What (SaaS) tools do you use to run the marketing and growth of your indie business?
(Inspired from @breedaddy who posted a link to Podia's founder tools they use.)
Here's what I use for Polypane
Task management: Trello
Operations: Amazon SES, Calendly, Zoom, Paddle, MRR.io, Dropbox, Typeform
Development: DigitalOcean. GitHub, Amazon Cognito, Sentry
Marketing: Google Analytics, Segment, Fullstory, Customer.io, Sendy, Tweetdeck
Product: Atom, Polypane (:
Support: Drift, Slack
checked out your product. really cool!
Isn't full story expensive? compared to hotjar. do you also use it for debugging issues
I use it on a free startup plan, so I don't really know! I used it to check where I could improve the UI but not much else.
Here is what I use for Startup Sanctuary.
Team Collaboration: Slack, Trello, GSuite, Notion
Operations: Calendly, Google Calendar, Zoom, Whereby, loom, Descript, Stripe, Gumroad
Marketing & CMS: Hubspot, Wordpress
Design & Creativity: Canva, MindMeister
Networking: Lunchclub, Cuppa, CafeCito
Oh Descript is really cool product. I've been looking for something like this for so long. Thanks for sharing.
Yes it is a very good tool. You are welcome @shad
Wowzers, more than I thought. Currently:
Website: Ghost, Blue Ocean, Stripe
Media: Zoom, Anchor, Crowdcast
Marketing: Twitter, Buffer, Canva, EmailOctopus
Other: Notion, GoogleDocs/Forms/Calendar, Simplenote, Calendly, Loom
Future possibilities: Zapier, Whereby, Reddit, Quora
Phew, I think that's all of them.
Our main tools for Taskable: Tandem, Slack, Zoom, Clubhouse, Zapier, Whimsical, G Suite.
I've been trying to do a survey on this subject over the past couple months - here's the preliminary results <- presentation can use a bit of work
Here's what I use for: tillypay.com
Intercom, DigitalOcean, Trello, CircleCI, Helpscout, Typeform, Github, Stripe, Notion, Slack & Abstract.
Wow, didn't realise how standard we are.
I use these little guys for Striking Digital and most of my other projects.
Graphic Assets: Photoshop, Canva
Task: Free Tasks app from Google and Microsoft as it syncs everything from time to date.
Digital Presence: WordPress, Wix, Opencart
Payments: PayPal, Stripe, Slimvoice, Qwilr proposals, 2checkout (rarely)
Operations: Gmail, Calendly, Zoom, Google Meets, and Drive
Development: AWS, OVH, Hetzner, and a few shared hosting guys
Marketing: Google Analytics, Hubspot, Social Chief, Twilio, Sendpulse, Mailchimp
Support: Twilio, Crisp, Slack
Thanks for the template @Killian ;)
Update: These are the few I use regularly. There are other ones I use for my projects too.
To OP - thanks for the insightful thread. And to those answering, a thanks as well.
Outreach, lead enrichment, customer on-boarding : Pneumatic.app (our own product)
Operations: Sendgrid, Zoom
Analytics: Segment, Mixpanel, GTM
Billing: Recurly, Stripe
Development: GCP, Bitbucket, Sentry
Marketing: Customer.io, Delighted, HugoCMS
I just started offdesign last Friday.
Growth: Experiments from GrowthHackers!
Marketing: Workflow from GrowthHackers, Canva and Autopilot
Data: Segment, Clearbit, Amplitude
I find Amplitude an under-rated tool. I don't hear about it often, but it's very useful and has a nice UX.
is it useful when you have more data to quantify.. at early stages I thought qualitative view (e.g. hotjar, fullstory kind) is good enough
Team Collaboration: Slack
Task Management: Atlassian Suite (Jira/Confluence)
Development: Visual Studio Code, BitBucket
Marketing: zubbit.io, Google Analytics, Social Champ
Payments: Stripe, PayPal
First: Don't spend too much time finding the right tool for you start-up. Just pick one and stay with it for at least a year. There is a good chance that you will need other software in the next phase of your startup. Gaving said that, here are the tools we use at [UptimeMate](https://www.indiehackers.com/product/uptimemate
And that's it. ;-)
Our essential stack is:
Of course, there are more, but these are the essential daily tools.
Facebook remarketing - target users that already visited your website, seems to give high conversion rates (would recommend 100%)
Not really using any tools, but I am trying to increase organic search by creating new content, apart from that doing ppc campaigns on Google, Bing and Quora (very low budget though and very very targetted, to increase conversion rates)
My project => https://kingmailer.co
Sales: Nethunt CRM, Calendly, Loom, Intercom, G Suite apps (Meet, Calendar)
Marketing: Google Analytics, Ahrefs, Hootsuite, VidIQ
Task management: Trello
We also use Zapier to connect multiple apps
https://saturnfunnels.com/ ... my own tool.
Thinking of using: https://www.customerly.io/en for an automated chat bot.
emetti.com and/or joonbot.com. Both are Indie Hackers projects and both are awesome for website chat.
Thanks...I'll check them out!