Cool Tools For Cheap (Or Free)

There is so much cheap (or free) stuff available, and lots of it is so good, I intend to make this a semi-regular feature (unless I get loads of reader feedback saying “no thanks”). Here are 5 cool tools that you can really use – and they're all super-cheap… or free.

100 Greatest Headlines Ever Written
Need inspiration for a marketing promotion? Or how about a killer blog post title? Check out this free resource:
http://abraham.com/articles/100_Greatest_Headlines_Ever_Written.html

Grab Audio From YouTube Videos
I'm more of an audio-listener than I am a video-watcher. So when I found a site that allows you to take the audio from YouTube videos and make it into MP3s, I was overjoyed.
http://forinside.com

Your Ultimate Personal Reader
Imagine you're a powerful CEO, and you have hired a personal reader. This person's job is: read everything important about your industry, then summarize and condense those hundreds of stories, articles, and publications into a quick email for you. How much do you think that would cost? How about… free?
http://smartbrief.com

(There's a more powerful, “secret” use for this site. Maybe we'll talk about it soon…)

Media Lists
If you want to get the word out about you and your business, media is the fastest way to do it. While this is not free, it's cheap in comparison to the power it gives you (the ability to reach out for 24,000 media outlets).
http://gebbieinc.com

Video Playlist Maker
What if you could find 10 great videos on YouTube – about any subject – and make them into a single “movie feature” on your own website? So you could, in just a few clicks, create a move player on your website like the “10 Best Inspirational Speeches Of All Time”… and what if you could do it without any techno-knowledge or programming?
http://embedr.com

Now go check out these tools, have some fun… maybe even use your noodle and figure out how to make some money, improve your work or service, become more productive, or simplify your life using them.

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.

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  • Ronald

    Your blog reference does not take me anyplace…… just back to where I was

    Where is the information on the cheap or free tools?????

    • You should have the links to them in the email you received – or just click on the links above right here on this page.

  • Dawn

    Excellent – not gonna get a “No thanks!” from me!! In fact, I'll go with “Many thanks!”

  • Thanks, Ray. That's a very useful list.

  • Thanks for those Ray!

    I have just Tweeted about your list, keep it up.