Category - Social Media

#TechBlab Ep 43 – Top 10 Apps

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Saad Kamal & Sean McKenna

 

Promo, the instant video creation platform from Slidely. Promo is a one stop video creation system. It’s simple, efficient and 100% optimized for social.
Yapply is an online content discovery and social networking service that enables its users to have realtime conversations on any web page.
Miranda is a great app for scheduling across multiple time zones. I am now using this for all future meetings.
ProShot by Edward Kezeli
https://appsto.re/us/9fDg3.i
Superimpose Studio by Pocket Bits LLC
https://appsto.re/us/zn6vJ.i
Youtube to Facebook Share
Facebook Canvas
Html Signature Generator
Find and Compare the Best Tools for your Startup
Entrepreneur Tools
News:
Apple likely to debut iPad Air 3 at March event; new Apple Watch models revealed
Apple is planning to introduce new iPad hardware at an event in mid-March, according to sources, with the most likely device being a new iPad Air. This new iPad with a 9.7-inch screen, presumably to be called the “iPad Air 3,” will be launched alongside the a new 4-inch iPhone known as the “iPhone 5se” and a series of new Apple Watch models. Apple is currently planning to hold its keynote during the week of March 14th, but the final date is still in flux, according to sources.
Google speeds up Chrome for iOS with Apple’s WKWebView, launches Data Saver extension out of beta
 
A week after launching Chrome 48 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Google has released Chrome 48 for iOS with a big focus on performance and stability. The company has also launched its Data Saver extension for the desktop out of beta. You can download the latest Chrome for iOS version from Apple’s App Store and the Data Saver extension from the Chrome Web Store.
Thanks to WKWebView’s out-of-process rendering, when the web view crashes or runs out of memory, it doesn’t take down Chrome with it. As a result, the company’s browser now crashes 70 percent less on Apple’s mobile platform
Unlockd signs US deal with Boost Mobile worth up to $100 million
 
Mobile customers can reduce their phone bills by $5 per month by displaying targeted ads, offers and content from brands and media companies including Starbucks, Levi’s and Lyft at various times when they unlock their handset.
Pandora Revamps Its App To Better Compete With Spotify, Apple Music

#TechBlab Ep 42 – You #Beta check this out… #apps

This is a replay of the live broadcas

Zcast
Live interactive podcasting with your Twitter followers
CornerTube
Watch your YouTube videos in Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode from anywhere.
Music Memos by Apple
An app to capture your song ideas. Whenever inspiration strikes.
*Note to sean – Show this if we have time
ShareTube – Watch YouTube videos with friends, synced to the second
Adobe Voice 2.0 Make stunning explainer videos – in minutes. Now on iPhone.
 
Photype
Round
A beautiful medication reminder and pill tracker
 
Churndown 
One Click Customer Feedback powered by Stripe.
An email based survey is sent a period of time before or after they are billed. Customers can answer directly from the email giving you a score of 1-10.

 

 

 

Divi WordPress Theme

#TechBlab Ep25 – Top 10 Apps November

#TechBlab Ep25 – Top 10 Apps November

1. Hitchly
Turn any URL to a Phonenumber your visitors can dial in
2. Faceparty
Fun x 4. Shoot killer GIFs, collage them, and share your genius with the universe.
 
3. Super
Home Ownership Reinvented. A subscription service that will take care of your home maintenance
4. Punkpost
 
Send hand written cards as easy as texting
 
5. Get the Font – Download any Font
 
*this might be a little illegal*
6. Animaker
Make cool Animated videos easily
7. Crowdcast
Webinars Made Easy
 
8. Unmute
 
Live broadcast Your Audio Calls (Its like Blab but Audio only)
Join LIVE voice calls happening anywhere in the world. More than just calls, these streams are interactive. When in session, other users can tune in, share photos and comments, and even join the talk if unmuted by the host. ≈ Call your friends • Send voicemails to anyone ∞ Replay calls at anytime ⁄ Save calls to share as a Podcast ∆ Post to Twitter, Facebook, and beyond
9. Fieldbook
Create Database as easy as Excel.
10. Todoist
 
11.  YouTube Music
12. Replay Video Editor by Stupeflix
https://appsto.re/us/ZSbyP.i
13. FREE App of the week 11/15-11/21
PDF Expert 5 – Fill forms, annotate PDFs, sign documents by Readdle
https://appsto.re/us/nGcwS.i
14. Action Launcher 3 for Android
15. Audio Recorder for Andorid by Sony
16. CoEverywhere mentioned by @michaelhernsin
17. Otta Radio mentioned by @Mat_Sherman

#Techblab Episode 24 – Top 20+ IFTTT Recipes with @jenrgy

#Techblab Episode 24 – Top 20 IFTTT Recipes with @jenrgy

BIG thanks once again to Jennifer Lehner @jenrgy for joining us and sharing some of her favorites! All of her favorites are colored Pink just like her Bird Nerds course! The info for that is right below! Also setup notifications for our website by adding our RSS to IFTTT. Just add this recipe and our feed

Here is the Recipe: https://ifttt.com/recipes/147561-rss-feed-to-email

And here is our RSS Feed: techblab.co/feed

Here is a few more RSS related recipe’s:https://ifttt.com/feed


 

http://birdnerds.info
Comprehensive Twitter course.for all levels. Starts with the basics and goes all the way to Advanced stuff, including a bonuses of a Twitter Advertising course and Social Streaming Course (periscope and blab). lifetime access and course will updated twice a year. Carts close Friday at midnight and although I will be offering this course again, I won’t be offering it with the two 90 minute live q/a calls that are included this time. Cost is $247 USD .
1. Share your Instagram pics as native Twitter photos
When you post on Instagram, the photos will show up in your Twitter feed as a full image rather than just a link. This Recipe is awesome!
2. Be a “First Responder” to Your Audience’s needs. (Twitter Search to SMS)
3. Save Screenshots to a separate iOs Album
4. Add tweets from a specific user to a Google Spreadsheet
4. Add favorite bloggers latest posts to a Google Spreadsheet
5.If IFTTT adds a new feature, be the first to know!
 
6. If a certain hashtag is used by someone on Twitter, add them to a Twitter lis.
 
7.(Local recipe) If it snows (or rains), send out a list of your favorite activities to do in your town on a rainy day.
 
8. Publish to YouTube and to Pinterest at the same time.
 
9.Create a bit.ly link for any iOs screenshot you take
 
10. Un-mute your ringer in the morning
11. Simply label a Gmail “Evernote” to send it there 
In Gmail, just select “Evernote” as a label for an email and it will get sent to Evernote as a new note.
12. Get an SMS alert before any event starts on your Google Calendar. 
13. SMS Birthday reminders
14. Get yourself out of an awkward situation
Notes: “Excuse me, I have to take this call…” Send your IFTTT SMS number a text with the hashtag #help to receive a phone call. Great for a quick escape!
15. Save new contacts to a Google Spreadsheet
16. Share new blog posts to a Facebook Page
17. Create reminders for important emails
Get stuff done! Automagically create iOS Reminders whenever you star new emails in your Gmail inbox.
 
18. Save your new Instagram photos to Dropbox
19. Create scheduled and recurring Trello cards.
Do you have a task that you perform every week? Automatically create Trello cards on a schedule of your choosing.
20. Build a social media calendar in Google Calendar every time you Buffer
This recipe adds a new event to your Google Calendar on the date and time it’s scheduled to post
21. Buffer your Pocket favorites
All you got to do is favorite an article in Pocket and this Recipe will add it to your Buffer queue with a headline and image
22. Save links from liked (favorited) tweets to Pocket!
23. Facebook Page Posts go to Google+ via Buffer
24. Feedly Saved for Later Items to Buffer (Requires Feedly Pro)
25. Sync new files from Dropbox to Google Drive
26. Save starred emails to ToDoist App for all platforms
27. Save Gmail Attachments to Dropbox 
28. Remind me to return missed calls (Android Only)
 
http://birdnerds.info
Comprehensive Twitter course.for all levels. Starts with the basics and goes all the way to Advanced stuff, including a bonuses of a Twitter Advertising course and Social Streaming Course (periscope and blab). lifetime access and course will updated twice a year. Carts close Friday at midnight and although I will be offering this course again, I won’t be offering it with the two 90 minute live q/a calls that are included this time. Cost is $247 USD .

#TechBlab Episode 19 – Entrepreneur’s Toolbox

– Google for Work
– Trello
– Dropbox
– OneDrive
– Evernote
-OneNote
Zoom
Clickfunnels
Asana
Slack
Hire VA/Temp Staff
PostPlanner
Buffer
Freedom – Block Distractions
Canva
IconFinder
Convertkit
Stormboard – online brainstorming
Domain Search
Stripe
GumRoad – Sell digital files
Alibaba
AliExpress
Moo Cards
A/B Testing for Websites – Optimizely
Xero
Sqwiggle – Team Collaboration, Chat, Video
Fiverr/Fever
Audible
Meetup
HARO
Shopify
Theme forest
On Demand business advice
99 Designs
Open source Legal Documents
Product Hunt
KickStarter
Cloudflare
 
Sunrise Calendar-
Flux for eye strain
Marks
Scrivener
Mindset Mindmanager
Asana
Smart sheet
Harvest for time tracking
HubSpot
Yesware
Nimble
17 Hats
Appear
Plus and Minus

#TechBlab Episode – 18 Get More Opt-ins/Leads on Your Site (Tools/Apps/Strategies)

 

#TechBlab Episode – 18 Get More Opt-ins/Leads on Your Site (Tools/Apps/Strategies)

What Makes a Good Lead Magnet?

– Relate to knowledge they lacks
– It should also solve their particular problem
– Can be easily digestible within minutes
– Lead magnet need to tie back with your product in the backend and their buying intent.

Types of Lead Magnets:

– E-books and white papers
– Minicourses via email
– Cheat sheets
– Video or video series
– Audio recording, podcast
– Free course / webinar
– Assessment or test
– Free coupons
– How to be a smart buyer of X
– Things you need to know before buying Y
– Free online tools (home decor planner, pet optimal nutrition calculator, car online custom tuning etc)
– Free Shipping
– Quiz
– Giveaway / Contest
– Workbook
– Tools List
– Printable
– Private Facebook Group
– Consultation Call 1-1

Coming up with Content for Lead Magnet:

1 ) What are the top 3 questions you are constantly asked when people want to know about your business?
(These common questions are a perfect starting point to help you start seeing what your audience most needs from you)

2) What are your audience’s PAIN POINTS? (Figuring out what keeps them up at night and the obstacles that get in their way will help you understand their needs and become even more valuable to them.)

3) What sort of value can you add that your ideal audience wont be able to pass up?

3. Questions to Ask: (Try to get 3 Yes)

-Is it so irresistible that your audience will actually feel they’ve missed out if they pass it up?

-Will your lead magnet get your audience results, save them money or solve a problem?

-Will their positive outcome happen quickly? (Remit Sethi – How to save Annual Fees on Credit Cards)

Researching Lead Magnet Ideas:

1. Quora.com
2. Google Adwords Keyword Planner
3. BuzzSumo

Tools for Creating opt-in Boxes

Facebook Lead Ads

https://www.facebook.com/business/news/lead-ads-launch

Sumo Me
http://sumome.com/
– List Builder
– Welcome Matt
– Scroll Box
– Smart Bar

Option Monster

http://optinmonster.com/ – $9/month / $49 – year
– Exit Intent® Technology
– Page Level Targeting
– A/B Split Testing
– drag & drop builder
– Mobile only popups

Bloom

– $89 per year (For all Plugins + Themes of Elegant themes)
– locked content form
– Form Triggers (e.g After Purchase, Show on certain pages)
http://www.elegantthemes.com/plugins/bloom/
Types of Opt-ins:

Email Opt in Boxes

KingSumo
-Giveaway – $198
http://kingsumo.com/apps/giveaways/

List Fusion
http://codecanyon.net/item/list-fusion-best-popup-and-lead-generation-plugin/8565621

Booking / Consultation
https://calendly.com/
http://www.scheduleonce.com/

#TechBlab Episode 14 – Tools for Managing Your Social Media Channels

Catch the reply here: bit.ly/techblab14

-Buffer (FB, Twitter, Pinterest) – Free + Paid
http://bufferapp.com
-Hootsuite (FB, Twitter, Instagram) – Free + Paid
-Tailwind (Pinterest) – $9/month
-IFTTT (If this then that) – Free
http://ifttt.com
– PostPlanner – $7/month
– CoSchedule – $15/month
Buzz sumo
– Manage Flitter
http://manageflitter.com – Free + $12/month option
quuu.co
Twitter Cards
The Everthing Guide to Twitter Cards:https://blog.bufferapp.com/twitter-cards-guide
-Tweetlead.io
Url shortener with call to action
– http://snip.ly/
Video call to action
Overvideo
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/overvideo-text-music-video/id810713114?mt=8
Text on Images
Wordswag.co
BuzzSumo
www.socialoomph.com
Tagboard.com
Goodbits.io (also connects with Buffer) pretty awesome people
Some tools to check on username when starting out in social media. I think keeping usernames across social channels is important:knowem.comnamechk.com,namecheckr.com
Use “tweriod.com” to find out when my followers are online
SocialBro.com can also help determine the best times to tweet based on your audience

#TechBlab Episode 9 – Apps for Making DIY Graphics for Social Media

Watch the Replay: Episode 9

Image Creation/Editing Tools (Web):

Canva – Canva.com
Pic Monkey – www.picmonkey.com
Relay That – https://relaythat.com/
iDraw – http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/
http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/
https://pixlr.com/
http://www.easel.ly/
http://pixelstudiofx.com/

Apps for your Phone:

Photo Wonder
WordSwag
Typorama
JibJab
Photocandy
FotoRus

Making Logos:
https://www.tailorbrands.com

Making infographics
http://piktochart.com

Find Designers/Outsource:

Freelancer.com
Elance.com
Fiverr.com
99Designs.com
https://www.behance.net/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SCstockshop

Stock Photos: https://stocksnap.io

A great tool for placing your image to: https://placeit.net/

Help Choose the correct colors to go with you images:
http://www.pictaculous.com/

#TechBlab Episode 7 – Online Advertising (FB/Twitter/Google Adwords)

Catch the Replay here: bit.ly/techblab7

Google Ads:

##TechBlab Episode 5 – Awesome WordPress Plugins & Themes to Turbo Charge any Site

Catch the Replay here: http://bit.ly/techblab5

THEMES:

Divi – http://www.elegantthemes.com/demo/?theme=Divi