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Tim Hanson x 530 // Content tools

Tools for getting shit done.
Ahoy, welcome.
I’m Tim. I run . It’s been a long journey, nearly 10 years at this point, here’s the list of things I use to make the job smoother. Both the big tools, and the little tools.
The internet has created the biggest lever you could ever lean on to build an audience, both personal and professional. From 0 - 10k in a matter of months. I’m not gonna tell you how here, because even though I’m 10 years in, I still don’t know. What I do know is the tools that have helped me get there. So, enjoy. My big list of content tools. From search to personal, from fun to monetisation baby!

Tim Hanson's big list o' content tools
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Category
Subcategory
Search
Tool
URL
Category
Subcategory
What's it do?
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Google Analytics
Website
Tool
Website
Analytics
2
Fathom
Website
Tool
Website
Analytics
3
Google Search Console
SEO
Tool
Website
Analytics
4
ShieldApp
Social
Website
Analytics
5
Canva
Content
Website
Tool
Content Creation
6
Content
Tool
Content Creation
7
HemingwayApp
Writing
Website
Tool
Content Creation
8
Pexels
Content
Website
Marketplace
Resource
Images/Illustrations
Content Creation
9
Unsplash
Content
Website
Marketplace
Resource
Images/Illustrations
Content Creation
10
Inspire Frame
Design
Tool
Website
Content Creation
11
Softr
Design
Tool
Website
Content Creation
12
First Versions
Research
Website
Content Creation
13
Noun
Design
Website
Images/Illustrations
Content Creation
14
DrawKit
Design
Images/Illustrations
Content Creation
15
Undraw
Design
Images/Illustrations
Content Creation
16
Icons8
Design
Images/Illustrations
Content Creation
17
Memberful
Money
Website
Content Creation
18
Ghost
Money
Website
Content Creation
19
Typeshare
Social
Website
Resource
Content Creation
Analytics
Scheduling
20
Lucid App
Everyday
Website
Tool
Content Creation
Make job easier
Website Info
Content Strategy
21
Miro
Everyday
Website
Tool
Content Creation
Make job easier
Website Info
Content Strategy
22
SparkToro
Research
Tool
Website
Customer Research
23
Mention
Growth
Website
Tool
Customer Research
24
F5bot
Growth
Tool
Customer Research
25
Syften
Growth
Website
Tool
Customer Research
27
Statista
Research
Website
Customer Research
Content Creation
Stats Research
28
Ceicdata
Research
Website
Customer Research
Content Creation
Stats Research
29
IndexMundi
Research
Website
Customer Research
Content Creation
Stats Research
30
Google’s public dataset
Research
Website
Customer Research
Content Creation
Stats Research
31
GapMinder
Research
Website
Customer Research
Content Creation
Stats Research
32
Datanyze
Research
Website
Customer Research
Content Creation
Stats Research
33
538
Research
Website
Customer Research
Content Creation
Stats Research
34
Kaggle
Research
Website
Customer Research
Content Creation
Stats Research
35
Beehiiv
Newsletter
Website
Tool
Email
36
Mailchimp
Newsletter
Tool
Website
Email
37
ConvertKit
Newsletter
Tool
Website
Email
39
Google Drive
Everyday
Website
Tool
Make job easier
40
Coda
Everyday
Tool
Website
Resource
Make job easier
41
Workello
Hiring
Website
Tool
Make job easier
43
Built With
Research
Website
Make job easier
Comp Research
44
Wappalyzer
Research
Website
Make job easier
Comp Research
45
SavvyCal
Research
Website
Chrome Extension
Make job easier
Customer Research
46
gInfinity
Everyday
Chrome Extension
Make job easier
Customer Research
47
GumRoad
Money
Website
Product
48
Kickstarter
Money
Website
Product
49
ConvertKit
Money
Tool
Website
Product
Content Creation
50
Ahrefs
SEO
Tool
Website
Resource
Ranking
Analytics
Customer Research
Website Info
Site Speed
Make job easier
Comp Research
Content Strategy
Content Creation
51
SurferSEO
SEO
Website
Ranking
Content Creation
Word Counting
Make job easier
Comp Research
Content Strategy
52
Google Trends
SEO
Website
Ranking
Make job easier
Customer Research
53
Buffer
Social
Tool
Website
Scheduling
Analytics
54
Taplio
Social
Tool
Scheduling
Analytics
Customer Research
55
Gyazo
Everyday
Tool
Chrome Extension
Screenshots
56
GTMetrix
SEO
Website
Tool
Site Speed
59
Research
Website
Word Counting
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🔎 Job Tools

Things I need to do my job - I’m not going to go hugely into detail on these as they’re their own whole thing. Check them out, each tool is amazing and has had to earn a spot to be daily for me.
by Glenn Allsop

🕴 Business Tools

Google Drive. I mean, what else do people use these days?
The various Google tracking software. Analytics, Search Console, Data Studio for reporting
- This is a Coda doc. It’s like Notion. But good.
If you’re hiring writers you can’t go wrong with

📝 LinkedIn posting

This is a new one for me, but after 7 weeks of posting twice a day, each week day. I think I have a system.
for screenshotting sweet posts people make. The OCR on there is amazing and enables me to copy paste the text into a templates file I have.
for scheduling. I can see at a glance where I have gaps and where I need to write more.
for analytics. Honestly, I don’t think I’d have made it this far without seeing the numbers and the tiny growth day by day.

⚙ The Fun Ones - Min-maxing my job

. I’ve had this subscription for years now and it’s cool to go back and see all the random screenshots I’ve taken.
But it’s for screenshots, easily marking them up, sending to clients, storing and putting into folders.
I have the hotkey on my mouse to make it super easy
Talking about mouses, mice, hand tools.. It’s jus the best mouse in the world. I have 2 on ice for when this one dies. Because I use it so much.
Keyboard is a custom with Box Royales - Pokemon Keycaps - and added weights/foam to dampen the sound.
I’m not going to go into the audio today - Just do it properly. It’s a win for everyone when you have a good mic.

Plugins

Chrome Plugin -- I use this all the time for scraping tables on webpages into sheets so I can play around with them.
Wordcount extension - - There are ones that work on a right click. They’re good too, but they don’t show up when I’m screensharing on Zoom calls. So I use this one.
A whole ass website for this is - - Also shows you word densities.
- I use this to open loads of sites at once, then copy the list into various other places instead of doing it one by one. Also, you can do it the other way around. Start with a list, end up with 100 tabs open.

And in general - Get good at typing. It’s something you’ll do every day. It’s worthwhile to enjoy the process of it. - is your friend.

Ways I can help you, at the right time of course :D

one

I run a Sprint focused SEO consultancy - Hit me up in the DM’s and we can chat about that.

two

I’ll be starting the first cohort in the Anti SEO SEO Club this year. If you’re new to SEO and content, I want to teach you how to do it properly. DM me “Anti SEO SEO Club” and I’ll put on the shortlist of first people

three (free!)

Lastly, and not least of all, actually might be the most helpful - I post on LinkedIn every weekday @0930 GMT. Follow me on there, shoot me a comment. I’m always around.
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