and apps to grow your startup or new business.

1/ Crayon — The most comprehensive collection of marketing designs.

2/ Pablo by Buffer — Create engaging images for your social media posts in 30s.

3/ Hey Press — Free searchable database finds journalists for your startup.

4/ Intercom Real-Time -Have live conversations with users inside your apps.

5/ Colibri.io — Colibri shows you where your customers are engaging online so that you can insert yourself into relevant conversations.

6/ HOKO — Easily set up your apps for mobile search and deep linking.

7/ Summer of Marketing — 12 weeks of Marketing. From 0 to 10,000+ visitors/month

8/ Marketing Podcasts — Discover podcasts that can help you become a better marketer.

9/ Unbounce — Build, publish and A/B test landing pages without I.T.

10/ Nimble — combines all your contacts, email, social signals, activities and follow-ups from everywhere you work.

11/ Zapier — Makes it easy to automate tasks between web apps.

12/ BuzzSumo — Research the content your audience really wants.

13/ Mention — Monitor conversations that matter most to your brand.

14/ ArticleBunny — Get fast, professional articles at an affordable price.

15/ Outbrain — Promote your blog post or article in ‘From Around the Web’ sections of CNN, FastCompany, Slate, Time etc.

16/ Notify — Get notified in Slack when your startup is mentioned online

17/ SumoMe — Collect the email addresses of your site visitors.

18/ Canva — Create designs for Web: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, Twitter Covers etc.

19/ Ocho Create eight-second short videos that provide a “window to the world”.

20/ Muckrake — Easily find & build relationships with journalists.

21/ Really Good Emails — Great email newsletter examples.

22/ Growth Hacker TV — Interviews with leading growth people.

23/ Anewstip — Find journalists by what they tweet.

The author is the founder at Alltopstartups (where he shares startup resources) and Postanly (a free weekly newsletter that delivers the best, most popular and long form posts from top publishers around the web).

Published in Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking


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