New Business Starter Pack – Free and Cost effective tools for Startups
With a growing scenario of more and more people moving towards raising a start up, it is dire need to save money wherever possible. Keeping free or low cost online tools is a bliss.
Have a plan but no website? Go ahead and search from the best website themes for your dream website. Be it an E-commerce website or a dating website, themeforest has everything from wordpress themes to templates to get started. Themes as low as $25.00!. WordPress theme is a preference of a starter because it gives options to create simplest to complex website without help of a designer. An individual with minimal or no knowledge can also pull up a wordpress website. Go ahead and search tonne’s of options to begin with.
You can take a look at some of the handpicked themes:
Ecommerce – The Retailer, Bazaar
A new business will always need basic things like creating infographics, posters, banners, visiting cards, flyers, social media posts and banners and so on. The list is never ending and Canva.com provides you endless array of option to design and present your business in a most eye catching way. As a startup it is difficult to find a trustworthy third party vendor or to hire a team working on complex software . Canva makes it convenient, cost effective and time saving. Create marketing material, business branding, social content and so much more like a pro. You can choose from thousands of templates, add your own photos or search from over 60 million photos, 3 million graphics, thousands of video option. Just take a look at this video how easy it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=02RI11QfCb8&feature=emb_rel_end.
Though using Canva is completely free, you can also upgrade to Canva Pro to use premium content and take the opportunity to design with your team on the go. If you are a rising business it is worthy to upgrade to Canva Pro to get the access to premium content and not to miss on what you want to design.
Want to create logos and icons? This one gets as easy as breathing with Logomaker. Just hop in and start designing without even giving your login details. Its Free!!! Save your work for free in low resolution directly to your computer or purchase the high-resolution format to receive print quality and social media files.
No matter what your business is, you’ll always need a logo. Designing a logo and downloading is simple and free. Moreover, it is not limited to making logos, you can also create;
- Visiting cards
- Greeting cards
- Info graphics
Get millions of stunning royalty free high quality photos, vectors and videos for your promotions and marketing collateral. The images have quality options like 640 x 426, 1280 x 853, 1920 x 1279 and 5692 x 3795. The short high quality royalty free videos can directly target the social media savvy potential clients. Don’t forget to tip some of the good work for a coffee as it really motivates the creators to provide more.
Now you have setup a website, up and running. If you face any troubles on development front Fiverr.com is where you should head to. Thousands of freelancers to fix your daily issues like coding errors, plugin installations, creation of landing pages and so on. There are many gigs available from creating/ developing websites to helping in preventing fraud and chargeback.
The minimum cost of a gig is $5 and rest depends on your need.
The freelancers are also available to create videos, graphics, blogs, proofreading, data entry, fraud and chargeback experts, business consulting and so on.
Moreover, you also sell your gigs and switch your account as a seller and start earning.
Now you have a business but it is essential to have online presence. The social media is a tool however, you need to make sure you are also on a forum where other businesses are also sitting. Most of the online businesses make sure to be present on websites like Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter, however, when people need your services, they don’t search business on these social networking websites. Tradebrag.com is a free to use business directory enabling multiple features at no cost.
Tradebrag lets you:
- List your business
- Post content
- View ratings and reviews
- Post ads and offers
- Business timings
- Map location
- Embedded Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest links.
- Listing your events
- Bookings from online calendar
- Business feeds and updates from other businesses
If you have any other pivotal tools that you think will be worth money saving for any new business, please do mention them in the comment box.