Here's a bunch of links to articles & tools to help you grow! Let me know if any of these become handy to level-up your brand. Also, please share with all of us your most helpful methods which have proven effective for you.
https://ondemand.publicfast.com/ — Done-for-you influencer marketing
https://voxfeed.com/ — connects brands with influencers
Junto — Find Influencers
Public Fast — Find Influencers
Julius — vetted directory of influencer marketers
Consider using Refersion to track conversions actuated via influencers or posts.
https://www.thegrowthlist.co — Find the best Growth Hacks for startups and small business
https://interestexplorer.io/ — Discover thousands of profitable interests Facebook hides from the masses
https://brand24.com — Get alerts when someone mentions your brand online
The Growth Handbook by Judson Collier for Intercom
https://www.growsumo.com/ -- GrowSumo helps growing companies increase sales, signups, and leads through partnerships
https://www.julian.com/guide/growth/user-onboarding — discussing virality
https://jonapr.com/ — A curated searchable database of 11,000+ startup journalists
How I Grew Mint.com from Zero to 1 Million Users By Noah Kagan
LinkedIn Sales Navigator (1 month free trial)
If you're doing a kickstarter, consider submitting your idea to Funded Today, whose marketing services are free if they feel the idea is valid.
Amplitude — Analytics to help teams build better products
Startups For the Rest of Us Episode 152: Tips for loading up your pre-launch list
1. Find websites that accept startup submissions. Search google for "startup announcements". This is somewhere you can get feedback and generate interest. (ie. Killer Startups, Beta List, Subreddits) Make sure to use tracking mechanisms when doing this like google analytics
2. Use Social Media. Community building and such. Again— set up goals from google analytics
3. Get on Other people's podcasts! Send targeted emails with a story that is specific to their audience. Go back and listen to the last 3-5 episodes
4. Ad Networks for online businesses. There are niche ones out there. Test different ones!