We are in the age of the “Freemium” Business model which means that there are numerous services are available to you & your business completely free of cost. These businesses tend to offer premium features that a User can upgrade to and pay for if they like, but for the basic packages there is no cost. We decided to put a list together of 5 of our favourite free products that can help save your business time & money.
1. Skype – VOIP Calling
Voice over IP (VOIP) phone services such as Skype are completely free to call other Users who have signed up for the platform. Don’t worry about spending on Long Distance any more as you can coordinate calls to use this medium. Skype also has a plan for $2.99 per month that allows you to call any phone number in North America which is a great option if the people you are calling don’t have Skype.
2. Mail Chimp – Send Better Email
Mail Chimp is a free service that allows you to manage an email list and send email campaigns to them. This allows you to capitalize on the valuable email addresses that you collect from campaigns that you offer your Customers. Their analytics platform is also simple to use so you can see the effectiveness of your Campaigns.
3. Trello – Task Management
Project Management software can be extremely expensive so why not give Trello a try? Instead of using spreadsheets, post-it’s and sticky notes for projects big or small, Trello offers extremely simple web / mobile solutions to manage tasks through different statuses and stages.
4. Evernote – No More Notebooks
Evernote makes it simple to stay organized both while at your Computer or on the Go. Their simple web dashboards & applications make it easy to create task lists, notes or keep track of whatever you need. Their mobile app is consistently ranked as one of the best and is used by over 100 million people around the world.
5. Venmo – Free Digital Wallet (US Only)
Venmo has been taking over the USA as it allows Users to send money for free to other Users on the Venmo platform. No more expensive bank wire transfer or e-mail transfer fees.
Gata Labs is based in Canada so we’re hoping someone invents a solution like Venmo at some point in the near future!
Here at Gata Labs we also have a Freemium mobile application solution that is available for your Business. If you want to learn more just visit www.gatalabs.com and we would love to get in touch!
Have a suggestion on a free tool that would be useful for our Subscribers to know about, let us know!