“ 11 Free Things for Entrepreneurs That Make it Easier To Working from Home” written by Bren Koger.
How would you like to work from home? I can tell you from experience that it’a the best. No alarms. No commute. I get to work in my yoga pants. And, of course, freedom with my schedule.
I could never go back to a 9-5 job.
I do have to admit though there are a few minor drawbacks. Somedays I miss adult interaction. My little dachshund Chocolate is not much of a conversationalist. I noticed I tend to latch on to anyone who will strike up a conversation at the gym.
And since I am responsible for my own schedule I can tend to get distracted. Especially with YouTube videos of Jimmy Fallon-Tonight show game videos.
I put together a list of a few free tools I’ve used to help me with these minor issues and added in a few tools for marketing your message.
11 Free Tools For Entrepreneurs When They’re Working from Home
Noiz.io is a really cool free app called an “Ambient Sound Equalizer.”
There are times when you’re working that you want some background sounds and music is a little too distracting
Noizio gives you beautiful nature sounds to have playing in the background while you’re working. It ‘s kind of nice to have the option to have the sounds of a roaring fire or ocean waves while you are working in the comfort of your living room. I’ve used It a few times and to be honest It get’s a little annoying after about 10 minutes or so. It’s nice to have the option though.
Since I work on line I need to be able to communicate in as few words as possible sometimes. With Skitch get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches.
Its really fun. You can use a screen shot take a new pic, sync with Evernote or upload a pic. Here is an example below. You can use arrows or draw text box or use the sketch option.
We all know a meme is a funny image, video or piece of text, that is copied and goes viral on the Internet.
MemoGenerator.net is an online meme generator. You can use some of the most popular memes on the internet, create your own meme or caption your favorite character like grumpy cat.
You can use an existing popular meme and create your own caption. Or create an image and caption.
With recite.com you can create beautiful visual quotes as images. Just put in your favorite quote Download and share on your favorite social network.
If you need some structure in your day, you can set a timer for each projects using this next free tool
http://e.ggtimer.com is basically a timer for your computer. You can set it up for any number of minutes or hours. Here is a sample.
http://e.ggtimer.com/30 (defaults to seconds)
http://e.ggtimer.com/pomodoro (does one 25/5 minute cycle)
http://e.ggtimer.com/morning (can help get your blood pumping)
http://e.ggtimer.com/brushteeth (for healthy teeth)
http://e.ggtimer.com/tabata (8 reps of 20/10 second intervals)
I know you probably have a timer on your phone, but there may be times you just want to have it pop up on your Computer. For instance if you want to commit to working for 30 minutes on a projuect without checking email or social media. Just set a timer.
With the copy paste character tool allows you to copy different symbols and characters like these below.
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BITLY To Shorten your URL. This is a great tool to both shorten your website address, and to provide tracking as to how many times the link is clicked and from what country. You can also customize the URL.
StartUpNotes Are DOODLE NOTES from founders of START-UP Companies “A startup is a company working to solve a problem where the solution is not obvious and success is not guaranteed,” says Neil Blumenthal, cofounder and co-CEO of Warby Parker.
SelfControl is a free and open-source application for Mac OS X that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click “Start.” Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access those sites–even if you restart your computer or delete the application.
http://www.tryspruce.com make images for your tweets because tweets with images get more retweets.
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