morgueFile – free stock photo site, without restrictions
Pixabay – free stock photo site, without restrictions
Flickr – photo site with the ability to search Creative Commons open licensed photos which are free with appropriate attribution
Big Stock – paid stock photo site with free trial
Creative Market – free and low cost ready-to-use design assets, templates, fonts, themes and more.
PicMonkey – free online photo editing
Rhonna Designs – low cost app for iPhone and Android. Allows you to make graphics and social media content easily and intuitively.
Instant Eyedropper – find out the colour values in RGB, CMYK, HTML and more from any application on your computer.
DaFont – an online directory of free fonts available for download.
Google Fonts – an online directory of free fonts available for download.
MailChimp – free electronic newsletters with built in or DIY designs
LibreOffice – free office software including word processing, spreadsheets and more
SurveyMonkey – free basic survey tool, perfect for market research. More features available with subscription.
HootSuite – manage all of your social media feeds and mentions in one spot. Basic service for free with extended features with subscription.
Bitly – shorten URLs for easier sharing over social media + tracking
Square – credit card processing with low transaction fees & no monthly fees (Full disclosure: This is an affiliate link and we will both receive free transactions if you sign up under it.)
Peek – free videos of your website being tested by actual users
TPH – Canadian printing company for on and offset jobs
I Recommend SiteGround for Web Hosting
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