Tools for Freelancers: Free or Low-Cost Resources for Building Your Business

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Jennifer shares some of her favorite free and low-cost tools for freelancers and entrepreneurs. She will show you where to find them, some best practices and what to beware of when using third party tools and platforms. Made for the Association of Women in Communications Freelance Webinar Series

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Tools for Freelancers: Free or Low-Cost Resources for Building Your Business

  1. 1. Tools for FreelancersFree or Low-Cost Resources for Building Your Business.
  2. 2. THE BASICS: BLOGGING Free blogging software• Hosted: wordpress.com• Self-hosted: download software from wordpress.org and host on your domain
  3. 3. THE BASICS: EMAIL• A lot of storage space plus inexpensive upgrades formore storage $5+• Integrated with all other Google products• Pop your domain emails intogmail to backup and avoid going over domain email storage limits
  4. 4. THE BASICS: COMMUNICATIONS• Voice Calls in app (domestic and international)• Voice calls to and from cell phones and land lines ($2.99-$10/month)• Screensharing within app• Video conferencing up to 10 people (at least 1 person must hav premium account $4.99/mo)• File sharing
  5. 5. THE BASICS: VIDEO CONFERENCING• Private and public video conferencing for up to 10people• Option to livestream hangout on G+, linked YouTube account and your web site• Document sharing and collaboration using GoogleDrive (free up to 5 gigs)• Mobile, iPad/tablet apps, desktop
  6. 6. G+ PLUS: HANGOUTS Lee Allison – Created the Google + Cooking School, Social Skillet and has now expanded into Craft Beer Nation Review and Whiskey World all using G+ and Google Hangouts.https://plus.google.com/+LeeAllison
  7. 7. THE BASICS:DOCUMENTS
  8. 8. THE GRAVEYARD Tombstone image by Johnny Dod
  9. 9. THE EXTRAS: MINDMAPPING Web-based collaborationFree and upgrade from $5 to $15/mo Desktop Free
  10. 10. THE EXTRAS: DROPBOX• Store and share files with anyone on theweb• Desktop, web, mobile access• 2 Gigs free with up to 18 Gigs for referrals• 100 Gigs for $10/mo
  11. 11. PC REMOTE ACCESSiOS Android • Windows • MacDemo to $25 PocketCloud Free to $15$20
  12. 12. MOBILE APPSSmart Office 2 ($9.99)Dragon Dictation (free)Transfire App (free and $4.99)Good Habits (free)
  13. 13. MULTIMEDIA TOOLS Ustream, Livestream etc… (removing the four walls) BFF – Broadcast For Friends (Ustream video direct to your FB profile) SoundCloud – audio posts on the go. Integrates with social platforms FOAP – Sell your mobile pics like
  14. 14. JENNIFER NAVARRETE jennifer@jennifernavarrete.com ph: 210.888.0841 Groups: Social Media Club San Antonio Social Media Breakfast San AntonioSocial Media Profiles:www.twitter.com/epodcasterwww.facebook.com/jennifernavarretewww.linkedin/in/jennifernavarrete Sites:www.gplus.to/jennifernavarrete www.jennifernavarrete.comwww.ustream.tv/channel/social-media-lounge www.themediafuse.com www.techintwenty.com www.morningbrewcast.com/blog

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