The Best Resources For Freelancers and Bloggers
I love using these tools in my own business. If you’re into freelancing and blogging, these are the best resources I recommend. Along the way, I will be adding more to this list so don’t forget to bookmark this page and check it often.
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WordPress Hosting, Domain & Themes:
I’ve been using Siteground hosting for more than 3 years already. Some of the features that I love is it has free website transfer, unlimited data transfer, free SSL, cPanel access, and free website backup.
I like buying domain names at Godaddy because they always offer a discount.
Elegant themes is perfect for beginners. I’m using their popular Divi theme and I love its super user-friendly interface. You can build your website easily with it’s easy to use drag and drop editor.
Social Media Management:
Tailwind is my favorite tool in managing a Pinterest and Instagram account. It has lots of good features such as easy pin scheduling, analytics, tribes scheduling, board lists, etc.
Facebook has its own scheduler for Facebook and Instagram pages. And it’s free!
Grum is another scheduling tool for Instagram that I like to use. It’s easy to schedule images and videos. It has a feature where you can include your hashtags on the first comment of your post.
I use Buffer when I am managing a Facebook group for a client. It’s also a good tool for scheduling posts to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & Youtube.
Ah my favorite graphic design tool! This tool allows me to create beautiful graphics for social media postings and my website thumbnail and images. They have lots of templates you can customize to match your branding colors and theme.
If Canva is down, Crello is my alternative graphic design tool.
If Canva and Crello are down, Designbold is my alternative graphic design tool haha!
Payment & Invoices:
Get paid easily for your freelance work using Paypal. You can also send an invoice using this tool.
Alternative to Paypal is Payoneer which has low service fees.
Invoicing software that is free and easy to use.
Admin & Communication:
Using Slack, you can easily connect with your team on your workspace. I like Skype but I prefer using Slack now because you can create different workspaces for different clients.
Never lose your work again, use Google Suite. It saves your work in real-time.
Schedule your appointment calls with potential clients using Calendly. Just set up your account and fill in your availability then you give your calendly link to the client and let them schedule a call with you. Minimize a back and forth emails to clients asking them when they are available.
Save all your login information, usernames, and passwords in one place and never worry again about tracking them.
Got ideas while on the go? Use Evernote and saved them so you can go back to them later on.
When I have a meeting with a client, I use Zoom because it’s super easy to share screen.