FreeConferencePro*: Client Calls- It’s free & easy to use, for up to 200 participants! I have my own number that I can record calls on and the recordings are available online about 10 minutes after the call. And I love that the calls always start with ‘Hello Gorgeous’ in a sexy professional voice!
Evernote*: for note making and remembering things. You download it & it will automatically sync on all the devices it's on. So it's on my phone, work, & home computer & I always have my notes with me- no papers to lose. They’re categorized into notebooks, so my notes are easy to find and searchable if I forget what category I put something under! I use it for grocery lists, blog post ideas, saving articles for reference, to do lists, EVERYTHING, etc.
Canva*: for high quality graphic design, picture editing, and collage making. I used to use Picnik, but they got bought out and became Picmonkey, but now I use Canva & they're AMAZING!
Box*: for easy access to my files & sharing & backup. (Also downloaded on multiple devices for easy access.) I start writing something at work, save it in Box, finish it at home on my computer. Then I can access it on my phone when I’m in the store & need to remember something. First 10GB are free, but I have the 100gb account, so now all my files are backed up and accessible at all times. I also use it for sharing files with clients, like those call recordings- you can get a public link for any document you have there. (Google Drive* is now available & it seems to be the same type of service with 5GB free).
Mailchimp*: for newsletters & ecourses. Free up to 2000 subscribers. You can schedule your newsletters to go out at a certain time & track the opens as well. Ecourses can be set up to go out on a schedule, so everything is automatic and less painful. And their customer service is top notch!
Echosign*: for document signing. Prepare your pdf for the signature spots, then it emails to the client and back to you once they’ve signed. Very helpful for contracts with people far away!
Audacity*: for recording & editing audio. Very easy to use and allows you to add different layers- such as a voice recording and music on separate layers so that you can edit each individually.
Facebook Groups*: for any group that wants to easily interact online- ecourses, monthly membership groups, coaching groups, etc. Free platform & most of us are already on FB, so there are no new usernames and passwords to remember or profiles to set up. As private or open as you make it.
Dreamstime: for stock images. I love that their water mark is a spiral and the name dreamstime is just wonderful. The prices seem similar to other stock image places.
Vistaprint: for biz cards, t-shirts, etc. I found a $.01 sale one day & so I got magnets with my logo, which I adore! I also got biz cards for cheap and ordered T-shirts for my friend’s 5k team. Lots of goodness and tons of deals there.
Ejunkie: for automatic download products. The basic membership costs $5/month to handle your online products automatically through payment to the download. You can also set up an affiliate program for others to market your products & earn a percentage.
deviantart: art. It’s a great place to find unknown artists you like and commission them for reasonable fees. Or to feed an addiction to art with lots of affordable prints….but I wouldn’t know anything about that.
*Free or has a free option.
I've added this post to the Nav Bar & I'll keep adding as I think of more. Please add your suggestions in the comments, too. I'd love to discover more useful tools!
P.S. None of these are affiliate links (although I probably should find out about those for some of these, as I sing their praises daily.) I use these in my daily life and I just wanted to share it with you in case you need these services as well!