12 Free Resources To Try During Lock-down

by Faye Morgan

365 Day Social

 

Online Resources

Is it just me or are you feeling a little overwhelmed with the outpouring of free online resources, extended trials, and general bonuses available at the moment? Business is business after all, and it’s savvy of brands to reward loyalty and attract new customers with decent offers on their products. But as a consumer, it can be a bit too much to process at times.

Without wishing to add to the noise too much, I’ve rounded up some relevant resources that sit nicely alongside my offerings: I have a free Facebook group, Dotplay, sharing creative inspiration and resources for social media and paid ads. I’m also offering free calls to chat about anything social media related that may help you in your business (eg. what platforms to use, what apps, how to get more engagement, where to start with ads…) – book a time slot here (no sales, I just want to help you).

 

LinkedIn Learning

Did you know the business networking site had an online training portal? Well, you do now.

Coronabonus 16 free courses on a range of relevant topics such as working remotely, creating resilience, learning Zoom and more.

 

Skillshare 

One of my favourite places to upskill in creative services such as design, illustration, photography…

Coronabonus There are always trials available but you can currently get 2 months Premium for free. Well worth it.

 

Loom 

A great tool for creating short shareable videos.

Coronabonus: No recording limit on the basic plan, Loom Pro is 50% cheaper and you can get a 30-day trial of Loom Pro. Offers valid until 1 July.

 

G-suite 

All G Suite customers can use Hangouts Meet today for easy-to-join video calls, but they’ll soon enable free access to more advanced features, including:

  • Larger meetings for up to 250 participants per call
  • Live streaming for up to 100K viewers within the domain
  • Record meetings to Google Drive

These features are typically only available in the Enterprise and Enterprise for Education editions of G Suite, but they’ll be available to all editions at no additional cost until 1 July, 2020.

 

Calendly 

Automated meeting software for sole traders and teams who want productive streamlined workflow

Coronabonus Free Zoom And GoToMeeting integrations for their online appointment scheduling software to help remote workers stay connected. These were previously Premium tier features and will be available until the end of June.

 

Evernote 

Take notes. Keep a journal. Clip anything from the web. Evernote lets you store and share information quickly and securely.

Coronabonus Free sign up and access of Evernote Basic plan.

 

 

Hootsuite 

The big-name social media scheduling tool has stepped up with an offer

Coronabonus Free access for Hootsuite Professional to small businesses and nonprofits for 3 months! I’ve just signed up myself to try it out again.

 

Adobe Creative Cloud 

A collection of software to help you with graphic design, video editing, web development, photography etc. A vital part of my business and useful for anyone running courses.

Coronabonus Free home access to Creative Cloud apps is available by request of students and educators until 31 May 2020. Adobe also offers free 90-day access to Adobe Connect for web conferencing until 1 July 2020.

 

Benchmark 

Looking for an alternative to MailChimp? This could be worth a look.

Coronabonus Free trial of a simple email marketing solution designed to help you create and send compelling campaigns with ease.

 

Box 

A content management platform and decent Dropbox alternative have come up with an offer for small and medium businesses.

Coronabonus A free 90-day Business Plan. Box Business includes unlimited storage, up to 5 GB of file uploads, advanced user and security reporting, mobile security controls and more.

 

Shopify 

A great offer from this e-commerce platform.

Coronabonus Free 90-day trial for all new customers. If you’re currently on a 14-day trial, you can extend it to 90 days.

 

Vodafone Foundation 

The mobile phone provider has partnered with Udemy and Perlego to support customers with online learning resources to children in Europe and Africa.

Coronabonus Vodafone has partnered with Udemy to make available a curated selection of more than 150 free online video courses covering business and productivity, technology, personal development and wellness.

In addition, Vodafone customers will also be offered six weeks of free access to Perlego, the world’s largest online academic and professional library. Perlego offers a growing library of 300,000+ titles from the leading educational publishers, in addition to mainstream publications on management and business.

 

 

Don’t forget my FREE Facebook group to help you get creative with social and paid ads >> join here <<

 

Faye x

 

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