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5 Tools to Help With Your Social Media

I’d like to share 5 tools to help with your social media. Since becoming a blogger I will say that my skills have come a long way. I have learned that when I can find a resource or tool to help with promoting my business then I’m on it.

Help for businesses and social media marketing has changed drastically. There are tons of tools to help bloggers, social media marketers, and businesses. I myself have used a number of apps that have me to gain customers and to get the look and feel that I want. These apps also help me to convey what I stand for and who I am.

So, I’d like to share 5 cool tools I believe are great for enhancing your business, blog or vlog.

Canva

Canva is a social media tool that allows you to establish your brand’s visual identity. You can create Facebook pages, posts, and Instagram posts. This is great for making logos, postcards, posters, and flyers. From a 1 – 5 I would rank this a 5 because it’s easy to use. At the cost of $12.95 per month and $119.40 annually, it’s worth it.

Poster Maker

After playing around with Poster Maker I must say I was impressed. It is fairly easy to use. There are tons of free templates to use. As a matter of fact, I did not find Pro templates that charge you. The upside they offer cool templates. The downside way too many ads. I guess you get what you pay for.

Speech Way

If you’re a person who stumbles a bit when speaking, then Speech Way might be the app for you. Speech Way is a teleprompter you can use from your cell phone. The video I created for it which, worked fine. However, I came across speaking like a robot and it was obvious that I was reading. Because of those reasons, it’s a no-go for me. My skills in reading from a teleprompter are not great. But if you are a great actor, I say go for it.

The last two apps are my favorites and I use them regularly. AZ Screener and Viva Video are use heavily to create my video content.

AZ Screener

AZ Screener is an app that allows you to record your android screen. You can record every movement you find on your phone. This handy app allows me to record movements from my phone.

AZ Screener gave me the capability to create an upcoming how-to video of my website STL Black Biz. The pros are easy to use and it’s free.  Dealing with ads is a con you will have to deal with.

Viva Video

Viva Video is my other favorite app. This is how all my videos are created. Once you get the hang of it you can make pretty decent videos. All my STL Black Biz videos are created with Viva Video. Even though I enjoy this app I must be honest about not only the pros, but also the cons.

Pros: Lots of features, templates, and even a music library of various genres. With upgrades, there are no duration times, no ads, no watermarks, VIP Font. VIP transition and much more.

Cons: I suggest that you save and download your completed video projects to your phone and/or pc. A few times after going back to look at a video it is not available. The video below was created using Viva Video click here for more.

Videos created with Viva Video.
Videos created with Viva Video.

To get the best features there is an upgrade a monthly, yearly or lifetime upgrade.

As with most apps if you want them for free you will probably get the bare minimum. That means no flashy perks and of course water marks or the app provider’s logos. Depending on your needs paying the full price might be worth it.

As with all apps I always suggest trying the trail and playing around with the features before going all the way in. All of these apps can be found in Google Play and I’m sure the App Store. Try using the hundreds of Google Apps available to enhance your business or hobby. Either way free or not you can’t lose.

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