Sandee’s Toolbox

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Here’s a list of resources and services to help you grow.
Just click on the related link and you’re there!
Check back regularly to find new entries.

Book Proposals That Sell


Social Media Scheduling

Canva Graphic Design and Photo Editing Software

Days of the Year
Use this site to schedule your book promotions

Fotolia Images

FREE Online Courses

FreeMind for PC

FreeMind for Mac

Free Images

Grammar Girl – Quick and dirty tips.

Kinstant Formatter for Kindle — for Mac and PC

LastPass Password Manager

Pixabay Free High Quality Images

Pixlr Graphic Program


Social Media Graphic Sizes

Wattpad – A writing community.

Writer Beware – A series of free articles on self-publishing.

Pablo – creating images for social media posting

FREE Photo sites


Dreamstime offers a free section that’s searchable and frequently updated.
It requires you to create a (free) account.

Free Images

Free Images is a large gallery of more than 350,000 stock photos, searchable and categorized.
Downloading a photo does require a longer-than-most signup process but the bigger selection might be worth it.

Free Range Stock

Free Range Stock offers access to free high-quality, high-resolution stock photos. A (free) registration is required.

Free Photos Bank

Free Photos Bank has a nice collection of free photos available for download without login.
They’re extensively categorized with a few different ways to search, too.


Pixabay offers copyright-free, cost-free images published under Creative Commons.
You can copy, modify, distribute and use the images, even for commercial purposes.
No registration is required.


Stockvault is a stock photo sharing website where photographers,
designers and students can share their photographs,
graphics and image files with each other for free and use them for personal
and non-commercial design work. No registration is required.


iStock releases new a new batch of free stock images every week.
(Signup for a free membership—a slightly confusing process—is required.)


PicJumbo offers a variety of free photos for any kind of use—free of charge with no registration required.
Although there’s no search function, categories will help you find your way.

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons is a database of 21,049,775 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.

*Indicates an affiliate resource.