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Cost-Effective Online Management Tools for Bloggers and Small Businesses

Cost-Effective Online Management Tools for Bloggers and Small Businesses

Managers and entrepreneurs are constantly exploring different ways to make their business a success. Living in today’s hectic society, it is sometimes difficult to focus on all the demands of a private business. As a result, many companies offer free and low-cost online management tools that can help offset the operational burdens of a business while increasing it’s productivity. These tools can be especially beneficial for bloggers or website owners who are running a businesses online.


Box is an easy way to share files with colleagues, partners and customers. This cloud-based file sharing and storage solution makes it easy for each team member to share spreadsheets, presentations, and other documents. Box also provides instantaneous file backup and file access from multiple mobile devices and computers.


Utilizing the Addsource platform for local call campaigns will enable you to monitor and record campaigns in their entirety. This system uses what is called a pay-per-call technique, which helps a small business owner save money by tracking phone calls while paying only for the relevant ones. Addsource also provides email tracking and virtual phone numbers.


FreshBooks is an accounting software that helps small business owners track time and business expenses, generate reports and invoices, and accept online payments with ease. All data is backed up and made accessible from remote locations, and access is available on mobile devices. With Fresh Books a blogger can focus on writing and other administrative tasks while easily managing the accounting aspects of the business.


Insightly is a cloud-based CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software. This user-friendly tool allows one to collect, organize, and share contact information so that the business is managed more efficiently. Insightly has built-in project management tools such as notifications, tasks, and milestones to help you stay organized at all times. All of the information is centralized, so the entire team is aware of what’s going on in order to stay organized and deliver on time. Access is available from any internet device.


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For those who need to meet with customers, and employees who need to be reminded about daily meeting and activities, MeetingBurner is a fantastic conferencing tool. It allows you to connect with colleagues and customers despite the geographical distance. This software also provides conference calls and meetings.


MailChimp is a great source for email marketing, giving businesses the ability to build, organize, and track customer email lists. Email marketing with newsletters can be a cost-effective and efficient way to engage with customers. MailChimp helps bloggers to build an email list, create a custom message, send it off to all subscribers, and track the results of the campaign.

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MailChimp also integrates with other platforms already in use by small businesses, such as Facebook, WordPress, Freshbooks, Magento, and Google Analytics.


Using multiple social media channels can help a small business grow. HootSuite will enable a company to manage, track, and measure all of its social networks in one place.

Social media, CRM, call tracking, you name it—there is a management tool to cover every hard part of the job.

Fortunately, with this competitive business world, more and more of these tools are being offered to users. All you need to do is choose the right one for you.

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  • Online business gets success with its simplicity. So, these softwares really make a complicated one simple. Since many of the customers are actively discuss through social media networks, HootSuite will help a business to grow quickly because of easiness to handle. MeetingBurner will also help to manage a business.

  • Thanks for creating a list of these helpful tools for small blogs and businesses. Personally I use Box which helps me to share files with my clients and MailChimp for email marketing. I found MailChimp the ideal choice as its free until 2000 subscribers and because its user friendly.

  • Thanks for the tips! I use ClickMeeting for contacting clients and colleagues. I’m using Mailchimp and Hootsuite too.

  • Hootsuite will always be my favorite. I’ve been using the program for quite some time now and it has been very helpful especially when it comes to scheduling your social media posts and stuff.

  • Another very good cost effective online business meeting tool is: R-HUB web conferencing servers. It is an on premise solution which works on Windows, MAC, Android, iOS etc.

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