Best Free Internet Resources for Business and Education

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Introduction

This post contains is a collection of useful resources and businesses tools that I have consistently used. It should be be useful to most people who work and study from laptops.

Let’s get into it.

Table of Contents

    Graphic Design

    Free Imagery

    Photo / Video

    Icons

    Colours

    Mockups

    Fonts

    Utility


    Software

    • www.figma.com
      • design, illustration and prototyping application
      • generous free account offers
    • procreate.art
      • ipad/iphone app
      • handdrawing illustrations, some animation and 3D illustration
    • Adobe Suite
      • You’ve heard of this before
      • Expensive, but it’s the industry standard in a lot of industries!
    • Alfred
      • Mac only
      • Search anything on you mac or the internet all with a shortcut
      • a better way to interact with your mac, I’ve used this shortcut an average of 40times a day.

    Design Inspiration


    Marketting

    Email Marketting

    • emailtooltester.com
      • Allows you to compare email service providers, notably the rate at which your email gets marked as “spam” for each major email service provider.

    SEO and Research

    • Ahrefs
      • paid, expensive
    • Semrush
      • paid, expensive
    • Similarweb
      • Competitor website analysis and comparison
      • Lists most popular pages, trafic, sources etc.
    • Keywords Everywhere
      • This little chrome tool is worth it’s weight in gold. Generous free-mium version with the ability to add credits without a subscipriont.
      • I love this tool as it gives you at a glance overview of search term competition and suggestions – gives lots of business ideas
      • shows you monthly search volume, CPC and competition data of keywords on multiple websites
    • Best SEO Tools List
      • List of other tools that are useful for SEO

    Writing / Copywriting

    • Headlime
      • Paid
      • Write better marketing copy faster with AI.
    • Copy.ai
      • Paid, nice intro offer though
      • AI generated copywriting for articles, titles, thumbnails, mission statements etc.
    • https://hemingwayapp.com
      • Parses text and suggests improvements to maintain readability and engagement. Sounds shit, but is really useful.

    Employment

    Hiring Contractors

    General Work

    • UpWork
      • Hire remote workers for one off or continued jobs
      • Literally anything from video editing to content writing and 3d model design etc

    Developpers

    Salary Comparison

    • Get Paid, Not Played (google doc)
      • Open source google dock for salary comparison in Australia

    Digital Nomad Resources


    Conclusion

    Hopefully some of these end up being useful to you. If you find a tool that you think belongs on this list please reach out!