We know that getting a business started is hard, especially if you are doing it by yourself. So, we have compiled the top 5 tools that can have an immediate impact in your freelance photography or videography business and best of all they are all FREE!
1. Google Drive – Who doesn’t want 15 GB of free data storage? Along with all the tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides) Google provides the drive service is one of the easiest to use and best of all it comes at no cost to you.
2. Pixlr – Now you can edit all your photos on the web and then save them to your Google Drive. Use the app or submit your photo on their website. You have access to thousands of editing tool so you can make the most of all those amazing pictures you’ve taken!
3. Buffer – Social media can be a very powerful tool to get more people viewing your content and possibly purchasing your art / hiring you for a gig. Buffer enables you to send out all your posts and advertisements from one place and they provide you with great analytics to see how your post is doing.
4. Squarespace – You can sign up for the free hosting and even tryout the “pro” feature for a month free. Squarespace is designed with creatives in mind. They let you customize how you want your photo or video gallery and all their templates are beautiful and easy to use.
5. Everlance – OK big disclaimer this is our app so we’re pretty biased but we really think it’s a great tool for freelancers. Keeping track of all your mileage and expenses is a major pain and there’s no reason to do that with old technology. Everlance makes life easy by automatically tracking all your mileage (did you know every 1,000 miles is worth $540 as a business expense you don’t have to pay taxes on?) and keeps you organized. You can then can get all your data exported into a spreadsheet which will make your life or your CPA’s much easier come tax time.
Are we missing other free tools and services? Let us know we’d love to hear from you.
As always, if you have any questions or comments send us a message to support@everlance.
#1 Photo Provided by – Google.com , #2 Photo Provided by – Pixlr.com, #3 Photo Provided by – Buffer.com, #4 Photo Provided by – Squarespace.com