Amidst the distress that COVID-19 has brought to the world, it’s been amazing to see positive spirits and good news coming in the past few weeks. We’re loving John Krasinski’s YouTube channel SGN – Some Good News, a channel dedicated to sharing positive news stories. And there’s plenty more where that came from! Large tech companies are doing their bit to support business owners during this time, giving us access to software, tools, and platforms to foster our marketing and/or remote working efforts.
Here are our picks of FREE tools to support businesses during COVID-19.
For those of you who don’t know. Zoho is a CRM platform that launched way back in 2006. The simplistic and user-friendly CRM helps businesses store client information, track leads, and run marketing campaigns. Zoho recently launched Zoho Remotely and made it 100% FREE until the 1st of July 2020.
Zoho Remotely helps remote workers collaborate on projects, host meetings, create documents, share presentations and chat with each other. It’s a one-stop-shop for all your remote working needs!
Have you been putting off that business podcast you’ve always wanted to create? Now’s your chance! Zancastr has made their Hobbyist plan free during the Corona Virus outbreak.
Once downloaded the software integrates with your browser where you can easily launch recording sessions for your podcast. It has a ‘dead simple guest interface’, a bad connection fallback plan and allows recordings up to three hours long.
More people working online means more opportunity for hackers to pinch your data and personal information. Virtu is a security software to help protect your computer from harmful viruses and keeps your personal information safe.
Virtu is offering Health Care, State and Local Government, NGOs and K-12 Education institutions supporting defence and intelligence missions free licenses through to the 30th of June.
This tool is a Godsend and should be part of your marketing arsenal already. The Godfather of SEO and digital marketing Neil Patel created this awesome tool to help you analyze and optimise your website’s SEO. It has some free features already but he’s added some extra ones during the COVID-19 period.
Find out how Neil Patel has made Ubersuggest ‘more free’ here.
We all know how important video is. READ: 4 reasons why you need video in your marketing plan. Videos help you tell your brand story, show how products work and help you communicate with your audience. Videos are a must! Whether you freestyle on your phone or hire a production company, video is key to marketing success.
That’s why it’s amazing that Sparkhouse is offering free promo videos for small businesses – Limited offer.
Many businesses are fumbling their way through ‘getting online’ with an eCommerce store being the first priority. Shopify is one of the most popular, user-friendly and intuitive eCommerce sites around and they’re offering a free trial.
Your Shopify subscription will enable you to manage your products, transactions, shipping, finance and more.
Have you ever tried to explain something complicated to a client in an email? It takes FOR-EV-ER! Loom is a desktop recording tool that fits seamlessly into your browser and allows you to record your screen which is SUPER handy for tutorials, instructional videos, training, explaining things to clients, presentations, the list goes on. Loom has cut prices and removed limits – read more about what’s on offer here.
Fast on their feet, LinkedIn has created a series of helpful training videos to help support employees and employers at this time.
Some of the courses include:
- Tips for working remotely
- Time management when working from home
- Productivity tips
- Managing stress for positive change
- Developing resourcefulness
- And many many more!
View all courses here.
Something fun! Just because you’re not in the same room, it doesn’t mean you can’t watch films or series together. Use Netflix Party to watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S with your friends, The Office with your workmates or a scary movie with your double date crew.
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