Last updated on December 6th, 2017 at 08:56 pm
The Tools To Help You Succeed
Welcome to the Nechstar Tools section, a curated list of tools, services, and websites we recommend for building and optimizing your online business.
Before you check out the awesome tools we trust, an important disclosure:
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, we will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you.
Please understand that we recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions we make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you.
Create Good-Looking Videos
Viddyoze – ($47 one time payment)
A very easy-to-use full-auto video animation software. You create your own studio-quality intros, social actions, transitions, outros and more in just a few clicks. You don’t need any previous design experience, so easy it can be.
Explaindio – ($59/year for personal license)
Tens of thousands of video creators love this simple video creation software, that allows you to combine 2D & 3D animations, whiteboard sketch elements, and full motion video. Explaindio allows anyone, no matter what their experience level to create professional appealing videos.
Social Media Tools
Insta Crusher – ($9.95 one time payment)
Insta Crusher automates every step needed to get more followers, improve traffic and generate leads efficiently using Instagram. It is a fully automated tool suite that does everything for the site owner, from finding the best niche to creating posts and finding the best audience.
Buffer – (free basic plan / other plans starting from $10/month)
Buffer is a social media management tool we use here on Nechstar daily. User-friendly and clean interface, plus you get useful insights to help any marketer make the most of their social media marketing efforts. The basic plan is free.
Later – (for individuals – free / other plans starting from $9/month)
Later is the Instagram post scheduling app, used by brands like GQ, Yelp, and The Huffington Post. Later features an intuitive calendar view, bulk uploading, and a search function that makes it easy for Instagram marketers to find and repost engaging content.
Have2HaveIt – (starting from $5/month)
Have2Have.it is a discovery portal between your Instagram and website. As you know, Instagram only allows one clickable link in the bio. Have2Have.it takes advantage of this by creating a gallery of Instagram images that are linked directly to the products and content you want your followers to discover. With the Have2Have.it app, you’ll increase and track conversions coming from Instagram!
Canva – (basic plan is free / other plans starting from $12.95/month)
Canva is a tool loaded with enough easy-to-use features and functionality that anyone can create a variety of engaging content that gets shared. Canva really offers a variety of content types. From pre-sized social media image and header templates to marketing materials, documents, presentations, invitations and ads, you’ll find almost everything you need. Most of the basic templates are free.
Pexels – (free)
Pexels adds 10 new high-quality images to its collection of free stock photos every day, which currently sits at more than 2,700. With a minimum of 70 new images added every week, the Pexels library should increase by approximately 3,600 images each year.
Helpful Storage Tools
Dropbox – (basic plan is free / other plans starting from $12.50/month)
Dropbox not only allows you to safely and securely storage your business files but, if you’re working with other people, it makes it easy for you to collaborate on shared documents. The basic plan is free.
VideoPal – ($39 One Time Payment)
VideoPal is a brand new technology that can create “talking” 2D, 3D, and Human video avatars with unlimited video hosting. You can get your video avatars to talk in any of the 24 languages and instantly convert your text into life-like voice using our State of the art Text-To-Speech engine.
Pocket – (basic plan is free / premium $4.99/month)
Pocket is a tool with extensions for desktop and apps for mobile that allows users to save links for later. It’s a simple tool, but it’s incredibly convenient and ridiculously useful. Pocket is the best way to save articles, videos and links to view on any device, any time.Free to use.
Bitly – (free)
If you’re looking for a URL shortener, Bitly is your best bet. In addition to shortening your URLs, it allows you to track individual link analytics to gain information about your audiences and measure your campaign performances. The basic plan is free.