5 more free tools to supercharge your business and boost productivity

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Are you a business owner looking to gain a competitive edge without breaking the bank? Look no further! 

In today’s digital age, there are countless free tools available that can help supercharge your business and take it to new heights. Whether you’re looking to streamline your workflow, improve your marketing efforts, or enhance your overall productivity, we have five free tools are a must-have for any ambitious entrepreneur. From project management software to social media scheduling tools, we’ve got you covered. For more free goodness check out our original 5 free tools blog

Let’s dive in and discover how you can maximise your business’ potential with these 5 free Upsource approved programmes!

Google Analytics 

If you’re not already tracking your website’s users, you should be! GA will give you valuable insights into your website’s traffic, user behaviour and conversions. By understanding how your customers interact with your site, you’ll be able to make data driven decisions to optimise your content, marketing efforts and ultimately, make more sales.

Google Analytics has a range of fancy (advanced) features so if you want to track specific events, goals and create custom reports it can be done! It’s time to get down and dirty with your data so you can leverage it into more sales.


Canva is the key to making your website, comms, social media, presentation decks, you name it, beautiful on a budget.

This tool has a super easy drag and drop interface; you can preload your brand logo, fonts and colour palette and use Canva’s vast selection of customisable templates for whatever design project you’re working on. 

In today’s increasingly visual culture, businesses can’t afford to look amateur or throw together. Canva will make sure your graphics are stunning so you can showcase your brand in the best way possible. Canva’s basic package is free, but if you want to add all the bells and whistles, there is a small monthly subscription. Upsource can’t live without it!


Slack is Upsource’s go-to tool for in-agency communication and collaboration. Slack makes it really easy for a remote team, spread across different countries and timezones to stay connected.

With Slack, you can create channels for specific projects or topics, making it easy to organise conversations and keep team members up to date. You can also send direct messages to individuals or groups, share files, and even make voice and video calls. With real-time notifications and search functionality, you’ll never miss an important message or lose track of a conversation.

Not just a messaging app, Slack can be integrated with lots of other fun tools and platforms like calendar apps, email and PM software so you can centralise comms and streamline your processes. 

Slack has a free version, with upgrades to priced versions for full service. It has been invaluable for us as we work across multiple clients, platforms, projects and timezones! 


A great tool which streamlines your workflow and keeps your team organised, Trello allows you to track projects, assign tasks, and collaborate effectively, helping you stay productive and focused on growing your business.

Create boards, lists, and cards to track your projects, assign tasks, add due dates and collaborate with your team. The intuitive drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to move cards across lists as your projects progress. You can also add labels, checklists, and comments to keep everything organised and ensure nothing falls through the cracks.


Who has time to stay on top of social media? Hootsuite, with its user-friendly interface, can help transform your online presence. You can streamline your activity across multiple platforms, maximise your reach and help to achieve your clearly defined social media goals.

Via Hootsuite you can schedule, publish and track your cross platform posts, make sure that you’re hitting your KIPS and help you to make data driven decisions not only in terms of content, but marketing, and even your products or services.

You’ll simplify your social media management, save time, and help build meaningful connections with your customers.

These easy to use, free tools can help you streamline your processes and maximise your time. You can focus on what you do best, and grow your business.

If you want more tips on free tools, or even better, help setting up your new software and processes, contact Caroline and you can discuss the perfect Virtual Assistant for you.

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