Daniel Futerman // Creative in Motion
Daniel Futerman // Creative in Motion

I work from my home office, set my own hours and do business with amazing clients worldwide. Love my job. I help businesses increase revenue & freelancers grow their business. Top rated motion graphics freelancer on Upwork.

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Daniel Futerman // Creative in Motion. I work from my home office, set my own hours and do business with amazing clients worldwide. Love my job. I strive to help creatives like yourself reach the next milestone of their freelance career.

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This page is where I share all the essential, productivity, and growth tools that I use (or have used) to grow my freelance business.

If you are a freelancer, entrepreneur or small business owner, these highly recommended tools can help you take things to the next level.

Honest disclaimer – a few of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you purchase one of the tools using my link I will get a small commission (at no extra cost to you).

Tools & Resources

  = My Favorite Tools.

1. Essential Tools

Creative Tools

 Adobe Creative Cloud – The toolkit I use daily to create animated motion graphics videos for clients (After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, and Audition).

Getting Work

Upwork – Finding high-quality freelance work.

Getting Paid

Paypal – Globally trusted way to send & receive money.

Freshbooks – Invoices, receipts, expense tracking.

Cloud Services

 Dropbox – Backup, share, and collaborate on files.

GSuite – Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar for business.

Communication & Collaboration

Slack – Robust team chat.

Skype – Phone and video calls.

Dropbox Paper – Edit docs with your team.

 Inbox by Gmail – My go to email app on mobile.

2. Productivity Tools

Google Chrome Extensions

 Grammarly – Makes writing easy to read, effective, and mistake-free.

 Checker Plus for Gmail – Read and reply to email from any page.

Checker Plus for Google Calendar – Efficient calendar management.

Awesome Screenshot – Capture and annotate screenshots.

 Pocket – Save articles for later.

Momentum – A new tab window that helps boost productivity.

Boomerang – Schedule emails to be sent later.

Online Tools

 Frame.io – Collaborate & gather feedback on video projects.

Toggl – Time tracking built for speed and ease of use.

 Noisli – Ambient sounds that help improve focus and productivity.

Calendly – Scheduling appointments and meetings made easy.

Social Media Management

Buffer – Social media sharing made easy.

Note Taking

Keep – Simple, easy note taking.

Evernote – Extensive note taking.

 Paper & sticky notes – Old fashion pen and paper.

Desktop Tools

 f.lux – Saves your eyes from blue light at night time.

 Boxifier – Boxifier makes Dropbox sync any folder you want.

3. Business Growth Tools

Email marketing

ConvertKit – Robust email marketing for professional bloggers.

 MailerLite – Inexpensive, feature packed marketing tool.

Selling products

Sellfy – Selling digital products online made easy.

Selz – Super simple way to instantly start selling your digital products.

Hiring freelancers

Upwork – Outsourcing work to freelancers.

WordPress website

// Plugins

 Social Warfare Pro  – Super fast & customizable social sharing.

 Pretty Link Pro – Creates branded & shortened URLs.

WP-Optimize – Ensures WordPress runs at maximum efficiency.

Akismet – Blocks spam comments.

ConvertPlug – Most affordable and powerful email list building tool.

WP Fastest Cache – Reliable caching system that speeds up my site.

 Yoast SEO – Helps optimize my website for SEO.

// Theme & Framework

Cedar – Current theme.

StudioPress – Coming soon.

// Performance Tracking

Google Analytics – Track website performance metrics.

Hotjar – Heatmaps, conversion funnels, website speed.

SumoMe – Site growing solutions to help you get more traffic.

// Optimization

Compressor.io, Tinypng – Optimize GIF, PNG and JPG images.

 CoScedule – Headline analyzer.

4. Hardware

 Blue Yeti – Superb sounds quality for calls & voice over work.

Upright – Helps you fix your posture.

 Logitech MX Master – My favorite mouse of all times.

Read What Tools Creative Freelancers Need to see how I decide which tools to purchase.

Daniel Futerman // Creative in Motion. I work from my home office, set my own hours and do business with amazing clients worldwide. Love my job. I strive to help creatives like yourself reach the next milestone of their freelance career.

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