Frugal Business Tools
Helping you find the right software to run & grow your online business … without spending a fortune.
Make money more easily from your online business
(without your profits getting eaten up by expenses)
Sales & Marketing
find (and be found) & close more clients
- Proposals & payment tools
- Webinar & video recording
- CRM & sales pipeline tracking
collaborate easily with clients & team memers
- Project management tools
- Delegation & team organization
- E-mail & social media software
Admin & Operations
make your life easier & more productive
- Bookkeeping & accounting
- Meeting Scheduling
- Time management & productivity
You wanna run your business
not waste time testing expensive software
This site is software & tool recommendations for solopreneurs & small businesses, primarily online service & training business.
Because your software budget line item shouldn’t exceed your profits, and your tools should help you maximize your time, increase sales, and retain clients.
We’ve made the mistakes
so you don’t have to
Our team & contributors have invested thousands of dollars in disappointing software that overpromised and underdelivered, or that didn’t play well with other tools, or that had shiny sales pages but was held together by duct tape.
We’ll share the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of software for online businesses.
I'm a busy lady — I'm running a business (that has both a client services agency side and a training side), have this website as a side hustle, have two small kids (and they eat, like, every day) and a husband who works unpredictable shiftwork hours — and still I need...
Recently I started sharing every book I finished on my Instagram stories. In addition to the wonderful conversations it starts — "how did you like that one? oooh, I loved the ways that one character did that thing!" — I've gotten one question on repeat: How the heck...
There is no one-size-fits-all tool that works for every business. For most of us -- especially the micro-businesses of 1-5 team members -- both our time & our budgets limit our ability to build customized tools to do everything we want. Thankfully, software teams...
Tools should make your life easier
not make you cry in the shower
Just because we love testing software doesn’t mean we expect you to enjoy learning all the functionalities of every tool you use.
When we have to choose between easy or powerful, we’ll err on the side of simplicity every time.
Because you want to spend your time running your business, not talking to a Live Chat robot.