5 Free Tools to Dominate Your Niche and Monetize Your Audience

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5 Free Tools to Dominate Your Niche and Monetize Your Audience
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Are you a creator looking to grow your audience, manage your followers, and monetize your content?

You don’t need to spend much money on expensive courses to achieve your goals.

In this post, I’ve curated 5 excellent and free tools to help you grow, manage, and monetize your audience faster than ever.

These tools are easy to use and can maximize your online presence without breaking the bank. Keep reading to learn more about these helpful tools.

1. PostApex

What it does: Helps you monetize your newsletter audience by running email ads for relevant brands.

Cost: Free (no withdrawal fee, so you keep 100% of your profits, yay!).

If you run a newsletter, you know how hard it is to ask subscription fee from your subscribers. They already took an extra step to connect with you and spend time reading everything you put. How can you charge for this?

But growing a newsletter demands time and commitment, so you can’t keep doing it for free. There has to be some way to make money for your efforts to provide value in your newsletter.

That’s where PostApex comes in.

It’s a premium advertising network of newsletters connecting you with relevant email ad advertisers. This helps you fill email ad space and make money without charging your subscribers directly.

Popular newsletters like Inside, Morning Brew, The New York Sun, and Sitepoint are already using this platform to monetize their newsletter audience.

PostApex has a cost-per-click (CPC) campaign model where you get paid for every genuine click you get from your newsletter advert. The price depends on the advertisers, but you can earn around $1.50 per click on average. With 10k subscribers and a 2% click-through rate (CTR), you could make $300 per advert!

All you need to do is create your profile on their platform and add your newsletter.

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Once they approve you, you're all set to receive amazing brand deals.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: View your allocated ad units

Once you’re approved, the platform automatically matches you with relevant ad units in a few hours.

Your dashboard shows all the ads you’re approved to run. You can pick any of them.

They guarantee that you’ll always have at least one ad available to run for your newsletter.

When you accept an ad, you’ll receive a tracking URL, ad copy, and graphics that the advertiser wants you to include. You can plug their shoutout into your issues and style them as you see fit.

Step 3: Check your click stats

Once your newsletter is published, you will see real-time click tracking in your dashboard. This gets you paid accurately for every click you get.

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Step 4: Withdraw money

Your balance will be available in your wallet, and you can easily withdraw money without extra cuts.

Start earning money from your newsletter today!

2. SocialDog

What it does: An all-in-one Twitter growth and marketing tool to help you conquer Twitter.

Cost: Free ($9/month on an annual subscription of Lite+ plan to schedule 30 tweets in a month.

You can click on my link to get 30% off on all paid plans)

Last year, I attended a writer’s meet in our city, where we brainstormed the best ways to grow an audience on different social platforms. One person said something that stuck with me:

“LinkedIn is like a networking conference. Twitter is like the bar we go to after the conference where the *actual* networking happens.”

This is quite true.

I feel I’m closer to my Twitter audience than any other platform.

I’ve made cool friends, got podcast invites, and made long-term client contracts by being active on Twitter.

It took me years to get to 5k followers. You don’t have to wait this long. SocialDog will help you build your audience faster than ever.

It’s used by over 1 million content creators worldwide to monetize and automate their Twitter growth.

You can use it to bulk-create tweets and schedule them for your peak engagement hours. This helps you grow even when you’re not actively using the platform.

But SocialDog goes way beyond just being a “scheduler.”

It has a full range of growth features that help you find your target audience, see what people in your niche are talking about, and put your content in front of potential clients.

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Here are some of the features I fell in love with:

1. Twitter contests

Twitter can be grown massively using contests and giveaways. They incentivize people to leave whatever they’re doing and engage with your tweets to win something valuable.

SocialDog helps you create contests and measure their effectiveness. It shows you the accounts that engaged the most so you can reward winners on automation. You can also view whether a giveaway was successful so you can plan effective ones later on.

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2. Keyword Monitoring

I love this feature. You can find what people in your niche are talking about by searching a few keywords.

You can also search for “hiring” or “need a writer” to see who’s in the hiring mode. This will help you pitch and close potential clients.

3. Account Management

When you grow your Twitter effectively, you attract people who want to grow their Twitter like yours. You can convert them into clients and manage their accounts using SocialDog. It’ll help you work alongside their team and collaborate effectively.

In short, if you’re serious about growing and monetizing your Twitter, SocialDog is your pick.