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Whether you're a remote work pro or are new to working from home, companies are offering deals and discounts on remote work resources in light of COVID-19. Creatives On Call has compiled a list to help you stay creative and productive!
For When You Need to Communicate
Comcast: The key to remote work is a good internet connection. Comcast announced it will be making hotspot WIFI access free for all Americans. Get the remote work essentials free for 60 days.
Slack: Chat on slack. Slack has a free version but for a limited time is offering free upgrades to paid plans.
G-Suite: Google announced it is allowing free access to advanced Hangouts Meet and videoconferencing to all G-Suite and G-Suite for education customers. Larger meetings, meeting recording, and larger streaming capabilities, typically only included in the Enterprise edition for G-Suite, will now be available through July 1, 2020.
Zoho: Zoho offers a suite of web and mobile apps for working remotely. Their Remotely product will remain free until July 1, 2020. Apps included in remotely: Meeting, Assist, Writer, ShowTime, and much more.
Zoom: Zoom has made a whole library of resources for effective remote work, education, and events. Zoom is free for up to 100 participants for 40mins with unlimited meetings.
Brit+Co: Brit+Co is offering free online classes until March 31, 2020. Learn a new hobby like calligraphy, cake decorating, or chalk illustration.
The Met Opera: The Met will stream performances at 7:30pm EST every night until March 31, 2020.
Digital National Park Tours: Tour a national park without leaving your couch.
Class Central: Take free classes from the most prestigious schools.
Khan Academy/Walt Disney Imagineering: Learn from the expert storytellers and creators behind Disney.
Learn a New Skill
HubSpot Academy: Expand your marketing or creative skills. HubSpot has a free online course in marketing and sales, complete with certifications to further your professional credentials.
General Assembly: General Assembly offers codding and digital marketing classes. They had a free intro to coding class on March 26, 2020.
LinkedinLearning: Linkedin Learning offers business, technology, certifications, and creative courses. Linkedin has learning modules on how to work well remotely.
Adobe Summit 2020: Many conference events have gone virtual during this time. The Adobe Summit on digital marketing is March 31st and is being offered for free. Listen to the keynotes and 100+ breakout sessions from digital experts.
AI Training: Take some time and learn more about AI from these free courses.
Remote Work Podcasts: Podcasts are a great educational tool and you can find one on just about any topic you can think of. Search remote work podcasts for additional resources on remote working.
Pause to Recharge
Core Power Yoga: Do some yoga. Core Power Yoga is offering free online classes.
barre3: barre3 has a 15-day free trial and is offering 10% off all props to help support a work from home practice.
Tone It Up: Tone It Up is offering 30 days of their app FREE for new members.
Nike Training Club: Nike has free digital workouts created by expert trainers.
Peloton Digital: Peloton digital has extended a free trial of their app for 90 days.
Headspace: Take a mental break. Headspace is offering free support.
Chipotle: Did you know Chipotle now delivers? Through March 31st Chipotle is waving delivery fees for orders of $10 or more.
Blaze Pizza: Blaze Pizza is offering free delivery nationwide on orders $10 and over.
Postmates: Postmates is a food delivery service that also delivers groceries. New customers get a $10 credit.
Seamless: Seamless, owned by Grub Hub, is suspending commissions to help small businesses. New customers get a $5 credit. Customers can also donate their change to independent restaurants impacted by COVID-19.
Uber Eats: Uber East is waving delivery fees for food from local restaurants.
Take breaks, talk/chat with people, and stay hydrated! If you find other free or discounted resources, please comment and share them with us. We'll leave you with these tips for staying creative while working from home from top ad leaders. Check out Creative On Call's Remote Resource List for Companies here, and share with the businesses in your life!