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14 Tools That Are Recommended by Freelancers

<p>As you might know, Momenteo loves to write articles on inspiring freelancers. We find interesting to know their stories and their tips. One of the questions we often ask them is what the online tools you could not live without are? We gathered all their answers together in one article so you can have a list of tools (excluding Momenteo) that can surely help you!</p> <h3><strong>Productivity</strong></h3> <p>Do you have difficulties managing all your tasks? How can you increase your effectiveness? Here are 5 tools made especially to help your productivity.</p> <p><strong>Asana</strong></p> <p>It is for planning that Asana was referred to us as an interesting tool for freelancers. Founded by one of Facebook&rsquo;s co-founder, it will be easier to manage all your tasks and projects, especially when you work with other people. It is even possible to freely try Asana.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Podio</strong></p> <p>Podio is mainly used for management tasks. Find all a project&rsquo;s relevant data on the same page. Segment your tasks to allow you to follow more easily your deadlines. It is also possible to freely try the task management tool too.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Trello</strong></p> <p>Trello is another project management tool that allows you to follow easily your tasks and projects. Create boards and lists, and then manage your projects. It is directly inspired by the Kanban principles and it is also possible to create personal boards with their free version.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Zoho</strong></p> <p>Zoho offers a suite of software to help you with your business. More than 40 integrated apps allow you to manage your sales, social media, incomes, and tasks. Everything at one same place.</p> <p><strong>Teams</strong></p> <p>Do you need to work remotely with someone else? Do you know Microsoft&rsquo;s app Teams? Organize your business meetings and calls with this tool. The software also has file transfer and instant messaging functionalities. Teams is included in the Office 365 Business Premium package.&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>Google Tools&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <p>Google and its tools can surely help you in managing your online presence. You only need your Google account! Let&rsquo;s examine some of them more closely.</p> <p><strong>Calendar</strong></p> <p>This app allows you to manage more easily your appointments or events. It is the perfect tool if you need to meet your customers regularly or if you do not want to miss any meetings.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Trends</strong></p> <p>To be always up to date, did you know that you could use Google Trends to analyze the interest evolution of a keyword in a specific area? Find out what the latest trends are!</p> <p><strong>Analytics</strong></p> <p>Do you have a website? You probably want to know who visit it then. This Google tool can allow you to know how many visitors you had but also where they come from and their age, for example. You could even see which of your website pages are the most visited and much more. It is very useful and free!</p> <p><strong>Search Console</strong></p> <p>If you like Google Analytics, Google Search Console is an interesting addition. Indeed, this tool allows you to analyze your performances on this search engine. See what keywords bring you traffic and which links are the most used.</p> <h3><strong>Social Media and SEO</strong></h3> <p>Social media is not only Facebook or Instagram. Since these two are very known and you might already use them, let&rsquo;s see other options and tools that could be useful.</p> <p><strong>Pinterest</strong></p> <p>If you work in a creative field, you probably already know Pinterest. It is the perfect website to use to find inspiration. Although it is a social media mostly used by women, did you know that it is one of the social media with the highest click rate? Indeed, if you have a blog or a website, feel free to share them on Pinterest!</p> <p><strong>Hootsuite</strong></p> <p>Do you have no time to publish on social media? We can indeed feel overwhelmed by everything we need to post on different media. It is, however, possible to gather everything at one same place: Hootsuite! You will have access to all your pages and accounts at one same place. It will also be possible to schedule your posts in advance. Is it not wonderful? Moreover, it is possible to use Hootsuite free of charge.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>SEO Powersuite</strong></p> <p>If you want to know more about the indexing of websites, SEO Powersuite can be a good option to try. Besides offering a free version, this software can allow you to analyze your position on search engines to gain visibility.</p> <h3><strong>Graphic Design&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>Whether you are a graphic designer or not, there is a lot of software that can help you create beautiful designs. Here are the recommended ones.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Adobe Suite</strong></p> <p>Adobe Suite is a suite of software for professionals. Among them, there is Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. Illustrator allows you to create illustrations and designs in a vector format. Photoshop allows you to make touch-ups and photomontages. For its part, InDesign is the perfect app for page layout. This suite software can be tough to use for novices but free trials are also available.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Canva</strong></p> <p>If you are uncomfortable with the design software we mentioned above, Canva is probably a good alternative for you. Indeed, it is very easy to use it to create simple montages or to find inspiration for your social media. You only have to drag and drop the elements you want to use.</p> <p>In conclusion, we hope we found you some new tools that will make your freelancer life easier. This is exactly what we have in mind when we work on improving Momenteo: help you live your freelancer life fully. Otherwise, is there any tool you would like to add to our list? What are the tools or software that helped you when you started as a self-employed worker or a freelancer?</p> <p></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Ariane