The Best FREE Tools for Freelancers

Freelance is an exciting career choice, but the reality is it can be hard work. Freelancers are always looking for ways to save time and money, while maintaining a steady stream of clients. Many developers, writers, and designers will agree that tools are essential to keeping your freelance gig going. But, what tools should you be using? Here are some of the top FREE freelance tools you can use to scale your business forward.

5 of the Best Free Freelance Tools

1. Canva

Canva is a free graphic design website that allows you to easily make social media graphics, video intros, animations, Pinterest pins, and more! If you are not the best with Adobe Illustrator or Adobe InDesign, give Canva a try! We love Canva just because the platform is quick, easy, and free to use. 

Use Canva For:

  • Instagram Posts
  • Instagram Stories
  • Facebook Posts
  • Link in Bio Page
  • YouTube Intros
  • Infographics
  • eBooks
  • and More!

2. Grammarly

Grammarly is great to use to make sure that any content your create is error-free. The website watches for grammar, spelling, and context mistake you make in your content, so you can quickly double-check your work in a matter of seconds.

Use Grammarly to Catch:

  • Spelling Mistakes
  • Grammatical Errors
  • Context Problems

3. Google Drive

It’s no secret that freelancers need to be organized, and Google Drive is a great free spot to house all of your creative collateral. From content calendars to website copy, Google Drive should be your place to store all of your work. Want to know the best part? It’s backed up by the cloud, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to select “save”.

Use Google Drive For:

  • Drafting Documents
  • Creating Spreadsheets
  • Making Slide Shows
  • Sharing Projects
  • Organization

4. Neil Patel’s Tools

Neil Patel is a marketing guru that has a blog, free marketing/SEO tools, and other resources to help businesses learn more about the world of marketing. Our favorite resource that he has on his site is his free marketing tools. Here are just a few of the tools he has to offer.

Neil Patel’s Tools:

5. Zoom

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom was all the craze. It connected people from across the world in one simple video conferencing platform and allowed us to see each other even if we weren’t able to see each other in person. Zoom is an amazing free platform to use with your freelance clients too. You can easily share your screen with clients, record content calls, and build rapport with the face-to-face interaction.

What Freelance Tools are Your Favorite? 

We gave you a round-up of our 5 top freelance tools, but what are your favorites? Comment below on what your favorite tool is and why. We would love to hear from you!


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