You’re already managing clients, customers, workshops, and your blog while maintaining your marketing efforts, too. It takes a lot to run a small business, and we’re here to help.
We’ve put together over 100+ (mostly) free digital marketing tools to help you sell online. From visual content to design, blogging, writing and editing to SEO. We’ve also added ecommerce tools for legal, accounting and must-read books and blogs. there’s something here for everyone.
Take a gander through our list and be sure to bookmark this page. We’ll be updating it regularly!
Digital Marketing Tools for Design
Canva is a free cloud-based design tool. Use it to mock up your eBook cover or to create your social media marketing designs. Canva is truly endless in the value it provides.
Unsplash uploads 10 high-resolution photos every 10 days, which can be used for anything. Any images downloaded on Unsplash can be uploaded to Canva to create a custom eBook cover or marketing design.
Gratisography is another free image site, boasting beautiful and edited designs. All images are free to use in any commercial project.
PicJumbo provides totally free images for commercial and personal works.
PhotoPin lets you search thousands of images from Flickr with a Creative Commons license.
All The Free Stock includes not only images but also includes stock videos.
Jay Mantri provides beautiful travel images.
Travel Coffee Book is full of gorgeous images.
Mazwai: Free HD videos and clips.
Skitch from Evernote helps you get your point across with fewer words. We use Skitch for our Support site.
Digital Marketing Tools for Image Optimization
Compressor.io optimizes and compresses your images online.
Smush.it is an image optimizer WordPress plugin.
Medium curates stories and ideas.
Quora is a great resource for finding blogging ideas.
Portent Title Maker helps you come up with funny and engaging title makers. Refresh the ideas as often as you like until you hit one that you can run with.
Quick Sprout shows you how your website is doing in terms of shares, SEO, and speed. Great for checking on your site’s performance.
You also get a free blog with your Selz store.
Dropbox is great for stockpiling your ideas. Since Dropbox is in the cloud and can sync with any device, you can have your ideas on the road with you and access them as long as you have an internet connection.
Google Docs helps you collaborate with other bloggers or people on your team. Edit your post at the same time.
ZenPen is a cloud-based editing tool.
Buzzsumo analyzes what content performs best for any topic or competitor.
Disqus: helps you build a community of active readers and commenters on your blog.
Digital Marketing Tools for Writing and Editing
Grammarly helps you write better by catching grammatical errors that Word can’t. Since Grammarly is added to your browser, it helps your writing be better across all channels, whether you’re writing a blog post or an email campaign.
Evernote is a cloud-based workspace to write notes, to-do lists, and drafts. I love it for brain dumping any and all of my ideas! Capture quotes and ideas, too.
Scrivener is a tool for helping you finish your first awkward draft of any long, difficult document.
Hemingway App helps make your writing bold and clear. We use this tool all the time with blog posts, guides, and even emails. What I appreciate the most about the Hemingway App is that you improve your writing every time you use it.
Digital Marketing Tools for SEO
Link Explorer is a great tool for link analysis.
WordPress SEO by Yoast gives you training wheels and a score for your blog post or page’s SEO on WordPress.
SEO Checkup: See how your SEO is doing for free.
Find broken links on your website.
Free Squarespace logo design: Simple logo design made on the web.
Logaster helps you create a logo for free.
Strikingly gives you free, mobile-optimized websites. These are great for side projects, retreats, and programs.
Hipster Logo Generator. The name says it all.
Withoomph creates sweet logos for free. Then, download them for anywhere between $30-$75.
Name Your Business or Product
The Name App generates potential names for your next business or project.
Wordoid helps you come up with made-up names for a unique twist on your business or project.
Email Marketing Tools
Mailchimp helps you send better emails.
Campaign Monitor provides elegantly simple email.
AWeber helps you create relationships that last via email.
Madmimi: Simple lovely email.
Hello Bar helps you get more email subscribers.
Boomerang for Gmail: Schedule an email to be sent later.
Social Media Digital Marketing Tools
Social Media Scheduling Tools
Buffer‘s free plan lets you schedule your social media across the channels of your choosing.
Hootsuite helps you get serious about social.
Social Media Advertising Tools
Facebook Ads help target specific audiences for reading blog posts, visiting your website, and signing up for your newsletter.
Twitter Ads: Promote your products and website on Twitter by targeting specific accounts.
Click To Tweet helps you get more shares on your content.
Ecommerce Tools for Productivity
Trello: Flexible and visual way to organize anything with anyone.
Pomodoro Technique is a common strategy for productivity, especially in the world of modern entrepreneurs working for themselves. We all want to do more with less time and this technique can help you do that.
Egg Timer is a free cloud-based tool that can work together with the Pomodoro Technique. Choose how long you want to set the timer for and click go.
Time Out Free for Mac is a Mac application to provide micro-breaks. Taking breaks throughout your day has been shown to increase creativity.
For the sake of your eBook, please give yourself some time to break off from it. You will come back to your writing refreshed and your eBook will be better for it.
Coffitivity provides coffee shop ambiance without having to leave your home. If background noise helps you be more productive, Coffitivity will work wonders for you.
Noisli: Mix different background noises for productivity.
Noizio: Block out the noise with nature sounds.
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- Chris Brogan
- Smart Passive Income
- Chris Ducker
- Gary Vaynerchuk
- Amy Porterfield
- Michael Hyatt
Writing and Copywriting Blogs
Marketing And Social Media Blogs
Legal and Finance Ecommerce Tools
- The Unconventional Guide to Law & Order by Chris Guillebeau
- Small Business Administration
- NOLO: Law for all.
- Bookkeeping 101
Are there any other digital marketing tools or ecommerce tools that you’d like to add to our list? Let us know here.
Be sure to bookmark this page as we will be updating it regularly.