Working online requires lots of skills, above all organization and management. As a Blogger or a Virtual Assistant, you handle various tasks: social media, writing, proofreading, graphic design, development, analysis, reports and so on.
You definitely need tools to optimize your work. Needless to say, there are so many tools and apps available on the web - free, low cost or expensive- and sometimes we are overwhelmed by the amount of info we find online and it's hard to decide which one to choose.
So, in this post I have listed 15 of my favorite free online tools for Bloggers and Virtual Assistants.
A project management tool that I have been using for years. The free and flexible solution to organize your projects with anyone. Create boards, lists, associate different colors, add people, instant update, offline work and more. Mobile app version available too.
- HEMINGWAY EDITOR
A free online publisher and desktop app version to keep your writing simple and smooth. It highlights boring and complicated words and periods.
Grammarly makes sure that everything you write is clear, effective and error-free. Suggestions, corrections, scans of documents.
If you are starting your digital carreer and having hard times with Photoshop, I suggest you to try Canva. Defined as the easiest-to-use graphics program in the world. You can easily create graphics for your site, blog, social media and more, for free or with the premium version. Mobile app also available.
Online graphic editor, very simple and intuitive.
A very useful tool for tracking and analyzing the time spent on a project. To be used individually or in team. Available in web version, desktop app, Android and iPhone app, button for Chrome or Mozilla.
- GOOGLE ANALYTICS
Having an online presence also means tracking every step, data analysis is fundamental to understand where and what needs to be improved. Google Analytics does not need any introduction, it must be there.
- FLAT ICONS
The largest free icons database available in PNG, SVG, EPS, PSD formats. You can customize the color to almost any icon.
The perfect place to find free stock images for your communication channels: e-commerce, blog, website, social channels, newsletters, landing pages. (In this post you'll find a list of the best sites for free stock photos)
An analysis tool that allows you to write titles that drive traffic, shares and search results.
Digital image processing software, like Photoshop, it works with filters, layers, tools to create masks, etc.
A video creation platform esy to use, no experience is required. It turns writing into video in minutes, or you can create videos from scratch in no time and share them on social media.
Online platform dedicated to email marketing strategies: campaign creation and management, distribution lists, monitoring and reporting.
- GOOGLE DOCS
Essential tool for file sharing. With Google Drive you have 15 GB of free storage space to share all sorts of files in real time. Instant docs creation, editing and saving from your computer, phone or tablet.
Handy tool for social media management and social media marketing. Simple interface, coordination of all accounts in one space, post programming, monitoring and analysis.
There are so many free tools for the management and planning of daily tasks. What are your favorite tools for working online? Tell me in the comments!