*UPDATED FOR 2019* 50+ Free Business Resources for Entrepreneurs & Bloggers
Sometimes, the best part of being an entrepreneur is simply finding all the cool toys and gadgets you can use to grow your business. There’s a lot out there and to make sure you don’t get overwhelmed, we curated over 50 free business resources you can use right now to grow your business!
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Free Business Resources *Updated for 2019*
Marketing & SEO
Personapp: Create as many customer personas (or avatars) as you need. Lightweight, straightforward and easy to export to PDFs.
CoSchedule Headline Analyzer: Analyzes your blog headlines for their impact score.
Wordroid: Come up with innovative and quick names for your website or product.
Lean Domain Search: Search for available domain names based on a particular word.
Beetle: Email marketing research with aggregate emails from all top brands in one place.
SendPulse: SendPulse is an email service that creates a user behavior profile for each subscriber based on their communication preference, time zone, content, layout, product purchases and many other unique data points.
Lead Flows: All-in-one conversion pop-ups for your website
MarketPlan.io: The easiest way to plan, execute, analyze and optimize your marketing strategies and funnel.
Google Trending Topics: Research hot topics people are currently searching for in Google.
Similarweb: Easy competitive analysis. Free but the results are limited. Excellent tool to find similar companies to yours and their statistics.
Writing & Content Creation Resources
7-Day Writing Plan: Write every day to improve the skill.
Editorial Calendar (WP Plugin): An easy editorial calendar plugin to manage your post schedule.
Portent Title Generator: Helps generate titles and ideas for your blog posts.
Grammarly: Basically, your online AI editor!
Hemingway App: Similar to Grammarly. An easy way to edit your text and improve readability.
Audacity: A free easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
Auphonic: Auphonic is an automatic audio post production web service for podcasts, broadcasters, radio shows, movies, screencasts and more. (First two hours per month are free.)
Cognifyd: An online editor that analyzes words, phrases, structure, and tone to give constructive feedback on written business communication. (This isn’t spellcheck.)
Blog & Content Optimization
Content Locker for WordPress: Make posts or parts of posts private.
SiteLiner: Free and fast analysis of your entire website – duplicate content, broken links, internal page rank, redirections and more. Also creates an XML sitemap.
Compressify: Compress your video files online for free.
Financial & Legal Resources
Docracy: Open collection of legal contracts and the best way to negotiate and sign documents online.
Wave: Free online accounting for your business.
SlimVoice: Simple invoice creation.
Invoicely: Another quick and streamlined free invoice generator.
Productivity & Operations
Trello: Lightweight, free and easy to use productivity software that has a lot of integrations.
Airtable: An enormous spreadsheet and productivity database that will track all aspects of your business. Not to mention it looks pretty!
Scout: Hire people for a job quickly.
Zipsell: Helps you set up an online store for selling digital products such as ebooks, videos etc.
The App Launch Checklist: Actionable insights on how to successfully launch and grow your app.
Do Things That Don’t Scale: “We occasionally hear about the unscalable things founders did via interviews, podcasts and Medium posts. There’s no single home for these hacks however, so I decided to build a crowdsourced database with real stories, from real people.”
Hipster Logo Generator: Generate a hipster logo. Enough said.
SquareSpace Logo: Another logo tool.
Logaster: You guessed it, it’s logo time.
Canva: Easily design your blog graphics.
Stencil: Create free images for your blog or social media.
Inker: Create vector graphics online.
Font Flame: Tinder for font matching.
Typio: Fonts that go together.
ColorHunt: Color palette explorer.
LOL Colors: Cool color combinations.
Layers WP: WordPress theme that makes it easy to edit every single aspect of your blog quickly.
noShit: A list of top quality free design resources for your next project. All the resources listed on the website are free for commercial use.
UXPressia: Create your buyer personas online quickly and easily. Limited free trial.
Photography & Video
Unsplash: Free stock photos.
Pexels: Free stock photos.
Death to Stock Photo: Free stock photos.
PicJumbo: Free stock photos.
Microsoft Pix: A.I. photo app to help you take better pics.
Online Photography Course: Master the basics of DSLR photography.
Lumoid: Rent your camera gear.
Pexels: Free high quality stock videos. The Unsplash of videos.
The Psychology of Snapchat Marketing: Principles that keep the Snapchat community going.
Pepper Filters: The quickest way to make your own Snapchat geofilter.
Tailwind: Automated Pinterest scheduling
Free Teleprompter: Making videos for social media? Use a free teleprompter to record without hiccups!
Main Photo by Daniel Korpai on Unsplash