5 free online tools to enhance your business
There are tonnes of free tools out there that can help enhance your business whether it's through social media or project management. Do your research and sign up to the ones you see fit. Don't be afraid to take the free help that is out there. I've outlined 5 that I have used extensively in the past.
Toggl is simply a task and time management tool. Freelancers often find it hard to manage their time and prioritise things appropriately especially when juggling multiple projects at once. Toggl provides you with a timer to track your time spent on each task or project. It helps keep you focussed on one thing at a time, cutting out the distractions from other projects.
Hootsuite is by far the best place to manage all your social media accounts in one place. You can schedule Facebook posts, tweets and Instagram pics throughout the week saving time and hassle. It takes a bit of time to get used to but is free and easy to use after a bit of practice.
Dropbox is a way of sharing multiple files and images in one place on line. This is great when starting a project with a customer who is very well prepared with all their content. It cuts out a lot of email admin, is free and makes for great user experience.
I've been using Todoist for a few years now. It's a glorified to do list but is actually very effective and fun to use. It tracks the amount of tasks you complete and offers reminders, hourly, daily or weekly. It's free and is perfect for the designer who needs a bit of a helping hand when it comes to task management.
Canva is a fantastic free design tool. It's great for creating your own unique images for social media and is also brilliant for designing email headers, event invites and ad campaigns. If you're lost with Photoshop and are looking for an easy, free, basic alternative then sign up to Canva and start creating.
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