2022 Gift Guide for Creators: The Gift of Time

Looking for a Christmas gift for a content creator or business owner in your life? Here are the best time-saving and project management tools to start using in 2023.

2022 gift guide for creators the gift of time

Are you searching for the best Christmas gift for a content creator or business owner in your life? Or maybe you want to treat yourself to some new tools or programs to help you out this busy holiday season. Either way, we’ve got you covered! We know everybody’s busier than ever these last few weeks of 2022. And if you’re planning to scale your business or create more content in 2023, then you probably want to find some ways to help you increase your productivity and give you more time back in your day.

That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive gift guide of the best Christmas presents for creators & business owners. To make it easier, we’ve split it into two parts, so make sure you check out the next blog post for more! First up, we’re sharing all of the best time-saving and project management tools to start using in 2023. 

2022 Gift Guide for Creators: The Gift of Time

Best Gift for Content Management: Trello

Trello is a web-based, list-making application that’s perfect for content & project management. This tool allows you to creat intuitively simple boards, lists, & cards where you can organize content, set deadlines, and much more. While it’s great for teams, it also works well for individual content creators or business owners. You can create different boards for separate projects or goals and manage content ideas on individual cards with color-coded labels, due dates, etc. 

For individuals or small teams that simply want to manage their content, the free version of Trello will probably work just fine. The lowest tier paid version is $5/month and includes more storage space and advanced tools for management and collaboration. 

Price: free version available; paid options $5+

Best Gift for Project Management: Asana

When you’re creating lots of content and juggling a ton of different projects, organization is vital, especially if you want to save time. That’s why you need a little help from Asana. Asana is a project management tool with a simple, user-friendly design. It’s perfect for helping teams and individuals organize and track their tasks. Their free tier is perfect for managing tasks and to-dos (and allows you to collaborate with up to 15 teammates). If you want more features, their next tier starts at $10.99 per month.

Price: free version available; paid options $10.99+

Best Gift for Quick Content Creation: Zubtitle

If you want to give a content creator the gift of time this Christmas or give yourself more time back in 2023, then you need to check out Zubtitle. This time-saving tool allows you to take your video and optimize it to perform its’ best on social media with just a few clicks! You can turn your audio into automated captions, which you can then animate and edit so they grab attention and stand out on social media. You can also add an eye-catching headline, customize with your brand colors/fonts/logo, include a progress bar, trim your video, resize it for every platform, and much more… all in just a few minutes. You can create two videos per month for FREE. If you want to create more content, paid plans start at $19/month.

Price: free version available; paid options $19+

Best Gift for Content Scheduling: Planoly

If you want to save time when it comes to scheduling content every week, give Planoly a try. Promised to “simplify social marketing”, Planoly is a scheduling tool that allows you to ideate, schedule, and organize your social content all in one place. You can visually plan out your content, draft captions, and automatically post or get reminded when it’s time to post your content to all of your social media platforms.

If you want to give Planoly a try, you can take advantage of their 7 day free trial. Afterwards, you can choose to use their free plan or one of the paid plans, which start at $11.25/month.

Price: free version & free trial available; paid options $11.25+

Best Gift for Link Tracking: Bit.ly

When you share links to your website (or other content) on social media, it doesn’t look great to share a long URL. Plus, there’s no way for you to tell how much traffic you’re driving through that link. That’s why Bit.ly exists.

Bit.ly is a URL shortening service and link management platform. When you paste a URL into Bit.ly, you get a shortened URL. You can then customize the backend of the URL and track clicks on the link. Bit.ly allows you to create 50 links per month. If you want the ability to create and track more links, you can upgrade to their paid plan (which starts at $8/month).

Price: free version available; paid options $8+

Best Gift for Social Listening: Sprout Social

If you’re not familiar with social listening, it’s essentially a way to keep tabs on what prospects and customers are saying about your brand or things related to your brand on social media. And one of the best ways to stay on top of your social listening is with a tool like Sprout Social. 

Sprout Social is a comprehensive social media management platform that provides powerful solutions for social listening and analytics, customer care, and employee advocacy. With this tools, you can monitor and manage engagement across social networks, uncover trends in social conversations, learn about your audience, and more. If you’re new to Sprout Social, you can try their free trial for 30 days. After that, plans start at $249/month.

Price: free trial available; paid options $249+

What time-saving gifts for content creators are you gifting this holiday season? Tell us in the comments!

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