36 Awesome Free Tools for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners that will Change Your Life!

If you have been navigating the online space while in the process of building a business for any period of time you have no doubt come across awesome free tools like Canva (for creating graphics), Grammarly (for finding and correcting mistakes in your writing), and Dropbox (for online file storage and sharing).


But did you know there's a sweet free tool that will help you write the best and most captivating titles and headlines for your content?


Do you know the best places to get royalty-free images and videos that you can freely use for your projects or marketing?


Did you know there's an email tracking tool you can plug into your email account that will tell you when the emails you send have been opened and read?


Are you aware that there's an incredible tool that will analyze your friends and engagements on Facebook, tell you exactly who is and who isn't engaging with you, and give you the ability to cleanup your friends list in one click of a button? This one is an absolute gamechanger!


There is obviously a ton of noise on the web that can make it nearly impossible to find exactly what you need when you're looking for a particular tool or resource for your business just by simply Googling it.


I know how valuable your time is, so I have compiled a list of 36 of the most valuable and useful free tools (across 12 categories) that I have found and personally use to grow, manage, and scale my own business.


You can thank me later! =D


These are the 12 categories that I have sorted these free tools and resources into:

  1. Free Social Media Management Tools

  2. Free Writing and Blogging Tools

  3. Free Content Ideas and Trends

  4. Free Stock Photos and Videos

  5. Free Fonts and Typography

  6. Free Business and Brand Name Generators

  7. Free Image Mockups and Optimizers

  8. Free Marketing and Design Tools

  9. Free Email Marketing Tools

  10. Free Business Guides and Training

  11. Free Design Inspiration Tools

  12. Free Organization and Productivity Tools


With each of these 12 categories, I have listed my top 3 recommended tools.


Check out this list of 36 awesome freebies for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses and make the day-to-day of growing your business a whole lot easier.



1. FREE SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT TOOLS


Bit.ly: Create, share, and track shortened links.


Hashtagify: Find the best hashtags for your social posts.


FacebookCleanup: An absolute Gamechanger for your Facebook profile. Get it.



2. FREE WRITING AND BLOGGING TOOLS


Grammarly: Finds & corrects mistakes in your writing.


CoSchedule: The #1 headline analyzer to help you write the best titles and headlines.


ZenPen: A simple minimalist writing tool to block out distractions and just write.



3. FREE CONTENT IDEAS AND TRENDS


GoogleTrends: Find what's trending now and get content ideas.


Buzzsumo: Analyze what content performs best for any topic or competitor.


Hubspot Blog Idea Generator: Enter a keyword and get immediate content ideas.



4. FREE STOCK PHOTOS AND VIDEOS


Stock Up: Instantly search over 25,000+ free stock photos.


Pexels: A broad and extensive library of stock video shared by the Pexels community.


Pixabay: Free high quality images.



5. FREE FONTS AND TYPOGRAPHY


1001 Free Fonts: A huge selection of free fonts.


Google Fonts: Free, open-source fonts optimized for the web.


FontFaceNinja: Browser extension to find the web fonts a site uses.



6. FREE BUSINESS AND BRAND NAME GENERATORS


GoDaddy: Check and see if a domain name is available for your brilliant idea.


Namelix: Generate a short, brandable business name using artificial intelligence.


Oberlo: Use their slogan generator to create catchphrases and tag lines for your brand.



7. FREE IMAGE MOCKUPS AND OPTIMIZERS:


TinyJPG | TinyPNG: Compress images to reduce file size without losing quality.


Smart Mockups: Create stunning product mockups easily and online


AppMockup: Screenshot builder to create stunning screenshots of your brand and website.



8. FREE MARKETING AND DESIGN TOOLS:


Canva: Amazingly simple graphic design tool with a massive library of templates.


Placeit: Make mockups, logos, animations, promo videos, and more in just seconds.


Stencil: Create beautiful graphics with their huge library of quotes and royalty-free images.



9. FREE EMAIL MARKETING TOOLS:


BeeFree: Create beautiful emails and landing pages, fast.


Hellobar: Website plugin to help convert more visitors into leads, subscribers, & buyers.


Mailtrack: The best email tracking solution to see when your emails are being opened.



10. FREE BUSINESS GUIDES AND TRAINING


FirstSiteGuide: The beginner’s guide to successful blogging.


Primer: Quick tips and lessons specific to your niche or business in a mobile app.


Close Like a Pro: (Mine =D) How to master the art of closing sales without being salesy.



11. FREE DESIGN INSPIRATION TOOLS


Coolors: Super fast color schemes generator to create the perfect palette for your design.


Site Inspire: Web design inspiration.


Moodzer: The #1 collage maker to create stunning moodboards.



12. FREE ORGANIZATION AND PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS


Dropbox: Free space up to 2GB.


Trello: Keeps track of everything.


Pocket: Quickly and easily save great articles in your pocket for viewing later.



There it is.


36 of the most awesome freebies for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses and will make the day-to-day of growing your business a whole lot easier.


Which one is your favorite from this list? Drop me a comment and let me know! I'd love the interaction!


Do you have a favorite free tool that I didn't mention? Let us know what it is!


Hope your day is as awesome as you are!


Until next time. ~ JC


 

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