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20 Nov

67 essential websites for entrepreneurs, business owners and marketers

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Is there a website that you turn for inspiration, business tips or the latest tech tools and hacks? Ever wondered what websites entrepreneur swear by to save time and refine their skills?

Here are 67 websites that entrepreneurs recommend in online forums.

Canva, Trello, and Producthunt get a lot of love!

The good news is that most of these sites have either a free version or a free trial available.

This is NOT an exhaustive list, so if it’s missing a page you swear by, please let me know below.

1. Productivity Websites

 

Basecamp

  • project management

Trello

  • visual project management

Onenote

  • research / notes

Evernote

  • note taking, organizing, task lists, and archiving.

Asana

  • project management/content calender/to-do lists

notion.so

  • customisable notebook with trello functionality built in

Block & Focus Chrome Ext

  • breaking a day into productivity blocks

getharvest

  • tracking your hours

Todoist

  • Task management

toggl

  • time tracking and project management

 

2. Graphics Creation Websites

Canva

  • creating social media content

postermywall

  • creating social media posters or print

pablo.buffer.com

  • creating social media images

getstencil

  • free images and icons built in

imageresizer.online

  • quickly resize bulk images for social media posts

3. Content Creation Websites

 

Airstory.io

  • clipping articles from web and writing

answerthepublic

  • suggest content ideas in seconds

grammerly

  • reduce grammar and spelling mistakes

longtailpro

  • Keyword insights

buzzsumo

  • find viral posts and social media influencers

hemmingwayapp

  • writing style tips

4. Marketing/Sales Websites

landbook

  • well designed landing pages for inspiration

reallygoodemails

  • Well designed marketing emails for inspiration.

artofemails

  • Sales email templates

Milled

  • keeping tabs on competitor’s email marketing

skrapp.io

  • integrates directly with LinkedIn to find email addresses

zendesk

  •  handle customer emails

clickfunels

  • building sales funnels

 

5. News/Hacks Websites

Indiehackers

  • idea stimulation and new tools

Producthunt

  • see what’s new in tech and app launches

Techmeme

  • recent tech news

fastlaneforum

  • talk entrepreneurship with other entrepreneurs worldwide.

Reddit

  • massive collection of forums

sparktoro.com/trending

  • marketing/social media/general news

share.bizsugar

  • small business content and community

fs.blog

  • mental models, how to think, podcasts etc.

Kickstarter

  • funding platform for creative projects; inspiration on product design or art

Feedly

  • curate your own list of blogs / news sources in one place

Forekast

  • finding events to share on social/weekly happenings online.

6. SEO Websites

 

webmasterworld.com/google

  • one of the best discussion forums on Google SEO and algorithm changes

Google Analytics

  • metrics on your website

ahrefs

  • seeing where competitors are getting links and coverage from

semrush

  • SEO insights on your website

search-console

  • how people are landing on your website

google trends

  • see popular google searches

7. Technical Websites

 

Stackoverflow

  • crowdsourced answers to coding questions

Bountify

  • Crowdsource small coding tasks

codepen.io

  • allows you to write frontend code in your browser

github

  •  open-source repository hosting service

codeigniter

  • website Back-End Coding

 

8. Educational Websites

Udemy

  • millions of courses

pluralsight

  • learning to program

codeacademy

  • free coding classes in 12 different programming languages

FreeCodeCamp

  • learning to program

teamtreehouse

  • learning to program

 

 

9. Social Media Scheduling Websites

Socialreport

  • social media management/scheduling

Hootsuite

  • social media management

Later

  • Instagram scheduler and social media platform

Buffer

  • publishing and scheduling content

10. Images Websites

pexels

  • free images for personal and commercial purposes

unsplash

  • high-resolution photos shared for anyone to use freely

Allthefreestock

  • list of free stock sites that’s constantly updated

Pixabay

  • copyright free images and videos.

Death to Stock

  • 20 + unique photos monthly (paid)

 

11. Business Websites

Harvard Business Review

  • business and management (three free articles online a month)

Entrepreneur

  • entrepreneurial news, analysis and tips

Payment Week

  • payments industry news and information

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