Online Business Foundation Tools
#1 Pick is SiteGround for hosting an online business. Get 80% off your first year! I wrote a post about why I choose SiteGround as my host platform to run my online business. SiteGround is the platform I use to host my WordPress website & blog, domain name, and professional email address.
If you really must build it all for free, then the all-in-one Groove platform is a good choice. It has all of the applications you’ll need to get your business, content, services, and products online. It’s free for life with no credit card required. There are some drawbacks so schedule a free brainstorming call with me to see if this is the right choice for you.
Content Creation & Delivery
#1 pick for Optimizing Content is RankMath. This app makes optimizing your content for search engines super easy – even for novices! SEO is a critical process for helping your content rank on search engines. Follow the step-by-step suggestions to boost your SEO in each page and post.
#1 pick for Keyword Research is KeySearch. Find the right keywords for each post as well as optimize your entire site for SEO.
GRAPHICS & DIGITAL PRODUCTS
#1 Pick for creating graphics and digital products is Canva. I have been using it for well over a decade now and couldn’t live without it! They have a free and pro version. I upgraded years ago to the pro version because I wanted the extra features. It’s a low-cost tool that is worth every penny and more.
My #1 choice for a Webinar Platform is WebinarPress because you can start hosting an unlimited number of webinars (either live in-person or with pre-recorded videos) with an unlimited number of attendees for free. This software will capture email addresses for you as well. When your business grows, you can upgrade to pro to get more customized features.
One of the easiest and least expensive places to get help on a job, service, or online project is through Fiverr.
My #1 choice for a membership area is Paid Memberships Pro.
My #1 choice for running a free podcast is Anchor.fm. It is actually owned by Spotify so you can feel confident knowing it’s a good platform.
Sell Products & Services Online
If you are using WordPress for your website and blog, then the WooCommerce Plugin is a great choice.
OTHER SELLING PLATFORMS
If you really must build it all for free, then the all-in-one Groove platform is a good choice. It has all of the applications you’ll need to get your business, content, services, and products online. It’s free for life with no credit card required. There are some drawbacks so schedule a free brainstorming call with me to see if this is the right choice for what you want to build.
Set Up Organic Marketing Channels
EMAIL MARKETING SERVICES
#1 Pick for email marketing is Flodesk (get 50% off your 1st year with this link plus you can try it for free). What I love about Flodesk is its ease of use, beautiful templates, and unlimited resources! No subscriber limits, no email send limits.