Free Quick Start Tools When Building Websites

When I’m creating a site there’s certain things that I need to create each time.

Here’s a list of some of my favorite tools – each free:

Name Generator

Namelix – enter a term (or terms) and this AI powered tool gives you name suggestions.  I usually add additional search criteria to only suggest to names with available domains

Privacy Policy

Shopify Privacy Policy Generator – create a privacy policy for your site

 

Terms of Use

Shopify Terms and Conditions Generator – creates terms geared more towards sites that sell products or services

Termly – can create terms geared towards SaaS products (paid and free options)

 

Cookie Warning/GDPR

Cookie Consent by Insites – makes it easy to create a warning to all site visitors that you use cookies

Design

BEE Free – use their tool to create responsive email designs

 

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How to Get Free Email Hosting for Your Domain

Google Apps no longer offers free email hosting for small businesses.  No worries – Microsoft offers free hosting through it’s new and improved Outlook and it’s extremely easy to set-up.

(1) go to https://domains.live.com and sign in (sign-up for a free live.com account if you don’t have one)

(2) add your domain

(3) open another browser window and log into your account with your domain name registrar (the website where you registered your domain (ie register.com or Go Daddy))

(4) in your domain name registrar account, go to where your domain name is managed and look for the place where you change nameservers.  once there, add the records listed in https://domains.live.com

(5) after you confirmed the settings are in place on https://domains.live.com, add a new mailbox (ie info for info@yourdomain.com)

(6) test the changes by sending an email to your new account (ie info@yourdomain.com) and then logging in via live.com