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Melissa Fisher

Melissa Fisher is a startupologist who works with companies as an interim CEO, COO or CMO during expansion phase growth. Today she serves as managing partner at Peak Road Partners, an elite network of C-level executives that help companies reach peak performance and profitably by providing interim executive placements and consulting.

Attention Tech Startups & Fellow Entrepreneurs: As a Startupologist there is nothing better than finding free stuff made by awesome people!

As a Startupologist there is nothing better than finding free stuff made by awesome people! - Lioness MagazineSpecial thanks to all the bloggers and web content curators that spread the word about new tools, tips and tricks for bootstrappers. This list of free tools for entrepreneurs was curated from +50 tech blogs & websites such as AllTop, TNW, Buffer Blog, Product Hunt, Angellist, Pickcrew, Betalist, TechCrunch, etc. Here are 300 free tools to help you along your entrepreneur journey.

Hope you find something helpful. If so, please share so others can benefit. If you know of more useful sites, please comment.

FREE WEBSITE + LOGO + HOSTING + INVOICING

 FREE BUSINESS / PROJECT NAME GENERATORS

WRITING/BLOGGING

  • Hemingway: Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.
  • Grammarly: Finds & corrects mistakes of your writing.
  • ZenPen: The minimal writing tool of web.
  • Liberio: Simple eBook creation and publishing right from Google Drive.
  • Editorial Calendar: See all your posts, drag & drop to manage your blog.
  • Story Wars: Writing stories together.
  • Headline Analyzer: Emotional marketing value headline analyzer.
  • WP Hide Post: Control the visibility of items on your blog.
  • Social Locker: Ask visitors “to pay” for your content with a tweet, etc.
  • Egg Timer: Set a time and bookmark it for repeated use.

FREE SEO + WEBSITE ANALYZERS

FREE IMAGE OPTIMIZERS

FREE IMAGE EDITORS

COLLECT & SEND EMAILS FOR FREE

FREE SOCIAL MEDIA + COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT + SURVEYS

A/B TESTS & GROWTH HACKING

  • Petit Hacks: Acquisition, retention, & revenue hacks used by companies.
  • Optimizely: One optimization platform for websites and mobile apps.
  • Hello Bar: Tool for A/B testing different CTAs & power words.
  • GrowthHackers: Unlocking growth. Together.

DESIGN + CODE

COLOR PICKERS

INSPIRATION

  • MaterialUp: Daily material design inspiration.
  • FLTDSGN: Daily showcase of the best flat UI design websites and apps.
  • Site Inspire: Web design inspiration.
  • UI Cloud: The largest user interface design database in the world.
  • Moodboard: Build a beautiful moodboard and share the result.
  • Crayon: The most comprehensive collection of marketing designs.
  • Land-Book: Product landing pages gallery.
  • Ocean: A community of designers sharing feedback.
  • Dribbble: Show and tell for designers.
  • Behance: Showcase & discover creative work.
  • Pttrns: Mobile user interface patterns.
  • Flat UI Design: Useful board I discovered thanks to Erik.
  • Awwwards: The awards for design, creativity and innovation.
  • The Starter Kit: Curated resources for developers and designers.
  • One Page Love: Resource for one page website inspiration.
  • UI Parade: User interface design tools and design inspiration.
  • The Best Designs: The best of web design.
  • Agile Designers: Best resources for designers & developers.
  • Niice: A search engine with taste.

FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

→ from Free Goodies for Designers: (here | here | here | here | here | here | here | here|here | and here.),

→ from Deal Jumbo: (here | here | here | here | here | here | here | here |here | and here.),

→ from Dribbble: (here | here | here | here | here | here | here |here | and here.),

→ from Graphic Burger: (here | here | here | here | here | here | and here.)

FREE TYPOGRAPHY

FREE ICONS

FREE USEFUL STUFF

BACKGROUND SOUNDS  = HELP YOUR FOCUS

  • Noisli: Background noise & color generator.
  • Noizio: Ambient sound equalizer for relax or productivity.
  • Defonic: Combine the sounds of the world into a melody.
  • Designers.mx: Curated playlists by designers, for designers.

 AVOID DISTRACTION

  • Self Control: Mac: free application to help you avoid distracting websites.
  • Cold Turkey: Windows: temporarily block yourself off of distracting websites.

ORGANIZE & COLLABORATE

  • Trello: Keeps track of everything.
  • Evernote: The workspace for your life’s work.
  • Dropbox: Free space up to 2GB.
  • Wetransfer: Free transfer up to 10GB.
  • Drp.io: Free, fast, private and easy image and file hosting.
  • Pocket: View later, put it in Pocket.
  • Mailtoself: An iOS extension to mail notes to yourself from any app.
  • List.ly: Discover and create great lists.
  • Markticle: Mark your reading progress in articles for later.

DIGITAL NOMADS & REMOTE WORKING

DISCOVER & LEARN

BUILD TOGETHER

LEARNING

NEWSLETTERS THAT DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME

USEFUL

 

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