This year has proved to be one of the roughest times worldwide in recent history. During the pandemic, many people found themselves being jobless. This left many former employers to freelance or forced into being full-time entrepreneurs. Making that shift can be draining, both financially and mentally. Here are 5 FREE entrepreneurship resources to help you start your journey to become a successful entrepreneur.
As one of the most popular template sites, this resource for entrepreneurs makes it easy for anyone to design beautiful graphics regardless of any design schooling or experience. Simply pick the template category such as Instagram Post, choose a template that appeals to you, and then customize it with your brand colors or fonts of your choosing. It really is amazing that this is actually a free resource!
The 2nd largest search engine in the world has many ways to learn new skills especially if you have an entrepreneurship mindset. One of the most valuable skills that an entrepreneur can learn is SEO which stands for search engine optimization. This is the process of maximizing visitors or customers that you attract to your site by ranking them high in any search engine. If you’re wanting to learn more about bringing in more customers with SEO, then subscribe to this Digital Marketing YouTube channel.
· Hootsuite (Free Version)
Once you’ve gained a little knowledge of how SEO works from watching YouTube videos, then it’s time for the next step in entrepreneurship. Now is the time to plan, organize, and schedule social media posts so that you can get your brand out into the world! Hootsuite is a great resource that is used by companies, entrepreneurs, and freelancers. With this free resource, you can monitor 3 social media profiles such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. It also gives you the option to find out what keywords best connect with your audience. This article on SEO Beginners Guide has everything that you need to know.
We all know that to have a successful business, you NEED to have some type of social media. However, it’s not enough to just post a simple picture and go. Companies can afford to hire designers and photographers. Instead, a free resource to help with this issue is Gimp. This serves as an Adobe Photoshop alternative that can assist you in creating your own mockups and even editing your own pictures for your product or services plus so much more! There are plenty of tutorials out there, but my favorite so far is this creator Michael Davies of Daviesmediadesign.com. He has an easily digestible in-depth gimp tutorial list for beginners.
· Davinci Resolve
Lastly, the use of video is going to be bigger than ever and still growing. Luckily, there’s no need to pay for expensive software like Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro when you have a free resource like DaVinci Resolve. This can do everything that professional applications can do. There’s also plenty of tutorials to choose from. My favorite Davinci Resolve creator of the moment is Billy Rybka. He has thousands of beginner-friendly tutorials on YouTube to choose from.
We hope these 5 Free Resources can help you kill it on your entrepreneur journey! Now, there are plenty of other free resources out there so let me know if you would like a part 2! If any of these resources were helpful share this article with a friend. Also, if you like this article, check out our post about Top Business Automation Tools to help you as well.