When you first start out running a new business, there are a lot of resources you may find yourself paying for; registering a domain name, software packages etc.

We can’t help you save money with any of those BUT we have collated a range of resources that we’ve found helpful in keeping the initial costs of starting a business to a minimum.


Documents and Product Creation:

OpenOffice – Edit your PLR ebooks, or create your own from scratch, and convert them into PDF, all for free.

PDF to Word Converter – Easily create editable Word Doc files from PDF content – for legit purposes only!

CopyScape – plagiarism checker

7 Zip – An open source, free alternative to WinZip for compressing and expanding large files and folders of files.

Audacity – An open source software used for recording & editing audio files.

CamStudio – Lets you record all screen & audio activity on your computer and create video files.

VLC Media Player – Media player capable of reading most audio and video formats and can also do screen recordings.

OBS – Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.

Evernote – Scan your notes, receipts, etc … it will OCR the content, save it, and make it searchable.

Business and Product Name Generator – Can’t think of a name for your latest product?  This will help!

Smart Mockups – Create product screenshots with just a few clicks

Placeit Mockup Creator – Create product mockups with your designs

PDF to PNG – Turn your PDF document into multiple image files to use for mockups, product galleries etc. 

 


Websites:

FileZilla – Free FTP software for Mac or PC. Transfer your website files to your web host easily.

KompoZer – Free web page editing software

Coolers – For branding colours and palettes

ColorCo.de  – For creating branding colours and palettes

BrowserShots – Use this site to view how your website looks in various browsers.

Down For Everyone – Is your site down? Use this tool to see if your website is down for other people

Color Cop – A multi-purpose colour picker – great for web designers and programmers.

DupeFree – Quickly check for duplicate content & LSI keywords.

NicheBot Classic – Online keyword research tool helps you target the correct keywords.

OSWD – Open Source Web Design offers free web design templates.

Pixie – Great for web designers – just point to a colour and discover the code value for that colour.

Notepad ++ – Great little text editor that makes editing website files such as .html, .php and .css files easier

Pingdom – Website speed test for monitoring your website

 


 

Social Media and Marketing:

Hashtags.org – Organising the world’s hashtags

Buffer.com – Buffer makes it easy to manage your business’s social media accounts

Ritetags.com – Get instant hashtag suggestions for images and text

sumall.com – helps you grow your business by automating all your social media and marketing needs.

Co-Schedule Social Message Optimiser – Analyse and optimise your social media messaging.


Graphics Editing:

GIMP – Free alternative to Photoshop to edit your graphics.

Canva – Free online graphics design software

Colour Designer Gradient Generator – Choose colours, choose the number of steps between, and this free tool generates the required number of colours between the two chosen to create a gradient effect

Pixlr.com – Free online image editor, similar to Photoshop

Wordart – Create shapes and graphics using words of your choice

ribbet.com – Free online photo editing


Graphics Sources:

unsplash.com

picmonkey.com

publicdomainpictures.net

quotescover.com

sitebuilderreport.com/stock-up

stocksnap.io

startupstockphotos.com

picjumbo.com

lifeofpix.com

coverr.co – Free Stock Video Footage

DISCLAIMER; If you are going to start editing images that you find on the internet, then you must use creative commons licence images that are in the public domain.  If you start using other people’s images that are under licence, you risk being sued.  We accept no responsibility for the consequences of your actions.

For more done-for-you graphics at a low price, check out our Graphics Membership Club and Graphics Treasure Chest!

Communication:

Skype – Free calling software for conducting one-to-one consultations or group calls


Tools:

AVG – Anti-virus and anti-spyware protection.

CCleaner – Removes unused files from your PC allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up space.

Roboform – Easily & safely manage your passwords.

Trello – Online organiser and planner for all your ideas and projects

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