How many online tools approximently do you use for your business?

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Do you think too many tools is counterproductive?


On average, how many tools does a business need to have in order to perform and run their business effectively.?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfredia Koch
    It can be costly if you use a lot of SEO tools. Just having a few can easily cost several hundred per month and then you need a VPS and proxies as well usually. But I don't think it is counterproductive just not always cost effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author thisisraz65
    couple of .... just determine how much do you needs.
    just select couple of tools and know how to use them properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOJerry
    I would say probably 15 if I were to take a stab at it. Depends also what qualifies as an online tool. There are a couple of other tools that I use just once in a while as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rainee
    Originally Posted by bigfoot12 View Post

    Do you think too many tools is counterproductive?


    On average, how many tools does a business need to have in order to perform and run their business effectively.?
    Absolutely.

    Keep it simple. Autoresponder. Hosting Account. Brain power.

    Just three tools.

    Works for me!
    Rainee
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  • Profile picture of the author VivekThakur
    Its all depends on your business needs, what they are and how many tool can fulfill them.
    You will get better advise if you list your business needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author RogozRazvan
    Orkanizer (Pomodoro)
    Highrise (CRM)
    Basecamp (PM)
    Todoist (GTD setup)
    Google Drive (word processor)
    Hostgator (hosting)
    Facebook (SMM)
    Toggl (Time Tracking)

    I generally use them all, but in different circumstances. Each one fills a certain role or need.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi,

    10 - 15 currently and I only use them when I need to.

    So I would only say that they are counter intuitive if you don't have a daily system
    in place where you know exactly when and what you're doing for that particular
    day.

    Besides lot's of these tools can save you a bunch of time and hassle of trying to
    do something yourself.

    Best Regards.
    Gavin

    "There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction."
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  • Profile picture of the author sudo rank
    Originally Posted by bigfoot12 View Post

    Do you think too many tools is counterproductive?

    On average, how many tools does a business need to have in order to perform and run their business effectively?
    You can never have enough tools to save you time. Just pop over to Hacker News, it's a big part of the programmers world to save time and make stuff easier.

    Productivity, that's what they call it

    In my business I use:

    GSA Search Engine Ranker
    Buzzbundle
    Kontent Machine

    Being a web developer myself I've also created a handful of tools using .php to make some tasks a little easier.

    At the end of the day anyone who tells you tools are bad are either new to IM or they live on a different planet to the rest of us.
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  • Profile picture of the author Collin88
    Personally as of now the no of tools that I am using are limited to 3. Google Analytics, Majestic SEO and Screaming Frog. I would have loved to use more though but budgets often are the constraint.
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  • Profile picture of the author bluesteele
    Hide My Ass
    SEMRush
    Moz
    Hootsuite
    Link Detox
    Whitespark
    Skype
    Harvest
    StrongVPN
    Animoto
    Powtoon
    MailChimp
    Dropbox
    Less Accounting
    Unbounce
    Formstack
    Twilio
    Ahrefs
    Kontent Machine
    GSA
    G Scraper
    Captcha Breaker
    Trello
    Slack
    Screaming Frog

    good grief the list goes on for miles...

    I certainly think it can be, and my team has tried to thin it out, but we perform a lot of functions and genuinely use most of these every single day. Our software choices constantly evolve too. We dedicate a good chunk of time and money every month to trying out new stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Around 10 i think.

    1) Autoresponder

    2) Camstudio

    3) Notepad

    4) Powerpoint

    5) MS Word

    6) PDF Creator Software

    7) Music (to listen to while i'm marketing)

    8) Hard drive converter

    9) 3gb USB flash drives

    10) Virus Cleaner
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