Technology exists for one reason: to make our lives easier. That rings especially true for salespeople, who constantly face task after task and never enough time to get everything done. However, these days the new phenomenon of “growth hacking” is helping salespeople and startups to maximize their actions and minimize their time. With that in mind, we’ve shared our top 10 must-have growth hacking tools.
If you’re one of the many who gets overwhelmed by your emails and finds it difficult to manage and keep track of everything, Boomerang is the tool for you. Boomerang allows you to schedule emails, which can help with everything from sending a reminder to yourself to contact a client or send personal reminders to scheduling a follow-up email for the future. It can serve as a very basic free CRM software if you can’t afford a full-on CRM platform.
Streak can also serve as a type of free CRM software for your email if you don’t have a complete CRM suite. It allows you to organize your emails in the way that works best for you; you can sort by leads, demos, closed contacts, won clients, and even more. You can also collaborate easily with your colleagues and track your emails, solving the great mystery of, “have my leads have read my emails or not?” Our favorite feature, however, is the templates. Instead of rewriting the same email over and over again, write a good email once and re-send it as needed.
Another growth hacking plugin for Linkedin, like FindThatLead, which helps you to keep track of the Linkedin profiles that you visit. It also allows you to take notes on profiles such as “have sent invite / need to reply / follow up,” etc. A great tool to use in tandem with FindThatLead!
If you have a professional instagram account and want to generate more followers faster, Likegrowers is the tool you need. It’s a professional bot that automates the liking process, which helps you to get more likes and followers without any additional work.
Another tool to help organize and ease the load of emails for the sales sector. In addition to automatically sending emails, Woodpecker also automatically sends follow-up emails. However, if your lead responds, it can detect their response and won´t send any more follow-ups. A must-have tool!
You probably know how important it is to stay connected with your customers and to respond quickly to any questions they may have. Chat software is an excellent way to talk with your customers instantly, whenever they want. Some chat software options can be expensive, but our friends at Tawk.to have created a free alternative! With tawk.to you can chat, message and monitor your customers all for free!
This is another tool that allows you to easily connect with your customers. Appear.in allows you to have a video conversation with up to 8 people for free. This means you can do a demo with future customers, and even invite other colleagues from different locations to join in.
Mixpanel is another essential for any startup. While more useful for the product side than the sales side, it’s absolutely crucial to measure and analyze what’s happening on your platform and website. The best way to know what your customers think is by measuring their actions and interactions with your company.
We’re finishing our list off with another analytics must-have, Chartmogul. Instead of inundating you with data and leaving it up you to interpret it, their platform sorts it easily and uses clear graphics to help you really understand what’s happening. It’s never been easier to understand data before!
Now, of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without FindThatLead! Our growth hacking tool really is essential to add to your portfolio. With our plug-in, you can log into Linkedin and get the email and social details of any person, even when you’re not a connection. It’s the fastest way to find your future customers’ email addresses!
Do you have any other favorites we didn’t mention in our list? Comment and let us know your favorites and your thoughts on these tools!