Save Money With These Affordable Marketing Tools
and Free Design Resources

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Keep more money in your pocket!

The costs of setting up, running, and maintaining a website can add up quickly. There's the cost of a domain name, website hosting, designing your website, an email marketing service for building your list of customers, a tracking service for your ads, and so much more. Total costs can reach hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month. At times it seems like the costs are never-ending. Over the last year we've compiled a list of free and low cost services and tools that can help you save money on everything from getting an affordable domain name with hosting included to cost effective email marketing.

Low Cost Tools

Hosting, Email Marketing, and More!

From hosting to autoresponders, AIOP provides nearly everything you could possibly need to build a website. They offer quality web hosting that allows you to easily build any kind of website you would like with cPanel Control Panel, unlimited MySQL Databases with phpMyAdmin, unlimited email accounts for your domain, and you can choose from over 75 open-source scripts to install with just 1 click. Create anything from blogs to E-commerce sites quickly and easily. Their autoresponder service allows you to setup unlimited autoresponders with unlimited campaigns, unlimited subscribers, sign up forms, and 99.99% delivery rate. Their pre-made email templates make it even easier if you don't feel like designing your own. You get it all starting at just $11.50 a month!

Domain and Hosting for Word Press Blogs

If you have a WordPress blog or want to start one you'll want to check this out first. A professional looking WordPress blog needs to have it's own domain name and also hosting which will both cost you money. Hosting prices alone can take a big chunk out of your monthly budget. Make your WordPress site professional looking with an affordable .ws domain name and hosting from GDI. Each domain name comes with 10 custom email addresses for your domain name. Or you can create any kind of site from scratch using the 10GB hosting that is included in your monthly subscription. Starting at just $10/month it's a steal! Take a 7 day 100% free trial.

Professional Email Marketing

TrafficWave provides unlimited professional email marketing services for one low price. Unlike others that charge you more as your email list grows, TrafficWave will never increase in price. Create unlimited lists with an unlimited number of subscribers, and custom opt-in forms or use one of the many pre-made, customizable capture page templates that are included. You can setup an auto-responder to send out an email series or broadcast instantly to your list. Their email tracking makes it easy to track your open rates and click-through rates. Truly everything you need in an email service at a super low price! Take a 30 day free trial then it's just $17.95 a month

Free Resources


Become your own designer.

Try your hand at designing with Canva. Even if you have no design experience, their free design school can take you from amatuer to pro in no time. They make it easy to create anything from your own logo and website headers to social media images. You can even create team projects and keep all your designs organized with folders. Best of all it's free to use.


Royalty Free Photos

If you need photos and videos to enhance your site you'll definitely find Pexels a truly wonderful free resource. Get professional images and videos that you can use as they are or customize them to your liking without the need to pay for a license and without having to credit the photographer. They offer a large selection of photos and videos. Simply find the ones you like, download them, and they're yours to use however you like.


Video Creation

If you need to create videos but don't have the time and editing equipment to make your own, Biteable is your answer. They are our favorite for making all kinds of videos from advertisements to explainers quickly and easily. Grab a free account and you can create up to 5 hd quality videos every month and instantly publish them to YouTube or Facebook.

I hope you found some of these to be of use. We use many of them nearly every day and we're always looking for more free and low cost services to add to our list. If you know of one, shoot us an email.