These are tools that help me run my business, stay focused, and stay organized. They make you look like a pro even when you are just starting out.
Asana is a miracle worker when it comes to task management and team management. I am a very visual person. Asana allows me to create my to-do list, organize my services, track my client follow-ups, set due dates and set reminders. Asana helps me keep up with what each team member is working on and how close we are to finishing a project.
Canva has templates for every marketing post you can think of. Design post for Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram for free. This site helps newbies look like professional graphic designers (even when we’re not). Create logos, website graphics, business cards, and other marketing materials all in one place.
Pexels is a platform that lets you download photographers’ images for free. There are premium options that cost, but I’ve found a lot of great material in the free sections. Just remember to show your support through likes, follows, and/or donations. This is a great source to find captivating and relevant images for your website or blog.
Clockify lets me track the time I am spending on each task. You can set each of your customers as a different project to inform them of the exact amount of time spent on their job for a service-based business. Personally, I use it to keep make sure that when I say I am working on a project, I am focused and working to complete only that project as opposed to multitasking or getting distracted. Clockify helps break down your day and optimize how you use your time.
Mailchimp is free for the first 2000 subscribers. If you are just beginning to grow your audience, then this autoresponder is a good place to start. It integrates with most websites including WordPress. Stay connected with your audience and promote new products or sales.
These five tools help increase productivity, make businesses look more professional, and save time. Use these to keep organized. If you have tried them let me know what you think in the comments below.
By Keisha Boykin
CEO of Virtually Keisha
Virtual Assistant/ Content Creator/ Marketer