45+ Top tools for freelancers & solopreneurs

Striking out on your own can be overwhelming. There’s so much to learn. So much to do.

And what most people quickly realize is that you can’t do it all on your own. Just because you work for yourself—solo—doesn’t mean you have to do  all the work by yourself.

The most successful freelancers & solopreneurs use tools to help them work smarter, faster, and better. Below, you’ll find a ton of resources to help you as you build your own business—many of them come with discounts for the Millo community (that’s you) and some of them offer Millo a commission if you sign up. Take a look around and let us know if we missed any important tools.

Invoicing & project management

FunctionFoxFunctionFox
The #1 timesheet and project management software for creatives. Manage client projects & pull reports instantly. Increase your productivity & profitability.
Try free & save 40%
PaymoPaymo
A modern and intuitive online project management app that bundles planning, scheduling, time tracking and invoicing together in one easy-to-use app.
Try it free for 15 days
FreshbooksFreshbooks
The #1 invoicing software for freelancers. Create invoices in less than 30 seconds and send automatic email reminders to clients who forget to pay.
Try it free for 30 days
BonsaiBonsai
Put your freelancing business on autopilot with this all-in-one solution for the world's best creatives.
Get one free month
andcoAND CO
Get paired with a real human being and awesome technology to manage your freelance business.
Sign up 100% free today
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Accounting & Bookkeeping

BenchBench
Millo uses Bench and couldn't be happier. They pair you with a team + great tech to take all the stress out of bookkeeping.
Save 20% on your first 6 months
XeroXero
Small business accounting software that’s beautifully simple. Send proposals & invoices, view reports, accept payments, manage client contacts, and more.
Get your first month for free
QuickbooksQuickbooks
Small business accounting software that’s beautifully simple. Send proposals & invoices, view reports, accept payments, manage client contacts, and more.
Try 'QB Self-Employed' now

Time Tracking

ChrometaChrometa
This passive timekeeping app is a must-have! It captures your time for you as you work which results in 20% more billable hours while working less.
Try it free for 30 days
ActitimeActitime
Deliver projects on time & on budget by seeing a clear view on spent time and money with detailed reports.
Try free for 30 days
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Stock photos, video or audio

123RF123RF
Over 86 million stock images, vectors, footage and audio clips at stunningly low prices
Explore plans and pricing
StoryblocksStoryblocks
Providing stock photos, video, and audio, Storyblocks is an all-in-one solution that you by for by the year, not by the number of downloads.
Get 7 days free access

Design elements & resources

Design CutsDesign Cuts
Save as much as 99% percent (yes, really) on premium design elements including fonts, vectors, brushes, elements, and more.
Click here & save over 90%
Creative MarketCreative Market
A leading platform for handcrafted, mouse-made design content from independent creatives around the world. Also a great way to make passive income each month.
Start buying or selling now
DesignmodoDesignmodo
Maker of stellar frameworks for freelancers & startups plus sleek icon packs and more.
Shop Designmodo now

Sales & prospecting

PipedrivePipedrive
Use Pipedrive to manage your ever-changing list of potential, current, and past clients with an easy-to-use sales manager and email integration.
Try it for free with code 'af-millo'
ReplyReply
Send cold emails that feel warm with the tool that we use to book thousands of dollars in new clients every single month. They put your email outreach on autopilot while keeping it personal.
Try it free for 14 days
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Selling your own products

ShopifyShopify
Whether you sell online, on social media, in store, or out of the trunk of your car, Shopify has you covered. Sell digital or physical goods with ease.
Launch your shop in 24 hours
SelzSelz
Create an online store in minutes and sell from your website or through social media.
Try it free for 14 days
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Web hosting & WordPress hosting

BluehostBluehost
Get a free domain, one-click wordpress installs, and 24/7 customer support.
Get started for $3.95/month
DreamhostDreamhost
Award-winning web & WordPress hosting plus quality customer service. Dreamhost is Millo's web host of choice.
Save $25 on your first site
WP EngineWP Engine
Premium hosting for your high-traffic wordpress site. Free automated site migration with every account. Try it risk-free for 60 days.
Get 2 months free
FlywheelFlywheel
Beautiful WordPress hosting & management + free migrations. Built for designers and agencies.
Sign up free in 60 seconds
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WordPress Themes

Theme ForestTheme Forest
38,461 WordPress themes & website Templates as cheap as $2. Brought to you by the largest global community of creatives.
Browse themes now
Elegant ThemesElegant Themes
A company that rallies behind a shared passion for simple, beautiful design, this team has dozens of quality wp themes & plugins all for less than $1 each.
Browse the themes now
DiviDivi
Divi is a revolutionary drag-and-drop wordpress editor that allows you to design your sites from the front-end instead of from the back of a CMS. It changes everything you know about WordPress design.
Try it now for free
GenesisGenesis
Our custom Millo wordpress theme is built on the Genesis framework and we love it. Fast with great customizations.
Get started with Genesis now
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Education & Learning

Creative LiveCreative Live
Incredible live classes on anything from photography, to blogging, to business and more. When it’s live, it’s free.
Start watching now for free
UdemyUdemy
From programming to photography, take in-depth online courses and meet any challenge with skill.
Courses start at just $10
SkillshareSkillshare
Unlimited Access to over 17,000 classes on business, art, design, writing, and more taught by experts in their fields.
Start learning today for free

Social Media & Marketing

SumoSumo
Sumo arms you with a suite of tools to increase your traffic, build a following and track your success every step of the way. No coding required either.
Try Sumo for free now
QuuuQuuu
Get hundreds of shares and even more clicks from quality social media users on your most important content.
Try it free for 14 days
TailwindTailwind
Instagram + Pinterest marketing tool. Discover content, schedule posts, amp reach and analyze results all with one tool.
Get started for free
Sprout SocialSprout Social
Social media management made easy. Manage most of yorus ocial accounts from one places, schedule messages and track results.
Try it free for 30 days

Outsourcing & extra help

Design PickleDesign Pickle
Get practically unlimited design work from quality production designers for one low monthly fee.
Start watching now for free
Copywriter TodayCopywriter Today
Unlimited requests for monthly content written by native English-speakers in the United States.
Get a $500 signup bonus now
FiverrFiverr
One of the best places to outsource small odd jobs you don't have time for or simply don't want to work on. Or make some extra cash yourself.
Start now for just $5
CodementorCodementor
Codementor gives you access to thousands of developers who can help rescue you when you've got a dev problem you just can't solve.
Get LIVE or long-term dev help
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Email marketing

ConvertKitConvert Kit
Made for bloggers but a great tool for any creative freelancer. Build automated campaigns that send different emails based on unique user activities.
Try it free for 14 days
AWeberAWeber
All the tools you need to send emails the right way. Build your brand with the software that practically invented automated email.
Try it free for 30 days
DripDrip
Drip helps you find the shortest path to new customers and more revenue with marketing automation made extremly simple.
Try it free for 21 days
MailchimpMailchimp
One of tools we use the most at Millo, MailChimp is the leader in email marketing software. Send newsletters, sell stuff, grow your audience.
Try it free up to 2,000 subscribers
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Traveling while you work

LyftLyft
Use Lyft to get from place to place in your favorite cities around the world or sign up as a driver for some extra weekly cash.
See how much you could make
Air BnBAir BnB
The absolute best place for finding cheap lodging when you travel. Or list your own place and make some extra cash next time you're on vacation.
Save $40 on your first trip
ContikiContiki
The worldwide leader in tours for 18-35s. Offering an unbeatable mix of sightseeing and culture in over 40 countries across 6 continents.
Save 10% on your first trip

Making extra cash

99Designs99Designs
Whether your looking to take a chance on winning a design contest or have designers compete for your own project, this leader in crowdsourcing has got your covered.
FreelancerFreelancer
Find a freelancer for any job your business might need done. Or make some extra cash by signing up as a freelancer yourself.
Hire or become a freelancer now
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Everything else

Sticker MuleSticker Mule
The very best in custom stickers. Easy online ordering, 4 day turnaround and free online proofs. Plus free shipping.
Spend $10 completely free
AmazonAmazon
The #1 online retailer in the world. They've got anything you could possibly need while working on building your business—and lots of stuff you don't.
See top freelancing books now
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