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My favorite business 

Listed below are my favorite business tools for graphic design and web design. Some are absolutely free. These tools are really handy for getting the job done.

Design tools

Adobe Creative Cloud 

Photoshop - Used for product mock ups, photo editing

Illustrator - Used for logo design, printed marketing materials such as brochures, package design, all graphic design.

Premiere Pro - Used for video editing tutorials. Extensive editing software.

Adobe Creative Cloud is an extensive suite of tools. Adobe is the industry standard when it comes to design. Most apps are $9.99 to use per month. There is a 30 day trial available. The whole suite looks like it is currently $52.99 per month.

Web Apps

Adobe Color CC - Cool mobile app to help you choose colours.

Stock Image websites

Unsplash - Free for commercial use images

Pixabay - Free for commercial use

Pexels - Free for commercial use

Gratisography -  Free for commercial use

Creative market - Beautiful, creative graphics, images, fonts and more.

Design Cuts - Graphics, images, fonts and more

Fonts

Google Fonts - Free

Font Squirrel - Free

DaFont - Free & paid

Website Essentials

WordPress - Best content management system for web design

Green Geeks Hosting - Amazing host service 24/7

Email marketing

Mailchimp - Free up to 2000 subscribers, then you need a paid plan.

Invoicing

PayPal - Integrates easily with WordPress

Square Payment - Alternative payment invoice

Video

OBS screencasting -  Free to use

Printing

Vistaprint - A wide selection of top notch marketing materials. Business cards, flyers, stickers. Frequent discounts.

File storage

Dropbox - Used for website backup files. Free up to 2GB

 

 

Disclosure - I recommend products that I have personally loved and used myself. Some of the links above are affiliate links. They will not cost extra to use. I will gain a small fee for recommending the product. If you found any of this helpful and were considering the product anyways, I'd really appreciate it.

My favorite business tools for graphic design