Tip of the Week

Create Free Tools For Your Target Customers

A few months ago in Issue #3 (time flies!) I wrote a quick tip about creating free tools and even a freemium plan for your SaaS business. Many folks debate having a free plan so instead of ranting on why you should go freemium with your SaaS, I'm sharing a list of examples of free tools first. You can create a free tool fairly quickly without going freemium with your core product.

Free software tools to be inspired by:

Baremetrics' Revenue Forecaster

CoSchedule's Headline Analyzer

Crew's Moodboard

Datanyze Insider for Chrome

Free Invoice Generator

Front's Inbox Checkup

HubSpot's Grader

Invoice To Me

Placeit's Freebies

Quick Sprout's Website Analyzer


Litmus Labs

Medium's Charted

Moz's Open Site Explorer

Pingdom's Website Speed Test

Simply Measured's Free Social Media Tools


Spreedly's Gateway Index

UserTesting's Peek

WordStream's Free Keyword Tools


There's going to be a lot more to come on free and freemium in future issues. If you can't wait, read the comment thread from this interview I did on the Groove blog.