Free Tools & Resources

When I first became interested in making money online, I spent countless nights reading and learning about the latest and greatest plugins, scripts, or markup that could give my websites a competitive edge. One of the great things about earning income online is it usually requires little to no startup capital so anyone with an internet connection can compete. I want to help anyone with the desire to earn money online succeed and one of the ways I’m doing so is assembling this directory of free tools & resources to help you get organized, boost productivity, and expand your skills. All the links on this page will open in a new window. I encourage you to bookmark this page to explore new tools little by little.

Generating & Managing Revenue

Now that you’ve earned money online, keep track of it with financial management tools. You can also make yourself easier to do business with by signing up for a payment network like PayPal.

Mint

PayPal

Square

Dwolla

Freshbooks

Sellfy

Forums

Forums are a great way to learn from others, keep an eye on the competition, and meet interesting people.

I try and dedicate 15-45 minutes every day to reading other blogs and forum posts to help me get a better sense of what subjects readers of my site would find helpful to them.

I’ve listed some of my favorite forums below.

Work Place Like Home

Work From Home Board

Glassdoor

Why Do Work

Work at Home Forum

Creative Tools

Creative software can cost a bundle.

But if you’re building websites, freelancing your graphic design talents, or want to spruce up the appearance of your digital products, landing pages, or whatever – creative design can’t be overlooked.

The tools listed in this section will make things look better at little to no cost.

Resume Templates

GIMP

Adobe Reader X

Pic Resize

Jing

Scribus

Free Vector Archive

FormatFactory

Productivity Suites

Stay organized and boost your productivity with the free office suites featured below.

Google Drive

OpenOffice

LibreOffice

Glide

Time Management

Stay on task and organize meetings with the free scheduling tools listed below.

AnyMeeting

Vyew

Email Accounts

No one likes spam but it’s inevitable if you plan on creating multiple accounts to earn money online.

It’s best to have one or more email accounts dedicated to your online income streams to keep your personal inbox nice and clean.

Outlook

Yahoo

Mailinator

Gmail

Voice & Video

Sometimes email isn’t enough. Voice and face to face communication is still a critical part of building relationships.

Find the best free phone and voice tools below.

Google Voice

Obihai

Creating & Managing Online Platforms

Want to earn money by blogging, affiliate marketing, or PPC campaigns?

The resources listed here will help bring your digital real estate up to speed with today’s standards.

WordPress

Google

Pingdom Tools

FileZilla

StatCounter

WordPress Resources

There are tons of great WordPress resources out there and the best part is that many of them are free. I’ve listed some of my favorite WP resources that work well for virtually any type of online platform powered by WordPress.

Plugins

WP UI

Akismet

Broken Link Checker

Google XML Map

Wordfence

WP-Insert

Pretty Link

Themes

There are tons of free WordPress themes out there so don’t feel like you need to spend money to have a fully functional site with a great design – you don’t. That being said, I switched to exclusively using premium themes some time ago because I was tired of trying to find designs I needed for specific sites and was looking for better support. I’ve listed two of my go to resources for premium WordPress themes here.

ThemeForest