10 Tools to Start an Online Business without Breaking the Bank

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 14:16 Hrs
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10 tools to start an online business

Today, starting an online business is by far easier, faster and cheaper than a traditional one. You don’t need to find space for the office, no need to decorate your store, sometimes even no need to buy any specialised equipment or merchandize.

On the other hand, an online business can come out to be expensive as well. Just think about all the programming, development, graphic design, social media, and digital marketing you will have to deal with.

Therefore it’s great to know that there are thousands of tools that will help you start your business without breaking the bank. We’ve compiled a list of amazing tools for file storage, security, Instagram automation, sale increase and much more.


This cloud workflow automation tool is one of the most advanced of its kind: now it’s not only about connecting the apps and tools you use daily, it’s also about transforming the data. The tool supports more than 100 different apps and services, but wait, there’s more - you are able to create your own app by using the Developer Platform.


pCloud is considered to be one of the best secure dropbox alternatives. With this incredible tool, you can Smart-Sync for free, add up to 20GB of files for free, upload and share your files faster, and protect it with multi-layer security. The files are accessible on any devices and can be easily shared with friends or colleagues.

Magic Password

This WordPress Security Plugin will help you remember both your password and your username in case you forget it. All you need is a smartphone. Add the plugin to your WordPress account, pair the devices - and you’re good to go. The plugin creates special codes and all you need to do is scan them with your phone.


InvoiceNinja time and task tracking tool

InvoiceNinja might seem like it’s just another tool for creating invoices, but don’t be mistaken - it is also a powerful Tasks & Time-tracking tool that is open source, which means it is constantly being improved by its users. This tool is a definite “must” for a new online business - it’s free, it creates customizable invoices and has many additional features that might come in handy.


Get real Instagram followers with this free Combin tool. You will have to install the app on your computer - but don’t worry: it is supported by all three main operating systems like Mac, Windows, and Linux. Afterward, you can add multiple Instagram accounts and grow your audience by liking, commenting and following relevant users.

Focused Collection

Focused collection is the perfect place where you can find amazing illustrations, stock photos, images,and vectors that are taken by professional photographers. Here you are able to browse images by categories, see the most popular, trending or new ones.

Word Counter

A word counter like this one is a very simplistic online tool, yet very easy to work with and highly needed. The tool can count characters, words, sentences, paragraphs, and pages - it can also do this for a specified platform like Facebook or Twitter. The website also includes relatable articles and recommendations.


Omnisend convert your subscribers into shoppers

Omnisend ecommerce marketing automation will come in handy with email marketing, signup boxes, popups, landing pages, and much more. This tool will help you create more interesting, creative, and engaging email marketing for your customers. Send your client a gift box, a scratch card or anything else that might surprise him or her.


MaxTraffic web push notifications is a technology that is capable of generating leads and increasing your sales. It’s a brilliant way to reach out to a customer when he’s currently not on your website. The design capabilities of creating a push notification will surely blow your mind - feel the freedom of creativity.


Salesmate is exactly what a small businesses need: the smarter CRM that will ensure the growth of your sales team. With this tool you’ll be managing the sales pipeline, tracking sales activities, improving email productivity, and deep diving into powerful sales insights.

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