As a small business owner myself, I know how precious time is. I have found 5 great FREE time saving websites which I use on a daily basis. Hopefully you will find these useful too!
1 – Passwords and logins
We live in a world where you have a password for everything! You are told never to use the same password twice, and never write them down, so how are you supposed to remember them all?
I came across Dashlane about a year ago and it is a lifesaver. By using just one master login, it remembers all your passwords for every website you log into, and not only that, it automatically logs you in. It will help you to create strong passwords and it has a share function which is great if you work with teams you need to share login information with.
Best of all it is free, or you can pay for additional features.
2 – Grammarly
If you are writing content, or any documents for that matter, Grammarly is a fantastic tool which monitors what you type and offers both spelling and grammar advice. You may think you already have this with spell checker, but the beauty of Grammarly is that by adding to your tool bar, it will monitor you in programme which don’t always have a spellchecking function. I have found it invaluable in social media posts, WordPress and AdWords.
3 – Images
There are so many free images available on websites to use for social media or website use. I have tried quite a few and spent hours looking for that perfect image. If you have a budget to buy images then great, but if you don’t I would recommend Pablo, Pixabay and Picjumbo. The good thing about Pablo is that it automatically brings the picture into an editing tool which you could use for adding logos and text.
4 – Reducing long website links
If you are creating social media posts especially in twitter where you have a word count, you don’t want to include long links to web pages. Using bitly, is a quick and free way to shorten these links. Not only will it keep track of these links, but you will also be able to see how many people have clicked on the link, allowing you to assess if it was of interest or not.
5 – Keeping track of competitors and trends
You can spend a lot of time looking at what your competitors doing and what changes are happening in your industry. You can set up Google Alerts which will email you every time there is news or something is posted online based on the keywords you ask it to look for. An email direct to your inbox, what’s better than that!