You can do anything that you set your mind to, but certainly, you cannot do everything. Starting as an entrepreneur can be pretty daunting at the beginning. The only way to minimize that stress and perform at or near your best is by having the right tools by your side.
These are the 9 must-have online tools you should try out if you’re looking to multitask effectively for your new startup. Most of these products are free for first few weeks and can be subscribed to at later stages for a small monthly fee. They will help you save time and allow you to cut the high cost of hiring an extra pair of hands.
Looka is an easy-to-use logo maker that helps business owners and entrepreneurs design perfect business logos. It asks you to enter your company name and the logo styles, colors, and symbols you like, and then within seconds, it creates custom logos tailored to your requirements.
A Website/blog is a tremendous tool to have these days, especially if you are looking to expand and draw in more clients from around the country or the world. WordPress is an online tool that can help you create your website in a few minutes. Preinstalled themes make it even easier for people with no graphic design experience to create and manage their WordPress blog and scale up.
What would make your website special on WordPress is that since it is a blog you can update it daily, weekly, monthly with new contents that are relevant to the type of product or service you sell. You can combine WordPress with WooCommerce if you want to start an e-commerce store with a blog on it. It is free to start.
Of course, you need a separate email that you use for your business alone. G Suite adds enterprise features such as custom email addresses at a domain (@yourcompany.com), option for unlimited cloud storage (depending on plan and number of members), additional administrative tools and advanced settings, as well as 24/7 phone and email support. It is free for first 14 Days.
Constant Contact is one of the most popular email marketing software and focuses on creating, sending, and tracking email campaigns in the most time and cost-effective way. One can choose from several available templates and use easy drag and drop builder to edit. Unlike other email marketing tools, Constant Contact does not put any restriction on the number of emails that you can send out. Their payment is dependent on the Contact list size, i.e., with 500 email contacts you pay as low as $20/Month and as the list grows, your subscription fee rises. The company offers a 60-day free trial.
You don’t need to be an accounting expert to keep your business bookkeeping organized. QuickBooks connects to your bank so you can easily categorize income and expenses, capture and match receipts, send invoices. You can manage all of this in as low as $10/Month (QuickBooks self-employed). Don’t forget to take advantage of the free trial for the first 30 days.
Fiverr is an online market place specially designed to meet entrepreneur’s needs at a low budget. On Fiverr, you can hire freelancers to carry out specific tasks or outsource the work you have for them to meet your timeline. A micro-job on Fiverr is called a ‘Gig’ and gigs start at $5.
There is a no better way to meet the right type of clients if your websites and blogs are not optimized. SEMrush is an online marketing tool that helps you put your content in the eyes and hearts of millions of people using its SEO techniques. It is something every online entrepreneur needs to be on the first page of the search engine.
Canva is an online tool that enables you to create powerful visual stories in form of
engaging presentations, infographics and other visual content. In this age of social media, it makes it real easy to create eye-catching content on daily basis. You can start free and choose the plan later to get access to more powerful features.