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Freelancers First, Not SEO, Not Affiliate!
What I noticed in my 5 years tools collecting journey was that what makes it really hard to find the right tools are basically 3 things:
- Popular tools usually have a better SEO strategy, which means that other tools don’t get enough attention from search engines.
- Some tools just get more popular because they offer generous affiliate commissions, not because they're really better.
- Sometimes the right tools are still new or made by one founder or a small team and they didn’t grow big yet so finding them is hard.
Here on Tools For Freelancers, we’re on a mission to change that FOREVER! Our goal is to help freelancers find the right tools (because the best tools are not always the right tools). We know this because we’re freelancers, and we used these tools, tested them, sent them to our friends and colleagues, asked for their opinion, and built entire workflows based on multiple combinations of them.
We don’t care about SEO, and we also don’t care about how generous the affiliate commission for some of these tools might be, In fact, we mark tools like Clockify, Mailbird, Wallet …etc. as Our Choice even though they don’t even have an affiliate program, just because we use them, we love them, and we believe that they are better.
This doesn’t mean that we are not enrolled in affiliate programs, we are enrolled in some tools affiliate programs, but we only think of it as a way of supporting this project, because this is how we can sustain this website and add more tools to make it more useful each day, we just don’t recommend tools based on their affiliate commissions.