Tools for Distributed Teams

Here are the tools that I recommend for remote marketing teams:

Strategy

XMind – Mind-mapping tool

Geckoboard – Business KPI dashboard

Woopra – User behaviour & analytics tool

Marketing channel-specific tools

Mailshake – Cold email marketing

Drip – Email marketing automation

SEMrush – SEO analysis

Landingi – Landing page builder

Content upgrades (for building an email list)

Hiring

Vervoe – GREAT candidate qualification tool

WeWorkRemotely – Job board where I’ve found the most remote candidates. Costs $250/job listing for 30 days (at the time of writing this)

Hubstaff Talent – 100% free remote job board.

Onboarding

Process Street – Process documentation (paid)

Hubstaff – Best software to work with contractors & freelancers. Manages billing, time tracking, payroll etc. Very cheap @ $5-10/user/month. Using for 4+ years

Google Docs – Process documentation (free)

Training

Monosnap – For recording videos

The Coaching Habit (book) – Great book to coach team members effectively.

Management

Geekbot – For standup meetings in Slack

Trello – Kanban project management (my fav project management style)

Collaboration

Calendly – To schedule meetings

Zoom – For video meetings

Slack – Virtual team office

Timezone.io – For timezone sync

Culture- building

Officevibe – for employee feedback (100% free to start)

Bonus.ly – for employee bonuses

15five.com – for employee feedback, personal growth

PurelyHR – for managing time-off requests etc.