Run your freelance or small business like a champ with these awesome tools.
Yes, I said free! Of course, many of the programs here also have paid options. Even the paid options tend to be low-cost and as your business grows you can choose to upgrade.
But money for marketing, project management, social media planning and staff scheduling is hard to come by for most freelancers and small business owners. The problem is that planning, productivity and scheduling programs keep a business on track and mistakes to a minimum. What's a poor small business owner to do?
These seven free options are perfect for both freelancers and small businesses. Each free plan offers a host of features to not only run a business smoothly, but make tasks like social media marketing and customer engagement quick and easy.
One word of caution about some of these — several offer free paid plan trials for a number of days or weeks. If you want to try the paid plan, great. If you like it and it's affordable, keep it. But if free is your goal, don't forget to fall back to the free plan before the trial ends to avoid charges.
Here are seven of the best free tools, at least free on the date of this post, you can start using right now:
These free tools along with the free online apps I talked about before will keep your freelance career or small business running effectively, improve engagement and on a path toward growth.
Have you come across any other useful free tools for freelancer and small business owners? Let me know in the comments below.