Launch27 has a dashboard that tells you the total revenue. It keeps track of how many new customers sign up. It does a lot of the tasks of a CRM, so we do not really need a separate CRM.
I do a lot of blogging on Medium. My goal this year was 250,000 words. We put a lot of effort on obtaining organic SEO--blogging is one way to increase it. Medium is intuitive, simple, fantastic, and forces you to not go crazy. Moreover, it has an ecosystem of people that are already reading it.
For emails that we send on occasion (like sales, promotions, etc.), we use MailChimp.
CartHook integrates with Launch 27. When someone fills out your form, as soon as they get to the email, we can collect the analytics even if the person doesn’t complete the form. It’s considered a cart abandonment. CartHook sends them an email and invites them to come back. We can keep track on analytics on how many will come back after that. The cost is based off how much in revenues it recovers for you, so it’s pretty convenient.
Launch27 is great.
Google Apps is good to keep everything compiled in one area. As I am working on 5 companies, I have to take one step at the time. I have 11 Gmail accounts that I am using at the moment.
I use HelloSign to sign documents online. Whenever there is an attachment with some form, I do it in HelloSign.
Asana gives you the ability to not just have some long, never ending lists of tasks, but to scroll up and down. It’s a standard list and for every item, you can write a description. It can be more intimidating at the beginning as it has a steeper learning curve. It is good because it is robust, but it’s also simple and intuitive.