Useful Tools

There are many online tools I’m using to help me on my web design business, it will grow your business, help you on getting more customers and reduce your workload to more concentrating on your client’s project.

Domain Registration

Godaddy.com – An easy way to check your domain availability and  user-friendly management system to manage all your domain and hosting account in one place.

Web Hosting

HostGator.com – No matter to host your own website or your client’s website, Hostgator is a reliable hosting provider.

Content Management System

WordPress – A recommended Content Mangement System you can use on your own website and all your clients as well, with many ready templates like hotel, e-commerce, business, education and more.  It’s a web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. – FREE

Invoicing Software

Harvest – A simple but useful invoicing software, you can invoice your client and get paid in just a few simple clicks. Time & expense tracking anywhere – phone or desktop, and online access are all its advanced features, it can save your time to concentrate on your creative work.

From $12/mth

Customer Relationship Management

Highrise – An online CRM to manage all your customer information, save and organize notes and email conversation, keep track of proposals and deals, get a text message or email so you never forget to follow up with your clients.

Did I mention it is FREE (for 2 users and 250 contacts) ?

To-do list

Wunderlist – There are many to-do list application out there, I’ve stick to Wunderlist at last after trying several due to its nice UI design and functionality. The most important is I can access anywhere from my PC to my iPad and my smart phone.

FREE for basic plan and $4.99/mth to unlock the extra features.

Google Adwords

Google Adwords – Google adwords is a very effective way on getting more business, select your keywords, set your budget, and advertise your business to your target audience, it works well.

Email Marketing

Aweber – For email marketing, I prefer Aweber. A powerful email opt-in service and email marketing. I use it to build my email listing and newsletter.

$19 per month

Graphic

Pixlr – A FREE online photo editor, for graphic edit, color & size adjustment. A great online tools you should try it out.

Upload Files To Server Filezilla – The FREE FTP solution. It’s not an online tools, you have to download the software and install it to your PC. Other than that, it works really well.

Mightydeals.com – This deal site is one of my favorite as I can get many useful web & logo templates, eBook, fonts, wordpress themes, design tool kits on great offer, some of it are FREE.

I’m trying my best to compound as many useful tools which I think it will help you on your web design business. The list is still progressing, stay tuned…