Create A Shareable Resume Online

Need a fresh way to present your resume? Represent will help you create an attractive, sharable online resume fast. Features include:

  • Choose from several digital resume designs
  • Get built-in analytics so you will know how many times your resume has been viewed and clicked
  • Ensure your resume looks goods on desktops, laptops and mobile devices
  • Share your resume through email, Facebook or Twitter
  • Get recommendations for jobs related to your skills and apply to them directly
  • Export your resume as a PDF

Cost: $9.99/year

Add Captions, Notes And Transcripts To Videos

If you use video to market your business, chances are you have a ton of great SEO value lurking in your content. Unfortunately, unless you include a transcription, all those great keywords will be hidden from Google. Plus, it’s always nice to include notes alongside the video for those who want to refer to the main points, URLs referenced, etc. Finally, you may want to consider using video captions for your customers and prospects who are hearing impaired.

Unfortunately, transcribing videos or creating captions can be challenging. Good news, though, there are a number of services that can help make the process less painful.

Here are my favorites:


CaptionTube is a service that let’s you add captions to YouTube videos only. It is a DIY service. Just sign up for an account and enter the URL of the video you want to transcribe. A workspace will then pop up where you can start and stop the video as you add captions. When you are finished, you can export a file that is ready to upload to your YouTube account.

Cost: Free


Zencaptions will provide captions that appear inside your videos (like the “closed captions” you see on TV and YouTube). They do all the work and return a file you can upload to YouTube or your video editing software. Sign up and get your first 10 minutes of video captions for free.

I love done-for-you services likes this…they are well worth the money (vs. the time it would take you to do the work).

Cost: $1/minute of video is an interesting service powered by Google Drive that let’s you take notes to accompany videos. Any notes you take are automatically synchronized with the video. When you view your notes later, you can click on a line of notes and the video will jump to the relevant part.

It is easy to share your timed video notes using Google Drive (great for teachers with their students, or businesses sending customers how-to videos, for example). You can also make your notes private.

Cost: Free

Send Video Messages To Customers and Prospects

You love sending short videos messages to friends and family…so why not try the professional equivalent by sending videos to your customers or prospects?

Vsnap is an app for iPhone and Android that let’s you create and send short, personal video messages.The company claims that when you reach a customer using Vsnap, that person takes action 40% more than someone you email.

Each Vsnap is 60 seconds max. You can send a Vsnap to to anyone with an email address, or share message through social media. Recipients do not have to download anything or register, and they can watch your videos on any browser.

The Vsnap website stores your videos and provides real-time analytics so you can see when and how your customers engage.

Special thanks to Brandi Mills for telling me about Vsnap.

Cost: Free and premium versions ($180 or $600 per user/year for advanced analytics, email and branding options)

Track Backlinks With OpenLinkprofiler

Getting quality backlinks to your website is essential for search engine optimization. So how do you know who is linking to you or your competitors?

OpenLinkprofiler will give you the intelligence you need on the backlinks for any website. Find out things like:

  • Exactly how many backlinks a site has (up to 200,000 per domain)
  • A quality score for each link, including any suspicious links
  • The most popular anchor texts (i.e., keywords used in the links)
  • Which pages on your site have the most backlinks
  • Link alerts: Sign up for a daily email with any new backlinks that point to your website

Cost: Free; the company also offers a premium product, Seoprofiler,  that ranges from $49-$999/month

Free Apps To Enhance Your Website

Do you have a website? If so, you’ll appreciate Filament. It is a collection of free widgets you can add to any website in minutes, using drag-and-drop tools.

Filament provides easy ways to:

  • Help visitors share your content more easily
  • Increase your social following
  • Add Google Analytics code to your site

Some of the current Filament apps include:

  • Passport: Increase your social following
  • Flare: A customizable social sharing bar that displays your personal links in one place
  • Mailchimp: Embed email subscriber forms in your site

Filament continues to add new apps to the lineup as well.

Cost: Free

Easy Shared Calendars

If you need a shared calendar for your company, a client or group, Teamup Calendar is a great option. It is different from other calendar systems, with no one required to have a user account. It also offers a simple way to share multiple calendars with a single “secret” link.

Teamup Calendar offers other helpful features including:

  • Creating multi-colored calendars with unlimited users
  • Setting up password protection if necessary
  • Saving events to GCal, Outlook and .ics files for Mac
  • Making recurring events
  • Embedding calendars into websites, blogs and Facebook pages

Cost: Free (up to five calendars or 10 with an “introductory special”) along with premium versions for $96/year and $240/year

Get Information On Apartments And Properties

Searching for a new apartment or condo? Get a lot of useful information about specific properties and the neighborhoods they are in using AddressReport.

It’s being described as “Carfax for rentals,” with lots of information about complaints, noise issues and more. At a glance, find plenty of useful information about demographics, crime, typical commute times and other information to help guide your next move. You just need the address for any condo, co-op or apartment. It works for any residential address, although there are no detailed reports for single family homes.

Cost: Free

Track Any Website’s Changes

If you want to keep track anytime a website changes, use Monitorbook.

It will let you know when a price changes on a product you want on Amazon, for example—or when a competitor updates key information on their site.

Cost: Free and premium pricing (not yet posted), depending on how many events you need to track