During an average business day I constantly jump in and out of a lot of different websites.
Find out which Free websites I so use regularly in my business that I now feel I couldn’t live without them. And once you start using them you’ll probably feel that way too.
Like a lot of people, I have an iStockphoto account but sometimes I just can’t find the perfect image there.
And sometimes the perfect image costs more than I’m prepared to pay.
That’s why I love FreeDigitalPhotos.net
As the name suggests, images are free. You just need to publish a credit (like the one at the end of this article) that includes a link to their website.
Serena initially let me know about this website in her article 7 Sources of Free Images for your Blogs and I have to say, now I’d struggle to live without it.
In their own words, Pixlr.com is “the most popular online photo editor in the world.”
It’s a free tool that allows you to edit and resize images. Given the importance of reducing the image file size before you upload it to your blog (read more in this article on 3 Reasons to Resize Images Before Uploading them to your Blog) this free, easy-to-use tool is indispensable.
Google + Hangouts
Ok so Google + is a social media network more than a website. But recently it’s become more and more invaluable to my business. You can read more about the wider benefits of Google + in Why Business Owners Need to Make Time for Google +
For the purpose of this article, I’ll focus on Hangouts.
Although a Hangout sounds like something you used to do with friends when you were younger, it’s actually an easy-to-use alternative to Skype.
When you want to video chat with someone who has a Google + account, simply send them a Hangout Request (or email them to set up the Hangout time) and you’ll have Video Chat and Screen Sharing at your Fingertips. For free. In my opinion the quality of the connection and call feels like it’s better than Skype.
Have you used any of these free tools? What was your experience like?
What other feel tools could your business not do without?
Image courtesy of naypong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net