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14 tools to give your freelancers in order to streamline content creation

Sep 17, 2019

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Outsourcing content creation can always be a challenge – but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be! Here are some great tools you can share with your team of freelancers to streamline content creation, improve collaboration, increase turnaround time, and ramp up the amount of (and types of) content they’re able to create.

1. Cassandra Daily

What it is:

This Millennial and Gen Z focused email newsletter highlights today’s biggest cultural and social trends.

Why your freelancers need it:

Help them stay current and inspire new video ideas that tie brands or products back to relevant news stories.

2. Monday.com

What it is:

Monday.com is a team management app and website with visual project tracking tools.

Why your freelancers need it:

It’s a simple way to keep track of each individual video, who is assigned to what task, and when everything is expected to be done.

3. Fleep

What it is:

Fleep is a Slack alternative that’s great for team messaging but you can also loop in clients or video collaborators from outside your company through the platform.

Why your freelancers need it:

Keep track of communications between freelancers and clients to ensure great customer service, stay on top of video creation questions, and be in the know when freelancers ask for your advice on next steps.

4. Hubstaff

What it is:

Hubstaff is a time tracker app designed for remote teams.

Why your freelancers need it:

Properly quote clients and pay freelancers with the screenshots, recordings, and reports this tool offers.

5. 1Password

What it is:

1Password offers secure password storage through a browser extension.

Why your freelancers need it:

If you are asking your team to log into shared accounts for multiple video creation tools every day, 1Password makes it easy for everyone to safely remember the usernames and passwords for every relevant site.

6. There.pm

What it is:

This timezone tool creates a summary of what time it is for every member of your team at any given moment.

Why your freelancers need it:

If your freelancers are working internationally, it’s good to keep tabs on whether or not they’re in the office, especially when time sensitive deadlines are coming up.

7. Stencil

What it is:

Stencil is an online graphic design tool

Why your freelancers need it:

They’re library of easy to use (and free) templates makes it easy for your team to add video graphics, logos, and interesting borders to their content.

8. Autocomplete

What it is:

This YouTube product is a keyword finder for videos.

Why your freelancers need it:

They can use it to inspire new video topics, see what competitors already put out there, and add high-performing SEO to descriptions or tags.

9. Hightail

What it is:

Hightail is an online file sharing tool specifically for videos.

Why your freelancers need it:

Speed up video clip compression and sharing with this user-friendly tool.

10. SubTitly

What it is:

This video subtitle translation tool offers multiple languages.

Why your freelancers need it:

No need to hire staff from all over the world – just have them use this tool to easily generate subtitles for viewers in any country.

11. MusicBee – free music management for mp3s

What it is:

MusicBee is a free music management tool for mp3s.

Why your freelancers need it:

Gather, store, organize, and tag relevant music for all of your videos in a single platform.

12. Pixabay

What it is:

Pixabay is a free and paid stock video clip library.

Why your freelancers need it:

Sometimes they just need a quick clip or a photo series to fill out the rest of the video. All they have to do is search Pixabay, download the content, and add it to their editor.

13. Animaker

What it is:

Animaker is an easy-to-use infographic generator.

Why your freelancers need it:

If you’d like to enhance your video with data or quotes, this tool streamlines the creation process no matter what their graphic design skills are.

14. Wibbitz

What it is:

Wibbitz is an online video creation tool built to help freelancers create content regardless of their experience level or background. Videos created with Wibbitz are consistently on brand and decrease turnaround time, which frees up your in-house team to focus on longer form content.

Why your freelancers need it:

In addition to being easy to use, companies like iOne Digital are using Wibbitz to turbocharge the video making process for their own clients. Because the platform provides simple and repeatable creation features, their team is able to turn out a high volume of quality content in a shorter amount of time.

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