20 FREE Marketing Tools for Bootstrapped Founders




It's not easy to grow a business. Even less so when you're strapped for cash. It takes rock-solid habits, unwavering faith, and downright grit. I have been the queen of hunting down free marketing tools that have helped me streamline and systemize operations for clients and in my own business.


Here are my top 20 favorite FREE marketing tools for scrappy founders. My ultimate 8 favorite tools are highlighted in bold with an asterisk. If you listen to the podcast episode, you'll get some bonus tips on these tools and how to integrate them into your business. Let's dive in!


  1. *Trello | Project Management

  2. Asana | Project Management

  3. Slack | Team Chat Tool

  4. *Whatsapp Groups | Team Chat Tool

  5. Hootsuite | Social Scheduling

  6. CoSchedule | Social Scheduling

  7. Later | Social Scheduling

  8. Google Drive | File Sharing

  9. Dropbox | File Sharing

  10. *Hubspot Academy | Education

  11. *Sogal Academy | Education

  12. *Databox | Tool for Streamlining Data

  13. *Mailchimp | Email Marketing

  14. Fiverr | Contractors

  15. Upwork | Contractors

  16. *Canva | Graphic Design

  17. Docusign | Secure Contracts

  18. Hellosign | Secure Contracts

  19. *Grammarly | Grammar

  20. Handshake | Interns

Have you tried any of these tools? Which is your favorite? I would love for you to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. This way we can all benefit and continue to crowdsource resources together!


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