Free is always fun! As a creative designer myself, it’s hard to find anything for free because creatives work hard to develop items for others, but in today’s world, access to free items is so important to maximize revenue and minimize bottom line costs as a creative and entrepreneur. From management software to images, mock ups and icons, I’m sharing the hacks to free resources for your next project.
I have been using Dubsado for over a year to manage my customer accounts, and it is truly a game changer in CRM. I am able to customize my client experience, with automated emails, inbox management, project management, client portals, and so much more, all in one place. I am able to attach links and designs to an account, send an email that it is ready in their portal, and see when they view/download items to ensure they receive it. Additionally, I can execute contracts and schedule meetings in one click. Dubsado is offers a free trial with NO TIME LIMIT! Enjoy the platform for your first three clients and have unlimited access for $35 a month or $350 per year.
When you are a creative developing client proposals, platforms and social media posts, you eventually run out of self-developed images and video, and stock photos are an easy solution to fill blank spaces. Popular stock image sites like Adobe Stock charge $10+ a month for limited asset access, but Pexels is an open-source stock image and video site that allows you to easily find items to fit your needs. It has allowed me to take my social and marketing strategies to the next level without wasting time doing photo shoots and money hiring professionals.
Whether you design products, packaging, print materials, or anything beyond that, Free Pik offers you a selection of free mock up templates that are easy to use and neutral for any project. I love using it to show clients mock ups of their brand in action, create exciting hype around a brand proposal, and to stand out on social media.
From Instagram highlight covers to rad website buttons, icons are a hit to help simplify the look of a design, but designing them individually from scratch can be time consuming. Flat Icon offers free icon sets that help make your next project stand out, whether it’s an infographic, website design or social media post.