Marketing, business & productivity courses, platforms, tools & resources

I’ve compiled favorite tools, Courses, WordPress plugins and Google extensions that make marketing easier for less. Many are freemium models with a free plan, but sometimes companies discontinue those or offer a free trial instead. I’ll keep up the list as I learn of changes, including those that merge or are discontinued. I indicate where I may get a small fee or credit for a referral (aff. link), but at no extra cost to you.


AgentSpeaking gigs
AppSumoSaaS tools, courses & small business resources
Attract.ioLead magnet creator
AudacityOpen source, cross-platform audio software
Backlink CheckerSee specific backlinks for any domain
Bit.lyURL shortener with tracking
BublupAggregate content, research, collaborate, organize, create compilations or porfolios as one URL (such as Instagram bio link)
CanvaDesign graphics for offline and online marketing with templates and images (aff. link)
Display HashtagsGrab 30 hashtags when you search one
Emoji Chart in UnicodeGreat for emojis in emailings and different platforms
EmojipediaFind an emoji fast
Facebook Creator StudioPost, schedule and stream on Facebook & Instagram
Free TranscriptionsFree audio transcriptions
Groove PagesPage & funnel building platform (aff. link)
HeadlinerCreate video to promote podcast or blog
HootsuiteSchedule social media
HotjarSite survey pop-up to segment & improve conversions
HubSpotEmail program, CRM
Linktr.eeCreate one link with all your content and platform URLs
Lumen 5Automatic video creation tool for blog posts
Mail-signaturesCreate an email signature with social media icons and a banner
Mighty TextView & respond to text messages from desktop
MissingLettrTurn blog posts into scheduled social media campaigns with images (aff. link)
Mobile MonkeyFacebook live chat bot & SMS platform
Otter.aiTranscription tool
Pinterest PlannerContent ideas for each month
PodbeanPodcast platform
Podcast AddictPodcast player, review and statistics
PodkitePodcast reviews
QR Code AcademyCreate QR code
Slide to SubscribeEmbeddable signup form to get email subscribers; GDPR and CCPA compliant
Squoosh.appImage compression
StreamyardSimultaneously stream across Facebook, YouTube, Zoom, LinkedIn
SubscribersPush notifications for emailings
SurveyMonkeySurvey platform
The Speaker LabSpeaking fee calculator
Timeanddate.comTime your work blocks with this timer and stopwatch
TrelloCollaboration project management tool
TypeformForms, quizzes and surveys
UbersuggestKeyword research
VidIQGet more out of YouTube
Viral Content BeeSocial media promotion
WistiaVideo marketing software
YotpoCustomer reviews, loyalty, referrals & SMS marketing

Entrepreneurs get up to speed fast with a truckload of free courses taught by experts I admire. I have learned so much from many of these and will continue to get inspiration, strategic and tactical lessons to use and share. Enjoy!


Free Marketing Courses
Ahrefs SEO tutorials
Answer the Public search listening tool
Canva graphics and creation tools
Content Marketing Unlocked with Neil Patel
Content Traffic Kickstarter by Kim Doyal*
Create videos with Headliner
Fanocracy with David Meerman Scott
How to delegate and outsource by Lisa Wells
Get clients from Meetup challenge
Google Analytics, beginners, advanced, Data Studio & Tag Manager instruction
GrooveDigital Academy for page & funnel building
HubSpot 50+ marketing courses
Intro to Competitive Analysis
MBA programs
Mobile Monkey Chatbot tutorial
Podcasting tutorials from Podbean
Book writing, publishing, marketing, editing, distribution and design by Reedsy
SEM Rush Competitive Intelligence
SEO for the Rest of Us Challenge with Brendan Hufford
WordPress for beginners
90+ writing courses to improve skills
Yoast SEO training
VidIQ - Learning how to
3 Easiest Ways to Write Your Book

*If you are interested in it, sign up for the Content Traffic Kickstarters course right away, as it may be available for free for a limited time only! (No pressure, but it’s a great course.)

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