The ultimate collection of my favorite apps and tools to help you step up your freelancing.
Software & Apps
Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. I have personally used all of the products listed below and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.
BUILD YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE
BlueHost: This is the super fast web host where all my sites are hosted. BlueHost is the industry leading web host giant that always keep its users happy. Plans starting from just $3.45/mo only. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
NameSilo: The best domain registrar I’ve come across. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NameSilo as they have the lowest domain pricing in the industry. No upsells, no high renewal fees and it comes with all the advanced features you can think of.
WordPress: 99% of my sites (including this one) are built on WordPress. Highly flexible and a very powerful CMS.
VS Code: A modern, open source code editor built with love by Microsoft.
GROW YOUR BRAND
MailerLite: My ultimate choice for email marketing solution! It’s the most affordable email service provider right now in the industry and they offer some incredible features like video block, auto-resend, and pop-up optins. Very easy to use, simple and extremely friendly. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
SumoMe: Best toolkit out there to grow your email list fast. Free to use for everyone.
Buffer: Easily schedule social media posts and updates.
SELL YOUR SERVICES
Spreadsheet CRM: A free tool built on Google Sheets to help you manage your leads and clients beautifully.
HubSpot Sales (formerly Sidekick): A powerful real-time email tracking tool to view deep insights for all the emails I send.
BECOME MORE PRODUCTIVE
MeisterTask: The most intuitive project management tool I’ve ever used. Highly customizable and incredibly feature-rich.
Dropbox: Super-fast and secure cloud platform to store data. Access all your data from anywhere you want.
Grammarly: It seamlessly checks for any spelling or grammar mistakes in my content. And did I mention that it’s free?
Zapier: One of the lifesavers! Zapier helps you integrate two or more apps seamlessly and automate your work.
MANAGE YOUR MONEY
Gumroad: One of the most popular and my favorite digital product distribution system.
Payoneer: Start using Payoneer which is built especially for freelancers and online business owners. Highly secured, easy to use, worldwide accepted and a great alternative to PayPal. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
BOOST YOUR CREATIVITY
Adobe CC: Get the world’s most popular creative tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign on your desktop with Adobe CreativeCloud. The highly recommended software stack for creative freelancers.
Creative Market: Need themes, PSDs, fonts or icons? Head over to Creative Market, the place I go to when I need beautiful ready-made creative stuff.
DesignModo: Premium WordPress plugins and frameworks that make client work elegant and painless.
Camtasia: I use Camtasia to record screencasts and edit videos like a professional.