6 epic websites small businesses must know to grow online

Dear small businesses, you’re going to have to put an extra effort to grow online.
The key is to put out decent content consistently.

With changes in how every platform changes with time, it’s important to stay updated and relevant.
So, to have an edge above others, here are 6 epic websites that will help you grow online.

1. Coolors

Coolors is known as the super-fast color scheme generator. This website allows you to pick a color scheme and palette for your brand colors and ensure your social media, website and everything you post on them are in great sync.

The idea is to have all your content put together, with a consistent aesthetic added. It’s also easier for a third person to be able to recognize your brand based on the content you publish.

They also have a trending palette tab where you can explore color palettes to seek inspiration from and then go ahead creating your own.

 

Once you decide on your palette, you can make changes to them by adjusting the saturation, brightness, hue, and temperature.

When it’s ready, you can export/ save it as a pdf, image, or even as a code amongst many other options.
I saved mine as an image (.png file) and here’s how it looks –

You can explore the website here

2. Hatchful

A  logo for your small business is super important before you step into your product promotion phase.
It provides an identity that portrays your values, mission, and purpose as a business.
This identity can immediately attract prospective customers and on the other hand, an average logo design could turn your customers off. And, having none is even a bigger marketing mistake.

Hatchful is a logo maker by Shopify that allows you to create thoughtful logos in just a few seconds.
Here’s how —

  • Choose a visual style as per your business.
  • Add a business name and slogan if any.
  • Select where you’d be using the logo.
  • Tap on Edit and with the options on the left panel, you can change fonts, colors, icons, and layouts.
  • Once done, save and use them on your socials, branding, and websites.

You can explore the website here

3. Namelix

This website allows you to create catchy brandable business names using artificial intelligence.
All you have to do is add a keyword, a sentence describing your brand, then select the length as short, medium, or long.
Once done, you can add a style to it from the options you see below and tap on “Generate”

You can try different keywords till you find a perfect name for your business.

I added the keyword as Cake, description as a tiny home bakery, and length as Short.
Further, added a name style as Multiple words and done!
I then decided to pick — CAKETALK as my brand name.

Now, you will see an option to fix the size, add colors, slogans, icons, background, and layouts.

I made some quick fixes as per my brand colors and here it is!
Ready to be saved 💪

This website is freemium. It means, it allows you to create for free and then save a basic .png file at a one time cost of $25, if you’d like more to it they have two more plans — Designer and Enterprise

You can explore the website here

4. Blush Design

This website is a community-based platform that brings illustrations to everyone. You do not need to be an expert in design but just a creative eye and enough time to play with the fully customizable graphics made by artists across the globe.

All you have to do is select a category, or pick from the collections created by different artists.

When you finalize your illustrations, you can make changes to them too. I picked an illustration from the Seasonal collection (Christmas)

Once I made changes to it to fit my social platforms, by changing the expressions, clothing, character, position, and colors, here’s how it looks like now –

You can explore the website here

5. Canva

This tool allows you to create posts as per the social platforms you’d like to publish to. The available templates and 5GB cloud storage are just enough for your small business.
Canva is super easy to use the app and the fact that you do not have to look for the image dimension or rack your head too much on the creatives is a bonus of why it stands out amongst other content creation tools.
They have templates based on the platform you’re publishing to.
You can create beautiful images, videos, and animated posts in just a few clicks.

You can look at your options here

6. Crowdfire

Since most small businesses are mostly managed by an individual or a small team, a social media management tool makes it easier and easy on the pocket to ace the social space. This is because it becomes that one-stop for all the social platforms.

Amongst the different tools available, Crowdfire is the most affordable tool for social media management.
It helps with scheduling posts, Curating Content, Mentions, Analytics, Report builder, RSS feeds, Social listening, Content planning, Sentimental analysis, and Profile/ Client management.

Here are the key features of how you could use Crowdfire to the fullest –

  • With Crowdfire’s content curation tab, you can share relevant content from the feed. This helps to keep your social accounts active and engaging when there isn’t enough original content.
  • You can Compose posts and schedule them using the “Best time feature” or a time and date you’d like the post to be published on your social media handle.
  • The Mentions feature fetches all the posts on your social accounts where your account has been mentioned. You can reply to these with text, GIFs, and emojis.
  • The RSS feed feature allows you to add RSS feeds of sites publishing content relevant to you.
    Crowdfire will then pull all of their content in the app for you to share.
  • The calendar view is basically a bird’s-eye view of all the posts you’ve scheduled on a particular social account. The master calendar allows you to view the scheduled posts for all your social accounts at once.
  • Analytics plays a super important role to understand what works best for social platforms. Crowdfire’s analytics gives you an in-depth understanding of your posts, audience, engagement, and more.
  • There’s a cool Report Builder feature that allows you to fetch data and create reports within a few minutes. These are entirely customizable in terms of the metrics and data you’d like. You can download them and share them too.
  • Crowdfire’s Listening feature allows you to track and monitor your and your competitor’s mentions. This feature is important for your brand to know everything you need to know about your audience.
  • Crowdfire’s free plan allows you to manage and schedule 3 social accounts.
    In addition, to access the advanced features, you can opt for the paid plans, and these start from $9.99 per month or $7.48 per month if you opt for a yearly plan.

You can explore the Web App here.

That’s all folks!⚡️
If you’re a small business you can also read through my earlier published posts that could help you –


With Crowdfire, you can find curated content, schedule your posts, engage with your audience, deep-dive into analytics and create custom reports. it for free.

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