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COVID19 – Free Tools For Your Business

Wow, it happened so far, a few days ago, we’re working from our offices and today we’re all at home.

We’re in the midst of a pandemic and because of COVID-19, we’re all being forced to work from home to help flatten the curve. This is a great time to think about developing new digital  skillsets.

Here are some great resources to leverage and develop some marketing skills. A lot of great companies like Google, Moz, Hootesuite are giving out resources and tools to help small businesses and solopreneurs in these times of difficulties.

Below are free tools and resources:

(also if you like us to add to this growing list, send an email [email protected] or tweet @stringstory)

Boost Your Advertising 

Google is supporting SMB’s with over USD 340 million worth of credit, which can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across our Google Ads platforms. 

Facebook is offering USD 100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate. Applications will be open soon, so keep your eye out.

Stay Connected On Digital

Free access to the social media tool, Hootsuite Professional to small businesses and nonprofits until July 1st, 2020. 

Free plan for Neil Patel’s Ubersuggest, which helps you generate keywords for your content marketing strategy and production.

Learn & Upskill

Learn about LinkedIn content marketing from The Trusted Voice founder and 3x LinkedIn Top Voice, String Nguyen.

From the likes of Havard and Princeton, over 430+ classes is being offered for free.  

Dennis Yu, the founder, is offering his course to learn how to develop marketing agency material till the 18 April 2020.

Learn and upskill your graphic design skills.

Learn all about SEO with Moz, just in case, type “wegothis” to access the course.

Learn how to write viral video scripts like the Harmon Brothers. They were the brains behind viral commercials like Purple Mattress and Squatty Potty.

Are you a parent and looking for ways to entertain your kids? This is a great tool for you to share with your kids. 

A bit of an oldie, but a goodie, learn in less than 5 hours how to blog for your business. Gain 100,000 monthly visitors and convert readers into customers.

Communicate With Your Community & Team

Free, enhanced Go Live streaming service so that it can now support 50 simultaneous users rather than 10.

Free till July 2020, hold and record your meetings. Google Meet features include having up to 250 participants per call, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain, and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive.

Hubspot, a marketing platform, is giving free access to communication tools like: Quotes, E-Sign, and 1:1 Video tools. It’s free for 90 days upon activation.

One of my favourite productivity and video tools, we used them to record our courses, give feedback to websites or bug reports. Typically they give out 25 video recording per free account, now it’s unlimited. They also cut their prices in half.

Productivity Tools

A free 6-month Office 365 E1 Trial, including Microsoft Teams (alternative to Slack), is now available. 

Available till the end of June 30th, Free Zoom And GoToMeeting integrations for your online appointments. Previously, these features were part of the Premium tier. 

Free secure file sharing for 3 months. The offer is for the Business plan and includes unlimited storage, mobile access, and advanced user and security reporting.

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