When l first starded Maslinda Desings my online handmade business selling jewelry and handbags l was litteraly clueless.
Slowly l started exploring the web and l was amazed by the vast amount of information available.
Today, after more than three years, l am, well, l little more familiar with the online world. In fact l have some great tools and resources that are on my bookamrks bar and use them every day.
This list is far from exhaustive, or perfect for everyone, only a few of my personal favorites. I am in no way endorsed, affiliated or have received any compensation to list them below. I have discovered, used and sometimes paid for them on my won. Enjoy and please share notes!
For photo editing:Pixlr is a whole suite offering amazing photoediting tools, 100% free. Also available as an Iphone or Android app.
Fotofuze will give your product photos this professional white background you see in magazines ina few seconds. So easy that a 5 year old can do it!
Website creation and blogging: Weebly. I have been using it for over 3 years and l love how intuitive it is. Just drag and drop elements on your page and you site is ready.
Beautiful and fun newsletters and the best free plan ever: Malichimp. And their monkey mascot is sooo cute!
Schedule post on social media and save hours of work: Hootsuite. They have a free and a pro plan. I use the free and l think is perfect for most small businesses.
Bookeeping and accounting: Wave. The only 100% free solution l found on the web, very comprehensive and easy to use
Lovely inspirational blog with tons of practical information too: Missmodish. Jena, who writes it is a genious and an adorable creative maven. She offers tons of valuable advice and some very reasonblay priced professional PR services.
I highly recomend her "Pitch Kit"
Turn PDFs to clickble links: Issuu. Never worry about attaching huge PDF catalog to your customers. Issuu turns tham into clickable links. Free and pro plans available.
Send up to 2GB of files: Wetransfer. share files with your team or customers. You don't even need to set up an account le alone pay anything.
Create Infografics: Piktochart. This is how l created this infografic (not very fancy but it's my first) in under 30 minutes! Free and pro plans available.